Electrical Test Engineer
Jacobs Technology - Huntsville, AL

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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 Space Environmental Effects Test Engineer will serve as an electrical test engineer for the Environmental Effects Branch in the Materials and Processes Laboratory at Marshall Space Flight Center.

Identify test-specific requirements and test procedures used for aerospace materials, components and subsystems
Implement test initiatives and demonstrate test technologies that address the design, development, verification, test and operation of aerospace flight systems and ground support hardware
Derive test criteria and requirements based on flight requirements and simulation of flight environments
Develop procedures for testing, conduct tests and assessments of the effects of space environments on materials, components, and subsystems of space flight vehicles and ground support hardware
Examine the implications of test issues and evaluate emerging technologies for inadequacy in flight systems test procedures and techniques
Perform flight systems verification under simulated space/on-orbit conditions and effects acquisition and analysis of test data
Apply new approaches to testing and evaluate technically advanced flight systems, mechanisms, instrumentation, materials and other related systems
Implement strategic test plans, specific metrics, and physical test capabilities in support of flight hardware development programs and associated technology enhancements
Trouble-shoot test equipment, systems and facilities and perform risk and safety analyses to ensure adherence with procedural, testing and safety instructions
Perform analysis and prepare detailed test reports

BS degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics or related field from an ABET accredited institution with a minimum of 2 years applicable experience or any equivalent combination of education/experience is required. Experience in the following areas is strongly desired:
Vacuum systems
Fabrication of mechanical and electrical test fixtures
Spacecraft charging and Electrostatic Discharge related testing and instrumentation
Test instrumentation systems, design, set-up, check-out, operations, and troubleshooting
Handling sensitive flight hardware components
LabView control software
MS Project
Proof of U.S. Citizenship is required.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity Employer and employment selection decisions are based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. Jacobs does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of: race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by country, regional or local law.

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 (30%). Requires hands-on working in a laboratory (60%). Must be physically able and willing to enter a 4' diameter vacuum chamber to mount samples. Requires ability to walk between floors and multiple buildings at NASA and Jacobs facilities. Must be able to use stairs or elevators to gain access to buildings.

Work Environment:
Laboratory and 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%).

Equipment and Machines:
Requires ability to operate a personal computer, a telephone, fax machine, copier, calculator, and other general office equipment in addition to a variety of laboratory equipment (100%).

Normal workday is from 7:30 a.m. to 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:
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, and to make rational decisions, and to exercise good judgment (100%). Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others.

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