Jacobs Launch Test Vehicle Tech in China Lake/Ridgecrest, California

Launch Test Vehicle Tech


Jacobs is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of full-spectrum technical, professional and construction services for industrial, commercial and government organizations globally. The companyemploys over 74,000 people and operates in more than 40 countries around the world.

Position will support testing operations at the Launch Test Capability facility. Candidate will work in a team environment on test ranges to execute launch test operations. Candidate will provide support for ongoing safety program including safety walk-throughs, safe plans of action, and verification of compliance on all safety related deficiencies. This position requires a motivated candidate that is team-oriented, organized, able to communicate effectively to all levels of individuals within an organization and able to meet deadlines in a fast paced environment.

Duties include:

  • Perform hardware assembly and fabrication of designed systems

  • Use of hand-held power tools and manual tools for mechanical assembly and cleaning

  • Perform launch test vehicle refurbishment, including painting, sanding, and body work


Education and Experience:

High School diploma or equivalent required. Academic or trade school courses in engineering, engineering technology or equivalent, and hands on experience with painting and body work desired.

Candidate must be able to work in a team environment and must understand the processes involved with the use and testing of military ordnance systems and components, to include recognition of a safe policies and practices.

U.S. Citizenship and the ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. DoD Security Clearance required.

Essential Functions:

Unusual or Special Physical Requirements of Position

  • Working at a computer or desk (considerations: sitting, eye strain, hand strain)

  • May involve long periods of sitting

Description of Work Environment

  • Combination of inside office environment and difficult outdoor conditions (Considerations: cold, heat, wind)

  • Needs to have clear, concise and accurate communication skills

  • Need to work well with, co-operate, and support clients, supervisors, and co-workers

Equipment and Machines Involved in Work Tasks

  • Must be able to handle heavy instrumentation equipment.

  • Standard office equipment and machines, computer workstation

  • Working from scaffolding and man-lifts

Criticality of Attendance

  • Normal hours are Monday - Thursday 7:00am - 5:00pm, non-flex Fridays 7:00am to 4:00pm

  • Punctuality and regular attendance are necessary to meet deadlines

  • Regular attendance is necessary and required

  • Occasional overtime required

Other Essential Functions

  • Must be able to communicate effectively

  • Must demonstrate professional behavior at all times when dealing with clients, supervisors and co-workers

  • Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk to the employee or others

  • Must be able to support and work in a proactive team environment

  • Must hold the safety of yourself and those around you as the number one priority in the workplace

  • Current driver’s license, car registration and auto insurance required

  • U.S. Citizenship and ability to obtain an interim and a permanent U.S. DoD Secret Security Clearance required.

The Jacobs System Lifecycle Group (SLG) enables the success of Department of Defense (DOD) and other Governmental organizations by providing unmatched systems life-cycle solutions. As a partner to our clients, we focus on innovative and cutting edge solutions that drive value. We take pride in sustaining a strong culture by remaining true to our Core Values: Profitable Growth is an Imperative, People are the heart of our business, Clients are our valued partners, and Performance excellence is our commitment. Jacobs offers a partnership in which you can grow personally and professionally with the advantages of strong leadership, competitive compensation and rewarding career paths. Come join the team whose work is destined to have a long-range effect on future generations.


Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity Employer and employment selection decisions are based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. Jacobs does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of: race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by country, regional, or local law.

Primary Location United States-California-China Lake/Ridgecrest

Req ID: ATE00010P