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October 28, 2020
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Jacobs leads the global professional services sector delivering solutions for a more connected, sustainable world.  With $15.0 billion in combined revenue and a talent force more than 77,000 strong, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of services including scientific, technical, professional, construction- and program-management for business, industrial, commercial, government and infrastructure sectors. For more information, visit www.jacobs.com

Jacobs Space Exploration Group (JSEG) is comprised of 10 companies and is located at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL (ranked #11 in Best Places to Live by U.S. News). JSEG has been a primary contractor for NASA since 1989 and supports marquee NASA programs, including the Space Launch System, International Space Station, space optics fabrication, earth and space sciences and advanced propulsion system development. As a partner in NASA’s next generation of space exploration, our jobs are literally history in the making. 

Position Description:
Support Marshall Space Flight Center's Non-Metallic Materials Branch for the Space Launch System (SLS) Core Stage element by providing oversight and insight in the development and startup of flight hardware production at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility (MAF) in Louisiana.

Responsibilities:

Primary duties will include on-site support to the manufacturing operations at MAF providing technical expertise consultation to the application of cryogenic thermal protection system materials to the development and flight hardware articles in production.

The engineer will be required to transact regular communication with the operations manager(s) at MAF and the materials engineering support at MSFC.

Provide real time full-time support to evaluate and resolve issues with materials and processes; such as, spray-on-foam insulation application, primer application, pour foam processing and hardware cleaning processes at MAF

Provide MRB (Materials Review Board) coverage for TPS materials.  Coverage may include occasional off-hours and weekend shifts.

Act as MSFC's Materials & Processes Laboratory liaison to MAF and maintain frequent and open communication with MSFC and MAF management, materials and process engineers and SLS project engineers.

Qualifications:

A degree in chemical engineering, materials engineering, industrial engineering or related field is required.  A degree from and ABET accredited institution preferred.  Education and experience requirements are the equivalent of a Ph.D., with a minimum 15 years of experience, Masters with at least 18 years of experience, or BS with at least 20 years of experience.  

Experience with the processsing of nonmetallic materials is required

Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required

Experience with application of polyurethane foam insulation is desired

Experience with application of primer paint is desired

Experience in space flight hardware production specific to cryogenic fuel tak manufacturing and verification is desired

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!

For more information on why Huntsville is known as “one of the smartest cities in the nation”, check out these websites
• https://hsvchamber.org/
https://www.huntsville.org/
www.movoto.com/guide/huntsville-al/moving-to-huntsville/
realestate.usnews.com/places/alabama/huntsville
• https://iveyhsv.com/real-estate-blog/13-reasons-why-you-should-move-to-huntsville/

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 (80%). 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%).

Attendance: 

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. 

#ESSCA

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws and supplemental language.

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