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Jacobs Console Specialist (On-Call Position - Multiple Shifts) – CHAPEA Mars Mission Analog Control Center in Houston, Texas

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Are you passionate about human space exploration, understanding the origins of the universe, and working with a passionate and diverse team to make a difference? If you are, we need you!

We need your talent, teamwork, and energy to help us achieve great things that inspire people all over the globe. We need you to bring creative ideas and diverse backgrounds to help us envision, shape, and deliver systems that will enable the exploration of space while benefiting people here on Earth. We are excited about what we do, and we need you on our team as we take on exciting challenges for NASA’s pursuits in deep space exploration. Jacobs is NASA’s largest engineering solutions provider working together with NASA at centers across the United States.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Console Specialist (On-Call Position - Multiple Shifts) – CHAPEA Mars Mission Analog Control Center to join our team with JETS II Teammate Company, Intuitive Machines.

This part-time position is a On-Call, as needed position. Working hours may consist of 1st, 2nd, or 3rd shift.

If selected, you will:

  • Participate in a team environment to provide mission control staffing for NASA's CHAPEA 1-year Mars surface mission analog study (24/7 coverage). The primary purpose is to support the evaluation of food systems during long-term space missions.

  • Perform real-time evaluation of safety conditions within the Mars analog habitat to ensure safety of the analog mission crew and habitat facility.

  • Maintain situational awareness of crew activities and habitat facility functions to ensure crew safety.

  • Contribute to mission planning activities for the analog crew mission such as the development of timelines, checklists, plans, and procedures including but not limited to mock EVAs, science operation tasks, exercise activities.

  • Provide daily status reports including mission progress and issues to the mission operations manager.

  • Participate in daily status meetings.

  • Maintain a professional relationship with the NASA customer and other NASA support contractors.

  • Work will include 1st, 2nd and 3rd shift operations.

  • Understand and execute safety-critical responses with respect to off-nominal situations.

  • Understand and execute troubleshooting during mission with regards to IT.

  • Provide handover notes to adjacent shift workers to ensure crew daily plans and related activities are successfully performed.

  • Perform other duties as required.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Requisition Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a HS diploma and 5 years of experience or BS in Engineering Technology or related field.

  • Ability to prepare written documents and to verbally present at various meetings.

  • Must be able to organize and prioritize tasks to meet deadlines and schedules with limited supervision.

  • Experience working in a team environment.

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office products.​​

Requisition Preferences:

  • ​​STEM bachelor’s degree from an accredited school.

  • Student seeking a science or engineering degree from an accredited school.

  • Prior NASA engagement with analog missions or educational activities.

  • IT system administrator experience including troubleshooting.​​

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In addition to exciting career opportunities, we also have:

  • Excellent personal and professional career growth

  • 9/80 work schedule (every other Friday off), when applicable

  • Onsite cafeteria (breakfast & lunch)

  • Much, much more!

For more information on our partnership with NASA at Johnson Space Center (JSC), please visit www.wehavespaceforyou.com

  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship or US Permanent Residency may be a requirement for this position.

  • Must be able to complete a U.S. government background investigation.

  • Management has the prerogative to select at any level for which the position is advertised.

Essential Functions

Work Environment

Generally, an office environment, but can involve inside or outside work depending on task.

Physical Requirements

Work may involve sitting or standing for extended periods (90% of time). May require lifting and carrying up to 25 lbs. (5% of time).

Equipment and Machines

Standard office equipment (PC, telephone, printer, etc.).


Regular attendance in accordance with established work schedule is critical. Ability to work outside normal schedule and adjust schedule to meet peak periods and surge requirements.

Other Essential Functions

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.

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