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Jacobs Mechanical Metrology Engineer I/II in Kennedy Space Center, Florida

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Your Impact:

Supports the Spaceflight Processing Department's engineering function. Provides engineering support for field operations, Data analysis and technical procedure development.

Requires a BS degree in Mechanical engineering, Optical engineering, or a related engineering/science field from an ABET accredited engineering school.

Job Functions and Expectations:

• Conduct system testing/validation, troubleshooting/investigating equipment failures and interpret analysis data/technical drawings/schematics to resolve anomalies and provide written corrective action.

• Generate and coordinate maintenance, special testing procedures required to maintain equipment and systems in the prescribed condition. • Responsible for planning, scheduling, budgeting, and execution of assigned projects.

• Excellent writing, communication, presentation and customer interface skills required.

• Measuring flight hardware and providing data on flight elements to customers.

• Ability to work effectively and cooperatively in a team environment.

• Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects without missing deadlines or sacrificing accuracy.

• Must be self-motivated, demonstrate initiative, and be able to work independently or with minimal supervision.

• Maintain a safety first attitude and comply with all federal, state and local safety codes/regulations.

• Off-shift, weekend work, and travel will occasionally be required.

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

Here’s What You’ll Need:

BS degree in Mechanical engineering, Optical engineering, or a related engineering/science field from an ABET accredited engineering school.

Desired Experience:

• A strong understanding of metrology, coordinate systems, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T)

• Experience with drawing dimensions, tolerances, and military/aerospace specifications.

• Knowledge of Measurement uncertainty and statistical analysis.

• Software experience using Spatial Analyzer and Reverse engineering with Geomagic Design X

• Experience with CAD software packages similar to Creo, Solidworks, AutoCAD, and Catia.

• Use and maintenance of optical tooling and metrology equipment including laser trackers, theodolites, Coordinate measurement machines(CMM), and laser scanners.

Essential Functions

Physical Requirements/Work Environment:

  • Will be required to climb stairs in order to access equipment.

  • Will be required to work inside and outside throughout the Launch complex.

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

  • Position may involve extended periods of sitting or standing.

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

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

  • Walking on uneven terrain including paved areas, gravel/rocks, and dirt/sand is required.

  • 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.


  • 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.

  • Must maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a manner that fosters good relations with customers, clients, co-workers, and management.