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Jacobs Electrical Integration Technician in Huntsville, Alabama

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Jacobs Space Exploration Group (JSEG) is comprised of 10 companies and is located at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL (ranked #11 in Best Places to Live by U.S. News). JSEG has been a primary contractor for NASA since 1989 and supports marquee NASA programs, including the Space Launch System, International Space Station, space optics fabrication, earth and space sciences and advanced propulsion system development. As a partner in NASA’s next generation of space exploration, our jobs are literally history in the making by challenging today, reinventing tomorrow.

Position Description:

The position requires expertise in assembly, testing, troubleshooting, and some limited design skill that would be relevant in supporting distributed computing and simulation laboratories, integration tasks and development activities. The position will require personnel certification in operations including Electrostatic Discharge, Cabling Operator, and Crimping Operator. This position will support Hardware In the Loop Systems Integration Labs and Software Development Facilities, as needed.


Perform software/hardware integration activities as required:

  • Support systems integration functions

  • Support software/hardware integration troubleshooting and bug-fix activities

  • Develop and execute test plans and procedures

  • Enter or update documentation into appropriate control system

  • Troubleshoot simulation anomalies

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure products meet performance goals

  • Provide weekly written and oral status reports in a meeting setting

These activities will be on-going as the launch vehicle architecture matures and the SLS program completes program phases, reviews and schedule milestones.

Here’s What You’ll Need:


Educational requirement is a HS diploma or GED or equivalent; at least 6 years of experience and continuing education, or an Associate's Degree or equivalent and at least 2 yers experience.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in electronic hardware assembly and test.

  • Experience in troubleshooting flight like bus interfaces such as MIL-STD 1553B, RS422, RS485, Compact PCI, PCI Express, Gigabit Ethernet (GbE), Discretes, Analog-Digital, Digital-Analog, etc. in support of launch vehicle avionics HWIL systems integration and test.

  • Self-motivated, team player familiar with working in a dynamic work environment.

  • Experience with cable routing and cable testing is highly desired.

  • Experience writing and executing test procedures, performing electrical fabrication and assembly based on verbal or written input, and performing troubleshooting of hardware installations is highly desired.

  • Ability to determine a software fault and system level source of a software fault.

  • Ability to obtain/maintain certifications for various activities such as Overhead Crane/Hoist, Program Critical Hardware/ Manual Move, Electrostatic Discharge, Scissor Lift, Aerial Platform and Forklift.

  • Familiarity with NASA quality control policies and procedures.

  • Experience in computer rack development, buildup, installation and troubleshooting.

  • Experience with Linux based operating systems.

  • Experience working with models and simulations of launch vehicle subsystems and avionics hardware in support of launch vehicle avionics HWIL systems integration and test.

  • Knowledge of systems engineering processes and procedures in disciplines such as hardware and software integration, requirements development, verification and validation, and testing.

The Jacobs Space Exploration Group (JSEG) offers a partnership in which you can grow personally and professionally within a framework of strong leadership, competitive compensation, and rewarding career paths. Come join our team on the Engineering Services and Science Capability Augmentation (ESSCA) contract whose work is destined to have a long-range effect on future generations!

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Essential Functions

Work Environment:

Office and shop environment. Requires ability to interact effectively with co-workers, managers, and clients. Requires ability to provide clear, concise, and accurate communications, both verbally and in writing (50%). Travel may be necessary, but infrequent (<5%).

Physical Requirements:

Requires lifting of sometimes heavy (up to 40 pounds per person) computer systems and associated hardware when building up or maintaining systems (10%). Requires climbing a ladder or operating a vertical lift (up to 15 feet) to work on the avionics lab structure (25%). Requires sitting for extended periods of time in meetings with peers, management, and with our client at NASA facilities to discuss technical issues (10%). Also, requires sitting for extended periods of time at a desk to write reports and perform engineering tasks (20%). Requires ability to use stairs or elevators for access between floors and multiple buildings at NASA and Jacobs facilities (10%).

Equipment and Machines:

Requires ability to operate a personal computer, telephone, task related software, and other general office equipment (50%). Requires the ability to operate materials test equipment (50%).


Normal workday, 7:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday but may be adjusted to meet customer requirements. Overtime during the week and weekends may be required to meet schedules (50% max). Regular attendance and punctuality are mandatory for meetings and other planned occasions. (100%).

Other Essential Functions:

The ability to communicate effectively and work with minimal supervision is essential (100%). Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others.

Proof of U.S. Citizenship is required.


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. Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

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.