Assembly Technician

Urban Sky
Denver, CO
Added: April 12, 2024
About Urban Sky:

Urban Sky is a venture-backed aerospace startup that pioneers utilization of the stratosphere and reimagines the way humans view and analyze the earth. We design, build, operate, and sell stratospheric balloon systems, and the data we collect supports a wide range of applications, from real-time wildfire monitoring to urban mapping. Urban Sky sends flight vehicles to the stratosphere on a weekly basis.

Our team consists of engineers, makers, developers, and doers who believe in the power of human potential when passion meets utility within a small, supportive team. At Urban Sky we strive to create a team culture grounded in candor, inclusion, respect and empowerment.

We aim to build the next chapter of stratospheric history in Denver and are seeking self-starting, open-minded, and hard-working team members.

About The Role:

Urban Sky manufactures one-of-a-kind stratospheric balloons from start to finish in our facility in North Denver. These balloons are made of a unique airtight fabric and involve long continuous seams. Making balloons involves patterning, seaming, adhesive bonds and some light mechanical work adjoining plastic fittings to the balloons. The balloons are very lightweight and relatively small compared to other stratospheric balloons, but quite large when compared with things like clothing and outdoor equipment. In this job the candidate would be responsible for following detailed work instructions and documenting the build as they go using provided quality templates.

In addition to building balloons, the candidate will periodically be required to help with other manufacturing tasks such as assembling test equipment, operating test equipment, general shop upkeep, cleaning and maintenance.

Key Functions:

  • Follow detailed work instructions to build balloon assemblies
  • Cut large patterns, seam patterns together per a proprietary seaming method
  • Adhesive bonding of balloon fabric
  • Light mechanical work attaching plastic fittings to balloons
  • Light rigging work creating custom cord (light rope) assemblies and attaching to the balloon
  • Parachute manufacturing
  • Provide support in the assembly and preparation of balloon kits
  • Follow a manufacturing schedule and prioritize build tasks
  • Inventory Management


  • 1+ years of experience in a manufacturing or new development environment
  • A “can do” attitude and strong work ethic
  • Able to stand, walk, and stoop; push, pull and lift or lower objects weighing up to 50 lbs
  • Able to work under adverse conditions (e.g., dirty or noisy spaces)


  • Start-up experience
  • Following and providing input to build documentation including work instructions
  • Parts ordering and basic inventory management for tools and parts
  • Candidate does not need to have soft goods experience, majority of these methods can be learned on the job


This position is a full-time, hourly position with compensation ranging from $25-$27/hour based on experience. We are required to post this salary range per Colorado law. Your salary will be determined based on your abilities and experience.

  • Medical, Vision and Dental
  • 15 Vacation Days
  • Cell Phone Bill Stipend

NOTE: Research suggests that women and BIPOC individuals may self-select out of opportunities if they don’t meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage anyone who believes that they have the skills and the passion necessary to succeed here to apply for this role.

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