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Manufacturing Engineer I

Company: Blue Canyon Technologies
Location: Boulder
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Job Description:

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 an experienced Manufacturing Engineer I to develop and implement manufacturing processes for the building, testing, and delivery of spacecrafts and spacecraft components.

Title: Manufacturing Engineer I

Position Type: Full Time

Pay Range: $75,000 - $90,000

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 (4 weeks of vacation + 3 floating holidays, 2 weeks of sick time, 7 paid holidays throughout the year) and parental leave.

    Job Responsibilities:
    • Ensure design producibility. Refine, modify, or provide input into applications, processes, and designs as required to meet manufacturing and test requirements. Analyze statistical data, evaluate, and implement improvements to meet contract/schedule/quality requirements.
    • Provide hands-on support for product and process development.
    • Assume ownership for manufacturing build schedules that meet program schedule milestones.
    • Serve as the primary point of contact for manufacturing non-conforming product, troubleshooting, root cause, failure investigations and corrective actions.
    • Review drawings, assembly instructions, work orders and engineering change orders for completeness. Implement engineering changes and incorporate corrective action.
    • Aide and assist cognizant engineers in the creation of mechanical and electrical assembly instructions. Focusing on standardizing across projects and products while streamlining workflow of hardware through needed work centers.
    • Update designs when necessary, in response to manufacturing issues, parts obsolescence, and system requirement changes
    • Contribute to and / or present technical data in support of technical exchange meetings, manufacturing / test readiness reviews, and program status reviews with program managers and customers.
    • Work collaboratively with cross-functional teams including Design engineering functions, Test engineering, Quality assurance, Supply Chain Management, work centers and outside suppliers. Maintain excellent rapport with internal / external customers.
    • Assist with tooling design and validation
    • Own and maintain common parts list that are easily supported by manufacturing.
    • Understand and competently use in-house business systems including Configuration Data Management tools, Manufacturing Execution System, MRP, manufacturing shop floor control, and internal status reporting.

      Minimum Qualifications:
      • BS or AAS degree in an Engineering field or 0-5 or more years of related aerospace experience.
      • Proficiency with interpreting technical engineering drawings, bills of material, and technical documents including test and integration procedures.
      • Excellent interpersonal skills, strong written communication skills, oral presentation skills and an ability to lead group discussions with both internal and external customers.

        Working Conditions:

        This job operates in a laboratory environment in a manufacturing company. This role uses standard laboratory and manufacturing equipment such as computers, electronic test equipment, common inspection tools and equipment, microscopes, color displays and associated office equipment.

        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 a reasonable accommodation, contact Melissa Po at 720-450-8252 or

Keywords: Blue Canyon Technologies, Boulder , Manufacturing Engineer I, Engineering , Boulder, Colorado

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