Jacobs Technician II - Propellant/Pneumatic Mechanic in Kennedy Space Center, Florida

Technician II - Propellant/Pneumatic Mechanic


Jacobs Technology 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.

Essential Functions

  • Work from written and or verbal information, blueprints, sketches, specifications and applicable codes and standards.

  • Independently perform as a certified technician to set up, to bend and flare tubing, fabricate pressure panels, piping and fabrication of flexible high pressure hoses.

  • Independently perform as a certified technician to set up and perform hydrostat testing, leak check devices and equipment, rebuild and repair high pressure valves and gauges.

  • Independently perform as a certified technician to perform measurements or reworked, repaired, modified and fabricated parts for fit and dimensional accuracy.

  • Obtain necessary measurements for tubing fabrication to be performed from blueprints, charts, and sketches, verbal information or by taking measurements at actual point of installation and apply a thorough knowledge of shop theory, practices and procedures.

  • Maintain certifications, licenses, permits, etc., required for performance of assignment.

  • Maintain logs, records, charts, etc., as required.

  • Provide guidance and give assistance to employees of less experience or classification.

  • Perform work in other classifications when incidental, but necessary to accomplish work assignment.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

HS Diploma or equivalent and five (5) years related experience.

  • Ability to hold the necessary security clearances .

  • Requires rounded training and experience acquired through a formal apprenticeship or equivalent training and experience to perform pneumatics system fabrication, repair and testing.

  • Knowledge of hand tools, power tools, lifts, and precision measuring and testing equipment is required.

  • Problem solving skills

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

  • Ability to interact effectively with co-workers, staff and managers.

  • Ability to hold necessary medical physical certifications.

  • Perform basic computer skills

  • Must possess or have ability to obtain a Class D motor vehicle license

Essential Functions

Physical Requirements

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

  • 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

  • Must be able to climb ladders, towers and stairs

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

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

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

  • 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.

Equipment and Machines

  • Cutting, fabricating, forming and tube bending machines, such as deburring machine, chop saw, swaging machine, and drill presses, grinders, buffers, torque wrenches files and all other tools required.

  • Operate Hydrostat testing bench at high pressures.

  • Operate vehicles and other types of equipment required for completion of assigned tasks.

  • 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 hours shifts, 5 consecutive days per week

  • Must be dependable and punctual.

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

Other Essential Functions

  • US Citizenship required.

  • Government security clearance may be required in the future

  • Ability to obtain certifications required to perform tasks assigned.

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

  • Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others.

  • Must pass a federal background investigation.

  • 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.

These essential functions may be amended prior to an offer of employment.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity Employer and employment selection decisions are based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. Jacobs does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of: race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by country, regional, or local law.

Primary Location United States-Florida-Kennedy Space Center

Req ID: AS0003DP