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Jacobs Test Engineer in Moffett Field, California

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Your Impact:

Perform the role of a Test Engineer/Test Manager at a World Class Wind Tunnel test facility leading teams with planning and conducting experimental test programs in transonic and supersonic wind tunnel tests. Act as a primary point of contact with customers to determine test requirements, division of responsibilities, milestone schedules, data reduction and instrumentation needs. Manage customer and facility test planning activities, develop, and

maintain realistic project schedules, track budgets, develop test plans, review customer documentation and coordinate test readiness reviews. Direct all aspects of wind tunnel operations during installation and testing; take responsibility for verification of test article structural integrity, coordination of test team activities, safe execution of operations and confirmation of data accuracy and quality. The ideal candidate will have a solid aerodynamics background,

expertise in experimental techniques and prior experience conducting experiments in aerodynamics testing facilities. The ideal candidate will have strong personnel interaction skills, strong written and oral communications skills and be confident leading large multi-disciplined test teams. The ideal candidate will have an ability to develop fundamental understanding of a wide variety of customer research requirements to guide test approach toward successful

conclusion. An emphasis on continual development of technical excellence is expected.


Unusual or Special Physical Requirements of Position:

Ability to lift a minimum of 25 lbs. Ability to install, operate, troubleshoot and repair model and test hardware systems or direct others to do the same. Ability to enter confined spaces and ability to move in and around machinery and wind tunnel systems.

Description of Work Environment:

Work in an office setting and industrial field environment around compressors, wind tunnels, cooling water systems, machine shops, and lubrication systems. Field work can be a combination of outside and inside depending on the task. May work proximity to high and low temperatures, rotating equipment, oil, greases, solvents, and high noise areas.

Equipment and Machines Involved in Work Tasks:

Ability to operate personal computer systems, telephones, and other general office equipment. Ability to operate inspection, electrical and mechanical, and complex instrumentation equipment.

Criticality of Attendance:

Standard work week of 40 hours, 8 hours per day, M - F, nominally 6:30 am – 3:00 pm. Overtime through early start or late departure from shift work may be required. Weekend work may be required from time to time as well as off shift work Swing and Grave.

Other Essential Functions:

Must have the ability to obtain a security clearance if required by client. Must be able to accurately communicate ideas verbally and in writing. Must be able to obtain a NASA badge and maintain access to the workplace facility. Adhere to appropriate safety, quality, and environmental practice, as well as business ethics practices. Perform other duties as required. Maintain credibility and good customer rapport as required to perform successfully as a Test


Here’s What You’ll Need:

A Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering from an accredited engineering program is required. Prior experience conducting experimental investigations in aerospace test facilities is desirable, but not required. Position may be filled at a higher level, depending on the applicant's qualifications.

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