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Jacobs Senior Materials and Mechanical Engineer in Severn, Maryland

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Your Impact:

Critical Mission Solutions

Challenging Today. Reinventing Tomorrow.

The Jacobs team is looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated, and hardworking individual that takes ownership of their work, thrives on the opportunity to take on challenges, drives their team to success, and takes pride in their accomplishments.

Description : This is a challenging and rewarding position to provide mission assurance of materials for a space-based RF payload. A successful professional in this role applies NASA mission assurance categories and applicable standards to select appropriate materials for space payloads rated from mission class A thru D. The materials/mechanical engineer not only understands materials science but also recommends alternative materials and risk mitigations to address the rigors of space flight, such as outgassing. This role requires collaboration with design engineers and manufacturing engineers.


  • Assess customer requirements for a variety of projects and ensure that effective quality control processes are being used and tracked.

  • Assess space materials, compare to requirements, and set up test plans for deltas.

  • Identify deviations from quality standards and provide guidance and mitigation.

  • Assist incoming receiving and material inspection personnel with interpreting space material testing and delivery acceptance.

  • Work well with manufacturing and engineering personnel.


Here’s What You’ll Need:

Qualifications :

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field.

  • Experience with quality management of hardware design, mechanical design, software design and production/flight hardware.

  • Experience with AS9100 or similar quality management system standards and methodologies.

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Must have good interpersonal and team-oriented skills.

  • Excellent organization and attention to detail.

Desired Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, or related field.

  • 10 years Aerospace/NASA experience.

  • Experience with aerospace safety and mission assurance standards such as TOR-2011(8591), DOD-HBDK-343, and NASA NPR 8705.4.

  • Familiarity with the GIDEP program.

Clearance Requirement :

TS/SCI/POLY. This position requires the individual to be clearable to a Top Secret/SCI security clearance, based on current background investigation (SBI), as well as the favorable completion of polygraph. Clearance and polygraph processing will be completed by the U.S. Government. Factors considered for a U.S. Government Security Clearance include, but are not limited to:

  • U.S. Citizenship (Required)

  • Favorable Criminal History Check

  • Education Verification

  • Abuse/Illegal Drug Use

  • Credit Check

  • Subject Interview


Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) and supplemental language (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/eeoc_gina_supplement.pdf) .