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Jacobs Electro/Mech Tech II in Houston, Texas

Electro/Mech Tech II


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 an Electro/Mech Tech II to join our team. Do you have the following skills?

This is a JETS CBA position with Jacobs.

As an Electro/Mech Tech II you 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.

  • Assist in the development of methods, procedures, and laboratory equipment required to fulfill assignments and achieve prescribed objectives.

  • Assist in troubleshooting and investigative services for malfunctioning or failed pneumatic, hydraulic, thermal or other electromechanical measuring devices, counting devices, servo systems or equipment employing energy conversion; repairs and calibrates such equipment in accordance with applicable equipment manuals and check out procedures.

  • Install, checks out and operate 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.

  • Assist in preparation of test and/or operational procedures, selection, and set—up test equipment; participates in scheduled and unscheduled operations by operating on-line equipment, making necessary adjustments and alignments, monitoring meters, gauges, etc., and recording data.

  • Operate and preform 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.

  • Receive technical advice from higher technicians, lead technician supervisor or engineers.

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

  • Adhere 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.

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

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

  • Work in a team environment.

  • Perform related duties as required.


Required Skills:

  • High School diploma or equivalent and 4 years of experience in related field.

  • Able to read and interpret basic technical drawings and schematics.

  • Knowledge of the process of assembling and installing mechanical and electrical components.

  • Trouble-shooting and problem solving capability.

  • Requires knowledge of laboratory techniques, methods, and equipment.

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

  • Knowledge of cryogenics and high-pressure systems.

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

  • Able to visualize and solve practical problems.

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


  • 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, bandsaw, 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

Physical Requirements:

Requires constant:

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

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

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

  • Seeing and hearing with or without correction.

  • Crawling and kneeling from 1 to 30 minutes at a time.

Requires Frequent:

  • Standing.

  • Lifting up to 40 pounds.

  • Carrying up to 40 pounds for 20 yards from ground level, from waist level and overhead (occasional).

  • Bending and crouching/squatting at waist from 1 to 30 minutes at a time.

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.

Work Environment:

Typically a lab or warehouse, or a cleanroom environment with exposure to extreme hot or cold weather, excessive humidity, rain, etc., work performed at low and/or high elevations. Exposure to various noise levels caused by power tools, machinery, equipment, etc.

Equipment and Machines:

Operate hand-held tools such as drills, power saws, calipers, torque-wrenches, crimping tools, screw-drivers, pliers, etc. Operate basic laboratory instruments such as oscilloscopes, volt meters, gauges, and pressure sensors, etc. Operates personal computer and related computer peripheral equipment to maintain and update database logs and/or records and print documents. Ability to use Microsoft Office and Windows Operating System. Ability to use two-way radio.


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.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

Primary Location United States-Texas-Houston

Req ID: AS0004IQ