Jacobs Instrumentation Engineer 2 in Edwards AFB, California

Instrumentation Engineer 2


Jacobs is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of full-spectrum technical, professional and construction services for industrial, commercial and government organizations globally. The company employs over 74,000 people and operates in more than 40 countries around the world.

Jacobs has a need for multiple aircraft/avionics instrumentation engineers to support projects including Orion and the Ascent Abort -2 flight (AA-2), the Low Boom Flight Demonstrator (LBFD), and fighter aircraft performing high speed research in support of future Commercial Supersonic Transport (CST) concepts.

Ideal candidate will:

  • Use identified requirements to fully design, test and support flight instrumentation systems on current and future research projects.

  • Support the use of the TTC data processing systems in the checkout of instrumentation and ground test efforts.

  • Coordinate with the mission control room personnel in the development and design of the displays, development of the data cycle maps, calibration files and run files.

  • Create reports and other documentation necessary to describe the results of studies and/or tests.

  • Generate engineering drawings in Autocad.

  • Review project instructions to ascertain requirements, specifications, procedures, objectives, equipment, nature of technical problem, and possible solutions.

  • Document and elicit user requirements, perform requirements decomposition and allocation to fully document operational and functional needs for systems in specific technical areas.

  • Set up and conduct tests or studies of complete systems, components, or concepts under research test conditions to investigate proposals for improving performance or other factors, or to obtain data for development, standardization, and quality control.

  • Record test or report procedures and results, numerical and graphical data, and makes recommendations for changes.

  • Create project schedules to track progress on projects and to ensure that deadlines are met.


  • This list is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities_


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or physical science required.

We are looking for engineers knowledgeable in the following areas with previous use highly desired:

  • 3 years related Engineering experience

  • TTC airborne PCM encoders and transmitters programming and operations

  • PCM De-commutators

  • Airborne sensors (analog and digital sensors and avionics bus taps)

  • AutoCAD software

  • Airborne sensor installation design

  • Writing sensor Calibration procedures for aircraft instrumentation systems

  • Use of calibration equipment and application to performing aircraft sensor calibrations

  • Create and execute environmental testing for aircraft operations

  • Can travel in support of program requirements and needs

  • Can communicate clearly both verbally and in writing (Required for shift pass downs, procedure writing and test documentation)

Essential Functions

Physical Requirements

  • Working at a computer or desk (considerations: sitting, eye strain, hand strain)

  • May involve long periods of sitting or standing.

Work Environment

  • An inside office environment

  • Needs to have clear, concise and accurate communication skills

  • Need to work well with, co-operate, and support clients, supervisors, and co-workers

Equipment and Machines

  • Standard office equipment and machines, computer workstation.

  • Working at a computer or desk


  • Normal hours are Monday – Friday, between the core hours of 7:00am – 6:00pm.

  • Punctuality and regular attendance are necessary to meet deadlines

  • Regular attendance is necessary and required

  • This position may work weekends or second shift. Flexibility is required based upon workload.

Other Essential Functions

  • Must be able to communicate effectively

  • Must demonstrate professional behavior at all times when dealing with clients, supervisors and co-workers

  • Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk to the employee or others

  • Must be able to support and work in a proactive team environment

  • Must hold the safety of yourself and those around you as the number one priority in the workplace

The Jacobs System Lifecycle Group (SLG) enables the success of Department of Defense (DOD) and other Governmental organizations by providing unmatched systems life-cycle solutions. As a partner to our clients, we focus on innovative and cutting edge solutions that drive value. We take pride in sustaining a strong culture by remaining true to our Core Values: Profitable Growth is an Imperative, People are the heart of our business, Clients are our valued partners, and Performance excellence is our commitment. Jacobs 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.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmation Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disbility, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

Primary Location United States-California-Edwards AFB

Travel Yes, 25 % of the Time

Req ID: SAL00021J