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Department: Research and Development

Location: Littleton, Colorado

U.S. Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes

Clearance Level Must Currently Possess or be Able to Obtain: Secret

Travel: Yes

Schedule: Full-time


Description of Business Environment

Peace is often associated with passivity. At Rocky Mountain Scientific Laboratory, we associate peace with strength, courage, and action. We know that enabling peace to prevail is not for the faint of heart, which is why we built our company foundation on the core values of Integrity, Quality, Agility, and Grit. We pride ourselves in providing unequaled services and technologies in the field of applied energetics to our customers. Our experts possess extensive knowledge and capability in energetic materials and military systems enabling them to offer analytical characterization, modeling & simulation, design, system integration, prototyping, test engineering, and proof-of-concept production services covering a wide range of applications. Our strengths lie in our ability and relentless determination to get the job done quickly and affordably.


RMSL is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), Affirmative Action employer and welcomes all qualified applicants.  All qualified applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran status, national origin or other legally protected status.  An applicant with a disability or a disabled veteran can request reasonable accommodation to apply for one of our positions. 


Specific Job Description

RMSL is a growth company with an outstanding job opportunity for a research project engineer. This position will report to the Head of Research and Development. The Mechanical Engineer will be an integral part of a small cross functional team working on exciting development projects with cutting-edge technology.  In this role, the ideal candidate will be responsible for designing, sourcing, prototyping, integrating, testing, and optimizing a wide variety of mechanical and electromechanical solutions. This individual must demonstrate innovation, an understanding of the fundamentals of engineering, an ability to learn, out-of-the-box thinking and creativity.


Duties Include

  • Mechanical design of products and systems in Solidworks

  • Electrical design of simple electromechanical systems

  • Prototyping of designs ranging from simple to complex

  • Programming of Arduinos, PLC’s, microcontrollers etc.

  • Handling and testing of energetic materials, armaments, and weapon systems

  • Integrate energetic materials in to end articles such as ammunition and munitions.

  • Assistance with company compliance in restricted information security regulations

  • Project engineering tasks such as report writing, technical presentations (at customer and public meetings), and technical deliverables tracking

  • Occasional business development activities in your area of expertise; e.g., customer relations, opportunity identification, proposal writing

  • Assistance with company compliance in explosive storage and handling regulations


Required Skills

  • Problem solver that can work in a team environment on fast pace projects

  • Ability to work hands-on building and assembling mechanical systems

  • Exercises creative thinking and innovation

  • Extensive knowledge of mechanical manufacturing and mechanical assembly / processes

  • Extensive experience with mechanical engineering drawings and bill of materials

  • Ability to analyze and manufacture complex assemblies

  • Familiarity with mechanisms manufacturing, test, and qualification. Knowledge of CNC and conventional machining and machine shop theory

  • In depth knowledge of 3D CAD design software packages such as SolidWorks (preferred), Creo (Pro-E), CATIA, Fusion 360 etc.

  • Rapid prototyping knowledge and experience

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Physical requirements:

    • Must be able to sit for extended periods of time; must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.; must have the ability to see near and far and work with a computer monitor on a daily basis

    • Required to bend, sit, stand and lift to perform job effectively

  • Must be able to work overtime as required

Highly Beneficial Skills

  • Direct experience with robotics, mechatronics, and control systems

  • Direct experience designing and building additive manufacturing systems (3D printers)

  • Hands-on experience with energetic materials

  • Knowledge of basic-intermediate chemistry and/or chemical engineering

  • Experience with modeling FEA, Hydrocodes (ALE3d, CTH etc.)

  • Experience with chemical formulation

  • Experience in one or more of the following areas

    • Armament and munition development

    • Explosive Testing

    • Blasting

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must have a BS and/or MS in a related field of study such as Mechanical Engineering, Physics, or related field

  • Ability to obtain security clearance

  • Ability to obtain CO State Blaster’s Permit

Thank you for your interest in joining the RMSL team! Please submit your resume, cover letter, and a completed Employment Application to  We also invite all applicants to voluntarily fill out the Voluntary Self-Identification Form CC-305. (Follow the links to the right for the necessary forms.)




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