Mechanical Engineer Intern

Valley Tech Systems
Company: Valley Tech Systems
Location: Folsom, CA

About the Company:

Valley Tech Systems, a Voyager Space company, is an innovative engineering company that is leading the way in controllable solid propulsion and open architecture airborne intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) technologies. VTS’ innovative solutions address technology needs across the U.S. Government and commercial space industry. reentry systems, missile defense, commercial and DoD space launch systems, small launch vehicles, and payloads.

At VTS our mission is to supply the most advanced and innovative solutions to complex problems found in Department of Defense weapon systems. We approach these problems using a “mission-focused”, “customer first” engineering approach. Working at VTS means you will be engaging with industry pioneers at a small company who all work collaboratively to make big things happen.


General Requirements:

  • Valley Tech Systems believes in consistent, positive, cooperative, self-motivated
    professional behavior—we expect all employees to contribute as necessary to get the job
  • Unless otherwise stated in the requirements section of an individual job description, our
    positions require U.S. Citizenship, U.S. Permanent Residency, or other status as a U.S.
    Person as defined by 8 USC 1324b (a) (3).


Basic Function:

Performs standard mechanical entry level engineering tasks and activities under the
direction of engineering personnel.



This position requires performance of Mechanical Engineering skills, inclusive of those
identified below:

  • Conduct SolidWorks tasks including entry level mechanical design, drawings, Enterprise
    PDM data management, and creation of toolbox features.
  • Assist in performing integrating and collecting engineering data for basic lab-based
  • Ability to machine and fabricate simple prototype test components.
  • Assist engineering personnel in creating PowerPoint presentations and engineering test
    data reduction using MS Excel, writing reports using MS Word.
  • Other related job duties, as assigned.



Required: Previous experience in Solidworks, engineering lab activities, and/or similar

Preferred: Machining capabilities using Lathe, Mill, Bandsaw, etc.



Preferred: Path to completing an engineering degree, mechanical (preferred).



  • SolidWorks
  • Microsoft Office tools
  • Good communication skills
  • Basic knowledge of Mechanical Systems
  • Hands-on experience with mechanical components/devices



• Ability to travel approximately 5% of the time
• Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level (requires U.S. Citizenship)

Location: Folsom, California, United States

Schedule: Full time

Employment duration: Temporary or seasonal

Estimated start date: 6/10/2024

Estimated end date: 9/6/2024

Expected pay: 20–30 USD per hour