Cleaning Lab Technician

Engineering/Science Student Employment Opportunity at LASP

The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) is a world-renowned space science research institute at the University of Colorado, Boulder. In the Engineering division, professional engineers mentor students in designing and building space flight hardware and software.

LASP leads with a science driven approach, and is the only research institute in the world that has sent an instrument to every planet in the solar system, Pluto, and beyond (Voyager). We have 23 instruments currently operating on 14 NASA satellites and are developing 14 new instruments for 11 missions funded by NASA, NOAA, and NSF. Of the $1B in space assets that the Mission Operations & Data Systems division currently operates, two of the missions were developed, built, and managed from LASP. We are a non-profit organization with over 350 professionals, and over 150 students with broad technical capabilities who highly value our culture of excellence.

Undergraduate Position Open Immediately – 1 Engineering/Production Student Assistant

LASP is preparing to interview undergraduate students to hire for work on helping to maintain and achieve the strict cleanliness levels associated with spaceflight hardware.  Also the support equipment used with flight hardware must be cleaned to these same levels. This position would be responsible for working in a lab setting cleaning parts on a daily basis following approved cleaning procedures.  Student will be responsible for supporting LASP Engineering Staff in the following activities:

Job Details:

  • Work in the Lab Cleaning area
  • Cleaning of mechanical parts for space flight
  • Cleaning of electrical harnesses and assemblies for space flight
  • Following detailed instructions for cleaning processes
  • Organization and reordering of supplies
  • Help manage work flow in lab
  • Responsible for daily room cleaning and monthly full room scrubs on clean room areas.
  • Job may also include helping in other production areas specified by the production manager.
  • Job may also include helping in other production areas specified by the production manager.

Required Qualifications:

 The ideal candidate for this position is someone that can work independently on similar repetitive tasks. Ideally this candidate is someone that appreciates items being very clean and organized around them.   This candidate would be working with several college students that already currently work part-time in this lab.  This candidate will be required to lift parts weighing up to20 lbs.  This candidate must be comfortable wearing a cleaning lab smock, hair bouffant, face mask, gloves and booties while at work.

 Desired Qualifications:

 Preferrably looking for a student that is willing to work part time during the 2021/2022 school year and then continue full time during the summer of 2022.

3D printing skills are also desired. As well as the ability to design simple parts using solid works.

 How to Apply:

The ideal Undergraduate candidate is a student who is in the engineering/science discipline. The position pays hourly. The time commitment for an undergraduate is a maximum 20 hours per week during the school year and full-time over the summer. We are currently seeking undergrad students who are interested in working full-time for the summer and then continuing on to work part-time in the fall.

Please visit to learn more about LASP. LASP is a very good training site for future aerospace industry employment. Our students receive job offers from aerospace companies across the United States, many times receiving more than one employment opportunity in this field upon graduation.

Resumes for this position will be accepted until it is filled.  Please submit resume via e-mail (preferred) to:  Include any coursework or experience you have that directly relates. Due to Export Control requirements on NASA programs, only US Citizens and Permanent Residents need apply. Please include your US citizenship status in your email.

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. All final applicants being considered for employment are subject to background investigations including a criminal history check and when appropriate a financial and/or motor vehicle history. The University of Colorado at Boulder is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.