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Jacobs Manufacturing Engineer in Houston, Texas

Critical Mission Solutions

Challenging Today. Reinventing Tomorrow.

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 looking for a Manufacturing Engineer to join our team. Do you have the following skills?

The selected candidate will:

  • Provide expertise and experience in advanced manufacturing engineering to lead and drive innovations throughout the manufacturing facility, enhancing manufacturing technical operations.

  • Provide manufacturing engineering support for Design for Manufacturability and Assembly (DFMA), Best Practices and facility process capabilities.

  • Review and add Geometric Dimensions and Tolerances (GD&T) to drawings per ASME Y14.5.

  • Enhance designs for specific manufacturing methods (for example, 5-axis vs. 3-axis CNC, rapid prototyping, etc.).

  • Efficiently coordinate manufacturing efforts from early design through manufacturing and assembly.

  • Identify long lead-time raw materials, components, services, etc. and assist in procurement to preserve project schedules.

  • Estimate manufacturing/shop processing times for a variety of machined or fabricated parts and assemblies for accurate planning and scheduling purposes.

  • Assist in materials and hardware procurement process.

  • Clarify customer requests and coordinate the input of Customer project requirements to the Manufacturing team.

  • Coordinate manufacturing activities with shop floor and outside vendors.

  • Monitor and communicate progress of Customer's projects through Manufacturing.

  • Promptly communicate with Project Engineers on drawing updates/redlines and corrections.

  • Develop assembly procedures and processes, including alternative assembly methods.

  • Identify hardware and special tooling requirements for assembly operations.

  • 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.

  • BS degree in engineering from an accredited engineering school and five+ (5+) years of related engineering experience.

  • Excellent verbal communication and written presentation skills, as well as excellent interpersonal skills.

  • Strong computer skills and experience in utilizing software tools such as MRP, AutoCAD, Creo (version 5 preferred), MasterCAM, Microsoft Word and Excel, Office, Outlook, and Project.

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

  • Experience with aerospace exotic metals manufacturing and machining including (but not limited to) aluminum, stainless steel, titanium, Hastelloy, and Inconel.

  • Able to make independent, technical, and tactical decisions with a high attentiveness to detail.

Requisition Preferences:

  • 5-10 years' experience in a manufacturing environment with emphasis in CNC, lathes, mills, composites and sheet metal fabrication.

  • Mechanical, Industrial, or Manufacturing degree and ten years of experience in the field.

  • Experience with machining, sheet metal fabrication, welding, and composites manufacturing.

  • Experience in Aerospace, Defense or Automotive manufacturing environment.

  • A familiarity with the NASA/JSC hardware development and Engineering Life Cycle processes.

  • A working knowledge of the NASA/JSC drawing system JSC 8500.4, the Engineering Drawing Control Center (EDCC) and Design and Data Management System (DDMS).

  • Familiarity of quality procedures and documentation for Class 1 Flight Hardware, including material test reports, certificates of compliance, and heat treat and other quality records.

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 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.

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 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/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.