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Jacobs Electrical Maintenance & Reliability Engineer in Hampton, Virginia

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Your Impact:

The Jacobs Team is excited to have been selected as the prime contractor for the Facility Operations and Maintenance Service (FOMS) IDIQ task orders for both NASA and the Navy at Wallops Island, VA. At Jacobs, our focus on building long-term client relationships has helped us become one of the largest and most diverse companies in our industry, providing engineering, science, facility services, and technical expertise. Today, our more than 55,000 employees around the world provide a broad range of technical services to our Government, industrial, and commercial clients in multiple industries.

This position is located at the Wallops Island Flight Facility Operations and Maintenance Service, NASA Wallops, Wallops Island, VA.


The Electrical Maintenance and Reliability Engineer is expected have a working knowledge of electrical systems, maintenance practices, and poses problem solving and troubleshooting skills. Some of the key responsibilities of the maintenance and reliability engineer are:

  • Developing procedures for major overhauls and technically complex repairs of critical electrical equipment

  • Troubleshoot equipment and system problems including high voltage distribution systems, electrical control systems, drive systems and building power systems

  • Analysis of system/equipment performance as compared to design criteria

  • Conduct root cause failure analysis, develop action plan to eliminate repeat failures, and implement corrective actions

  • Establishing and driving reliability engineering principles and best work practices

  • Development and oversight of preventive and predictive maintenance procedures

  • Identify key areas for reliability improvements

  • Provide technical input to the Engineering Design Department on the selection and installation of equipment and systems based on reliability improvements and industry best practices

  • Apply engineering standards in evaluating facility, system and equipment conditions

  • Coach and develop personnel in changing from reactive to proactive maintenance

Here’s What You’ll Need:

U.S. Citizenship required. BS degree in Electrical Engineering or in appropriate discipline is preferred; and three (3) to five (5) years related engineering experience or MS degree and two (2) to three (3) years of related engineering experience, or Ph.D. from an accredited engineering school and a working knowledge of maintenance and reliability requirements for electrical systems. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and experience in Microsoft Office applications required.

Essential Functions

Work Environment:

Office environment (90%)

Test Environment- May be exposed to areas of high noise levels, hazardous propellants, explosives, chemicals, steam, high-pressure lines, and industrial facilities.

Travel between facilities and test sites is required. (10%)

Physical Requirements:

Must have sufficient mobility to enter all areas of test facilities. Must be able to walk, stand, bend, twist and sit for extended periods as well as climb, crawl in confined spaces, and lift up to 35lbs.

Equipment and Machines:

Standard office equipment (PC, telephone, fax, copier, etc.) (50%)

Experience with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook. (30%)

Safety and Personal Protective Equipment (20%)


Regular attendance mandatory (100%)

Overtime/work outside normal schedule required (20%)

Other Essential Functions:

U.S. Citizenship required. Must be able to work in a team atmosphere. Must put forward a professional behavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation. Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety/risk hazard to the employee or others. The work environment requires the ability to cooperate and work with individuals at all levels of the company and the client. Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance as required. Your SPA is a Company provided tool to use for the prevention of incidents, accidents, and injuries; as such, it is the most important tool that you are required to use. A valid driver’s license is required.

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