Manufacturing Engineer

Huntsville, Alabama
19 Feb 2018
14 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
The Jacobs Space Exploration Group (JSEG) offers a partnership in which you can grow personally and professionally within a framework of strong leadership, competitive compensation, and rewarding career paths. Come join our team on the Engineering Services and Science Capability Augmentation (ESSCA) contract whose work is destined to have a long-range effect on future generations!

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Jacobs Space Exploration Group (JSEG) is seeking an Manufacturing Engineer with real world experience and application who will interface with the design engineering team but will primarily focus on the day-to-day hardware fabrication, production floor layout and flows, process improvements, inputs to the NASA planners for machine availability and purchasing/procurement, to optimize the manufacturing plan for operation, equipment, schedule, packaging and product quality for the Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) system development and upgrades task at MSFC. The design and development of the ECLSS hardware consists of fluid systems with mechanical design and material/vendor component selection related to drive systems, rotating mechanisms, pumps, sealing technology, and packaging.

The Manufacturing Engineer will:

• Provide technical leadership responsiveness while working in the shop environment.
• Possess knowledge of the hardware design and design intent to make process improvement recommendations.
• Provide support for the ECLSS hardware fabrication to other Manufacturing Engineers, technicians and support personnel on:
o material orders
o manufacturing plans
o manufacturing schedule
o precision assembly feedback for improved efficiency
o test fixtures
o handling equipment, or tooling needed to facilitate the build process
• Review engineering hardware design drawings.
• Offer producibility inputs to the drawings as a primary stakeholder for drawing release. Drawing inputs should primarily focus on the ability to maximize efficiency related to:
o Machining, welding, coating, or alignment and assembly fit through a general understanding of industry, military, and/or NASA specifications and standards.
o Providing critical Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) inputs to ensure the parts have proper tolerances for manufacturability.
• Provide oversight of the ECLSS design team piece parts and assembly builds from start to finish.
• Accountable for understanding where each piece of hardware, vendor components, and final assemblies are in the build process for schedule and cost reports and tracking.
• Work with the ECLSS design team to assist in discrepancy reports as well as design technical interchange meetings.
• Provide ECLSS Project Management with production schedule updates, status reports, and real time inputs associated with production impacts that affect schedule delivery and/or production costs.

Degree in Engineering or related field from an ABET-accredited university is required. Typically, educational requirements are the equivalent of a Ph.D., with a minimum 4 years of experience, Masters with at least 8 years of experience, or BS with at least 10 years of experience.


• Manufacturing Engineering experience in a shop environment required.
• Knowledge and experience of raw materials, production processes, quality control, and cost.
• Knowledge and experience of machines and tools, including their design, capability, and run-time for estimating job layout.
• Knowledge and experience using algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics and their application.
• Knowledge and experience using computer aided design cad software such as CREO/Pro-Engineer, Computer aided manufacturing CAM software, or Computer Numerical Control CNC Mastercam software.
• Knowledge and experience to read and interpret GD&T on engineering drawings.
• Use of Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Project.
• Excellent interpersonal skills are required.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills are required.
• Familiarity with NASA space flight processes and requirements.

Essential Functions

Work Environment

Office 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 (50%). Requires ability to use stairs or elevators for access between floors and multiple buildings at NASA and Jacobs facilities (40%).

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, and 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.



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