|Job Location||United States|
|Residence Location||United States|
This is a Test Evaluation and Support Team contract position (TEST2) at the NASA – White Sands Test Facility in support of the Altitude Section in the Propulsion Department. This position may be assigned to Jacobs Technology or a teammate company.
Independently evaluates, selects, and applies standard engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria; making minor adaptions and modifications. Design, build, test, and maintain structural, hydraulic, pneumatic, propellant, fluid and rocket engine systems. Act as system engineer of various Altitude subsystems, including media such as steam, nitrogen, etc. and including a variety of mechanical components such as pumps, regulators, boilers and steam ejectors. Operate the Altitude systems to pull vacuum and support rocket testing. Write procedures, direct work by technicians, guide junior engineers. Prepare and present informal and formal presentations. Experience following consensus code requirements, such as ASME B31.3, required. Must be able to function as a member of a team in a fast paced environment, multi-tasking and redirecting efforts as needed for the success of the team. Excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal and organizational skills are required.
BS degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering from an ABET accredited engineering school and three (3) to five (5) years engineering experience, or MS degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering from an accredited engineering school and two (2) to three (3) years of related engineering experience or PhD. Degrees in engineering technology are not considered to be qualifying for this position.
UNUSUAL OR SPECIAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OF POSITION
Position involves extended periods of sitting or standing. Physical requirements are: sitting, walking, standing, extensive use of stairs, and access to remote structures. Typically required to lift and hold up to 30 pounds. Position is located on a hazardous testing facility; must be able to quickly evacuate buildings in the event of an emergency. May be required to wear breathing protection (respirator), hearing protection, eye protection and other associated personal protective equipment.
DESCRIPTION OF WORK ENVIRONMENT
Desk/office work and test area work. Test area work involves standing and directing technical personnel. Position requires 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. All work must be completed in a safe manner in accordance with NASA and Company safety standards.
EQUIPMENT AND MACHINES INVOLVED IN WORK TASKS
Computer work required. Use of calculator, printer, fax, scanner, telephone, filing cabinets, and other standard office equipment is required.
CRITICALITY OF ATTENDANCE
Regular attendance and punctuality is required. Overtime may be required in support of test project schedules or other priority assignments as determined by management or customer needs. Normal working hours are nine (9) hour per day with some flexibility based on pre-approval. A condensed work schedule, allowing alternate Fridays off, is typically in use for each two week pay cycle (9-80 schedule). Personnel in the branch are cross-trained to allow for normal planned vacation and sick leave.
OTHER ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Knowledge of software programs such as Word, Excel, computation (e.g. Matlab) and CAD is necessary; Microsoft Project knowledge desired. Must be able to communicate effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization. Must work well under pressure to meet deadline requirements. Dress must be appropriate for the position and not pose a safety risk or hazard to the employee or others in accordance with NASA and Company policies. Must be able to pass a physical examination (including drug testing) as determined by the NASA White Sands Test Facility and the Company for the job classification. If applicable to the specific job assignment, must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license. Must be a U.S Citizen. Must pass a Federal background investigation. Must maintain site access to NASA facilities and computer systems. Occasional travel may be required.