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Do you enjoy designing and developing innovative solutions to solve tough problems? Join our team to deliver technological solutions in a rapid and agile production environment. Our Electrical Manufacturing engineers are providing real-time instruction, guidance, and troubleshooting of all electrical systems installs for the Dream Chaser space planes and Shooting Star cargo modules. Scope includes owning installs of harnesses, avionics systems, instrumentation from concept through execution as well as providing key inputs for manufacturability of design and feasibility of modifications.

You'll conceptualize and deliver complex electrical structures and systems through deep knowledge of integrated system functionality and build sequence. Your anticipation of issues and seamless communication with our technician workforce will result in high first-pass yield of build and efficient knockdown of roadblocks to hit our target ship (and launch!) dates.

You are a fast-paced production floor ninja with high attention to detail and strong communication skills. You excel at real-time problem solving, and possess sound interpersonal and decision-making skills. Self-managed deadlines? No problem. Hitting deadlines? Like a boss. And more than anything, you love building space ships for a living.

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:

  • Owning installations of electrical systems (harnesses, avionics systems, instrumentation) from concept through execution

  • Real-time on-floor support of technicians including redlines to work instructions, problem solving during install, non-conformance generation, and root cause analysis

  • Able to communicate effectively with multi-functional teams (Technicians, Design Engineering, Quality, Management) to ensure customer needs are understood and executed correctly

  • Review of engineering documentation for accuracy/completeness and generation of parts lists, processes, purchase requests, and engineering documentation change requests in support of executing test objectives

  • Maintaining safety of space-grade hardware by diligent operational policy compliance in contamination controlled and electro-static discharge (ESD) sensitive environments


  • Relevant work experience may substitute for required education.

  • Bachelor's of Science degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Manufacturing Engineering or related discipline and typically 6 or more years of relevant experience

  • Practical knowledge of electrical and/or manufacturing engineering principles and practices

  • Experience with Computer Aided Engineering tools

  • Familiarity working in multi-disciplinary design and development teams


  • Experience with harness design, workmanship, and installation principles (IPC-WHMA-620 or NASA 8739.4); crimping, soldering, splices, routing

  • Experience with electrical test equipment (multimeters, oscilloscopes, power/spectrum analyzers, signal generators, power supplies, etc.)

  • Experience with electrical instrumentation (strain, pressure, temp), standard aerospace communication protocols (UART, 1553, CAN Bus)

  • Experience operating in a controlled test laboratory environment or other highly regulated environment (aviation, space, medical, power generation, etc)

  • Familiar with bonding and grounding principles and electrical architecture

  • Familiar with harness design and build fundamentals

  • Production floor experience or similar fast-paced product roll-outs (i.e. development/prototype or first-article builds)

  • Able to interpret and execute engineering documentation such as system schematics, functional block diagrams, engineering drawings, electrical schematics

  • Understanding of applying and interpreting Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) per ASME Y14.5

  • 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.

Physical/Mental/Emotional Requirements:

  • Frequently walk, sit, stand, climb stairs and steps
  • Frequently repeat same hand, arm, and finger motion many times to include finger and hand dexterity
  • Rarely lifting or carrying up to 50 lbs.

Working Conditions:

  • Rarely exposed to outdoor elements (high/low temperatures, sun, rain/snow, etc.)
  • Rarely exposed to fumes or hazardous chemicals/materials
  • Rarely exposed to loud noises

Estimated Starting Salary Range: $91,154.71 - $125,337.72

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.

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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