Hypervelocity Impact Test Engineer

Jacobs

Full Time
Houston, TX
Posted 11 months ago

Location: Houston, TX
Category: Aerospace
Job ID: ADV00075E

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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 have an exciting opportunity for a Hypervelocity Impact Test Engineer to join the team with our Science & Exploration Division.

The Hypervelocity Impact Test Engineer will:

  • Work with internal and external NASA customers to execute hypervelocity impact testing campaigns
  • Develop impact test program plans based on customer requirements
  • Conduct test readiness reviews with program stakeholders
  • Coordinate impact test schedules and priorities with customers and remote test facilities
  • Monitor and report daily status of impact testing activities
  • Perform post-test damage analysis of impacted test samples
  • Deliver written reports documenting results of impact test programs
  • Present work products to customers and counterparts (written & verbal)
  • Support and participate in technical interchange meetings
  • Support other activities within the  Hypervelocity Impact Technology (HVIT) Group as needed

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Requisition Qualifications:

  • Requires a bachelor’s degree in engineering in the field or in a related area.
  • Effective problem-solving capabilities
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills​
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently
  • Must be willing to travel to remote test facilities as needed
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and ability to generate technical reports and presentations

Requisition Preferences: 

  • Experience working with hypervelocity impact testing on two-stage light gas guns​
  • Experience developing and coordinating engineering test programs
  • Working knowledge of digital cameras, photo capture techniques, and digital editing software

Why Join Our Team?

Click on the below links to view just a small sample of all that we do! Come join our team and be part of our future. We look forward to seeing you!

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), when applicable
  • Onsite cafeteria (breakfast & lunch)
  • Much, much more!

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

  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship or US Permanent Residency may be a requirement for this position.
  • Must be able to complete a U.S. government background investigation.
  • Management 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.).

Attendance

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.

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