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Jacobs Technician II - Logistics Specialist in Kennedy Space Center, Florida

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Your Impact:

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, Ground Systems Development and Operations, and the Space Launch System, Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle and Launch Services programs.

Job Responsibilities:

Essential Functions

  • Operate wood shop equipment as required.

  • Operate pickup, panel trucks, highway tractor trailer equipment and forklifts to facilitate the loading, unloading and transportation of materials and equipment.

  • Attend and participate in meetings and provide feedback to work team and management.

  • Possess ability to obtain and maintain material handling equipment and working at heights certifications. Other certifications, licenses, and permits as required.

  • Prepare and maintain necessary records, charts, files, reports, etc. to determine and report progress and status of work assignments to management.

  • Check records on material, parts, and equipment. Obtain receipts when required.

  • Ensure proper tie in information is provided to support work on subsequent shifts as needed.

  • Support off shift operations when required.

  • Refuel vehicles and stationary equipment. When refueling, check water, oil, battery and lubricate as required.

  • Use ropes, slings, cables, tarps, and covers to secure and protect loads.

  • Operate hoist, winch and ground control cranes when necessary.

  • Support safety meetings and walk-downs of assigned work area and equipment and coordinate with other contractors for support to correct concerns.

  • Work in a team environment and perform other duties as assigned.

  • Duties may include the handling of hazardous waste and transportation of hazardous waste (if qualified).

  • Research drawings for packaging specifications and requirements.

  • Nail, bolt and bond crates to specifications and label/stencil shipping crates and boxes.

  • Utilize computers and related computer peripheral equipment to update records, produce documents and obtain data from computer-based systems.

  • Research drawings for packaging specifications and requirements.

  • Maintain certifications: DOT 49CFR, IATA/ICAO, Air Transportation of Dangerous Goods to classify and certify packages for shipment, CDL CLASS A, HAZMAT Endorsement, permits, etc., required for performance of assignments and tasks.

  • Travel domestically to support payload recovery operations.

  • Perform all aspects of warehousing to include the receipt, storage, and issue of hardware and materials when required.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Job Requirements:

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • AS degree in related field plus two (2) years of closely related experience or High School education plus five (5) years of directly related experience.

  • Need to possess a valid Florida Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Class A or Class B motor vehicle license.

  • Effective verbal and written communicate skills.

  • Analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Ability to hold the necessary security clearances.

  • Ability to hold necessary certifications.

Essential Functions

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds.

  • Ability to distinguish between colors (ex: blue and green wires).

  • Ability to comply with safety policies and compliances.

  • Ability to use limbs with 90% range.

  • Must use safety protective equipment where required.

  • Legal ability to operate a motor vehicle.

  • Must be able to climb ladders, towers and stairs.

  • May require physical exertion in climbing, lifting, squatting, crawling, carrying, or critical work in cramped quarters.

Work Environment

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

  • Work will mainly be performed in an inside environment, but fieldwork can be a combination of inside and outside depending on the project.

  • Working at heights and in confined spaces may be required.

  • Work among equipment and stations in support of launches or stands-by.

Equipment and Machines

  • Operate and maintain handling equipment such as overhead cranes, forklifts (up to 20K), mobile lifts platforms and industrial type maintenance equipment.

  • Operate equipment such as stake and flatbed trucks with power lift gates to transport, lift or position parts, materials, equipment, furniture, etc. as required.

  • Use power or hand tools and equipment for building storage or shipping containers.

  • Operate wood shop equipment as required.

  • Operate computer terminals, personal computers, and related computer peripheral equipment to maintain/adjust database logs and records, print documents and record work performance.

  • Personal computer, scanner, copy machine, telephone, laser printer, fax machine and other office equipment including desk supplies.


  • Work assignments are normally 8 hour shifts, 5 consecutive days per week.

  • Must be able and willing to work 2 nd and 3 rd shift.

  • Must be dependable and punctual.

  • Occasional overtime, sometimes with short notice, is required to meet demanding schedule

Other Essential Functions

  • If offered position, proof of US Citizenship or Legal Permanent Resident/Green Card holder of the United States is required.

  • Requires the ability to interact effectively with co-workers and managers.

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

  • Government security clearance may be required in the future.

  • 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.

  • Must pass all applicable physicals required for this position.

  • Must pass a federal background investigation.

  • Need to possess a valid Florida Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Class A or Class B motor vehicle license.

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