Propulsion Technician

Berthoud, Colorado
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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.

Our Build Operations team is made of team focused and hard-working professionals who put energy, effort, and excellence into every task. Their quality of work is the best in the world and all tasks are treated with precision and criticality. Success in this role requires a willingness and desire to learn, hands-on mechanical experience, and an attention to detail mindset. As a part of the propulsion technician team, you will participate in component-level, up to, full-assembly builds through a variety of manufacturing hands-on processes that will allow you to grow as an entry level propulsion technician. 


  • Operate production surface finishing equipment & maintain production cell 
  • Utilize basic hand and power tools, precision measurement equipment, and various data acquisition setups 
  • Assist engineering in developing new processes and fabricating new tooling as needed 
  • Responsible for in house hardware processing such as cleaning of engine hardware, machining prep, laser part marking, and hardware movements between stations 
  • Operate specialized honing equipment and cleaning to processes for additively manufactured hardware
  • Support engineering and other teams with development projects as required
  • Perform equipment maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair as needed
  • Support tube bending for engine build, test articles, test stands, and proofing panels 
  • Capable of fabricating tooling used for assemblies in development and production  

Required Qualifications: 

  • High school diploma or GED required
  • 2+ years with hands-on manufacturing, repair, or other relevant mechanical experience
  • Experience following written procedures and instructions; contributing toward improvement of process documentation 

Desired Experience: 

  • Experience using manual mills, lathes, or similar fabrication equipment a plus 
  • High pressure systems exposure 

Benefits Include: 

  • Unlimited PTO - Vacation, Sick, Personal, and Bereavement 
  • Paid maternity/paternity/adoptive leave 
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance; Tax Advantage Accounts (HSA/FSA); Employer Paid Short- and Long-Term Disability, Basic Life, AD&D and EAP Program; Additional Benefit Options Including Voluntary Life, Emergency Medical Transport and Pet Insurance
  • 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 $60,000 - $85,000, determined by your education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities. The salary range for this role is intentionally wide as we are evaluating individuals based on their unique experience and abilities to fit our needs. Most importantly, we are excited to meet you, and see if you are a great fit for our team. 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.