Electronics Packaging Mechanical Engineer

Engineering · Lafayette, 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.


Job Responsibilities:

  • In this position, you will work on the design, development,  and testing of avionics assemblies. You will design components and structures for electrical assemblies for use in small spacecraft ranging from cube-sat size, to 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 occasional use of analysis tools, like ANSYS, and a firm understanding of best practices used when packaging flight electronics.
  • Knowledgeable with different electro-mechanical components and their limits in a thermo-mechanical environment.
  • Knowledgeable in polymeric application and material selection.
  • Knowledgeable in PWB / PWA manufacture.
  • Knowledgeable in PWB layout and connector placement in support of Electrical Engineering and the EE CAD designer.
  • Detail oriented in the preparation of PWB outline drawings, PWA assembly drawings, staking diagrams, and assembly instructions.
  • Familiarity with industry and military standards to best inspect and disposition non-conformances related to design and manufacturing activities.
  • Other engineering responsibilities will be assigned as required by the project.


Minimum Candidate Requirements:

  • 5+ years of relevant experience working in mechanical or structural design of precision assemblies (experience with aerospace components is a plus)
  • Proficient using SolidWorks
  • Good understanding of GD+T
  • Knowledge of machine shop manufacturing and tolerancing.
  • Strong analytical, organizational, decision-making skills.
  • Ability to work effectively on a team, 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.


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.


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 reasonable accommodation, contact Cathy Juntunen at 720-450-8252 or cjuntunen@bluecanyontech.com.

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