Thermal Facilities Engineer I

Engineering · Boulder, Colorado
Department 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.  

Position Purpose: The Thermal Facilitates Engineer I be responsible for facility setup, maintenance, upkeep, and design. This engineer will be working in a team environment, sometimes with remote team members, engaging in test and support of flight spacecraft electronics. Development work will span writing documentations and/or manuals for proper operation of thermal systems, thermal equipment design, and assembly and operation of thermal test equipment.

Title: Thermal Facilities Engineer I

Position Type: Full Time

Pay Range: $70,000 - $110,000

(Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data.)

Location: 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 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

Job Responsibilities:

  • Give effective presentations to the team and customers.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department. Interact appropriately with others to maintain a positive and productive work environment.
  • Operate thermal chambers and thermal vacuum chambers
  • Configure and calibrate thermal equipment and sensors
  • Troubleshoot issues with thermal test equipment and sensors
  • Design test equipment to be used in conjunction with thermal test (NI DAQ modules, relays, switches, valves, pressure sensors, etc.)
  • Write and execute procedures and / or checklists.
  • Purchase, assemble, and track required equipment for thermal facilities
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.


Required Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of experience with thermal chambers, thermal vacuum chambers, or related
  • Experience configuring and calibrating thermal equipment and sensors
  • Experience troubleshooting issues with thermal test equipment and sensors
  • Experience designing test equipment to be used in conjunction with thermal test (NI DAQ modules, relays, switches, valves, pressure sensors, etc.)
  • Experience with writing and executing procedures and / or checklists.
  • Ability to work closely with engineering teams
  • Ability to work independently with some direction and to be a self-starter.
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Shows initiative by demonstrating personal ownership of designs, seeking input from the Systems and cross functional engineers.
  • Can work autonomously, views work with a critical eye, prepares and gives peer reviews of work prior to critical milestones to peers.
  • Ability to leverage existing designs to meet customer needs
  • Collaborative and team focused
  • Strong verbal and written skills
  • Excellent communication, analytical, communication, organizational, strategic, and statistical skills
  • An effective sense of urgency and ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast paced, small company environment

Required Education:

  • BS degree or higher in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or similar

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, microscopes, various hand-held tools, 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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