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Mechanical Engineer III

Company: University of Colorado Boulder
Location: Boulder
Posted on: November 21, 2022

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Job Summary

The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) is encouraging applicaitons for a Mechanical Engineer to support space flight instrumentation designs and proposal efforts. This role will invent solutions to complex mechanical design challenges.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

LASP at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU) began in 1948, a decade before NASA. We are the world's only research institute to have sent instruments to all eight planets and Pluto.

LASP combines all aspects of space exploration through our expertise in science, engineering, mission operations, and scientific data analysis. As part of CU, LASP also works to educate and train the next generation of space scientists, engineers and mission operators by integrating undergraduate and graduate students into working teams. Our students take their unique experiences with them into government or industry, or remain in academia to continue the cycle of exploration.

LASP is an affiliate of CU Boulder Aerospace Ventures, a collaboration among aerospace-related departments, institutes, centers, government labs, and industry partners.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

* Generate opto-mechanical designs.
* Work on dust instrumentation designs.
* Modeling hardware in SolidWorks and using PDM Pro.
* Use ANSYS Workbench and or NASTRAN to verify design solutions.
* Creating drawings using Solidworks and applying GD&T to the drawing.
* Work with a multi-disciplinary team.
* Document interfaces and requirements.
* Generate mechanical solutions for various proposal efforts.
* Perform other mechanical engineering tasks including mass properties, harness routing, production planning, etc.

What You Should Know

* All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to comply with the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement. New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.

What We Can Offer

The salary range for this position is $89,000.00 - $125,555.00. We offer a generous retirement plan that includes 200% matching for the first 5% contributed with immediate vesting. Relocation assistance is available per institute guidelines.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

* BS degree in Mechanical, Aerospace Engineering, or related technical field from an accredited institution.
* At least six years of experience.
* Due to Export Control Restrictions, only US Citizens and Permanent Residents may apply.

What You Will Need

* Ability to function well in a team based environment.
* Attention to detail.
* Excellent communication skills.
* Resourcefulness and creativity.
* Knowledgeable of spaceflight instruments, mechanisms and spacecraft.
* Ability to take personal responsibility for projects and work independently.

What We Would Like You To Have

* MS degree in Mechanical, Aerospace Engineering, or related technical field from an accredited institution.
* CAD design experience with SolidWorks.
* Experience creating mechanical drawings.
* Designing and building opto-mechanical instruments.
* Experience with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T).
* Previous experience working on proposals is a plus.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

* Resume or CV
* Cover letter addressed to the Search Committee briefly describing your qualifications, professional goals, and specific interest in this position.

If you are selected as the finalist, your degree will be verified by the CU Boulder Campus Human Resources department using an approved online vendor. If your degree was obtained outside of the United States, please submit a translated version as an optional attachment.

Applications will be screened as they are received. The position will remain posted until filled.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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