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Jacobs Design Drafter Softgoods and Mechanical in Houston, Texas

Challenging Today. Reinventing Tomorrow.

We're invested in you and your success. Everything we do is more than just a project. It's our challenge as human beings, too. That's why we bring a thoughtful and collaborative approach to every one of our partnerships.

At Jacobs, we challenge the status quo and redefine how to solve the world's greatest challenges, transforming big ideas into intelligent solutions for a more connected, sustainable world.

Design your career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow

Your Impact:

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 Design Drafter Softgoods and Mechanical to join our team with JETS II Teammate company, Bastion Technologies, Inc.

This is a modified full-time opportunity.

The selected candidate will:

  • Support NASA Johnson Space Center's (JSC) activities on the International Space Station and space exploration

  • Promote and practice safety awareness

  • Produce CAD engineering Softgoods and Mechanical drawings using AutoCAD and PTC CREO conforming to NASA/JSC JPR 8500.4 drawing requirements and the ASME Y14 drawing standards

  • Coordinate with the Softgoods Lab, Design Engineers and Project Manager regarding drawing requirements and inputs

  • Monitor progress of engineering assigned drawings

  • Communicate with the Softgoods Lab, Design Engineers and Project Manager regarding drawing progress, priorities, redlined updates, and corrections

  • Prepare and present design and drawing documentation using MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

  • Support and attend meetings and create weekly reports

  • Perform other duties as required

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Requisition Qualifications:

This position has been posted at multiple levels. Depending on the candidate's experience, requirements, and business needs, we reserve the right to consider candidates at any level for which this position has been advertised.

  • Typically requires a HS Diploma or its equivalent and normally possess 12 years of experience in the field or in a related area

  • Must have the ability to produce drawings conforming to ASME Y14 standards

  • Must have experience with Softgoods and Mechanical design and drawings

  • Must have knowledge of drawing layouts and applications

  • Must have experience with electro-mechanical design and systems

  • Ability to interpret vendor specification sheets and other technical documentation

  • Must have AutoCAD and/or PTC CREO/Sheet metal experience

  • Must have knowledge of CAD file conversions

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Strong computer skills with MS Office Software Products such as Word, Excel, Office, Outlook, PowerPoint, and MS Teams

  • Must have some knowledge of Smartsheet's

  • Ability to make independent, technical, and tactical decisions with a high attention to details

  • Ability to multitask and function safely in a high pace environment

  • Ability to work independently

Requisition Preferences:

  • Familiarization with JSC Engineering Drawing System Manual (NASA/JSC JPR 8500)

  • Familiarization with JSC Fabrication Tolerances and Practices (SKZ36103755)

  • Knowledge on drafting of Softgoods pieces and assemblies

  • Knowledge of CREO Sheet Metal

  • Minimum 2 years' experience designing flight hardware and creating drawings for NASA/JSC

  • Minimum of 2 years' experience using AutoCAD

  • Minimum of 2 years' experience using PTC CREO

Why Join Our Team?

Click on the below links to view just a small sample of all that we do! Come join our team and be part of our future. We look forward to seeing you!

See What We Do (https://app.frame.io/presentations/225c1d41-60d8-58cc-bf8c-fd204fb246d9)

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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)

  • 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 is 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.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) and supplemental language (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/eeoc_gina_supplement.pdf) .