Estes Rockets, the world-renowned leading manufacturer of innovative hobby products for the model rocket industry, is constantly looking for talented, driven individuals who are looking for careers in an exciting industry. Located in Penrose, Colorado, Estes offers great employee benefits and competitive wages. If you are looking for a great career in an awesome environment look no further!

If you are interested in one of the careers below please email your resume to Estes Human Resources (!

Position: Engine Machine Operator
Job Type: Full-time (40 hours per week)
Job Location: Penrose, CO
Hourly Wage: $15.00

Estes Rockets is looking for an Engine Machine Operator to run engine machines that make Estes model rocket motors/engines.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Set up and load machine with assigned engine type
  • Inspect engines being produced
  • Fill out labels for engine type and daily production paperwork
  • Wear protective equipment including safety glasses, earplugs, coveralls, conductive boots, and conductive wrist straps
  • Follow all safety procedures and all engine manufacturing procedures
  • Assist in unloading black power and delay powder shipments
  • Communicate any problems to engine manufacturing supervisor or engine manufacturing lead operator
  • Test model rocket engines
  • Make adjustments on powder measures
  • Keep machine and work area clean
  • Other duties as directed by department manager


  • Must be able to pass Criminal Background Investigation due to the requirement of handling black powder
  • Must be able to perform minor maintenance on machines, repair or replace parts, clamps, pushrods, rams, drifts, pneumatic cylinders, and pneumatic switches
  • Must be able to perform manual labor
  • Must possess manual dexterity
  • Good hand eye coordination is required
  • Must maintain excellent attendance
  • Good math skills as they apply to production and inventory counts
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with supervisor and peers verbally and in writing
  • Must be able to work alone with indirect supervision of lead person and engine manufacturing supervisor


  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Must be able to work overtime as directed

Physical Requirements:

  • Requires the ability to stand and work on feet for the entire day
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 100 lbs
  • Must be able to push or pull up to 180 lbs on a cart
  • Must be able to push or pull up to 1200 lbs on a pallet jack
  • Must be able to stand or walk 95% -100% of shift
  • Must be able to move about with no difficulty to keep pace with established job production standards
  • Must be able to reach, bend, twist, stoop, kneel and crouch with no difficulty.
  • Finger dexterity required to perform the tasks of each production station without difficulty

Work Environment:

  • Must be able to work in outdoor environment
  • Will be exposed to cold weather, hot weather, rain and snow
  • Noise level moderate (hearing protection required and provided)

Position: Educational Services Marketing Manager
Job Type: Full-time (40 hours per week)
Job Location: Penrose, CO
Salary: Commensurate with experience

Estes Rockets is looking for an Educational Services Marketing Manager to assist the Director of Sales and Marketing with planning, creating, and executing educational marketing campaigns with an emphasis on developing strategies with the ultimate goal of meeting revenue and usage targets.

Job Responsibilities

  • Proven ability to achieve sales goals and build collaborative relationships with distributors, educational audience (teachers, school administrators, students, and parents), and community youth groups.
  • Laser focus on STEM educational opportunities and initiatives
  • Develop and present engaging educational curriculum, content, and campaigns that generate revenue to maximize program impact
  • Manage and optimize multiple media channels to drive awareness of programs by creating print, digital and social media marketing materials
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams in product development, sales and marketing to create and deliver educational programs and collateral that will support the sales of Estes product in the education market
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of K-12 and alternative educational curriculum standards
  • Maintain competent product knowledge
  • Ability to strategize and prioritize in order to meet sales and marketing goals
  • Prospect new accounts and assist with account management
  • Provide exceptional customer service


  • Must possess strong communication, interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Proven ability to meet or exceed sales and marketing goals and be able to meet deadlines
  • Competent in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Plan and execute long term sales and marketing objectives
  • Able to identify problems and recommend solutions
  • Handle multiple priorities at once
  • Attention to detail
  • Self-driven, resourceful, and motivated
  • Exceptional organization and time management
  • Excellent Program Management Skills


  • 2-5 years prior educational sales/marketing experience or business development preferred
  • Strong Prospecting Skills
  • Strong writing, editing and proofreading skills
  • Experience creating content for students, teachers, educations and youth groups
  • General knowledge of the K-12 education industry a plus
  • Minimum Education Requirements: Associates Degree
  • Preferred:  Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Marketing or Business

Please email your resume to Estes Human Resources