Engineer II - Electrical

Kennedy Space Center, Florida
02 Sep 2016
19 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Jacobs Technology provides overall management and implementation of ground systems capabilities, flight hardware processing and launch operations at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. These tasks will support the International Space Station, Ground Systems Development and Operations, and the Space Launch System, Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle and Launch Services programs.

    • Provide practical application of engineering skills to perform flight and ground system electrical engineering projects that meet stakeholder expectations, system functional requirements and NASA program requirements.
    • System Operation &Maintenance (O&M) responsibilities including preventative/corrective maintenance and integrated test procedures.
    • The successful candidate will support senior staff with electrical DC power distribution systems, battery backup systems, low voltage AC power distribution systems, motor control systems, instrumentation and control (I&C) systems, as well as assisting mechanical systems.
    • Will also assist with preparation of conceptual design packages, construction document packages, and assist with testing, inspection, and startup of electrical and I&C equipment.
    • Completes projects by training and guiding technicians.
    • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
    • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

BS degree in Electrical Engineering from an ABET accredited school plus three (3) to five (5) years of progressive and relevant experience or BS degree in Engineering Technology from an ABET accredited school plus seven (7) to nine (9) years of progressive and relevant experience. Additional relevant education may be substituted for a portion of the experience.
  • Experience in troubleshooting electrical and mechanical systems.
  • Experience with mechanical, electrical, and controls systems is desired.
  • Previous Ground and/or Flight Hardware Sub-system engineering experience desired.
  • Experience with complex, high-speed data acquisition applications is desired.
  • Experience with Test Management duties such as work integration between groups, scheduling support and test execution leadership is highly desirable.
  • Previous experience with Ground Special Power Systems is highly desirable.
  • Operational experience with Rockwell Automation series 1756 Controls Hardware and/or Allen Bradley PLCs is highly desirable.
  • Ability to read Engineering schematics, drawings, and specification charts is a must.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience working as a member of a formal team and able to function as such immediately.
  • Must be able to present information to upper management and customers.
  • Must have the ability to work with minimal supervision and only general guidance.
  • In-depth computer experience with Microsoft Office products, Internet browsers, and outlook.
  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance, if necessary .

Essential Functions

Physical Requirements
  • Will be required to climb stairs in order to access equipment for trouble shooting.
  • Will be required to wear hearing protection, eye protection and other associated personal protective equipment.
  • Position may involve extended periods of sitting or standing.
  • Physical requirements are: sitting, walking, standing, extensive use of stairs, and access to remote structures.
  • Position is located on a hazardous testing facility; must be able to quickly evacuate buildings in the event of an emergency.

Work Environment
  • Will be required to work inside and outside throughout the test complex.
  • Position may require daily 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.
  • Climbing ladders and platforms may be necessary.
  • All work must be completed in a safe manner in accordance with NASA and Company
  • safety standards.

Equipment and Machines
  • Computers and printers used for producing reports and schedules.
  • Variety of equipment used in testing.

  • Full-time regular work hours between Monday-Friday.
  • Position may require occasional overtime including weekend work depending on task.
  • Must be dependable and punctual.
  • Shift work may be required.

Other Essential Functions
  • Must be able to accurately communicate ideas in writing and verbal communication.
  • Must be able to travel to support position requirements. This may include travel to and from customer location, which may involve airline travel. In some cases, accommodations can be made for POV, if necessary.
  • Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others.
  • Must comply with all "drug free workplace" requirements as mandated by directives issued by the appropriate federal contracting officer and the company, which requires drug testing for use of illegal drugs by employees in sensitive positions.
  • Government security clearance may be required in the future.
  • Must maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a manner that fosters good relations with customers, clients, co-workers, and management.