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Jacobs Mechanisms and Structures Mechanical Design Engineer for Lunar Exploration Systems in Houston, Texas

Mechanisms and Structures Mechanical Design Engineer for Lunar Exploration Systems


Are you passionate about human spaceexploration or understanding the origins of the universe, and working with adynamic and diverse team to make a difference? If you are, we needyou!

We need your commitment, teamwork,and energy to help us achieve great things that inspire humans all over theglobe. We need you to bring innovative ideas and diverse backgrounds tohelp us envision, shape, and deliver systems that will benefit the quality oflife of people around the world. We are excited about what we do, and weneed you on our team as we take on new challenges for NASA’s pursuits in deepspace exploration. Jacobs is NASA’s largest engineering solutionsprovider working alongside NASA at centers across the United States.

We have the unique and significantrole to partner with NASA at Johnson Space Center (JSC), to be part of everyhuman spaceflight program – the International Space Station (ISS), NASA’s Orionspacecraft, which will carry astronauts into deep space, and Gateway, theorbiting platform providing the home for astronauts to work and travel back andforth to the moon’s surface, and serving as the platform for deep spaceexploration. From critical systems onthe ISS to enable astronauts to live and work in space; to performing advanceddevelopment for systems leading to deep space exploration; to being part of thefoundation for Gateway.

We also partner with NASA at JSC,the only NASA center in the United States to curate all astromaterial samplesreturned from exploration missions, to perform curation services, orbitaldebris analysis, and basic research to further humankind’s understanding of theorigins of our solar system.

We need you to be a part of ourteam!

We are currently in need of a Mechanisms and Structures Mechanical DesignEngineer for Lunar Exploration Systems to join our team Barrios Technology, Inc ., a JETSteammate company. Do you have the following skills?

As a Mechanisms and Structures Mechanical Design Engineer for LunarExploration Systems you will:

  • Support NASA’s future lunar explorationactivities.

  • Work in a teamenvironment to analyze requirements from the customer and develop designsolutions.

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

  • Performengineering design evaluations.

  • Produceengineering drawings conforming to JPR 8500 and other applicable standards.

  • Performdimensional fit tolerance analysis including thermal effects.

  • Performfunctional analyses, when applicable, and sizing structural analyses.

  • Producedrawings conforming to ASME Y14.5 as well as support design with standard handcalculations for fit, function and structural strength.

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

  • Produceother required design documentation.

  • Performother duties as required.



Thisposition has been posted at multiple levels. Depending on the candidate'sexperience, requirements and business needs, we reserve the right to considercandidates at any level for which this position has been advertised.

  • BS degree in engineering from an accredited engineering school.

  • Experience designing and analyzing mechanisms.

  • Experience in all phases of the engineeringdesign process (including concept brainstorming, requirements definition,prototyping, detailed design, analysis, manufacturing, assembly, andvalidation).

  • Must have the ability to produce drawingsconforming to ASME Y14.5, perform dimensional fit tolerance analysis includingthermal effects and to support design with finite element analysis (FEA)standard hand calculations for fit, function, and structural strength.

  • Must have experience using solid modeling CADsoftware, specifically PTC CREO or Pro/E.

  • Familiarity with basic design formanufacturing principles.

  • Excellent communication skills and the abilityto work in a multi-disciplinary team of mechanical, electrical, and softwareengineers.

  • Must have working knowledge of machine shopand 3D printing processes.


  • Familiarization with JSC Engineering DrawingSystem Manual (JPR 8500).

  • Familiarization with JSC FabricationTolerances and Practices (SKZ36103755).

  • Experience designing hardware and creatingdrawings for NASA/JSC.

Why Workon Our Team?

Click on the below links to view just a small sample of allthat we do! Come join our team and be part of our future. We lookforward to seeing you!

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In addition to exciting careeropportunities 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!

Formore information on our partnership with NASA at Johnson SpaceCenter, please visitwww.wehavespaceforyou.com

  • Mustbe a U.S. Citizen and successfully complete a U.S. government backgroundinvestigation.

  • Managementhas the prerogative to select at any level for which this position has beenadvertised.

Essential Functions

Work Environment

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

Physical Requirements

Work may involve sitting or standing for extended periods (90% of time). Mayrequire 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 peakperiods and surge requirements when required.

Other Essential Functions

Must be able to work in a team atmosphere. Must put forward a professionalbehavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation.Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose asafety 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, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws and supplemental language .

Job Aerospace

Primary Location United States-Texas-Houston-20331-ESCG

Job Type Experienced

Req ID: ADV0000A3