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Jacobs Electronics Manufacturing Engineer (Subject Matter Expert) - Space Exploration Electronics Systems in Houston, Texas

Critical Mission Solutions

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We're invested in you and your success. Everything we do - whether Aerospace, Defense, Intelligence, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, Nuclear, Automotive, or Telecommunications - 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.

It's our promise to challenge the status quo as we redefine how to solve the world's greatest challenges, and transform 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 are actively searching for qualified candidates for this potential opening; however, we do not have assurance at this time when the position will be finalized and opened. Because we have strong reason to believe the position will be approved soon, we are proceeding with identifying qualified candidates and conducting interviews. **

We are looking for an Electronics Manufacturing Engineer (Subject Matter Expert) - Space Exploration Electronics Systems to join our team with Barrios Technology, Inc. , a JETS teammate company. Do you have the following skills?

​As an Electronics Manufacturing Engineer (Subject Matter Expert) - Space Exploration Electronics Systems you will:

  • Report directly to the Electronics and Electrical Section Manager as part of group of over 60 other Electronics and Electrical Engineers.

  • Support Engineers and Electrical Technicians directly in the lab as an interface to the workmanship and processes (parts, design for manufacturability, manufacturing, assembly, certification test, vendor system anomalies, etc…).

  • Be responsible for: monitoring, improving, and analyzing processes including assembly, functional testing and production.

  • Provide design support and guidance in various aspects of the Electrical/Electronic manufacturing processes thru their expertise in manufacturing workmanship / manufacturing processes / EEE Parts and Advanced Packaging / general IPC / flight certification / anomalies knowledge and experience.

  • Serve as technical lead in avionic workmanship and processes at JSC and representing JSC with NASA (NASA workmanship group, participation at IPC meetings, etc.).

  • Utilizes systematic problem solving and data collection to create process maps of each facet of manufacturing that can then be analyzed in order to find any potential bottle necks, key areas that are in need of improvement, or cost cutting opportunities and downtime reduction.

  • Provide production floor and assembly support in technical matters relating to assembly drawing interpretation, Engineering Change Notices, rework, manufacturing difficulties and specifications.

  • Conceives, investigates, evaluates, and makes recommendations for new equipment, tooling, and processes to improve safety, reliability, capacity and reduce costs.

  • Leads and/or participates in health, safety, environmental, production, material control, and R&D project teams.

  • Writes weekly activity and project reports, develops action plans, and generates work instructions, test procedures and other documentation to support production operations.

  • Ability to tailor processes based on customer requirements.

  • Be familiar with NASA specifications for Electronics Component development.

  • Develop detailed procedures for manufacturing processes.

  • Troubleshoot and manufacturing issues and provide recommendations.

  • Understand printed circuit board designs and the associated manufacturing processes.

  • Work in a laboratory environment, following standard operating procedures.

  • Perform other duties as required and assigned.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Required Education/Experience/Skills:

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.

  • BS degree in engineering from an accredited Manufacturing or engineering school or Aerospace or Physics and five (5) years of related engineering experience, or a MS degree from an accredited engineering school and four (4) years of related engineering experience, or Ph.D. from an accredited engineering school and zero (0) years of related experience.

  • Engineering, either Electrical/Electronic or Mechanical Engineering preferred

  • Experience in electronics manufacturing, including: Printed Circuit Board Manufacturing, Printed Circuit Board Assembly, Polymeric Applications (staking, conformal coating, encapsulation, etc.), Fiber Optics, Electronic Box-Level Assembly and flight certification testing. Experience on various electronic manufacturing processes and techniques (automatic, manual, etc.). Experience in packaging technology in Electrical/Electronic/Electromechanical (EEE) Parts, with good understanding on how to conduct proper qualification and evaluation of advanced packaging technology for spaceflight use. Experience in evaluating qualification and acceptance test results on avionic systems.

  • In-the-field experience in the areas of avionic manufacturing workmanship and processes.

Requisition Preferences:

  • Knowledgeable in basic electronics design and capable of performing basic circuit analysis.

  • Knowledgeable or have experience in performing electrical and mechanical fault analyses.

  • Knowledgeable and experienced in IPC J-STD-001, NASA-STD-8739 and ANSI/ESD S20.20 Standards.

  • Knowledgeable in EEE Parts and Advanced Packaging.

  • Experience with test hardware such as oscilloscopes, multi-meters, logic analyzers, function generators, electronic load banks, power supplies, power analyzers.

  • Prior experience with cable design for space applications.

  • Proficient in MS Office programs, particularly MS Project, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, OneNote and Outlook.

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills and the ability to work in a team environment.

Why Work on 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

  • 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 the task.

Physical Requirements

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

Equipment and Machines

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


Regular attendance in accordance with the established work schedule is critical. Ability to work outside normal schedule and adjust the 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

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) .

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.