Engineer IV

Las Cruces, New Mexico
07 Oct 2016
23 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
This is a NASA Test, Evaluation, and Support contract position; it may be assigned to Jacobs Technology Inc. or a teammate company.

This is an engineering position on the NASA Test and Evaluation contract at the White Sands Test Facility in support of the Altitude and Operations & Systems Support Section in the Propulsion Department. Primary duty is to act as Project Lead which entails: developing detailed plans to meet NASA objectives, overseeing project budget and schedule, identifying and mitigating risks, guiding engineers and technicians, ensuring systems and equipment remain compliant with site maintenance and safety requirements, and regularly reporting to management. May assist engineers with writing documentation, preparing and presenting informal and formal presentations, and support system engineer's completion of pressure vessel system milestones within the department to ensure systems do not go overdue. Must be able to function as a leader 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.
Requires a BS degree in Mechanical, Aerospace, or Industrial Engineering from an ABET accredited engineering program and five (5) to eight (8) years related experience, or MS degree in Mechanical, Aerospace, or Industrial Engineering and four (4) to six (6) years of related experience or PhD in Mechanical, Aerospace, or Industrial Engineering and zero (0) to three (3) years of related experience. Degrees in engineering technology are not considered to be qualifying for this position. Project Management experience. Working knowledge of ASME boiler and piping codes a plus.

Essential Functions

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.

Physical Requirements

Physical requirements are: sitting, walking, standing, climbing of stairs in order to access equipment for troubleshooting, and access to remote structures. Typically required to lift and hold up to 20 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.

Equipment and Machines

Computer work required. Use of calculator, printer, fax, scanner, telephone, filing cabinets, and other standard office equipment is required.


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 Microsoft programs such as Word, Excel, and Project is necessary. 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.