Mechanical Engineer

Boulder, CO
Feb 21, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Mission: You'll be working as a Mechanical Engineer on the team designing and building a mission to study dynamic changes in the atmosphere of Mars. Known as the Emirates Mars Mission, the project is being designed to observe weather phenomena like Martian clouds and dust storms as well as changes in temperature, water vapor and other and gases throughout the layers of the atmosphere. CU-Boulder is an academic partner with the United Arab Emirates for this mission. The CU-Boulder part of the mission will be undertaken at LASP.

Job Duties:

Your responsibilities will include:
  • Interfacing with a multi-disciplinary team
  • Documenting interfaces and requirements
  • Designing specialty mechanical hardware (mainly structural components)
  • Modeling hardware in SolidWorks
  • Performing other mechanical engineering tasks including mass properties, harness routing, simple analysis, production planning, creating drawings, etc.


Required Qualifications:

What we require:
  • Minimum 4 years' experience mechanical engineering and design
  • BS or higher degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering from an accredited institution
  • Due to Export Control Restrictions, only US Citizens and Permanent Residents may apply

What you will need:
  • CAD design experience with SolidWorks
  • Experience creating mechanical drawings
  • Experience with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
  • Ability to function well in a team based environment
  • Attention to detail
  • Resourcefulness and creativity
  • Ability to take personal responsibility for projects and work independently

Desired Qualifications:
  • What we'd like you to have:
  • Familiarity with ANSYS and/or NASTRAN
  • Familiarity with composite structures
  • Working knowledge of mechanism design and/or opto-mechanical design
  • Working knowledge of structural analysis (static and dynamic) and finite element software
  • Recent aerospace experience
  • Experience designing and building electronics boxes
  • Experience working with large assemblies (400+lbs.)
  • Cleanroom experience

Special Instructions to Applicants:Applicants must complete the Faculty/University Staff and EEO Data (application) form, and upload the following required documents: 1 - Curriculum Vitae or Resume 2 - Cover Letter. The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at The University of Colorado at Boulder conducts background checks on all final applicants being considered for employment.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV

Application Materials Instructions:Application Materials Required: Cover letter, Resume/CV

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Boulder

Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10060 - Lab Atmos/Space Physics

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Nov 16, 2016

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Freya Olson

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00729956


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