Thermal Engineer
Blue Canyon Technologies
Boulder, CO

About $64,000 - $95,000 a year

Blue Canyon Technologies is a leading provider of turnkey small satellite solutions, including nanosatellites, microsatellites, and ESPA-class. We specialize in precision pointing platforms based upon our high-performance attitude determination and control components. BCT’s highly experienced staff has developed low-cost, flight-proven, high-performance, high-reliability spacecraft systems and components that enable a wide range of missions for academic, commercial, and government applications. Our state-of-the-art spacecraft and subsystems are supporting LEO, GEO, Lunar, and interplanetary missions.

Blue Canyon Technologies is looking for a talented Thermal / Systems Engineer to join our growing team.

Required Qualifications:
BS degree or higher in Mechanical Engineering or Aerospace Engineering with emphasis in Fluids and Heat Transfer
Minimum of 5 years of experience as a Thermal Engineer in aerospace applications
Systems engineering experience or interest
Working knowledge and experience using Solidworks
Working knowledge of thermal math modeling, experience with Thermal Desktop is a plus
Strong verbal and written skills
Excellent communication, analytical, communication, organizational, strategic and statistical skills
Team oriented with a continuous improvement outlook
An effective sense of urgency and ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast paced, small company environment

Job Responsibilities:
Thermal design and analysis of spacecraft and spacecraft hardware
Write thermal test plans, participate in thermal vacuum testing, and correlate thermal models to test data
Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department. Interact appropriately with others in order to maintain a positive and productive work environment
Perform other System Engineering or Mechanical Engineering duties as necessary

Working conditions:
This job operates in a professional office environment, but in a manufacturing company. This role uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, scanners, filling cabinets and fax machines.

Physical requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for long periods of time, use hands to finger, handle or feel. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms, talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, bend, reach, and walk. The position requires some light physical effort. This would require the ability to lift or move objects up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift or move objects up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities are required by this job which includes close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

  • All employees of BCT possessing or attempting to gain government clearance will be required to successfully pass a drug test.
Blue Canyon Technologies is a drug-free workplace and an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status or any other protected class.