Senior Propulsion Technician

Berthoud, Colorado

The journey to space starts with the engines. 

Ursa Major was founded to bring a new model to space access: one in which every link in an enormous value chain isn’t limited by those around it. We design rocket engines and propulsion solutions.  
Our products and technologies require an extraordinary team. A team that will mold tomorrow’s technologies while deploying today’s best. We are an intrinsically motivated team that has a passion for solving problems and empowering each other every day to develop our skills, knowing that there is always room for growth.
You will add strength to our propulsion technician team. Ursa Major Technologies is looking for an experienced, quick-learning aerospace/aviation technician with both mechanical and avionics experience to support rocket engine subcomponent assembly. You will excel working on aerospace hardware, engine subassemblies, avionics components, and test equipment. You will operate in a dynamic environment that accomplishes team goals. You should expect a large amount of collaboration with several Engineering and Manufacturing disciplines supporting both production and development programs.
It is crucial that all Manufacturing team members, especially technicians, attain a base level of experience. Initial responsibilities will include building, cleaning, and testing subassemblies. You will report to our Master of Subassembly Operations.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Rocket engine and subassembly builds, proofs, flows, and ATPs.
  • Interpret complex PCB schematics, cable harnesses, and wiring diagrams. 
  • Aerospace-level hardware cleaning.
  • Support Build Operations team in efforts to accomplish production goals. 
  • Complete work order documentation and creation alongside hardware assembly.
  • Document test systems and wiring diagrams based on test equipment selected by engineering. 
  • Support avionics and manufacturing teams with all development requests. 
  • Perform verification of flight hardware and complete work order documentation in precise and complete manner. 
  • Non-engine shop work and shop organization (machining, tube bending, 5S, maintenance, and so forth).

Desired Qualifications

  • At least 10 years in aerospace or similar field.
  • Hands on experience with basic electronics equipment (power supplies, DMMs, oscilloscopes, etc). 
  • A&P certification is a plus.
  • Basic hand tool and powered tool use.
  • Experience with PCBA soldering high density IC packages, jumper installation, and de-bugging. 
  • Experience with high precision and tight tolerance hardware assembly.
  • Hands on experience with harness fabrication, electro-mechanical assemblies, and prototype development. 
  • Experience cleaning and building hardware compatible with liquid oxygen various hazardous chemicals.
  • Previous or current certifications within NASA STD 8739.4, IPC-620, AND J-STD-001 standards 

Benefits Include:

  • Unlimited PTO - Vacation, Sick, Personal, and Bereavement
  • Paid maternity/paternity/adoptive leave
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance; STD; Life and AD&D
  • Retirement Savings Plan - Traditional 401(k) and a Roth 401(k)
  • Company stock options

Colorado law requires us to tell you the base compensation range of this role, which is $75,000 - $100,000, determined by your education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities. What we can’t quantify for you are the exciting challenges, supportive team, and amazing culture we enjoy. Click here for more information about our awesome benefits.

NOTE: Research suggests that women and BIPOC individuals may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage anyone who believes they have the skills and the drive necessary to succeed here to apply for this role.
We’re an equal opportunity employer. You will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.
No outside recruiters please.
As a U.S. government contractor, Ursa Major is subject to President Biden’s September 9, 2021 Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors requiring federal contractors to be fully vaccinated from COVID-19. However, recently a federal judge in Georgia issued a nationwide preliminary injunction that prohibits the government from enforcing the federal contractor vaccine mandate. The order covers all contractors and subcontractors in the United States and its territories, and will be in place until further notice. Additionally, while Ursa Major is still subject to OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard given our 100+ employees, its implementation and enforcement is currently suspended pending future developments in the litigation.
Given these updates, we are suspending the Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy until further notice. With this is mind, Ursa Major fully intends to comply immediately with changes to any COVID-19 mandates.