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Jacobs Instrument/Electrical Technician II in Houston, Texas

Challenging Today. Reinventing Tomorrow.

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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 Instrument/Electrical Technician II join our team.

This is a JETS CBA position with Jacobs.

The Instrument/Electrical Technician II will:

  • Plan, Layout, and install electrical and instrumentation wires to facility equipment per engineering work orders and schematics.

  • Perform electrical and instrumentation buildup and installations in compliance with National Electric Code and NASA standard guidelines.

  • Plan, Layout, assemble and install cable tray or conduit to facility equipment per engineering work orders.

  • Perform buildup of power distribution or data and control system panels per engineering work orders and schematics.

  • Perform buildup of cable assemblies from engineering work orders and electrical schematics.

  • Use basic machine shop tools such as drill presses, band saws, sheet metal brakes, belt sanders, or shears to support facility or test stand buildups.

  • Disassemble and reassemble motors, generators, switchgear, transfer switches and other similar equipment during buildup or troubleshooting activities.

  • Demonstrate competent use of basic electrical measurement devices (voltage, current, etc.) given an engineering work order and schematics.

  • Trace out existing system wiring to verify or update facility drawings.

  • Troubleshoot electrical and instrumentation systems using schematics and manufacturer’s documentation.

  • Perform elevated work from ladders, scaffolding, raised platforms, man-lifts or other similar raised locations.

  • Perform work in confined spaces as required.

  • Support test duty stations as required.

  • Perform other related tasks as required.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Required Skills:

  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions.

  • General computer and typing skills.

  • General knowledge of the National Electrical Code.

  • High School diploma or equivalent.

  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in the field or related area.


  • Formal National Electrical Code Training.

  • Electrical Trade School Training.

  • Electrical State License.

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

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


Physical Requirements:

Requires Constant:

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

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

  • Standing.

  • Seeing and hearing with or without correction.

Requires Frequent:

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

Requires Occasional:

  • Lifting up to 25 pounds from ground level, waist level and overhead.

  • Carrying up to 25 pounds for 5 yards.

  • Bending, kneeling, crouching/squatting, and crawling from 1 to 30 minutes at a time.

Requires the ability to:

  • Following set procedures and standards.

  • Applying basic mathematical skills.

  • Planning work and selecting proper tools.

  • Comparing and understanding differences in the size, shape, and form of lines, figures and objects.

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

  • Following oral and written directions, plans and blueprints.

  • Ability to recognize and report safety hazards.

Work Environment:

Lab/industrial environment. Clean room/chamber environment. Office environment. Work may be performed at low and/or high elevations, work performed in confined areas. Exposure to various noise levels caused by power tools, machinery, equipment, etc. Other JSC test facility.

Equipment and Machines:

Operate push carts for transporting hardware. Use hand/power tools and test instruments for troubleshooting electrical systems and performing repairs. Operate computer workstations and peripheral equipment in support of administrative 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 (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) .