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Space Rocket Test Engineer (10 openings)

Kent, WA 35806

Posted: 05/24/2024 Industry: Engineering Job Number: 1844703 Pay Rate: 30/hour - 49/hour

Job Description

Up to 10 openings on multiple shifts immediately available.


Compensation: Up to $49/hour plus overtime (10 hours weekly is available) 11 paid holidays, multiple weeks PTO, and full healthcare benefits.


Location: Kent, WA. These positions are 100% onsite at a space rocket facility with no possibility of remote or work-from-home.


Positions are 6-24 month contract-to-hire opportunities with high possibility to convert to FTE.


Contact for more information and for access to over 100+ other openings in space and aerospace.

As part of a diverse and hardworking team of engineers, you will have primary responsibility for the development, qualification, and production test campaigns on various New Glenn spaceflight systems. You will own the planning and execution of individual component and subassembly test campaigns on mechanical, actuated, hydraulic, cryogenic, and/or pneumatic systems from fabrication to delivery. You will author and maintain detailed test procedures, perform test readiness reviews and pre-test briefings, and conduct data reviews to verify the success of the test campaigns. You will work closely with design engineers to identify test requirements, with operations engineers to incorporate tests into the appropriate test stands, and with technicians to implement the procedures you author. You will identify the test fixtures, test support equipment, and data acquisition systems vital to complete your testing scope and work with tooling and equipment designers as necessary to design and procure this hardware.You will drive efficiency gains in testing activities to increase testing efficiency while maintaining a high standard of quality and prioritizing the safety of you and your teammates above all else. You will share in the team’s impact on manufacturing, testing, and delivering hardware for the New Glenn Launch Vehicle.


3+ years of experience in component testing and data analysis.

Candidates with multiple levels of experience are welcome to apply.

Strong work ethic with a high attention to detail and level of organization.

Strong written, personal, and computer skills.

Ability to communicate clearly and appropriately at the executive leadership level and on the shop floor.

Successfully managed simultaneous project schedules. 

Passion for spaceflight and space exploration.

Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and strengthen our culture of inclusion

Must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.


Applicable industry experience (launch vehicles, satellites, aircraft, motorsports, oil & gas).

Demonstrated technical expertise in the design, operation, testing, or production of pressurized (up to 6000 psi), cryogenic, actuated, and/or hydraulic systems.

Strong knowledge of fluid components such as valves, regulators, actuators, servo-valves, and fittings.

Experience with sensors and instrumentation (pressure transducers, accelerometers, etc.), data acquisition, and automation systems.

Familiarity with precision clean hardware and systems.

B.S. degree or higher in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering, or other relevant field.

Experience with Environmental Testing (proof, leak, vibration, thermal, etc.) per SMC-S-016, MIL-STD-1540 or MIL-STD-810.

Demonstrated familiarity with data analysis, processing, and reduction techniques.

Experience with data acquisition and automated systems.


Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that some people are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single desired qualification. We are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Who is Rainier Recruiting? 

Rainier Recruiting is a boutique, award winning national staffing agency and executive search firm. Using an approach that “treats every

candidate like an executive search”, we offer positions in contract-to-hire, Full-Time, and executive search. Named the #1 Best Workplace in Washington State in 2022, recognized as a ClearlyRated Best of Staffing firm, and identified as a top recruitment firm by multiple business journals, Rainier Recruiting is fast becoming a respected company. We are no longer the “best recruiters you have never heard of”. Rainier Recruiting is also proud to share our clients have a 93% repeat business rate. Rainier Recruiting is an equal opportunity employer and service provider and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, political affiliation or belief, or any other protected class. We are committed to the principles of Equal Opportunity Employment and are dedicated to making employment decisions based on merit and value, for ourselves, our client companies, and for the candidates we represent. We engage in socially conscious business practices and believe that diverse, equitable, inclusive, and non-biased talent and recruitment processes are foundational to the success of every organization that we partner with.  

Meet Your Recruiter

Diana Jacobson
Senior Recruiter

Diana Jacobson has 7 years of recruiting experience, with a focus on Executive, Sales, and Skilled Trades searches. Diana is passionate about connecting great candidates with great employers, creating successful and long-term partnerships. To her, there's nothing like the thrill of a candidate's enthusiastic "Yes!" to an offer, and an equally pleased hiring manager who just landed a top performer. Outside of work, Diana enjoys spending time outdoors exploring hikes around PNW with her husband, spending time with friends and family, and traveling and experiencing new cultures around the world.

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