CAD Administrator

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 who will mold tomorrow’s technologies while deploying today’s best. We are comprised of intrinsically motivated individuals who have a passion for solving problems and empower each other every day to develop our skills, knowing that there is always room for growth.

The purpose of this role is to ensure that CAD practices are held to a high standard and to maintain our CAD and PLM software environment for our 30+ CAD users across several engine programs. This role will ensure engineers have proper training in CAD as well as assist with advanced modeling functions and techniques & best practices within CAD software. Additionally, this role will advance and streamline the capabilities of our PLM platform while working with our internal software team to integrate functions with our data systems. The right person for this role will have a passion for organization, process control, collaboration, and above all excellent communication skills. 
Colorado law requires us to tell you the base compensation range of this role, which is $80,000 - $125,000, 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.


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. As such, Ursa Major requires employees to either show proof of vaccination or demonstrate an exemption for medical or religious reasons by December 8, 2021. Per the executive order, “fully vaccinated” means two weeks after a final dose of a one- or two-dose COVID-19 vaccine approved for regular or emergency use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or World Health Organization.
  • Establish and communicate CAD best practices in PTC Creo and Siemens NX.
  • Standardization of the CAD/PLM environment across all workstation installations.
  • Manage Windchill parts library, common practices, workspaces.
  • Management and development of workflows, user interfaces, and advanced capabilities within Windchill and working with the quality group to establish CAD data practices per AS9100.
  • License management and optimization for all PLM / CAD products.
  • Troubleshooting CAD / PLM issues with employees as well as working with external parties for backend issues.
  • Develop and deploy training documentation or programs for PLM / CAD products.
  • Development of CAD best practices library, troubleshooting advanced modeling operations with the design team.
  • Maintenance of standard drawing templates & files.
  • Work with internal software team to develop communication frameworks between our PLM and our ERP and other data systems.
Experience / Requirements
  • 5+ years' experience within hardware-focused organizations.
  • 5+ years’ experience working with PTC Creo and/or Siemens NX, and PTC Windchill.
  • Experience operating in ISO 9001 or AS9100 certified organizations.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, juggling personal projects and daily firefighting with CAD issues.
Benefits Include
  • Unlimited PTO - Vacation, Sick, Personal, and Bereavement
  • Paid maternity/paternity/adoptive leave
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance; LTD & STD; Life and AD&D
  • Retirement Savings Plan - Traditional 401(k) and a Roth 401(k)
  • Company stock options

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