Mechanical Engineer I

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

About Valley Tech Systems:

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.

About the Position:

General Requirements:

  • Positive, cooperative, self-motivated, and professional behavior
  • Contribute as necessary to get the job done
  • U.S. citizenship
  • Able to obtain and maintain a U.S. security clearance


Basic Function:

Under supervision, perform engineering and testing assignments with clear and specified objectives and involves conventional types of plans and specifications. Apply sound engineering judgment. Perform as a technical contributor on projects. Interface with engineering peers, senior engineers, and program managers to receive tasks. Work within a team to promptly complete tasks. Communicate effectively to accomplish assignments and support others in accomplishing
their assignments.


  • Perform mechanical component design for rocket propulsion systems using CAD models
  • Participate in design reviews
  • Conduct structural and thermal FEA on rocket motor components
  • Prepare engineering drawings
  • Participate in hardware assembly and testing activities
  • Participate in customer meetings and reviews
  • Other related job duties, as assigned.



Required: Any general engineering work experience is preferred.



Required: Bachelor of Science required in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, or other relevant engineering discipline from an accredited university.



  •  Experience with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Working knowledge of CAD software
  • Understanding of finite element analysis
  • Possess good communication skills
  • Works well in a team atmosphere
  • Willingness to seek-out and assume increasing responsibilities as workload changes
  • Aptitude for working with mechanical and electrical systems



  • Ability to travel approximately 20% of the time


Competitive with industry standard.