Structural Analyst Engineer II

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

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 talent Structural Analyst Engineer II to join our growing team.

Job Responsibilities:

This position requires a structural engineer with practical engineering skills beyond operating FEA software. You will lead the structural design optimization process, working with spacecraft mechanical design leads, via an interactive process where it is your responsibility to supply solutions when FEA results that do not meet mission requirements. In addition, you will be required to effectively present your results in project design reviews, support/lead static structural and vibration testing.

Title: Structural Analyst Engineer II

Position Type: Full Time

Pay Range: $115,000 - $135,000

Location: Lafayette and 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.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of relevant experience working with NASTRAN FEA software and familiarity with the following types of FEA: Static structural, Modal, Random Vibration, Thermal Stress/Distortion
  • Knowledge of manufacturing practices and tolerances related to mechanical design of precision parts and complex assemblies
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • The ability to manage multiple priorities in an agile, fast paced, small company environment
  • A team-oriented outlook, with the ability to work effectively with or lead team members, regardless of technical discipline.
  • BS or MS in Mechanical Engineering or related field 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of relevant experience working with NASTRAN FEA software and familiarity with Ansys
  • Significant experience with the following advanced of FEA topics
    • Reduced model creation (super-element or Craig-Bampton)
    • Analysis of carbon fiber composite and honeycomb core structures
    • Analysis correlation with random vibration testing results
    • Analysis of transient loading cases involving stored energy devices and non-linear reaction forces
    • Analysis of damped systems using non-linear materials

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.

*All employees of BCT possessing or attempting to gain government clearance will be required to successfully pass a drug test.

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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