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Jacobs Test 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 Test Technician position is part of the Jacobs Space Exploration Group (JSEG) support to NASA under the Engineering Services and Science Capability Augmentation (ESSCA) contract to the NASA MSFC Engineering Directorate.


The Test Technician will support experiments on the Electrostatic Levitator (ESL) by:

Supporting vacuum hardware maintenance and replacement

Supporting wire bundle builds and development

Bench testing and troubleshooting instrumentation

Supporting sample fabrication, material tracking, and minor machining activities

Executing experiments end-to-end

Providing feedback for future development and equipment improvements

Providing feedback and insight for equipment control and programming development and improvement

Interfacing with engineering and science team to plan, adjust, and execute experiments

Developing technical checklists and instructions to streamline testing operations

Here’s What You’ll Need:


HS or GED, 4-10 years of experience (0-6 with AS)

Associate Degree or Technical/Professional Certificate preferred

Additional Skills:


Prioritization of safety and willingness to advocate for improvements in operational safety and security


Demonstrated ability to read, comprehend and take actions based on technical mechanical and electrical drawings and documents


Demonstrated ability to read, comprehend, execute, and develop written technical instructions


Demonstrated capability of running test equipment and experiments


Willingness to participate in extensive on-the-job (OTJ) training on unique equipment


Experience with laser and optics systems preferred


Experience with vacuum systems and pumps preferred


Experience with high-voltage systems preferred

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:

General office environment (25%), machine shop environment (75%). 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 sitting for extended periods of time in meetings with peers, management, and with our client at MSFC facilities to discuss technical issues (10%). Requires sitting at a desk to write reports and perform engineering task activities (15%). Requires standing, sitting and walking in a lab environment with hazards that require wearing safety glasses, hearing protection, foot protection, and gloves to perform some operations (75%). Work will be performed on-site at NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center (100%). Use of stairs or elevators can gain access to buildings.

Equipment and Machines:

Requires ability to operate a personal computer, telephone, task related software, and other general office equipment (25%). Requires the ability to operate CAM programs along with manual and CNC machine tools (75%).


Normal workday is from 7:30 a.m. to 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. Work schedules for intern employees will be established based on mutual agreement between candidates and employer based on the employer’s normal work schedule and the intern’s academic and personal needs.

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.


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.