Metrology Technician – Structured Light Scanning

Huntsville, Alabama
16 Nov 2016
07 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
The Engineering & Science Services and Skills Augmentation (ESSSA) contract provides engineering, scientist and engineering technician support to NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in Huntsville, AL. The Jacobs ESSSA Group is comprised of nine companies of Aerodyne, All Points Logistics, Bevilacqua, ERC, Geocent, Jacobs, Lee and Associates, Qualis and Tuskegee. Each company, individually and in combination as the Jacobs Team, brings strong technical capabilities and value-added management strategies to the ESSSA contract. The Jacobs ESSSA Group works across the contract without boundaries governed by the Integrated Team Management Approach (ITMA).

Jacobs ESSSA Group offers a partnership in which you can grow personally and professionally with the advantages of strong leadership, competitive compensation, and rewarding career paths. Come join the team whose work is destined to have a long-range effect on future generations!

  • The work involves developing, evaluating, selecting, and applying structured light scanning and photogrammetry techniques to various NASA programs and projects
  • Emphasis of the work will be applying and advancing the use of structured light scanning to a wide-range of manufacturing processes, tooling setup, and machine kinematic verification
  • Conduct research to stay current with advances in this field
  • Duties may also include application of scanning and photogrammetry to help resolve flight hardware technical issues in support of a critical launch schedule


The following major duty areas comprise tasks and duties directly related to this position.

Structured Light Scanning and Photogrammetry Application
  • Conducts, reviews, and assists in structured light scanning (aka, scanning) and photogrammetry sessions in support of major development, production, and flight programs, which will include analysis of novel, unprecedented, or controversial problems
  • Conducts scanning of parts and assemblies as part of digital assembly, reverse engineering, part acceptance, tool and fixture setup, and as-designed to as-built comparisons
  • Operates scanning systems and photogrammetry equipment
  • Performs calibration of equipment
  • Uses scanning, photogrammetry, and Computer Aided Design (CAD) modeling software to gather as-built/as-assembled condition of hardware

Associates degree in robotics or aerospace studies is required. Typically, educational requirements are a minimum of an associate's degree and at least 2 years of experience or equivalent.

Required Skills:

  • Excellent communication skills including written and verbal.
  • Basic knowledge of metrology ideas and how to apply.

Essential Functions

Work Environment

Office and laboratory environment. Requires ability to provide clear, concise, accurate and timely communication, both verbally and in writing (100%). Requires ability to interact professionally with co-workers, management, and client (100%). Requires travel in the domestic USA (<15%).

Physical Requirements

Requires sitting for extended periods of time in meetings with peers, management, and with our client at NASA facilities to discuss technical issues (10%). Also, requires sitting for extended periods of time at a desk to write reports and perform engineering tasks (40%). Requires ability to use stairs or elevators for access between floors and multiple buildings at NASA and Jacobs facilities (10%).

Equipment and Machines

Requires ability to operate a personal computer, a telephone, fax machine, copier, calculator, and other general office equipment (100%).


Normal workday is from 7:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday. Minimal overtime may be required (10%) to meet schedule milestones and to support technical demands of the job. Regular attendance is a necessity and adequate arrangements for delegating duties during absences are required.

Other Essential Functions

The ability to work independently with minimal supervision, to make rational decisions, and to exercise good judgment is essential (100%). Grooming and dress must be

appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others.

Proof of U.S. Citizenship is required.