Engineer II - Materials & Processes

Kennedy Space Center, Florida
28 Sep 2016
04 Jan 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 M&P engineering support to hardware design, manufacturing, assembly, test and anomaly resolution; the focus may involve structures, propulsion, thermal and other hardware.
  • Provide technical information, procedures and direction for Ground Support Systems processing activities pertaining to coating, corrosion control/testing, material selection, precision cleaning, failure analysis/corrective action.
  • Support design process by providing material selection recommendations, reviewing design drawings, and supporting Engineering Review Board.
  • Must identify and analyze procedures and processes and implement solutions to procedural problems.
  • Participate and lead cross-functional teams to resolve high profile issues. Apply theoretical concepts and use advanced techniques for laboratory analysis to resolve complex issues across multiple elements.
  • Recognize underlying problems before they surface and take action to resolve.
  • Work with the aerospace labs to perform physical analyses, testing and failure investigations.
  • Interact daily with the NASA customer and other contractor personnel.
  • Generate periodic written reports and presentations to the customer and management.
  • Prepare new or updated material and process (M&P) specifications.
  • Lead engineering efforts regarding problem solving, root cause/corrective action, and process improvements.
  • Review and approve individual designs, drawings, specifications, reports, as part of formal signature and release process, for components, assemblies, installations, and testing.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

BS degree in Engineering or Science from an accredited engineering school required. Materials Engineering, Chemical Engineering or Materials Science degree preferred plus three (3) to five (5) Materials and Processes experience required. Additional relevant education may be substituted for a portion of the experience.

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical information such as engineering models/drawings, specifications, standards, and customer requirements and determine their applicability to the project.
  • Experience interpreting, applying, and verifying compliance with aerospace materials and process specifications.
  • Experience in analysis and evaluation of component failures, and Non-destructive Testing data. Experience preparing specifications and technical requirement documents.
  • Superior written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to successfully interface with all levels of employees, customers, management, both internally and externally.
  • Self-starter, able to work independently and take the initiative to achieve goals.
  • Must have the ability to work in a dynamic environment with multiple priorities.
  • Must be able to work in a participative, team oriented environment, working with customers both internal and external in a professional manner.
  • Experience in aerospace operations and/or manufacturing processes.

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.