Jacobs JSEG Spaceflight Hardware Production Lead (AER0000H6) in Huntsville, Alabama

JSEG Spaceflight Hardware Production Lead (AER0000H6)



The selected candidate will provide support to the Space Launch System (SLS) Systems Engineering & Integration Production Discipline. Tasks are : Evaluate design concepts from a producibility perspective, including supporting various trade studies and options. Coordinate production, technical and programmatic issues with SLS Stages, Spacecraft & Payload Integration, Booster, and Engines elements and document issues in biweekly notes, e-mails, or verbal reports to the Production Discipline Lead Engineer. Support the development of the Assembly and Integration Plan. Identify issues and concerns and work with the affected organizations to get them resolved. Report status and issues to engineering and project management. Support SLS related meetings and Production discipline team meetings and Production Discipline Lead Engineers (DLE).


Production Lead Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the overall management of the Multipurpose Crew Vehicle Stage Adapter (MSA) Production Team.

  • Production team consists of members from multiple organizations and vendors.

  • Coordinate the following activities across the production team and ensure they are completed successfully and on schedule for delivery of the final assembled flight hardware.

  • Technical planning - Solumina package, paint development, schedule inputs

  • Fabrication of all piece parts - forgings, panels, rings, diaphragm, secondary payload brackets, cables

  • Assembly efforts - lifts/moves, technicians and parts needed, fab requests to initiate work orders for upcoming activities

  • Integration and testing activities - paint development testing, cable testing, avionics unit testing

  • Obtain approval in a timely manner from Project, Task Lead and Quality for reworks, repairs, etc. as needed to remain on schedule prior to Discrepancy Reports (DR’s) being closed out.

  • Procure piece parts and all necessary hardware for final assembly and integration through generation of fab requests. Track delivery, cleaning and quality buy-off for each part.

  • Identify critical and non-critical lifts and obtain buy-in from Project, Engineering and Quality. Work with the logistics organization to schedule heavy lifts and moves of flight hardware.

  • Report status, issues and concerns to the Project Lead, Engineering Task Lead, Quality and Project Management as required.

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!

To discover more about:

JSEG, google YesWeAreRocketScientists.com using your favorite search engine!

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


Typically, educational requirements are the equivalent of a Ph.D., with a minimum 14 years of experience, Masters with at least 18 years of experience, or BS with at least 20 years of experience. Adegree from an ABET accredited program in Physical Sciences, Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science/Engineering or equivalent is required.

  • Have strong customer relations skills

  • Have the ability to multi-task and transition between quick turnaround assignments

  • Show initiative and be proactive to make connections and build relationships with key players on the tasks

  • Demonstrate the capability to plan and perform analyses independently and as a team

  • Demonstrate strong technical writing and presentation skills in order to present data to customers

Additional Desired Skills:

  • Microsoft Project experience is highly desired.

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: AER0000H6