Engineering Technician III with Security Clearance

Sierra Space
Aurora, Colorado
May 18, 2024
May 22, 2024
Position Type
Engineer, Technician
Alternative Fuels
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate
Sierra Space Careers: Dare to Dream

We honor those that are not afraid to dream big dreams, those that tenaciously chase their dreams even when others say it cannot be done, those that achieve big dreams and change everything. Those are Dreams Worth Chasing.
At Sierra Space we envision a future where humanity lives and works in space, on moons, and on distant planets. Our mission isn't restricted to the few, instead we see a future where all people can choose to live, work, discover and explore beyond our planet. Our company is building a platform in space to benefit life on Earth and together we will alter the course of humanity.
We have a bold mission. We are a bold company. Together, we are an extraordinary team.

About the Role

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.

About You
Our mission is driven by the unwavering passion to push the boundaries of what is possible. We seek those who Dare to Dream - to envision the extraordinary and pursue it relentlessly - to join us on this transformational journey.
We're looking for dreamers who align with our values, vision, and audacious goals - while also meeting the minimum qualifications below. The preferred qualifications are a bonus, not a requirement.
The ideal candidate is an excellent communicator, problem solver, and possess sound interpersonal and decision-making skills. Computer proficiency is mandatory with experience in Microsoft Office suite.

Primary Responsibilities Include:
Understands, plans and executes testing and troubleshooting activities in accordance with Sierra Space policies, procedures, work instructions and specific customer requirements
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
Responsible for low level design activities including cable design, ICD generation, and non-complex circuit layout/brass boarding
Utilizes standard laboratory test equipment including: oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, spectrum analyzers, network analyzers, voltmeters and other measurement equipment to perform engineering support functions
Troubleshoots equipment using standard documentation packages including assembly drawings and schematics
Works with various levels of the system (from the board and component level, to the LRU, to the system level) to identify and resolve performance problems

Additional Responsibilities Include:
Punctual to work each day and prepared to work scheduled hours
Other duties as assigned
Responsible for thoughtful adherence to all Sierra Space Policies, Procedures, and Compliance regulations (internal and external)

Minimum Qualifications:
Associate's degree in a related field of study and at least 4 years of relevant experience
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
The ability to obtain and maintain a Secret U.S. Security Clearance is required

Preferred Qualifications:
IPC certificate (with Space Addendum - Sierra Space Only)
Familiarity with FCC and FCC GROL
Basic skills with avionics installation tooling, wiring, wiring repair, and wiring installation
Understanding of soldering techniques
Previous experience in a manufacturing environment
Experience with 3-D CAD software
Direct experience in a Space Flight Solar Power Systems work environment
Associate in electrical engineering technology or BS/BE a plus preferably from ABET accredited institution. Knowledge of interface and design documentation such as Functional block diagrams PCB design, layout, and fabrication documentation skills. Certified knowledgeable of IPC 620 Harness/Crimp Certificate (with Space Addendum), IPC J STD Soldering Certificate (with Space Addendum), and NASA-STD- 8739.1 Conformal Coating Certificate
Ability to perform system integration, checkout, and commissioning of power systems with minimal oversight Background in the Aerospace and Defense Industry, NASA, the US Department of Defense or US Military

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


This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Secret U.S. Security Clearance. U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance for employment. Non-U.S. citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance. The Department of Defense Consolidated Adjudications Facility (DoD CAF), a federal government agency, handles the adjudicative aspects of the security clearance eligibility process for industry applicants. Adjudicative factors which affect the outcome of the eligibility determination include, but are not limited to, allegiance to the U.S., foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and illegal drug use.

Elevate Your Career

At Sierra Space, we are committed to your personal and professional development. We empower you to make profound and meaningful contributions and foster a vibrant culture of collaboration, where teamwork ignites breakthrough innovations.
Sierra Space offers annual incentive pay based upon performance that is commensurate with the level of the position.
We also offer 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.

Estimated Starting Salary Range:

$32.25 - $44.35

At Sierra Space we are at the very doorstep of unlocking the future and the work in front of us is hard, but it is truly important and meaningful. Achieving our mission requires dedication, relentless pursuit of a dream and an unwavering passion for pushing the boundaries to accomplish what others might believe to be impossible. We seek those who too, Dare to Dream and will join us in a pursuit to achieve the extraordinary.

Application Deadline: This role will remain posted until a qualified pool of candidates are identified.