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Jacobs Machinist Designer Drafter in Houston, Texas

Critical Mission Solutions

Your mission is our mission.

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 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 Machinist Designer Drafter to join our team. Do you have the following skills?

The selected candidate will:

  • Support NASA Johnson Space Center's (JSC) activities on the International Space Station and space exploration.

  • Provide expertise and experience in Computer Aided Design Drafting and manufacturing engineering.

  • Promote and practice safety in the manufacturing environment maintaining awareness of and implementing all applicable safety procedures.

  • Maintain a neat, orderly, and safe work area.

  • Provide expertise and experience in manufacturing engineering using 3D printing, CNC machines and other manual equipment.

  • Know how to Interpret Geometric Dimensions and Tolerances (GD&T)

  • Perform assignments involving the processing of 3D printing of non-metallic parts.

  • Perform the assembly of 3D printed parts.

  • Estimate processing times for a variety of parts and assemblies for planning and scheduling purposes.

  • Perform assembly of electrical printed circuit bords and other electrical components.

  • Produce CAD engineering models and drawings using PTC CREO version 5, conforming to NASA/JSC JPR 8500.4 drawing requirements and the ASME drawing standards.

  • Provide support for Design for Manufacturability (DFM), Best Practices and facility process capabilities.

  • Coordinate with customers regarding requests requirements and inputs.

  • Coordinate manufacturing activities with Design Engineers and Project Managers.

  • Monitor progress of Engineering Service Requests.

  • Communicate with Design and Project Engineers on manufacturing and drawing redlined updates and corrections.

  • Prepare and present design documentation using MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

  • Support meetings and create reports.

  • Perform other duties as required.

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.

  • AS degree in CAD Manufacturing Design Engineering Technology or similar field from an accredited college or university and four (4) years of related manufacturing and CAD engineering experience, or a BS degree from an accredited engineering school and four (2) years of related engineering experience.

  • Experience in a manufacturing environment with emphasis in CAD, CNC, lathes, mills, and sheet metal fabrication.

  • Experience in a manufacturing environment.

  • Ability to interpret Geometric Dimensions and Tolerances (GD&T)

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Experience with PTC CREO version 5 and the ASME Y14 drawing standards.

  • Experience with PTC Windchill CAD file management system.

  • Strong computer skills with MS Office Software Products such as Word, Excel, Office, Outlook, PowerPoint, and MS Teams.

  • Ability to make independent, technical, and tactical decisions with a high attention to details.

  • Ability to multitask and function safely in a high pace environment.

  • Ability to work independently.

Requisition Preferences:

  • 3-8 years' experience in a manufacturing environment with emphasis in 3D printing, CNC, lathes, and mills.

  • Experience in operating standard hand tools, power tools, shop equipment, and measuring instruments, including, but not limited to:

  • CNC Mills

  • CNC Router

  • Drill Press

  • Lathe

  • Saws

  • Sanders and grinders

  • Micrometers and Calipers

  • Experience in operating 3D printers (Markforged Mark II, Stratasys Fortus 250 and Stratasys 450 a definite plus).

  • A working knowledge of PTC CREO version 5 and the ASME drawing standards.

  • Familiar with PTC Windchill CAD file management system.

  • Familiar with the NASA/JSC JPR-8500.4 drawing requirements.

  • Familiar with the NASA/JSC Engineering Drawing Release System (EDRS).

  • Familiar with the NASA/JSC hardware development and JETS Engineering Life Cycle processes.

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 (https://app.frame.io/presentations/225c1d41-60d8-58cc-bf8c-fd204fb246d9)

Jacobs Aerospace Solutions Overview (https://app.frame.io/presentations/dc04b01f-c3bd-46ad-88c9-95a4917fd985)

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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)

  • 401(k)

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Much, much more!

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

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

  • Management has the prerogative to select at any level for which this position has been advertised.

Essential Functions

Work Environment

Generally an office environment, but can involve inside or outside work depending on task.

Physical Requirements

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

Equipment and Machines

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


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 when required.

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, 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/migratedfiles/employers/eeocgina_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.