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My name is Joe Kochevar, and I'm a Propulsion Engineer with Blue Origin. I've been with Blue since I graduated in 2016 with my BS in Mechanical Engineering from Olin College of Engineering. While I've worked on a bunch of different projects during my time at Blue Origin, I specialize in mechanical design and drafting, configuration management, and large assembly management.
Like many, my obsession with Mechanical Engineering began under the hood of a car. For me it was my dad's Oldsmobile once I was tall enough to see over the grill. As an adult, I also spend much of my free time working with my 3d printer, a heavily-modified Creality CR-10.
I have a passion for innovation, and am always looking for new ways to be a better engineer. I enjoy learning, new technology, exploration, and problem solving: a combination that makes most work in the engineering world a pleasure. That being said, my favorite moment in any project is the discovery of a deceptively simple solution to an endlessly complex problem. In every situation, I am looking for the place where my work is most needed and love working where I can make a tangible impact as quickly as possible.
I'm always looking to get involved in cool new projects, and love hearing about new opportunities. Feel free to contact me with any comments, questions, or suggestions. My contact information can be found on my contact page.