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Engineering Technician Lead (Contract) - Space Systems Group

  •  Posted 8 Days Ago
  •   Full time
  •  Louisville, CO
  •  R0010856

We are seeking an Engineering Technician with an Associate's degree in a related field of study, at least 10 years of relevant experience, and 2 years of experience in a lead role. In this challenging, fast-paced environment, you'll have the opportunity to apply your knowledge and experience to directly support production operations teams in the design and creation of the most groundbreaking aerospace and defense technologies - those that exist today and those that will shape tomorrow. What to look forward to: As an Engineering Technician, 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.

At SNC’s Space Systems Group (SSG) we are not only the creator of the Dream Chaser® spacecraft, but also the designer and manufacturer of rocket engines and components, systems that sustain life in deep space, as well as systems and satellites that improve life here on Earth. The work of our Space Systems team not only supports the U.S. government (including NASA), but also commercial customers and international organizations. Learn more about SSG

Primary Responsibilities include:

  • Leads training development within the group
  • Works with the program to help support production schedule
  • Understands drawings, executes building and testing of flight hardware along with troubleshooting activities
  • 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
  •  Work includes, but is not limited to, dismantling, repairing, fabricating, assembling and erecting aircraft components
  • Assists as required during inspection verification or modification/maintenance procedures
  • Has extensive experience with general shop tools (drills, reamers, drill jigs, clecos, nut plates, rivets, grinders, hi-lock fasteners and composi-locks)
  • Has extensive knowledge of cutting and drilling carbon fiber and titanium
  • Mechanically sound and motivated
  • Design and fabrication of GSE and tooling
  • Experienced in liquid shimming and bonding processes
  • Substantial use of basic measuring tools (calipers, micrometers, height gauges)
  • Experience with cranes and critical lifting
  • Experience with forklifts, stackers and air casters


  • Associate's degree in a related field of study, at least 10 years of relevant experience, and 2 years of experience in a lead role
    • A higher level degree may substitute for experience
    • Related experience may be considered in lieu of required education
  • Ability to read and understand mechanical and electrical drawings, diagrams, schematics, and manuals
  • Ability to work with standard laboratory test equipment, other measurement equipment, hand tools, and power tools


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
  • Frequently requires vision abilities to include close, distance, depth perception, and telling the difference between colors
  • Frequently requires hearing abilities to include discerning different tones and volumes
  • Frequently lifting or carrying up to 50 lbs.

Working Conditions:

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

Safety Sensitive Position:

  • Responsible for the safety and security of people or property
  • Inspects, handles, or transports explosives, dangerous or hazardous materials
  • Inspects structures, equipment or vehicles
  • Performs Aviation related duties
  • Operate or supervise vehicles, heavy or dangerous equipment or machinery


To conform to U.S. Government export 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.

At Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) we deliver customer-focused technology and best-of-breed integrations in the aerospace and defense sectors. SNC has been honored as one of the most innovative U.S. companies in space, a Tier One Superior Supplier for the U.S. Air Force, and as one of America’s fastest-growing companies. Learn more about SNC