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IDEX Mechanical Engineer III

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Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Research Faculty



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Job Summary

The Laboratory for Atmospheric Space Physics (LASP) is encouraging applications for a Mechanical Engineer to support space flight instrumentation designs and proposal efforts. This role will invent solutions to complex mechanical design challenges. 

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

LASP at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU) began in 1948, a decade before NASA. We are the world’s only academic research institute to have sent instruments to all eight planets and Pluto. 

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Generating opto-mechanical designs.
  • Work on dust instrumentation designs.
  • Modeling hardware in SolidWorks and using PDM Pro.
  • Using ANSYS Workbench and or NASTRAN to verify design solutions.
  • Creating drawings using Solidworks and applying GD&T to the drawing.
  • Work with a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Document interfaces and requirements.
  • Generate mechanical solutions for various proposal efforts.
  • Perform other mechanical engineering tasks including mass properties, harness routing, production planning, etc.

What You Should Know

  • Due to Export Control Restrictions, only US Citizens and Permanent Residents may apply.

What We Can Offer

$89,621.00 - $125,555.00.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • BS degree in Mechanical, Aerospace Engineering, or related technical field from an accredited institution.
  • At least six years of experience.

What You Will Need

  • Ability to function well in a team based environment.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Resourcefulness and creativity.
  • Knowledgeable of spaceflight instruments, mechanisms, and spacecraft.
  • Ability to take personal responsibility for projects and work independently.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • MS degree in Mechanical, Aerospace Engineering, or related technical field from an accredited institution.
  • CAD design experience with SolidWorks.
  • Experience creating mechanical drawings.
  • Designing and building opto-mechanical instruments
  • Experience with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T).
  • Previous experience working on proposals is a plus.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
If you are selected as the finalist, your degree will be verified by the CU Boulder Campus Human Resources department using an approved online vendor. If your degree was obtained outside of the United States, please submit a translated version as an optional attachment.

The position will remain open until filled.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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