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Mechanical Engineer

at Jacobs

Posted: 11/3/2019
Job Reference #: AS0004RZ
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 actively searching for qualified candidates for this potential opening,however we do not have assurance at this time if and when the position will befinalized and opened. Because we have strong reason to believe the positionwill be approved soon, we are proceeding with identifying qualified candidatesand conducting interviews.**
We are currently in need of a Mechanical Engineer to join our team with Aerodyne, a JETS teammate company.  Do you have the following skills?

As a Mechanical Engineer you will:
  • Support Johnson Space Center's activities for International Space Station and Orion.
  • Work in a team environment to analyze requirements from the customer and develop design solutions.
  • Design, development, testing, implementation, and analysis of technical products and systems.
  • Perform engineering design and evaluations for thermal vacuum space simulation testing.
  • Produce engineering drawings conforming to JPR 8500 and other applicable standards.
  • Familiarization with Liquid Nitrogen, Helium, and Oxygen Systems.
    Working with JSC Pressure Systems personnel to complete Pressure Systems Design Reviews.
  • Prepare and present designs at various engineering design reviews using MS Word, Excel, Project and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to apply engineering principles and techniques to create solutions to equipment, building and infrastructure challenges.
  • Ability to prepare engineering specifications, statements of work, and estimates for a wide range of facility related projects.
  • 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.


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 five (5) years of related engineering experience, or a MS degree from an accredited engineering school and four (4) years of related engineering experience, or Ph.D. from an accredited engineering school and zero (0) years of related experience. 
  • Ability to prepare written documents and to verbally present at various meetings. Must have the ability to visualize and work with complex mechanical systems and work with others in problem solving as part of a team.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office products.
  • Some experience using solid modeling CAD software including some working experience using PTC Creo, or Autodesk Inventor.
  • Able to organize and prioritize tasks in order to meet deadlines and schedules with limited supervision.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.


  • Familiarization with Johnson Space Center (JSC) organizations, processes, and procedures.
  • Familiarity with JSC test facilities.

Why Work on Our Team?

For more information on our partnership with NASA at Johnson Space Center, please click on the links below:

Jacobs Aerospace Solutions Overview 
(Please view in Chrome or Microsoft Edge.)
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!

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.


Come join our team and be a part of our future - we look forward to seeing you!

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.).
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.