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Mechanical Design Engineer

at Jacobs

Posted: 2/26/2019
Job Reference #: AS0004AN
Keywords: modeling

Job Description

Are you passionate about human space exploration or understanding the origins of the universe, and working with a dynamic and diverse team to make a difference?  If you are, we need you! 
 
We need your commitment, teamwork, and energy to help us achieve great things that inspire humans all over the globe.  We need you to bring innovative ideas and diverse backgrounds to help us envision, shape, and deliver systems that will benefit the quality of life of people around the world.  We are excited about what we do, and we need you on our team as we take on new challenges for NASA's pursuits in deep space exploration.  Jacobs is NASA's largest engineering solutions provider working alongside NASA at centers across the United States.
 
We have the unique and significant role to partner with NASA at Johnson Space Center (JSC), to be part of every human spaceflight program – the International Space Station (ISS), NASA's Orion spacecraft, which will carry astronauts into deep space, and Gateway, the orbiting platform providing the home for astronauts to work and travel back and forth to the moon's surface, and serving as the platform for deep space exploration.     From critical systems on the ISS to enable astronauts to live and work in space; to performing advanced development for systems leading to deep space exploration; to being part of the foundation for Gateway. 
 
We also partner with NASA at JSC, the only NASA center in the United States to curate all astromaterial samples returned from exploration missions, to perform curation services, orbital debris analysis, and basic research to further humankind's understanding of the origins of our solar system.
 
We need you to be a part of our team!
 
We are currently in need of a Mechanical Design Engineer to join our team.  Do you have the following skills? 
 
As a Mechanical Design Engineer you will:
  • Support Johnson Space Center's activities on the International Space Station and space exploration.
  • Work in a team environment to analyze requirements from the customer and develop design solutions.
  • Design, develop, test, handle implementation, and analysis of technical products and systems.
  • Perform engineering design evaluations.
  • Produce engineering drawings conforming to JPR 8500 and other applicable standards.
  • Perform dimensional fit tolerance analysis including thermal effects.
  • Perform functional analyses, when applicable, and sizing structural analyses.
  • Produce drawings conforming to ASME Y14.5 as well as support design with standard hand calculations for fit, function and structural strength.
  • Prepare and present designs at various design reviews using MS Word and PowerPoint.
  • Produce other required design documentation.
  • Perform other duties as required.


Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.


Qualifications

Required Education/Experience/Skills:

 

This position has been posted at multiple levels.  Depending on the candidate's experience, requirements and business needs, we reserve the right to consider candidates at any level for which this position has been advertised.

  • BS degree in engineering from an accredited engineering school and a minimum of five (5) years of related engineering experience, or a MS degree from an accredited engineering school and a minimum of four (4) years of related engineering experience, or a Ph.D. from an accredited engineering school and zero (0) years of related experience.
  • Experience designing mechanical systems, particularly rotational and linear actuators.
  • Experience packaging actuators into custom complex and compact systems.
  • Experience with requirements development, design trades, risk analysis, and system analysis.
  • Ability to produce drawings conforming to ASME Y14.5, perform dimensional fit tolerance analysis including thermal effects and to support design with standard hand calculations for fit, function, and structural strength.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience using solid modeling CAD software.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

 Preferences:

  • BS degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering.
  • Minimum 5 years' experience designing flight hardware and creating drawings for NASA/JSC PER JSC Engineering Drawing System Manual (JPR 8500).
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience using PTC CREO or Pro Engineering.
  • Working knowledge of machine shop processes and familiarization with the structural and thermal analysis process in development of hardware.
  • Experience with harmonic drives, planetary gears; cycloid gears would be a plus.
 
Why Work for Jacobs?
 
Click on the below links to view just a small sample of all that we do!  Come join our team and be part of our future.  We look forward to seeing you!
 
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For more information on our partnership with NASA at Johnson Space Center, please visit www.wehavespaceforyou.com
 
In addition to exciting career opportunities we also have:
  • Excellent personal and professional career growth
  • 9/80 work schedule (every other Friday off)
  • Onsite cafeteria (breakfast & lunch)
  • Comprehensive Benefit Package (medical, dental & vision)
  • 401(k)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Much, much more!
  If you have the qualifications to do this job, we can use your help
For immediate consideration, please apply at http://www.wehavespaceforyou.com
 
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and successfully complete a U.S. government background investigation.
  • Management has the prerogative to select at any level for which this position has been advertised.
Essential Functions
Work Environment
Generally an office environment, but can involve inside or outside work depending on task.
 
Physical Requirements
Work may involve sitting or standing for extended periods (90% of time). May require lifting and carrying up to 25 lbs (5% of time).
 
Equipment and Machines
Standard office equipment (PC, telephone, printer, etc.).
 
Attendance
Regular attendance in accordance with established work schedule is critical. Ability to work outside normal schedule and adjust schedule to meet peak periods and surge requirements when required.
 
Other Essential Functions
Must be able to work in a team atmosphere. Must put forward a professional behavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation. Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others.