Jacobs Metallographic 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.
This position is part of the Jacobs Space Exploration Group (JSEG) support to the NASA EM32 Welding & Manufacturing (W&M) team under the Engineering Services and Science Capability Augmentation (ESSCA) contract to the NASA MSFC Engineering Directorate.
Work is assigned in an electronic work control system. Once trained, the employee is responsible for selecting and performing the correct techniques to fulfill the work order requirements. The employee will perform metallographic sample preparation, photodocumentation and measurements. Photography is digital, the employee must be able to operate the camera and computer to upload and save files, label photographs, save data, etc.
The selected candidate will work integrally with ESSSA Group and customer engineers and engineering technicians under the guidance of a more senior technician and/or an engineer to plan and conduct work requiring interpretation of standard instructions, techniques, and procedures related to metallographic sample preparation, measurement and interpretation.
Here’s What You’ll Need:
Typically, educational requirement is a HS diploma or GED or equivalent is required. A minimum of 2 years of experience with mechanical systems or other hands on work is required. A general understanding of windows operating systems and basic folder structure is 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!
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General office environment (10%), lab environment (90%). 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%).
Requires sitting for extended periods of time in meetings with peers, management, and with our client at NASA facilities to discuss technical issues (5%). Also, requires sitting for extended periods of time at a desk to write reports and perform engineering tasks (5%). Requires standing, sitting and walking in a lab environment with hazards that require wearing safety glasses, gloves and/or protective clothing to perform some operations (90%). Work will be performed on-site at NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center (100%). Use of stairs or elevators can gain access to buildings will be required. Some work requires using stairs and/or ladders to access elevated work platforms. Positions can require lifting and/or maneuvering materials and/or equipment weighing up to 40 lbs.
Equipment and Machines:
Requires ability to operate a personal computer, a telephone, fax machine, copier, calculator, and other general office equipment (10%). Requires ability to operate standard metallurgical analysis equipment such as cutting tools, metallurgical mounting equipment, grinding and polishing equipment, laboratory etching equipment, metallurgical optical microscopes and cameras, hardness testing equipment, metallurgical analysis instruments (e.g. scanning electron microscope), laboratory data reporting systems, etc. (90%).
Normal workday is from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday. Overtime during the week and weekends may be required (50% max) to meet schedule milestones. Regular attendance is a necessity and adequate arrangements for delegating duties during absences are required.
Other Essential Functions:
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, and to make rational decisions, and to exercise good judgment (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.
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