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Sr. Mechanical Engineer

Blue Canyon

Blue Canyon

Boulder, CO, USA
Posted on Sunday, June 9, 2024

Blue Canyon Technologies, RTX's small satellite manufacturer and mission services provider, is solving some of the toughest challenges in space. Our components and bus platforms have completed missions ranging from very-low Earth orbits to lunar and interplanetary journeys at a fraction of the cost of traditional space systems. We support premier defense, commercial and civil organizations including the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, NASA, MIT Lincoln Lab, the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Colorado and more. Join our innovative and dynamic company as we build, test and operate the small spacecraft of the future.

Position Purpose: The Senior Mechanical Engineer works within a multidisciplinary team of engineers and leads the mechanical design of complex mechanical assemblies.

Title: Sr. Mechanical Engineer

Position Type: Full Time

Pay Range: $100,000 - $185,000 (Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data.)

Location: Boulder, CO


  • 100% company paid health, dental and vision benefits for you and your dependents effective the first of the month following hire date
  • Life insurance
  • 401k (matching 4% with a minimum 5% contribution)
  • Generous PTO (3 weeks of vacation + 3 floating holidays, 2 weeks of sick time, 7 paid holidays throughout the year and parental leave).

Job Responsibilities:

  • In this position, you will work on the design, development, management, testing, and deployment of structures, mechanisms, and electrical assemblies for small spacecraft. This job will include original design work as well as updates/maintenance to existing designs, analysis, and documentation.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Required Qualifications/Education:

  • Extensive experience designing precision metallic assemblies using SolidWorks CAD.
  • The ability to create detailed part fabrication drawings with GD+T, as well as assembly drawings.
  • Experience working in a manufacturing environment, creating BOMs and assembly instructions.
  • Experience leading a project from inception to launch.
  • Strong interdisciplinary collaboration skills in a supported, but independent work environment.
  • Experience with structural FEA software (Ansys preferred).
  • 5+ years (minimum) of relevant experience.
  • BS in Mechanical Engineering or related engineering discipline.
  • Related technical experience may be considered in lieu of education.

Working Conditions:

This job operates in a professional office environment, but in a manufacturing company. This role uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, scanners, filing cabinets and fax machines. BCT anticipates the application window closing approximately 40 days from the date the notice was posted. However, factors such as candidate flow and business necessity may require BCT to shorten or extend the application window.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for long periods of time. The employee is occasionally required to stand, bend, reach, and walk. The position requires some light physical effort. This would require the ability to lift or move objects up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift or move objects up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities are required by this job which includes close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Blue Canyon Technologies is a drug-free workplace and an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other protected factor. Blue Canyon Technologies is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request a reasonable accommodation, contact Melissa Po at 720-450-8252 or