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Jacobs Launch Equipment Test Engineer in Kennedy Space Center, Florida

Launch Equipment Test Engineer


Launch Equipment Test Engineer - Job Description /Responsibilities

Jacobs provides overall management and implementationof ground systems capabilities, flight hardware processing and launchoperations at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. These tasks will supportthe International Space Station, Ground Systems Development and Operations, andthe Space Launch System, Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle and Launch Servicesprograms.

The ideal candidate is an experienced, self-sufficienthands-on engineer with a solid background in hazardous testing, effectiveoperations and testing leadership, and operations and maintenance experiencewith large and/or distributed mechanical/fluid systems. Preference will be given to candidates withexperience in the following areas: Four or more (4 ) years in cryogenic/pneumaticoperations, pressure system design/assembly (ASME B31.3 compliance), anddemonstrated strength in leadership and management of complex projects andproject teams.

  • Underthe direction of a supervisor, the engineer will serve as a test engineer, testconductor, project lead, and engineering team lead providing support andleadership for operations and technology development on aerospace groundsupport / testing equipment for the Ground Systems Support group at KennedySpace Center's (KSC) Launch Equipment Test Facility (LETF).

  • Theengineer will be responsible for mentoring less experienced engineers,technical leadership, readiness and integrity of facility systems for testing,operational risk management, and customer communications.

  • Engineeringresponsibilities include development of safe test methods, authoringmaintenance and testing procedures, accurate setup and execution of tests, andobjective performance assessment of test articles.

  • Testingmethods include lifting, proof loading, and operating mechanical, pneumatic,hydraulic, and cryogenic components, umbilicals, and launch accessories.

  • Supportsdesign and leads implementation of facility upgrades and supporting systemmodifications to enhance test capability.

  • Interfaceswith technicians across a wide range of trade skills to fabricate, install, andoperate complex fixtures and equipment used in testing.


Launch Equipment Test Engineer JobQualifications (May be filled at a higher engineering level depending on yearsof relevant experience)

BS degree in Mechanical,Aerospace or related engineering discipline from an ABET accredited engineering school plus four(4) or more years of progressive and relevant hands-on experience, Minimumof four (4) years engineering experience with a strong emphasis onmechanical/fluids systems in an operational and/or test environment.

  • Experienceworking with high pressure pneumatic systems using nitrogen and helium, andcryogenic systems using liquid hydrogen and liquid nitrogen is required.

  • Experienceas a test conductor and test engineer is required.

  • Experienceauthoring detailed operational procedures incorporating technical, quality, andsafety elements is required.

  • Experiencewith developing the following types of documents is preferred: Systemrequirements, test requirements and plans, procurement specifications, FailureModes and Effects Analysis, test readiness reviews, and technical data reports.

  • Specificfamiliarity with KSC Pressure Vessels and Systems standard KNPR 8719.17 and KSClifting standard KNPR 8719.9 is preferred.

  • Familiaritywith Pro/E - Creo, AutoCAD or equivalent CAD/CAE system is preferred.

  • Generalfamiliarity with KSC / space launch ground support equipment, processes,procedures, and documentation is preferred.

  • Experiencewith MS Office products is required.

  • Effectivetask/project management, organizational, and problem solving skills arerequired.

  • Thisposition requires working with other team leaders in guiding the efforts ofother less experienced engineers, technicians and subcontractors, workingclosely with peers, and supporting NASA and other customers.

  • Excellentleadership, communication, and team skills are required.

  • Ifoffered a position, proof of U.S. Citizenship or Legal Permanent Resident/GreenCard holder of the United States is required.

Essential Functions

Physical Requirements

  • Willbe required to wear hearing protection, eye protection, fall protection, andother associated personal protective equipment.

  • Positionmay involve extended periods of sitting or standing.

  • Physicalrequirements are: sitting, walking, standing, extensive use of stairs, and accessto elevated and/or remote structures.

  • Positionis located on a hazardous testing facility; must be able to quickly evacuatebuildings in the event of an emergency.

Work Environment

  • Willbe required to work inside and outside throughout the LETF complex.

  • Positionmay require daily individual to travel to different areas at KSC.

  • Walkingon uneven terrain including paved areas, gravel/rocks, and dirt/sand isrequired to access various locations on the facility.

  • Climbingladders and platforms, and accessing confined spaces may be necessary.

  • Allwork must be completed in a safe manner in accordance with NASA and Company

  • safetystandards.

Equipment and Machines

  • Computersand printers used for producing reports and schedules.

  • Varietyof equipment used in testing.


  • Full-timeregular work hours between Monday-Friday.

  • Positionmay require occasional overtime including weekend work depending on task.

  • Mustbe dependable and punctual.

  • Shiftwork may be required.

Other Essential Functions

  • Mustbe able to accurately communicate ideas in writing and verbal communication.

  • Mustbe able to travel to support position requirements. This may include travel toand from customer location, which may involve airline travel. In some cases,accommodations can be made for POV, if necessary.

  • Groomingand dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safetyrisk/hazard to the employee or others.

  • Mustcomply with all “drug free workplace” requirements as mandated by directivesissued by the appropriate federal contracting officer and the company, whichrequires drug testing for use of illegal drugs by employees in sensitivepositions.

  • Governmentsecurity clearance may be required in the future.

Mustmaintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a mannerthat fosters good relations with customers, clients, co-workers, andmanagement.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws and supplemental language.

Job Mechanical

Primary Location United States-Florida-Kennedy Space Center-20339-KSC

Job Type Experienced

Req ID: AER00059T