Engineering Technician II

Sierra Nevada Corporation Louisville, CO
Are you mechanically inclined and wanting a change in your career and environment? Do you want to work in a hands on environment where you can make a difference in the aerospace industry?

Why SNC?

Our drive to innovate for impact has fueled SNC's steady expansion from our headquarters in Nevada to 34 locations around the globe. SNC is a team of 3,000 people—from scientists and cybersecurity experts to software engineers and former military leaders—united in support of our customers' needs. Today, we are shaping the trajectory of space travel. Tomorrow, our technology could be redefining the standard for emergency care to service personnel on the battlefield. At SNC, the sky is not the limit.

What You'll Do

The Engineering Technician at Sierra Nevada Corporation, Space Systems will work on Space Flight Hardware throughout the production floor. Programs may include electromechanical components for commercial and Department of Defense satellite systems, Planetary Exploration Systems such as the Mars 2020 Rover, International Space Station, and the SNC Dream Chaser Cargo System. Because of this fluid yet disciplined work environment, Engineering Technicians must have a high degree of both technical competency, written and verbal communication skills, and be comfortable working in groups or independently. The daily tasks may include the development of prototypes and collaborating with engineers, troubleshoot, document and put explicit plans into action on Space Flight assemblies, ground support equipment and test configurations. Engineering Technicians then must be able to analyze test results and data and provide sound recommendations to the engineering staff.

Our ideal candidates are excellent communicators, problem solvers, and possess sound interpersonal and decision making skills. Computer proficiency is mandatory with experience in Microsoft Office suite.


* Understands, plans and executes testing and troubleshooting activities in accordance with SNC 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

* Troubleshoots equipment using standard documentation packages including assembly drawings and schematics

* Understands the use of basic measuring tools (calipers, micrometers, height gages) along with basic hand tools.


* Punctuality to work each day and prepared to work scheduled work hours

* Other duties as assigned


* Responsible for thoughtful adherence to all SNC Policies, Procedures, and Compliance regulations (internal and external)


* Minimum physical requirements to perform all duties and responsibilities, as defined by management

* SNC job descriptions are meant as summarizations only. They do not necessarily reflect all duties and responsibilities of a position.


* Associates Degree in technical field or equivalent trade school or military training is preferred

* 2-4 previous experience

* Excellent verbal and written communication skills

* Ability to analyze test results and data to provide engineering staff recommendations.

* Must have testing and troubleshooting skills with the capability of defining and configuring standard and special test equipment to perform tests


* 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.

Sierra Nevada Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer

– Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran, or any other protected status

pursuant to applicable local, state or federal law, ordinance or regulation.