Jacobs Technician III - Engineering Technician Aerospace (Machinist) in Kennedy Space Center, Florida

Technician III - Engineering Technician Aerospace (Machinist)


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.

  • Position requires the ability to interact within a community of machinists, engineers and technicians in support of manufacture of ceramic thermal protection system (TPS) tiles and other metallic and composite flight-grade aerospace components. Candidate must be capable of interpreting computer based production planning, engineering blueprints and technical specifications.Position is working within the community of CAD/CAM Programmers and CNC machine operators working on the precision machining of ceramic TPS components

  • Primary responsibility is supporting all aspects of manufacturing facility operation including, but not limited to, CATIA and GibbsCam programming, Five-Axis and Three-Axis CNC machine operation and conventional machining equipment

  • Requires experience in the operation of moderately complex mechanical and electromechanicalsystems in a shop environment

  • Requires the ability to earn and maintain technical certifications.Use of personal protective equipment (PPE) is required, as is the ability to work all shifts (1st, 2ndand 3rd) and overtime.

  • Performs other duties as assigned


Experience Level:Technical training in the applicable area of expertise (Engineering Technician Aeronautical) with five years’ experience

  • Description: Demonstrates intermediate level of proficiency within expertise and ability to perform complex tasks without supervision. Technician classifications shall be aeronautical related. Maintains and operates equipment that is used to test air and spacecraft. Inspections and testing achieved through technology including simulators, computers, or communications systems. Recording and analyzes test data.

  • Previous experience with CAD/CAM systems and the operation of CNC machinery would be highly advantageous.

  • Experience with manufacturing and assembly and precision components and/or flight hardware would be advantageous

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 compliance

  • 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.

Equipment and Machines

  • Operate and maintain handling equipment such as forklifts (up to 20K) and other area specific Material Handling Equipment.

  • 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.

  • Ability to obtain certifications required for operating Material Handling Equipment.

  • 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.

  • Must pass a federal background investigation.

  • 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 possess a valid Florida Class D motor vehicle license.

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: AS0003M4