Mechatronics Engineer I

Systems Engineering · Lafayette, Colorado
Department Systems Engineering
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level

Blue Canyon Technologies (BCT) is leading the way in the New Space revolution!  Our state-of-the-art systems are currently on missions from low Earth orbit to the Moon, near earth asteroids, and to Mars.  We create high-reliability spacecraft with significantly greater performance, much smaller size and at a fraction of the cost of traditional space systems.  We are involved in a wide range of projects for academic, commercial, and government applications. Join our innovative and dynamic company, as we build the small spacecraft of the future.  Blue Canyon Technologies is seeking a talented and enthusiastic Mechatronics Engineer I to join our growing team.  Well qualified applicants will be motivated and invested in company success.

Title: Mechatronics Engineer I

Position Type: Full Time

Pay Range: $75,000 - $90,000 (Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data.)

Location: Lafayette, 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 minimum 5% 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 and drinks

Purpose: The Mechatronics Engineer I will become a crucial member of the BCT Components team with contributions to space mechanism design, analysis, optimization, and characterization across all phases of the product lifecycle as well as supporting both internal and external spacecraft teams in meeting their mission objectives.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist in continuous improvement of all aspects of product lifecycle for electromechanical systems for spaceflight including conceptualization, detailed design, initial and reoccurring production, and test support
  • Document product requirements, design details, interfaces and test plans, procedures, processes, and results in collaboration with other team members
  • Aid in non-conformance investigation, resolution, and closure
  • Develop custom equipment as required to improve production and test efficiency
  • Assist meetings and technical exchanges with internal spacecraft teams and external customers

Required Qualifications/Education:

  • 0-5 years of experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Mechatronics or Aerospace Engineering with
  • General knowledge of motors, actuators, sensors, controls and/or robotic system considerations and design
  • General experience designing against competing requirements (e.g., performance, power, mass, complexity, schedule, costs, etc.)
  • Intermediate experience in at least one common CAD system (e.g., SolidWorks, Inventor, Fusion 360, CATIA, etc.)
  • Intermediate experience programming in at least one common software language (e.g., MATLAB, Python, C/C++, Java, LabView)
  • Intermediate experience with PCB/PCBA design and/or integration of off-the-shelf electrical subsystems (e.g., Arduino) or sensors
  • Comfortable working on interdisciplinary teams including mechanical, electrical and software engineers
  • Ability to perform detailed trade studies and parametric analyses with senior engineer supervision
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills and willingness to learn
  • Hands-on skills (e.g., soldering, mechanical and/or electronics assembly, 3D printing, laser cutting, machining, etc.) are desired

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. This job operates in a professional laboratory environment in a manufacturing company. This role uses standard laboratory and manufacturing equipment such as computers, electronics test equipment, and associated office equipment.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

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.  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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  • Location
    Lafayette, Colorado
  • Department
    Systems Engineering
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience