PLM, PDM, and CAD Administrator, Spacecraft

Englewood, Colorado
R&D /
Full-time (Regular) /
ispace, inc. is a global lunar resource development company with the vision, “Expand our Planet. Expand our Future.” specializing in designing and building lunar landers and rovers. ispace aims to extend the sphere of human life into space and create a sustainable world by providing high-frequency, low-cost transportation services to the Moon. The company has offices in Japan, Luxembourg, and the United States and is growing rapidly.  ispace Technologies U.S., based in Englewood, Colorado, focuses on high-capacity payload lunar landers.

With locations in the U.S., Japan, and Europe, ispace is positioned to be a global leader in the exploration and development of the moon. Let's go to the moon together! Our team is growing, and we are actively looking for great people to join the ispace mission.

ispace Technologies U.S. is seeking a highly motivated and talented Senior PLM, PDM, CAD Administrator and Subject Matter Expert.

Key Responsibilities:

    • Maintain, upgrade, and expand SolidWorks PDM and other CAD PDM/PLM systems in a young organization
    • Develop, implement, and maintain CAD standards, templates, libraries, configurations, and workflows
    • Participate in creation of Part Families, including support of Mechanical Routing application (Tubing, Piping, Harnessing)
    • Perform as Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Engineering Design, Drafting, modeling standards
    • Mentor, prepare and deliver training to engineers
    • Possess a full understanding and knowledge of Bills of Materials
    • Coordinate with external vendors to provide additional CAD, PDM, PLM support
    • Contribute to a PLM selection and implementation effort
    • Imagine, propose, and implement new engineering software solutions to improve product development efficiency and decrease development risks
    • Review and help improve the engineering data organization, templates, and data management processes
    • Help document relevant engineering processes and write/update procedures, standards with input from the appropriate stakeholders
    • Maintain cross-functional collaboration with Engineering, Manufacturing, Supply Chain users and stakeholders
    • Other duties as assigned

Required Skills/Experience:

    • Associate degree and 8+ years (or BS and 5+ years) of relevant technical/admin experience, ideally in the aerospace industry. We will consider an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience
    • At least 5 years of experience working in a hardware new product development and/or manufacturing engineering organization
    • At least 5 years of experience implementing, maintaining, customizing, and upgrading SolidWorks CAD & PDM
    • Experience working within a structured Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) framework (e.g. TeamCenter, 3D Experience, Aras, etc.) and PLM-ERP interaction
    • Understanding and experience of Configuration Management from engineering to manufacturing
    • Prior experience in PLM concepts and functionalities, familiarization with design best practices, industry standards, drawing/drafting standards.
    • Proof of excellent written communication and technical writing skills
    • Thrive in ambiguous and fast-changing environments, passionate about technology and using  best practices to develop cutting edge systems and an organization focused on efficiency and results

Preferred Skills/Experience:

    •  Relevant experience in the Aerospace industry
    • Other Mechanical CAD experience (e.g. Creo, Catia, etc.)
    • Experience with Altium or other Electrical CAD software
    • Experience with Atlassian, especially customization of JIRA (workflows, screens, fields, db)
    • Basic experience with SQL databases (management, set-up, GUIs, scripting for data import/export/synchronization)
    • Some experience with APIs for CAD PDM, PLM systems, ERP systems, and JIRA
    • Scripting and some programming experience (e.g. PDM/PLM automation) a plus
    • Interest and background in Knowledge and Configuration Management concepts and systems
    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, or similar Engineering/Technical degree. We will consider an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience

Additional requirements:

    • Ability to work in a fast-paced design and development environment
    • Schedule may vary depending on program development needs; flexibility required

Compensation and Benefits:

    • Competitive salary starting at $110k+ depending on skills and experience . The salary posted is a targeted budget of the position.  Base compensation can be negotiated and will be commensurate with experience, skills, education, and training.
    • Equity/Stock options 
    • Medical/vision/dental health benefits (Some 100% company paid options available for employee only) 
    • Hybrid work schedule
    • Company-paid public transportation on RTD buses and light rail (RTD EcoPass) 
    • Paid vacation (18 days), Sick days (6 days), Holidays (11 paid holidays)
    • 401(k)

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you 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. Learn more about the ITAR here.  

ispace is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with ispace is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.
Eligible candidates must be willing to undergo and successfully complete a criminal background screening prior to hire.
ispace Technologies, US, Inc. is a drug-free workplace.
ispace Technologies, US, Inc. participates in the E-Verify program.