Sr. Structures Build Engineer

| Louisville, CO, USA
Employer Provided Salary: 91,155-136,732 Annually
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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
As a Structures Build Engineer on the Dream Chaser team, you are responsible for design for manufacturing, tooling, and establishing the overall build plans for spacecraft systems that will expand and expedite humanity's ongoing access to space. On this team, you would get the chance to own the build of large spacecraft primary and secondary structures. This role will work heavily alongside both the design and production teams across the Dream Chaser and Cargo Module programs. The role requires direct involvement in the component builds and integration of assemblies; acting as one of the primary driving forces to the successful builds of these vehicles.
Build Engineers will be highly engaged in the fabrication, test, and integration of a wide range of vehicle and production systems, including designing tooling and processes to rapidly build the Dream Chaser vehicles. As the build progresses, this role will be responsible for integration operations sequencing, and working with technicians to install flight-critical hardware on the vehicle. Build Engineers will be expected to sometimes step in as acting supervisors and advisors to production technicians, quality technicians, and other skilled labor partners.
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.
Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's of Engineering degree in related discipline and typically 10 or more years of relevant experience
  • Experience with Computer Aided Engineering tools
  • Practical knowledge of engineering principles and practices
  • Capability working in multi-disciplinary teams


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity in applying and interpreting Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) per ASME Y14.5
  • Background in the Aerospace and Defense Industry, Specifically in large vehicle assembly and integration
  • Experience with composite materials and manufacturing
  • Experience with drilling, bolted assembly and structural bonding
  • Knowledge industry standard design principles, to include, but not limited to parametric design, model-based definition, material hardware selection, manufacturing and production processes
  • Familiarity with work instruction/traveler development
  • Participation in dispositions of Non-Conformance generation through a Material Review Board (MRB)
  • Experience with new product introduction and transition to production
  • Exposure to Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Manufacturing Execution System (MES), and Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP) systems


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
  • Rarely lifting or carrying up to 50 lbs.


Working Conditions:

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


IMPORTANT NOTICE:
To conform to U.S. Government international trade 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 or U.S. Department of Commerce.
Application Deadline: This role will remain posted until a qualified pool of candidates is identified.
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:
$120,552.10 - $165,759.14
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.

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An Insider's view of Sierra Space

What are some social events your company does?

The Young Professionals Group holds social events including happy hour, paint n sip, axe throwing, hiking, ice skating, first time home-buyer info session, ugly holiday sweaters, matching Halloween costumes, picnics, game nights, volunteer events, joint events with other local companies and organizations, and more!

Maggie

Systems Engineer

What projects are you most excited about?

The Dream Chaser spaceplane is an incredibly exciting project! This vehicle – with a cargo and a crew variant – will revolutionize space travel. It will carry astronauts to destinations in Low Earth Orbit, it will supply cargo and science experiments to the ISS and the Orbital Reef space station, and it can land at many spaceports around the world!

Miguel

Director Engineering, 4800 - DC100

How does the company support your career growth?

Through my career, my management has continually ensured that I am working on projects that I found interesting, challenging, and enjoyable. My management has my best interests in mind and they want me to be successful. Additionally, my managers have repeatedly fought for my promotion and empowerment to greater responsibility.

Chris

DCCS Structures Engineer

What are Sierra Space Perks + Benefits

Sierra Space Benefits Overview

Sierra Space offers annual incentive pay based upon performance that is commensurate with the level of the position.

Sierra Space offers 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.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
401(K) matching
Performance bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation + Time Off
Generous PTO
Paid holidays
Office Perks
Onsite office parking
Relocation assistance
Onsite gym
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available

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