Thermal Engineer

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

Blue Canyon Technologies is a leading provider of turnkey small satellite solutions, including nanosatellites, microsatellites, and ESPA-class. 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 looking for a talented Thermal Engineer to join our growing team.

Required Qualifications:

  • BS degree or higher in Mechanical Engineering or Aerospace Engineering with emphasis in Fluids and Heat Transfer
  • Working knowledge and experience using Solidworks
  • Strong verbal and written skills
  • Excellent communication, analytical, communication, organizational, strategic and statistical skills
  • Team oriented with a continuous improvement outlook
  • An effective sense of urgency and ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast paced, small company environment
  • Experience as a Thermal Engineer in aerospace applications and knowledge of Thermal Desktop is a plus

Job Responsibilities:

  • Thermal design and analysis of spacecraft and spacecraft hardware
  • Write thermal test plans, participate in thermal vacuum testing, and correlate thermal models to test data
  • Give effective presentations to the team and customers
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department. Interact appropriately with others in order to maintain a positive and productive work environment
  • Perform other System Engineering or Mechanical Engineering duties as necessary

Fantastic Company Benefits:

 Blue Canyon Technologies offers Health, Dental and Vision for you and your dependents which are covered 100% by the company,  generous PTO and 401 k match.

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.

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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