Electrical Engineering Technician

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

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 Electrical Engineering Technician to join our growing team. In this role you will use your skills and expertise to perform a variety of duties in the electronic, mechanical, electromechanical, and/or optical areas in our research and development lab.


Title: Electrical Engineering Technician

Position Type: Full Time

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.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for constructing, troubleshooting, calibrating, testing, and maintaining our equipment, components, devices, or systems. You'll ensure our systems and components meet established specifications.
  • Read and interpret schematics, system diagrams and requirements to aid in troubleshooting hardware under test.
  • Use Altium to examine PWB layouts and schematics for BCT hardware.
  • Be knowledgeable/have experience using electronics assembly and test tools (Calipers, Multimeters, DMMs, power supplies, oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, etc.)
  • Following test procedures, perform board/box level electronics testing.
  • Manage electronics laboratory, including:

             -Ensuring test and assembly equipment is maintained.

             -Point of contact for equipment, supplies, software, test tools, and facility needs.

             -Organizing laboratory and performing ESD bench certifications.

  • Interpret and work to engineering drawings, informal sketches, verbal instructions for modification of and production of electronic assemblies including multi-layer, SMT PWAs and cable harness assemblies.
  • Fabricate test cables, assemble STE/GSE.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within Blue Canyon to maintain a positive and productive work environment.


 Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associates degree or equivalent plus 8 or more years relevant experience.
  • Ability to pass and maintain in house certifications, and J-STD workmanship standards and complete significant test certification tasks and testing with little supervision.
  • Desired: IPC J-STD-001/FS (Space Addendum) Certification
  • Desired: IPC/WHMA-A-620 Certification
  • Ability to read and follow complex schematics, assembly drawings, and execute test procedures.
  • Expert skills at the fabrication and assembly of GSE test sets, STE racks, and J-STD solder of cable assemblies.
  • Must be competent at operating DMM’s, digital oscilloscopes, functional generators, and programmable power supplies.
  • Demonstrate a good working knowledge of Microsoft operating system and MS Office suites Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Google searches of data sheets.
  • Use of ECAD tools for schematic generation and layout a plus.


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 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 HR@bluecanyontech.com.

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