Electronics Technician

Manufacturing · Lafayette, Colorado
Department Manufacturing
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.


Title: Electronics Technician

Position Type: Full Time-non-exempt

Pay Range: $22.00 - $38.00 (salary to be determined by education, experience, knowledge and skills)

Location: Lafayette, CO / 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 6% contribution
  • Generous PTO (3 weeks of vacation + 3 floating holidays, 2 weeks of sick time, 7 paid holidays throughout the year) and parental leave
  • Break rooms stocked with snacks, drinks, expresso machines and ping pong tables.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Ability to learn to interpret and work to engineering drawings
  • Ability to learn to identify electronic components (Reference Designators, Component Orientation and Polarity, Component Type, etc.)
  • Have good manual dexterity to handle small parts
  • Be familiar with small tools for hand held assembly
  • Possess strong problem solving and communication abilities
  • Ability to use magnification aids (Microscopes, Eye Loupes, etc.)
  • Be knowledgeable/have experience using metrology tools (Calipers, Multimeters, DMMs, etc.)
  • Use knowledge of different tools, equipment, and techniques to assemble Spaceflight Hardware according to required specification
  • Read and interpret blueprints, sketches, and written instructions from engineers to assemble parts or products
  • Work on small precision assemblies, work with small tools underneath a microscope, handle delicate parts
  • Take ownership and maintain documentation for complex, high-reliability assemblies
  • Be able to identify non-conforming parts or workmanship during the assembly process
  • Perform standard assembly procedures, rework, and repair on manufactured equipment and products
  • Work with engineers to troubleshoot and solve technical issues
  • Be willing to cross train in multiple areas of specialty
  • Provide input for continuous process improvement, develop more refined ways of assembling parts and products
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule



  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of program personnel and management is required.
  • Each higher-level related degree, i.e., Bachelor’s or Master’s, may substitute for two years of related experience. Degree must be from a university, college, or school which is accredited by an agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education, US Department of Education.


Desired Skills or Experience:

  • 0 – 5 years’ experience working in aerospace production environment.
  • Demonstrate a good working knowledge of Microsoft operating system.
  • Preferred experience assembling spaceflight PWAs, Wiring Harnessing
  • Preferred IPC J-STD-001/FS (Space Addendum) Certification
  • Preferred IPC/WHMA-A-620 Certification


Working Conditions:

This job operates in a professional laboratory environment in a manufacturing company.  This role uses standard laboratory and manufacturing equipment such as, microscopes, and various hand-held tools. 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 HR@bluecanyontech.com.

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