Mechanical Engineer

Boulder, CO
Jun 30, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Summary:

The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics 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 is a world-renowned space science research institute, combining 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.

Be challenged. Be pioneering. Be visionary. Be Boulder.

Job Duties:

Your responsibilities will include:

• Interfacing with a multi-disciplinary team developing an instrument that will orbit Mars.

• 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, analysis, production planning, creating drawings, etc.


Required Qualifications:

What we require:

• Minimum 10+ 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:

• Ability to lead a small team of mechanical engineers.

• CAD design experience with SolidWorks minimum 4 years of daily usage

• Working knowledge of mechanism design and/or opto-mechanical design please describe this experience in your cover letter

• 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

• Experience designing custom parts and dealing with COTS vendors

Due to U.S. Export Control Restrictions, only U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents may apply.

Desired Qualifications:

What we'd like you to have:

• Familiarity with ANSYS and/or NASTRAN

• Working knowledge of structural analysis static and dynamic and finite element software

• Recent aerospace experience

• Cleanroom experience

• Ability to evaluate random vibration launch loads

• Experience designing custom parts

• Experience taking an instrument through vibe testing and TVAC testing

• Experience designing custom parts

• Experience taking an instrument through vibe testing and TVAC testing

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

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Boulder

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

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: May 1, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Freya Olson

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00732722


Similar jobs

Similar jobs