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Avionics Manufacturing Technician

Urban Sky
Denver, CO
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

About Urban Sky:

Urban Sky is a small, venture-backed aerospace startup pioneering the utilization of the stratosphere and reimagining the earth observation industry. At Urban Sky we design, build and fly unique stratospheric balloon systems We build both our payloads and balloon systems in house at our Denver headquarters. Using the data we collect from our balloon systems we produce aerial maps and GIS data products. The data we collect supports applications ranging from real-time wildfire monitoring and disaster response to urban mapping and industries related to how our cities and the environment grow and change over time. We have developed the first ever reusable and precisely placeable stratospheric balloon, a new category of aerial vehicle we call the “Microballoon.” This vehicle can map the Earth in significantly higher resolution than satellites at costs far lower than traditional remote sensing aircraft. The Microballoon generates critical information about the earth, its growing cities, and its atmosphere, while directly replacing carbon-burning aircraft with zero-emission, fully reusable flight vehicles. We are a small team of engineers, makers, hackers, and doers that believe in the power of human potential when passion meets utility within a small, supportive team. We’re looking to build the next chapter of stratospheric history right here in Denver and are looking for self-starting, open-minded, hard-working team members who are ready to take on larger than life problems with an immense potential to positively impact the world.

About The Role:

Urban Sky is developing multiple avionics systems used in our stratospheric flight vehicles, all of which are fabricated entirely at our Denver headquarters. These systems need to be extremely lightweight while operating in the harsh, near-space environment of the stratosphere making for a unique engineering and fabrication challenge. As our avionics manufacturing technician you would be responsible for initial fabrication and maintenance of all Urban Sky avionics systems and their components. These components range from fiberglass composites to 3D-printed plastics and printed circuit board assemblies. Candidates should be proficient at soldering, including soldering small components to PCBs under microscope and creating cable assemblies. Candidates should be comfortable with the assembly of small hardware systems including working with small threaded fasteners, epoxy, and thin sheet composites like fiberglass and carbon fiber. A can-do attitude, open mind, and an excitement for progressing space technology will make a candidate feel at home here. We hope to find a candidate that can grow with us, taking on new challenging roles as the company grows. Urban Sky is launching stratospheric systems as frequently as twice a week; the systems this candidate builds will routinely go to the stratosphere and collect impactful real world data.

Key Functions:

  • Fabrication and refurbishment of stratospheric avionics systems
  • PCB assembly using both automated and manual processes
  • Miscellaneous shop tasks, including part acquisition, and organization


  • Experience soldering PCBs for repair or manufacture
  • US Citizenship or Green Card
  • A "can do" attitude and strong work ethic
  • Able to stand, walk, and stoop; push pull and lift or lower objects weighing up to 30 lbs
  • Able to work under adverse conditions (e.g. dirty or noisy spaces)


  • This is an onsite, full-time role in Denver, CO


  • Start-up experience


  • Competitive Equity Compensation
  • Medical, Vision and Dental
  • Unlimited Vacation Days
  • Cell Phone Bill Stipend

Urban Sky is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

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Urban Sky


Denver, CO
80216 USA



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