Mechanical Engineer III

Broomfield, CO 80020


Altius a subsidiary of Voyager Space and our vision is to enable a future where thousands of people live and work in space, tapping the resources of our solar system for the benefit of humanity. As part of the effort to make that vision become reality, Altius is currently developing modular interfaces for satellite servicing, dust tolerant tool changers for planetary and harsh environment robotics, and docking and refueling systems for space tugs and human lunar landers.  

And a key ingredient in all of these systems is Altius's electro permanent magnet (EPM) technology, which uses high-power pulsed electromagnets to reprogram permanent magnet arrays, creating a solid-state switchable magnet that combines the no-power hold capabilities of permanent magnet Halbach arrays with the rapid control of electromagnetic systems.  

We are continuously seeking talented and dynamic individuals to join our team and help us reach our vision.  

Job Summary 

We are seeking an experienced, high caliber Mechanical Engineer III to use multidisciplinary engineering knowledge to lead and contribute to a team designing and developing innovative mechanical and electro-mechanical medical devices or components/subsystems in support of company projects. Will be expected to apply analytical and practical engineering principles in analyzing mechanical systems, overseeing the designing and running of tests, improving or fixing product features, and documenting findings.  

Job Duties  

  • Determines the design concept and approach based on evaluation of detailed or performance specifications. Defines, experimentally, or determines which technologies are applicable. Defines and certification test requirements, and evaluates results to determine specifications compliance  
  • Supporting the design, manufacturing, and testing of Mechanical components, equipment, and machinery. 
  • Applies knowledge of Engineering principles to design products such as engines, instruments, controls, robots, machines, etc. and work complex problems requiring in depth analysis and evaluation 
  • Conducts product testing and creates models and prototypes 
  • Supporting the protection of related intellectual property,  
  • Supporting the development, implementation, and improvement of moderately complex aspects of projects 
  • Supporting project management for specific Projects, including preparation of proposals, change requests, design reviews and other requirements related to the design effort 

Required Qualifications 

  • A BS/MS degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering, Physics, Mechanical Engineering, or related disciplines is desired 
  • 10 years of experience in aerospace or related fields. 
  • Ability to interpret engineering fabrication drawings and electrical schematics. 
  • Mechanical aptitude and ability to utilize hand tools, power tools and heavy equipment. 
  • Use of precision measuring instruments and attention to detail. 
  • Practical knowledge of engineering principles and practices. 
  • Experience with Computer Aided Engineering tools. 
  • Leadership in the design and development of complex aerospace products. 
  • Desire to work hands-on, both independently and as part of a team, throughout the development and production phases of the electronic assembly product life cycle. 
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum. 

Desired Attributes 

In addition to required experience, Altius is also looking for a candidate with the following personal characteristics: 

  • Highly focused/self-starter, who does not need a lot of supervision once given a task. 
  • Likes solving problems, not just performing tasks. 
  • Loves learning and teaching new technical skills. 
  • Methodical, with a high attention to details, and good at taking detailed technical notes. 
  • Loves designing and building hardware, enjoys communicating with customers and other team members. 

Desired Skills and Experience 

Beyond the required experience and attributes, Altius would also be interested in candidates with experience in one or more of the following areas: 

  • Proficiency in communication of designs via system design documents, technical design reviews, and informal model spins. 
  • Experience with rigid, flex, and rigid-flex PCB design and assembly. 
  • Experience with mechanical design using CAD software (SolidWorks preferred). 
  • Experience applying and interpreting Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) per ASME Y14.5. 
  • Knowledge of industry-standard mechanical design principles, to include, but not limited to parametric design, model-based definition, material hardware selection, manufacturing, and production processes. 
  • Experience in Engineering Simulation such as Finite Element structural Analysis (FEA), Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), and Thermal Analysis. 
  • Background in the Aerospace and Defense Industry. 
  • Knowledge of industry-standard mechanical design principles, to include, but not limited to parametric design, model-based definition, material hardware selection, manufacturing, and production processes. 
  • Design expertise. 

 Compensation and Benefits 

Altius anticipates a salary that is very competitive to market pay rates, depending strongly on the candidate’s skills and experience. Benefits that come with this position include medical, dental, and vision benefits for both the candidate and dependents, 401k and an unlimited paid-time-off policy. 

Equal Opportunity  

Altius does not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. 

To Apply 

If this sounds like the job for you, please send your resume, and if possible, a portfolio of some of your past work to with Mechanical Engineer III in the subject line. 

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