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Are you looking for a challenging opportunity that leverages your advanced technical expertise?

Come join our team! As an Engineering Technician III, you will be using your skills and expertise to perform a variety of duties in the electronic, mechanical, electromechanical, and/or optical areas. You'll be responsible for constructing, troubleshooting, calibrating, testing, and maintaining our equipment, components, devices, or systems. You'll ensure our systems and components meet established specifications.

Sierra Space, based in Louisville, Colorado with operations in Madison, Wisconsin and Durham, North Carolina, designs and manufactures advanced spacecraft, satellites, propulsion and environmental systems, spacecraft subsystems and components for the U.S. government (including NASA), commercial customers and international organizations. Learn more about Sierra Space

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Completes parts lists, checks drawings, generates and processes engineering/document change requests, notices, and/or orders and other general engineer tasking with direction from Engineers.

  • Performs wiring harness routing and installation in confined spaces following specified procedures to IPC/WHMA-A-620

  • Fabricates, modifies, and repairs wire harnesses; including circular and D-Sub connectors, potted connectors, and metal braid shielded harnesses per engineering documentation and required standards to IPC/WHMA-A-620, or NASA-STD-8739.4

  • Tests electrical assemblies by manual and automated means

  • Assists engineering with performing tests, collection of test data, troubleshooting, and assessing the manufacturability of new cabling designs

  • Analyzes and develops solutions to complex electronic problems

  • Performs basic mechanical and electrical removals and installations

  • Performs and documents all work according to established company processes

  • Observes all safety precautions when working with ESD sensitive hardware

  • Maintains a neat and orderly work environment by operating with a โ€œclean as you goโ€ mentality

  • Complies with all environmental, health, and safety policies and procedures

  • Assists team member with non-avionics specific work

  • Constructs, troubleshoots, calibrates, tests, and maintains equipment, components, devices, or systems.


  • Associate's degree in a related field of study and 4 or more years of experience

  • A higher level degree may substitute for experience

  • Related experience may be considered in lieu of required education


  • Certified in: IPC J-STD-001, IPC 620 (space addendum), NASA 8739-6

  • Ability to understand, intepret, and execute complex technical electrical and/or system schematics, functional block diagrams, engineering drawings, blueprints, manuals and/or publications, and pin-outs

  • Thorough understanding of and advanced ability to use standard laboratory test equipment, torque wrench, spectrum analyzers, network analyzers, Oscilloscope, Pitot static equipment, digital multi-meters, power supplies, hand tools, and power tools

  • Advanced problem solving and troubleshooting ability to solve complex issues

  • Advanced ability to communicate complex technical information effectively

  • In depth understanding of FCC and FCC GROL

  • Advanced ability complete PCB assembly, build small electromechanical subassemblies, and use connectors, perform stripping, splicing, through-hole, SMT soldering, and execute complex crimping techniques

  • Advanced skills with avionics installation tooling, wiring, wiring repair, and wiring installation

  • Advanced ability with conformal coat, masking, epoxy application, and coating

  • Ability to operate in a controlled test laboratory environment (clean room)ย or other highly regulated environment (aviation, space, medical, power generation, etc)

  • Advanced skills with AutoCAD or other 3-D CAD software

  • Works on significant and unique issues where analysis of situations or data requires an evaluation of intangibles. Exercises independent judgment in methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. Creates formal networks involving coordination among groups.

  • Acts independently to determine methods and procedures on new or special assignments. May supervise the activities of others.

  • Typically 10+ Years with High School Diploma or GED Equivalent

  • Advanced Certification may be required"

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a Security Clearance may be required Learn more about the background check process for Security Clearances


To conform to U.S. Government international trade regulations, applicant must be a U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State or U.S. Department of Commerce.

With 30+ years of proven spaceflight heritage, Sierra Space has provided more than 4,000 space systems, subsystems and components to customers worldwide, and participated in more than 500 missions to space, including to Mars. The company has technology in production and in development to enable space habitats for short- and long-duration space travel, a fleet of Dream Chaser spaceplanes, and the first free-flying commercial space station. Please visit www.sierraspace.com to learn more about Sierra Space, its business areas, capabilities, programs, products and services.

Estimated Starting Salary Range: $27.24 - $37.44

Sierra Space offers a generous benefit package, including medical, dental, and vision plans, 401(k) with 150% match up to 8%, life insurance, 3 weeks paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and more.

As COVID-19 continues to significantly impact our employees, families and communities, we are taking action to address the increased risk and uncertainty COVID-19 and associated variants pose in the workplace. SNC is committed to supporting our employees while ensuring we continue to meet essential national security needs of our country.

With employee health and safety as our top priority, and as a federal contractor, SNC will continue to require COVID-19 vaccination status for all employees including new hires. In accordance with applicable requirements, all current and newly hired employees who are unvaccinated may be required to adhere to enhanced onsite safety protocols including weekly COVID-19 testing, face coverings, and social distancing.ย 

The status of applicable COVID-19 vaccination requirements are subject to change depending on applicable court orders and the course of ongoing litigation. Candidates may later be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or have an approved exemption.ย 

At Sierra Space, our mission is to dream, innovate, inspire and empower the next generation to transform humanity through technology and imagination. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we welcome our employees to bring their whole selves to their work. Sierra Space is committed to fostering an inclusive, accepting, and diverse environment free of discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. Contributions to Sierra Space come in many shapes and styles, and we believe diversity in our workforce fosters new and greater ways to dream, innovate, and inspire.

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Sierra Space
United States, Louisville, CO
Posted 2 months ago
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