Jacobs Mechanical Engineer III in Kennedy Space Center, Florida
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Jacobs provides overall management and implementation of ground systems capabilities, flight hardware processing, and launch operations at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. These tasks will support the International Space Station, Exploration Ground Systems, Space Launch System, Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle, and Launch Services programs.
The primary role of the Mechanical Engineer is to help drive the proliferation of asset management best practices and methodologies that will allow the most efficient, highest value, use and care asset decisions to maximize the return on investment of all assets entrusted to the Test and Operations Support Contract (TOSC). Engineer will assist the TOSC in developing a more efficient maintenance culture within the organization through the expansion of condition-based monitoring technologies and the implementation of reliability centered maintenance (RCM) efforts in support of NASA’s Exploration Ground Systems program. Engineer will be responsible for optimizing work processes and administrative controls while utilizing Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) and RCM principles that can be applied to existing and future maintenance practices.
Specific areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to:
Establish and drive reliability engineering principles and best practices in accordance with the NASA RCM Guide, Society of Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP) body of knowledge, and other industry best practices
Implements measures to baseline current maintenance performance and identify improvement targets as they relate to costs, quality, downtime, etc.
Work with asset owners to document and optimize the preventive maintenance approach
Define, develop, and implement processes for establishing and maintaining an effective RCM program for applicable equipment and systems
Guides and coordinates RCM efforts to increase reliability and maintainability of equipment and refine maintenance practices
Facilitate RCM efforts that include: developing asset hierarchies, asset criticality analysis, asset selection for RCM, failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA), maintenance strategies, etc.
Review data and information using basic statistical tools to transition time based maintenance into condition based maintenance
Assists in the design, development, administration, and refinement of maintenance strategies for applicable assets
Responsible for assisting system owners with improving/automating operations and maintenance tasks to provide maximum preservation of asset function
Responsible for the facilitation of continuous improvement processes centered around asset availability and reliability
Provides day to day engineering support for operations and maintenance issues
Assists in streamlining the data capture, calculations, analysis, and reporting of key performance metrics
Review and recommend maintenance best practices for new designs and installations
Perform condition based monitoring troubleshooting and testing including oil analysis, infrared thermography, vibration analysis, ultrasound analysis, motor circuit analysis, and laser shaft alignment
Analyzes preliminary engineering design concepts of assets or systems to recommend design or test methods for attaining customer-specified operational reliability, using knowledge of reliability engineering and other technologies
Interface with customers and manage completion of tasks on schedule and within budget, to the customer’s satisfaction
Perform other duties as assigned
Here’s What You’ll Need:
Bachelor of Science degree in an appropriate engineering field from an accredited engineering school plus ten (10) years of progressive and relevant experience. Additional relevant education may be substituted for a portion of the experience.
Current certification as a Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional, or ability to obtain within twelve (12) months, required
Must be able to obtain industry standard certifications for applicable technologies and ideas such as FAA Part 107, CMRT, and Thermography.
Experience with condition monitoring technologies such as oil analysis, infrared thermography, vibration analysis, ultrasound analysis, motor circuit analysis, and laser shaft alignment
Current industry certifications in the above condition monitoring technologies, or ability to obtain, required
Possess a clear understanding of RCM principles and other maintenance improvement tools such as, but not limited to, FEMAs and asset criticality rankings
Ability to facilitate and implement RCM efforts
Experience with working in a Computerized Maintenance Management System (MAXIMO is a strong plus)
Ability to work effectively and cooperatively in a team environment
Must be able to coordinate work between multiple project disciplines
Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects without missing deadlines or sacrificing accuracy
Must be self-motivated, demonstrate initiative, and be able to work in fast-paced environments
Ability to mentor less experienced engineers and technicians
Must be able to work independently or with minimal supervision
Demonstrated written and verbal presentation skills for interfacing with management and customers (internal and external)
Excellent technical writing, communication, presentation, and customer interface skills
Ability to build positive/effective relationships with clients and co-workers and demonstrates focus on satisfying both internal and external customers
Expert computer skills using Microsoft Office products
Ability to analyze data: graphing, spreadsheets, and macros and/or pivot tables
Accepts responsibility for safety of yourself and others
Will be required to climb stairs in order to access assets for troubleshooting
Must be comfortable working at heights
Position may involve extended periods of sitting or standing
Will be required to wear hearing protection, eye protection, and other associated personal protective equipment
Physical requirements are: sitting, walking, standing, extensive use of stairs, and access to remote structures
Position will occasionally be located in a hazardous testing facility; must be able to quickly evacuate buildings in the event of an emergency
Will be required to work inside and outside operational and testing facilities
Position may require daily individual travel to different areas on KSC property
Walking on uneven terrain including paved areas, gravel/rocks, and dirt/sand is required to access various locations on KSC property
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 analyses, reports, and schedules
Variety of equipment used in performing testing
Full-time regular work hours between Monday-Friday
Position may require occasional overtime including weekend work depending on task
Must be dependable and punctual
Shift work may be required
Other Essential Functions
Must be able to accurately communicate ideas in writing and verbal communication
Must be able to travel to support position requirements; this may include travel to and from customer location, which may involve airline travel. In some cases, accommodations can be made for POV, if necessary
Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others
Must comply with all “drug free workplace” requirements as mandated by directives issued by the appropriate federal contracting officer and the company, which requires drug testing for use of illegal drugs by employees in sensitive positions
Government security clearance may be required in the future
If offered a position, proof of U.S. Citizenship or Legal Permanent Resident/Green Card holder of the United States is required.
Must maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a manner that fosters good relations with customers, clients, co-workers, and management
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