Jacobs JSEG Mechanical Test Engineer (Mid Level) (AER0000IA) in Huntsville, Alabama

JSEG Mechanical Test Engineer (Mid Level) (AER0000IA)


The successful Mechanical Test Engineer will assist in planning, developing, conducting, and reporting for hardware testing at Marshall Space Flight Center, in Huntsville, AL. The primary responsibility is physical integrity and leak testing of items which will ultimately be sent into space. This work is being performed to verify all items meet the demanding specifications required for space flight. You can help ensure the success of our spaceflight missions by:

  • Hands on testing of pressure and vacuum systems and components and reporting progress and results.

  • Problem solving and troubleshooting using your knowledge of mechanical engineering.

  • Developing, writing, and executing unique pressure testing plans to meet project needs.

  • Providing engineering/scientific support to augment a team of Government and contractor engineers.

  • Working with a team of senior test engineers to further develop your skills.

  • Leveraging your unique talents to expand upon the capabilities of this diverse team.

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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The Huntsville area, visit http://www.Huntsville.org/


A degree in Mechanical Engineering, or related field from an ABET accredited institution is required.Typically, educational requirements are the equivalent of a Ph.D. with a minimum 4 years of experience; Masters with at least 8 years of experience, or a BS with at least 10 years of experience.

Required skills:

  • A strong mechanical background with hands on experience.

  • Ability to assimilate test requirements to develop test methodology and test approaches for requirement verification, including definition of needed test resources.

  • A willingness to perform hands on test set up and testing.

  • An understanding of pressure and vacuum systems.

  • Ability to plan an coordinate work to ensure schedule requirements are met

  • Strong attention to detail when testing and completing required documentation

  • A willingness to perform occasional shift and weekend work.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to communicate with all levels of management including the customer.

  • A strong safety mindset and diligence to ensure a safe working environment at all times.

  • A proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Essential Functions

Work Environment

Office environment. 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%).

Physical Requirements

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

Primary Location United States-Alabama-Huntsville

Req ID: AER0000IA