Senior Mechanical Engineer

Engineering · Boulder, Colorado
Department Engineering
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Blue Canyon Technologies (BCT) is a leading provider of turnkey small satellite solutions, including nanosatellites, microsatellites, and ESPA-class spacecraft. We specialize in precision pointing platforms based upon our high-performance attitude determination and control components. BCT’s highly experienced staff has developed low-cost, flight-proven, high-performance, high-reliability spacecraft systems and components that enable a wide range of missions for academic, commercial, and government applications. Our state-of-the-art spacecraft and subsystems are supporting LEO, GEO, Lunar, and interplanetary missions.

Blue Canyon Technologies is seeking a talented and enthusiastic Sr. Mechanical Engineer with 5+ years’ experience to lead the mechanical design of a our satellite bus area.

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 of ESPA- class size and larger.  This job involves extensive SolidWorks design and documentation, including creation of detailed fabrication drawings using GD+T, assembly drawings, BOM’s, and creation of work instructions.  This job will include original design work, and some updates and maintenance to existing designs. The position requires use of analysis tools, like ANSYS or NASTRAN. Other engineering responsibilities will be assigned as required by the project.

Minimum Candidate Requirements:

  • 10+ years of relevant experience working in mechanical or structural design of space structures and/or large mechanisms
  • Extensive experience using SolidWorks
  • Basic understanding of GD+T
  • Analysis experience performing FEA, using either ANSYS or NASTRAN
  • Knowledge of machine shop manufacturing and tolerancing.
  • Strong analytical, organizational, decision-making skills.
  • Proven ability to work effectively on a team.
  • Proven technical leadership skills and a continuous improvement outlook.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast paced, small company environment, with appropriate consideration of schedules, quality and cost.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and leadership skills


  • BS or MS in Mechanical Engineering or related field is required.

Preferred Candidate Skills and Experience:

  • Composite honeycomb panel design experience
  • Extensive experience designing aerospace structures to the meet various environmental requirements of space missions (LEO/GTO/GEO orbits, launch environments, etc.)
  • Active DoD secret clearance desirable

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, filling cabinets and fax machines.

**Blue Canyon Technologies offers 100% company paid health, dental and vision benefits (for you and your dependents), generous PTO and 401k programs.   

Physical Requirements:

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, use hands to finger, handle or feel. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms, talk or hear. 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 Cathy Juntunen at 720-450-8252 or

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