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Jacobs Electronic Fabricator III in Houston, Texas

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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 an Electronic Fabricator III join our team with the Facilities and Testing Division.

This is a JETS II CBA position with Jacobs.

The Electronic Fabricator III will:

  • Perform work based on sketches, engineering drawings, and schematics.

  • Follow steps documented in procedures, task performance sheets, discrepancy report interim dispositions, procedures and WADs.

  • Obtain certifications for and remain proficient in the following:

  • Surface Mount Soldering

  • Thru-Hole Soldering

  • Crimping, Interconnecting Cables, harnesses and Wiring

  • Conformal Coating and Staking

  • Electrostatic Discharge Control

  • Lithium Battery Handling

  • Foreign Object Debris Control

  • Perform printed circuit board assembly and repair which includes assembly cleanliness verification, demoisturization, masking/de-masking and conformal coating.

  • Perform Cable and harness fabrication, assembly, and repair.

  • Perform Electromechanical fabrication, assembly and repair.

  • Perform other electromechanical assembly operations such as but not limited to soldering, crimping, staking, swaging, torqueing, marking.

  • Perform Flight Hardware builds in a Flight Hardware production lab.

  • Identify existing and potential issues during design review, fabrication, modification and/or repair of hardware and immediately communicate issues to staff.

  • Modify and repair commercial off-the-shelf hardware.

  • Conduct parts and calibrated tools inventory and perform other laboratory duties as required.

  • Maintain a safe, clean and orderly work area and adhere to laboratory policies.

  • Coach and mentor lesser skilled technicians.

  • Work after hours and/or weekends as required.

  • Perform related duties as required.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Required Skills:

  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions.

  • Requires a High School diploma or equivalent and 12 years of experience in the field or in a related area.

  • Proficient in reading and understanding Electronic Engineering Fabrication Drawings.

  • Proficient in reading an understanding detailed Electronic Fabrication Procedures.

  • Proficient knowledge of ESD, FOD and controlled stock handling practices and procedures.

  • Proficient knowledge of an Electromechanical Laboratory environment and its Safety Procedures.

  • Ability to solder through hole and SMT at the expert level.

  • Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.

  • Strong organization skills.

  • Strong problem solving abilities.

  • Performs highly skilled work at the expert level.

  • Ability to work with tight deadlines and cope under pressure.

  • Ability to undertake work at client site.

  • Ability to work independently without oversight.

  • Ability to recommend manufacturability guidance and assistance.


  • Handling of NASA flight hardware.

  • Knowledge of quality inspection processes.

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)

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)

  • Much, much more!

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

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


Physical Requirements:

Requires occasional:

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

  • Lifting up to 20 pounds from ground level, at waist level and overhead.

  • Standing.

  • Carrying 20 pounds for up to 5 yards.

Requires frequent:

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

Requires constant:

  • Seeing and hearing with or without correction.

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:

Soldering station, Heat Gun, Vacuum Ovens, Ionograph, Vacuum Deposition Parylene Coating Machine, Microscope, standard electromechanical bench tools such as but not limited to crimpers, cutters, screwdrivers & torque drivers.


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 project customers.

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