Avionics Common Electronics (ACE) Laboratory Manager

Jacobs Engineering

Full Time
Houston, TX
Posted 4 months ago

Location: Houston, TX
Category: Aerospace
Job ID: ADV0000I8

Critical Mission Solutions 

Your mission is our mission.

We’re invested in you and your success. Everything we do – whether Aerospace, Defense, Intelligence, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, Nuclear, Automotive, or Telecommunications – is more than just a project. It’s our challenge as human beings, too. That’s why we bring a thoughtful and collaborative approach to every one of our partnerships.

It’s our promise to challenge the status quo as we redefine how to solve the world’s greatest challenges, and transform big ideas into intelligent solutions for a more connected, sustainable world.

Design your career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed –today and into tomorrow.

Your Impact:

Are you passionate about human space exploration, understanding the origins of the universe, and working with a passionate and diverse team to make a difference? If you are, we need you!

We need your talent, teamwork, and energy to help us achieve great things that inspire people all over the globe. We need you to bring creative ideas and diverse backgrounds to help us envision, shape, and deliver systems that will enable the exploration of space while benefiting people here on Earth. We are excited about what we do, and we need you on our team as we take on exciting challenges for NASA’s pursuits in deep space exploration. Jacobs is NASA’s largest engineering solutions provider working together with NASA at centers across the United States.

** We are actively searching for qualified candidates for this potential opening; however, we do not have assurance at this time when the position will be finalized and opened. Because we have strong reason to believe the position will be approved soon, we are proceeding with identifying qualified candidates and conducting interviews. ** 

We are looking for an Avionics Common Electronics (ACE) Laboratory Manager to join our team with ERC, Inc., a JETS teammate company.  Do you have the following skills? 

The selected candidate will:

  • Provide oversight to a team of technicians establishing prioritization, scheduling, and allocation of resources on project hardware needs within the laboratory.
  • Serve as the primary customer interface for the lab; works with each customer to understand requirements, drivers, and timelines.
  • Build and maintain strong working relationships with laboratory staff and customers acting as the liaison on the needs between both parties.
  • Aid in generating cost/resource/schedule estimates for incoming work.
  • Assist with Basis of Estimate (BOE) development for JETS proposals.
  • Maintain laboratory schedule of current and incoming work.
  • Provide technical input on work authorizing documents and engineering drawings.
  • Prepare and execute task performance sheets and discrepancy reports for controlled hardware fabrication tasks.
  • Develop and implement solutions to engineering and fabrication problems.
  • Facilitate test readiness reviews and prepare associated documentation.
  • Facilitate manufacturing readiness reviews and associated documentation as necessary.
  • Assist with procurement needs for laboratory tools, hardware, and consumables.
  • Maintain laboratory documentation, equipment, and tools to meet JSC and Avionic System Division Requirements.
  • Manage an Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) control plan and act as the facility ESD monitor for the ACE Lab.
  • Ensure a safe, well-maintained laboratory is available for development, fabrication and testing of both flight and non-flight hardware.
  • Verify optimum quality is achieved in all deliverables.
  • Perform other tasks assigned.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Desired Education/Experience/Skills: 

This position has been posted at multiple levels.  Depending on the candidate’s experience, requirements, and business needs, we reserve the right to consider candidates at any level for which this position has been advertised.

  • ​BS degree in engineering from an accredited engineering school.
  • Excellent verbal communication and written presentation skills, as well as excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated experience and effectiveness in leading and managing a high performing team.
  • Experience providing management and prioritization responsibilities for multiple projects with overlapping schedule demands.
  • Ability to read and understand electronic and other engineering drawings.
  • Able to make independent, technical, and tactical decisions.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications.

Requisition Preferences:

  • Previous electronics manufacturing experience highly desired.
  • Knowledge of NASA workmanship standards, and Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)​ standards.
  • Prior experience writing procedures and work instructions.
  • Knowledge of JSC flight hardware processes.


Why Work on Our Team?

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See What We Do

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In addition to exciting career opportunities, we also have:

  • Excellent personal and professional career growth
  • 9/80 work schedule (every other Friday off)
  • Onsite cafeteria (breakfast & lunch)
  • Much, much more!

For more information on our partnership with NASA at Johnson Space Center, please visit www.wehavespaceforyou.com

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and complete a U.S. government background investigation.
  • Administration has the prerogative to select at any level for which the position is advertised.


Essential Functions

Work Environment

Generally, an office environment, but can involve inside or outside work depending on task.

Physical Requirements

Work may involve sitting or standing for extended periods (90% of time). May require lifting and carrying up to 25 lbs. (5% of time).

Equipment and Machines

Standard office equipment (PC, telephone, printer, etc.).


Regular attendance in accordance with established work schedule is critical. Ability to work outside normal schedule and adjust schedule to meet peak periods and surge requirements.

Other Essential Functions
Professional behavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation. Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others.

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.

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.


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Job Features

Job CategoryAccounting & Bookkeeping, Admin & Clerical, Communication, Data Management, Design/Drafting, Engineering, Lab Management, Mathematical/Statistical Skills, Office Assistance, Project Management, Quality Control

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