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Jacobs Electro-Mechanical Technician III in Houston, Texas

Electro-Mechanical Technician III


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

We need your commitment, teamwork, and energy to help us achieve great things that inspire humans all over the globe. We need you to bring innovative ideas and diverse backgrounds to help us envision, shape, and deliver systems that will benefit the quality of life of people around the world. We are excited about what we do, and we need you on our team as we take on new challenges for NASA’s pursuits in deep space exploration. Jacobs is NASA’s largest engineering solutions provider working alongside NASA at centers across the United States.

We have the unique and significant role to partner with NASA at Johnson Space Center (JSC), to be part of every human spaceflight program – the International Space Station (ISS), NASA’s Orion spacecraft, which will carry astronauts into deep space, and Gateway, the orbiting platform providing the home for astronauts to work and travel back and forth to the moon’s surface, and serving as the platform for deep space exploration. From critical systems on the ISS to enable astronauts to live and work in space; to performing advanced development for systems leading to deep space exploration; to being part of the foundation for Gateway.

We also partner with NASA at JSC, the only NASA center in the United States to curate all astromaterial samples returned from exploration missions, to perform curation services, orbital debris analysis, and basic research to further humankind’s understanding of the origins of our solar system.

We need you to be a part of our team!

We are currently in need of a Electro-Mechanical Technician III to join our team. Do you have the following skills?

This is a JETS CBA position with Jacobs.

The Electro-Mechanical Technician III will:

  • Perform various duties in the design, assembly, installation, testing, calibration, operation, evaluation, modification, and repair of devices used in the conversion of electrical signals to mechanical, hydraulic or pneumatic outputs and the sensors which convert mechanical, thermal and pressure measurements to electrical signals where primary methods, procedures, and standards have been determined. Design, assemble, install, test, calibrate, operate, evaluate, modify, and repair devices used in the conversion of electrical signals to and from mechanical, hydraulic, or pneumatic systems. Requires knowledge of laboratory techniques, methods, and equipment.

  • Perform maintenance and operation of electrical, hydraulic, thermal, pneumatic, and other types of mechanical equipment in assigned laboratories or work areas, including researching, documenting, acquiring parts, repairing, and calibration electro-mechanical devices and systems.

  • Determines and develops methods, procedures, and laboratory equipment required to fulfill assignments and achieve prescribed objectives. Performs all maintenance and operation functions associated with the electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic and other types of mechanical equipment in assigned laboratory or work area.

  • Performs troubleshooting and investigative services for malfunctioning or failed pneumatic, hydraulic, pressure, thermal or other electro—mechanical measuring devices, servo systems or equipment employing energy conversion; repair and calibrates such equipment through personal knowledge and skills used in conjunction with applicable equipment manuals and checkout procedures.

  • Installs, checks out and operates equipment in assigned laboratory or work area and provides preventative maintenance including routine and special purging and cleaning when a system, equipment or device requires it.

  • Operate and perform scheduled and unscheduled maintenance of equipment and systems.

  • Perform periodic readings and monitoring of various facility systems from variety of sources; gauges, sensors, hand held devices, telemetry data to distributive control systems, etc. and record data in written and/or electronic format in hand-held portable and/or desktop computer systems.

  • Works under the general guidance of supervision and may receive job assignments and interface with technical personnel.

  • May be assisted by lower level technicians who have frequent contact with professional and others within the work area.

  • Assemble, operate, and disassemble test equipment and properly dispose of components as defined by procedures.

  • Adheres to written or standardized operating procedures, policies, and protocols for use of lab equipment and to conduct all other operation, maintenance, calibration, and safety related activities as defined for specific work area.

  • Provides technical direction to other technicians.

  • Develop, design, fabricate, modify, repair, and assemble unique prototype components using machining tools (e.g., lathes, mills, drill press, etc.).

  • Perform assigned task in a safe manner and maintain a clean working environment by complying with all safety procedures and company policies.

  • Operate standard equipment and/or instruments including hand-held power tools, meters, and oscilloscopes.

  • Work in a team environment.

  • Perform related duties as required.


Required Education/Experience/Skills:

  • Able to read and interpret basic technical drawings and schematics of complex laboratory and facility systems.

  • Basic knowledge with the process of assembling and installing mechanical and electrical components.

  • Trouble-shooting and problem solving capability.

  • High School diploma or equivalent and 12 years of experience in related field.

  • Requires proficient knowledge of laboratory techniques, methods and equipment; applies advanced technical knowledge.

  • Able to operate and handle basic hand-held and/or power tools.

  • Must be a non-smoker to meet Class 10 Cleanroom requirements (Science Department only)

  • Able to comprehend basic technical terminology and communicate effectively with other employees and team members.

  • Able to visualize and solve practical problems.


  • Knowledge of cryogenics and high-pressure systems.

  • Work experience with metals, composites, and materials such as stainless steel, aluminum, titanium, copper, and Teflon.

  • Ability to organize and prioritize tasks.

  • Familiar with cleanroom protocols and contamination control.

  • Experience with machining tools (e.g., lathe, mill, band saw, etc.).

  • Knowledge and/or familiarity with Ultra-Pure Water (UPW) and reverse osmosis systems.

  • Two year technical degree.

Why Work for Jacobs?

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

Jacobs Aerospace Solutions Overview

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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)

  • Comprehensive Benefit Package (medical, dental & vision)

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Much, much more!

For more information on our partnership with NASA at Johnson Space Center, please visitwww.wehavespaceforyou.com

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and successfully complete a U.S. government background investigation.

Essential Functions

Work Environment:

Calibration Lab/industrial environment. Office environment. Exposure to uneven ground levels, high or low elevations, confined areas, various noise levels caused by power tools, machinery, equipment, etc., extreme hot or cold weather, excessive humidity, rain, etc. Other JSC Test Facility.

Physical Requirements:

Requires occasional:

  • Climbing and maintaining balance on ladders, scaffolds, structures, etc. above or below ground level.

  • Bending, kneeling crouching, squatting and/or crawling from one to 30 minutes at a time.

  • Lifting up to 50 pounds from ground level, at waist level and overhead.

  • Carrying up to 50 pounds for 5 yards.

Requires constant:

  • Seeing and hearing with or without correction.

  • Reaching for, handling and manipulating objects and materials in all directions.

  • Coordinating eyes, hands and fingers to operate tools and equipment.

  • Standing.

Requires the ability to:

  • Follow set procedures and standards.

  • Apply basic mathematical skills.

  • Plan and work selecting proper tools.

  • Compare and understand differences in the size, shape, and form or lines, figures, and objects.

  • Follow written and oral directions, plans and blueprints.

  • Picture and evaluate solid objects from drawings or diagrams using standards that can be measured or checked.

  • Recognize and report safety hazards.

Equipment and Machines:

Operate push carts for transporting hardware. Operation of various calibration standards (precision voltage and current sources and meters, flow instrumentation, pressure systems, gas dividers, vacuum systems, flow benches, etc.) Operate and maintain pressure system carts. Use hand tools and test instruments for troubleshooting hardware and performing repairs. Operate computer workstations and peripheral equipment in support of data handling requirements.


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:

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. Must be able to effectively interface with facility test team members.

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 and supplemental language.

Job Aerospace

Primary Location United States-Texas-Houston-20331-ESCG

Job Type Experienced

Req ID: ADV0000FH