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Jacobs Mechanical Engineer in Houston, Texas

Critical Mission Solutions

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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 are looking for a Mechanical Engineer to join our team with Barrios Technology, Inc. , a JETS teammate company. Do you have the following skills?

The selected candidate will:

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

  • Work in a team environment to analyze requirements from the customer and develop design solutions.

  • Design, develop, test, handle implementation, and analysis of technical products and systems.

  • Design unique tests fixtures and methods for various test programs.

  • Develop required system documentation such as procedures and hazard analyses.

  • Maintain a high level of technical excellence for all tasks to ensure the highest quality of technical products including test setups, test operations, development setups, development operations, documentation generation, execution and closeout.

  • Perform engineering design evaluations.

  • Perform extensive testing on space hardware.

  • Prepare and present designs at various design reviews using MS Word and PowerPoint.

  • Produce engineering drawings conforming to applicable standards.

  • Perform dimensional fit analysis including thermal effects.

  • Perform functional analyses, when applicable, and sizing structural analyses.

  • Prepare and present designs at various design reviews using MS Word and PowerPoint.

  • Produce other required design documentation.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Gathering and documenting test requirements.

  • Authorizing test preparation plan that includes requirements, cost, and schedule.

  • Overseeing test preparation with test facility engineering.

  • Leading fuel cell test operations.

  • Reviewing and presenting test data to the fuel cell test team.

  • Identifying potential safety risks and over-see implementation of hazard mitigation.

  • Identifying technical risks and oversee implementation of mitigation.

  • Participate in fuel test planning and technical review meetings within JSC and with other NASA centers.

  • Understand fuel cell membrane electrode assembly fabrication and in situ electrochemical diagnostics.

  • Perform other duties 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, or an 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.

  • Must have the ability to produce drawings, perform dimensional fit tolerance analysis, including thermal effects, and support design with standard hand calculations for fit, function, and structural strength.

  • Must have a minimum of 3 years of experience using solid modeling CAD software.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Must have a working knowledge of machine shop processes and familiarization with the structural and thermal analysis process in the development of hardware.

  • Must have experience with pressure, thermal, vacuum systems.

  • Must have knowledge of fluid, pneumatic, and hydrostatic systems.

  • Must have knowledge of fluid systems and components. This includes basic fluid component types and functions as well as the operation of gaseous oxygen and hydrogen systems.

Preferences:

  • BS degree in Mechanical Engineering.

  • Experience designing and testing hardware.

  • Knowledgeable in high-pressure mechanical systems and fuel cells.

  • Project management experience.

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.).

Attendance

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 a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others.

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