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Jacobs LES Engineer (Mechanical/Pneumatic) in Kennedy Space Center, Florida

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The Launch Equipment Shop (LES) Engineer provides detailed work instructions for both manufacturing and maintenance of parts, assemblies and equipment associated with the metal fabrication, paint, weld, and pneumatic shops. The LES Engineers integrate between Design Engineering, Logistics, Work Control, Quality Engineering and Inspection, Configuration Management, Safety, Environmental, Shop Management and Technicians performing the work to ensure efficient workflow and timely delivery of quality products that meet customer requirements.


  • Review and interpret system drawings and schematics, engineering (Kennedy Space Center specific as well as Industry) specification and requirements to develop detailed work instructions for execution of manufacturing of piece, parts, components, and assemblies associated with metal fabrication and complex high-pressure pneumatic systems.

  • Interface frequently with technical shop management, Design Engineering, Project Managers, Logistics, Work Control, Quality Engineering and Inspection, Configuration Management, Safety, Environmental, Shop Management and Technicians, as required to ensure all procedural, policies and other guiding documents are appropriately captured in the work authorizing documents.

  • Identify all necessary shop supplies, job materials, hardware and components and the outsourcing of any manufacturing or required special processes required to complete LES manufacturing and machining repairs.

  • Provide technical interpretation of issues by effectively communicating with technicians, engineers, project/flow managers, work control and management during the manufacturing processes.

· Promote and practice safety as a technical representative of the LES to maintain awareness and implementing all applicable safety practices and ensure a safe, reliable, and well-maintained shop for fabrication of both flight and non-flight hardware.

  • Review and assess Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) recommended maintenance, while implementing detailed and tailored maintenance instructions for the optimal maintenance of associated hardware, tools and machinery in the LES based on needs, priority, criticality and use.

  • Perform basic troubleshooting of LES related equipment, machinery and tooling.

  • Develop an integrated maintenance plan for optimal operations of associated machinery and tools in the LES, to ensure operational readiness and support.

  • Participate in planning and scheduling meetings to assist work control in resource estimation, sequencing of work and parts/material planning to ensure supportability to multiple customers and projects simultaneously.

  • Communicate effectively with multiple customers daily, both verbal and written to provide accurate status, elevate concerns or conflicts and as task team leader (TTL) for execution of more complex jobs.

  • Submit purchase requisitions in support of LES craft shops.

  • Manage multiple projects and priorities daily.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Access to Kennedy Space Center amenities:

While doing your part to help further space exploration at Kennedy Space Center, you can enjoy many on-site amenities, such as:

  • Child Development Center

  • Discounted tickets to local attractions and theme parks

  • Credit Union

  • Fitness Center

  • Barbershop

  • NASA Exchanges

Flex schedule and Telework:

At Jacobs, we value your time and commitment. Here at Kennedy Space Center, Jacobs offers partial telework options and flexible work schedules for many of our positions. The ability to utilize a flex schedule or telework will depend on your department’s demands and needs.

Here’s what you’ll need :

Qualifications: Bachelor of Science (BS) in Engineering or technical equivalent from an accredited institution; at least four years of experience.

Qualifications: Bachelor of Science (BS) in Engineering or technical equivalent from an accredited institution; at least 10 years of experience and/or an advanced degree.

  • This position has been posted at multiple levels. Depending on candidates experience, requirements, and business needs, we reserve the right to consider candidates at any level for which this position is advertised.

  • Ability to obtain engineering certifications required to perform field operations and generate work instructions in support of LES operations.

  • Proficient working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite programs to include Microsoft Project.

  • Demonstrate excellent customer service, with concise communication, both orally and written required.

  • Experienced in resolving technical details or conflicts between technical requirements and manufacturability.

  • Highly organized and detail oriented.

  • Experience in PeopleSoft, Maximo and Solumina highly desired.

  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance, if necessary.

  • Willingness to work overtime and weekends and occasional off-shifts.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.Physical Requirements

  • Will be required to climb stairs.

  • Will be required to wear hearing protection, eye protection and other associated personal protective equipment.

  • Position may involve extended periods of sitting or standing.

  • Physical requirements are sitting, walking, standing, extensive use of stairs, and access to remote structures.

  • Position is located on a hazardous testing facility; must be able to quickly evacuate buildings in the event of an emergency.Work Environment

  • Work Environment requires to work inside and outside throughout the test complex.

  • Position may require daily individual to travel to different areas on site.

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

  • Climbing ladders and platforms may be necessary.

  • All work must be completed in a safe manner in accordance with NASA and Company safety standards. Equipment and Machines

  • Computers and printers used for producing reports and schedules.

  • Variety of equipment used in testing.Attendance

  • Full-time regular work hours between Monday-Friday.

  • Position may require overtime including weekend work depending on task.

  • Must be dependable and punctual.

  • Shift work may be required.

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