Senior Propulsion Technician

Berthoud, Colorado
The journey to space starts with the engines. 

Ursa Major was founded to bring a new model to space access: one in which every link in an enormous value chain isn’t limited by those around it. We design rocket engines and propulsion solutions.  

Our products and technologies require an extraordinary team. A team who will mold tomorrow’s technologies while deploying today’s best. We are comprised of intrinsically motivated individuals who have a passion for solving problems and empower each other every day to develop our skills, knowing that there is always room for growth.

You will add strength to our propulsion technician team. Ursa Major Technologies is looking for a experienced, quick-learning aerospace technician to support rocket engine subcomponent assembly. You will excel working on aerospace hardware, engine subassemblies, and test equipment. You will operate in a dynamic environment that accomplishes team goals. You should expect a large amount of collaboration with several Engineering and Manufacturing disciplines supporting both production and development programs.

It is crucial that all Manufacturing team members, especially technicians, attain a base-level of experience. Initial responsibilities will include building, cleaning, and testing subassemblies. You will report to our Master of Subassembly Operations.
Colorado law requires us to tell you the base compensation range of this role, which is $75,000 - $120,000, determined by your education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities. What we can’t quantify for you are the exciting challenges, supportive team, and amazing culture we enjoy. Click here for more information about our awesome benefits.


We’re an equal opportunity employer. You will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

No outside recruiters please.


As a U.S. government contractor, Ursa Major is subject to President Biden’s September 9, 2021 Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors requiring federal contractors to be fully vaccinated from COVID-19. As such, Ursa Major requires employees to either show proof of vaccination or demonstrate an exemption for medical or religious reasons by December 8, 2021. Per the executive order, “fully vaccinated” means two weeks after a final dose of a one- or two-dose COVID-19 vaccine approved for regular or emergency use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or World Health Organization.
Primary Responsibilities
  • Rocket engine and subassembly builds, proofs, flows, and ATPs.
  • Non-engine shop work and shop organization (machining, tube bending, 5S, maintenance, and so forth).
  • Aerospace-level hardware cleaning.
  • Support Build Operations team in efforts to accomplish production goals. 
  • Support engineering teams with all development requests.
  • Complete work order documentation alongside hardware assembly.
Desired Qualifications
  • At least 10 years in aerospace or similar field.
  • A&P certification is a plus.
  • Experience with high precision hardware assembly.
  • Experience cleaning and building hardware compatible with liquid oxygen various hazardous chemicals.

Benefits Include
  • Unlimited PTO - Vacation, Sick, Personal, and Bereavement
  • Paid maternity/paternity/adoptive leave
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance; STD; Life and AD&D
  • Retirement Savings Plan - Traditional 401(k) and a Roth 401(k)
  • Company stock options

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