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 that will mold tomorrow’s technologies while deploying today’s best. We are an intrinsically motivated team that has a passion for solving problems and empowering each other every day to develop our skills, knowing that there is always room for growth.

As a member of the Advanced Manufacturing & Materials team, you will operate laser powder bed fusion machines and related equipment to produce rocket engine components for Ursa Major’s products. This role demands a high attention to detail, a hands-on self-starter mentality, and desire to grow & contribute to Ursa’s mission in a small team environment. Your contributions will enable the future of advanced manufacturing for rocket propulsion systems. 


  • Operate and maintain laser powder bed fusion and other machine tools 

  • Operate and program machines including: Wire EDM, unpacking station, sieve, bead blast station 

  • Ensure machine changeovers are completed with high quality and according to standard operating procedures 

  • Handle metal powder recycling equipment (conveyers, sieves) and maintain powder quality throughout lifecycle 

  • Perform post-processing activities such as powder removal, support removal, part cut off, and part finishing including hands on metal deburring 

  • Systematically identify, troubleshoot, and resolve machine or process issues that arise in a complex manufacturing environment 

  • Complete preventative maintenance activities and work with OEMs to schedule necessary service 

  • Maintain machine maintenance spares and all related consumables 

  • Prepare outgoing shipments and coordinate delivery for incoming orders


Required Qualifications: 

  •  Experience in a trade skill including but not limited to machining, inspection, mechanic, welding, etc. 
  • Demonstrated hands on ability by completing a project to build/rebuild complex machinery or mechanical system. Examples include rebuilding an engine, repairing a Mill or Lathe, large home renovation, etc. 
  • Desire to perform hands on work 
  • Experience in any category of 3D printing


Desired Experience: 

  •  2+ years of operating laser powder bed fusion machines 
  • Experience running machine tools such as WEDM, Mill, Lathe, etc.  
  • Experience with metal laser powder bed fusion systems and equipment  
  • 2D/3D CAD & CAM experience 
  • Experience with hands on part finishing (deburring, grit blasting, polishing)


Benefits Include: 

  • Unlimited PTO - Vacation, Sick, Personal, and Bereavement 
  • Paid maternity/paternity/adoptive leave
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance; Tax Advantage Accounts (HSA/FSA); Employer Paid Short- and Long-Term Disability, Basic Life, AD&D and EAP Program; Additional Benefit Options Including Voluntary Life, Emergency Medical Transport and Pet Insurance
  • Retirement Savings Plan - Traditional 401(k) and a Roth 401(k)
  • Company stock options


NOTE: Research suggests that women and BIPOC individuals may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage anyone who believes they have the skills and the drive necessary to succeed here to apply for this role.


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.

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Ursa Major
United States, Youngstown, OH
Posted 10d ago
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