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Mechanical Engineer

Requisition Number:



Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Research Faculty



Job Summary

LASP is searching for a Mechanical Engineer to support space flight instrumentation designs and proposal efforts. This role will invent solutions to complex mechanical design challenges . 

Responsibilities include:
  • Interface with a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Document interfaces and requirements.
  • Generate mechanical solutions for various proposal efforts.
  • Modeling hardware in SolidWorks.
  • Perform other mechanical engineering tasks including mass properties, harness routing, simple analysis, production planning, creating drawings, etc.

Who We Are

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

LASP combines all aspects of space exploration through our expertise in science, engineering, mission operations, and scientific data analysis. As part of CU, LASP also works to educate and train the next generation of space scientists, engineers and mission operators by integrating undergraduate and graduate students into working teams. Our students take their unique experiences with them into government or industry, or remain in academia to continue the cycle of exploration.

LASP is an affiliate of CU Boulder AeroSpace Ventures, a collaboration among aerospace-related departments, institutes, centers, government labs, and industry partners.


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 discipline from an accredited institution.
  • At least five years of experience. 
  • Due to Export Control Restrictions, only US Citizens and Permanent Residents may apply.

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 discipline from an accredited institution.
  • CAD design experience with SolidWorks.
  • Experience creating mechanical drawings.
  • Experience with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T).
  • Previous experience working on proposals. 

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Curriculum Vitae.
  2. Cover Letter.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

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

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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