Jacobs Hardware Engineer 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.
This position is with the Engineering Services and Sciences Capability Augmentation Contract (ESSCA) performing work supporting NASA’s Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) Program (SLSP), In-Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) and other advanced material development projects at the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC).
This will be a hands-on hardware engineering position working within an ionic liquid materials research and development lab for space flight applications. The candidate will provide general hardware engineering support for various NASA funded projects. These duties may include but, are not limited to:
- Designing and building mechanical hardware/components
- Designing and building test cells for ionic liquid experimental setups. This will involve a combination of mechanical and electrical knowledge/skills
- Troubleshoots problems with existing hardware
Typically, educational requirement is a BS degree in mechanical or electrical engineering, or a related field. Degree from an ABET accredited institution preferred.
- 5 to 10 years of experience
- Experience designing and building experimental/research hardware
- Proficient in Windows XP Pro and Windows 7 Operating Systems, and Microsoft OfficeSuites for 2007/2010/2013, particularly Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and file organization skills.
Research experience in the following areas are desired:
Experience working in a laboratory research environment
Experience with LabView
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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General office environment (90%), lab environment (10%). Requires ability to provide clear, concise, accurate and timely communication, both verbally and in writing (100%). Requires ability to interact professionally with co-workers, management, and client (100%). Requires travel in the domestic USA (<15%).
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 (80%). 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, a telephone, fax machine, copier, calculator, and other general office equipment (100%).
Normal workday is from 7:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday. Minimal overtime may be required (10%) to meet schedule milestones and to support technical demands of the job. Regular attendance is a necessity and adequate arrangements for delegating duties during absences are required.
Other Essential Functions:
The ability to work independently with minimal supervision, and to make rational decisions, and to exercise good judgment 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.
Primary Location United States-Alabama-Huntsville-20320-MSFC
Job Type Experienced
Req ID: AER0004YF