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Jacobs Materials & Processes Engineer in Houston, Texas

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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 a Materials & Processes Engineer to join the team with JETS II Teammate Company, McLaurin Aerospace.


  • Advise, guide, and provide consultation on requirements for Materials & Processes (M&P) for intravehicular (IVA) and extravehicular (EVA) environments, including materials selection, process control and qualification, design for corrosion prevention, electrical bonding, flammability, toxic offgassing, and processes specification

  • Provide input to program/project specifications and ensure appropriate materials requirements are incorporated into all program/project specifications at the right level

  • Review project/program documentation, specifications, and engineering drawings to ensure M&P requirements are met for spaceflight hardware

  • Assess whether standard vendor processes meet requirements, and if not, clearly define changes that need to be implemented

  • Provide vendors with recommendations for qualification and acceptance testing that will properly satisfy verification of requirements

  • Provide inspection and manufacturing process support for human space flight syste

  • Other duties as required

Here’s what you’ll need :

Requisition Qualifications:

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.

  • Requires a minimum of a bachelor's degree in Engineering and normally possess 5 - 10 years of related experience. License and certification may be required

  • Knowledge in materials and processes for space applications, including materials selection (metallics and nonmetallics), design for corrosion prevention and electrical bonding, failure analysis, heat treatment, adhesive bonding, contamination control, etc.

  • Familiar with metallic and nonmetallic materials specifications, properties, testing

  • Knowledge in engineering drawing review for materials and processes

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills with the ability to critically assess manufacturing/material processes and designs

  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently in a multidisciplinary field

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

Requisition Preferences:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Engineering (Metallurgy, Welding, Materials, Materials Science, Aerospace, Mechanical, Chemical)

  • 5-10 or more years of related work experience or an equivalent combination of technical education and experience (e.g., M.S. or Ph.D. in Engineering)

  • Previous experience in material selection (metallics and nonmetallics) for electrical components, corrosion prevention, flammability prevention, oxygen compatibility, processes qualification, contamination control, development, test, and evaluation for NASA and/or aerospace projects

  • Structural composites testing and qualification for aerospace applications is highly desirable

  • Previous experience with human space flight system engineering and integration practices

  • Implementation of system requirements into hardware design and development

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!

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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), when applicable

  • 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 may be 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.


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