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Payload Assembler

Urban Sky
Denver, CO
  • Expired: November 28, 2022. Applications are no longer accepted.
About Urban Sky:

Urban Sky is a venture-backed aerospace startup pioneering utilization of the stratosphere for earth observation applications. Our team designs, builds and flies unique, small, low-cost stratospheric balloon systems. We build our payloads and balloon systems in house at our Denver headquarters. We produce aerial maps and GIS products using the data we collect from our systems, supporting applications ranging from real-time wildfire monitoring and disaster response to urban and environmental monitoring.

We've 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 immense potential to positively impact the world.

About The Role:

Urban Sky is developing multiple electrical systems used in our stratospheric flight vehicles, all of which are fabricated entirely at our Denver headquarters including the fabrication of Printed Circuit Board Assemblies using state-of-the-art robotic assembly machines. These systems need to be extremely lightweight and operate in the harsh, near-space environment of the stratosphere making for a unique engineering and fabrication challenge. As our our payload production technician you would be responsible for the initial fabrication and maintenance of all Urban Sky payload 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 has launched over 60 stratospheric missions and can launch as many as 3 missions in a single day; the systems this candidate builds will routinely go to the stratosphere and collect impactful data with a real-world impact.

Key Functions:
  • Fabrication and refurbishment of stratospheric payload systems
  • Operating 3D printers in a production setting for the manufacture of plastic parts
  • Inventory management
  • Payload testing
  • PCB assembly using both automated and manual processes
  • Miscellaneous shop tasks, including part acquisition, and organization

  • With assembly and/or electronic system assembly
  • 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
  • 3D printing 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.

Urban Sky


Denver, CO
80201 USA