Jacobs Operations Engineer 2 in Edwards AFB, California

Operations 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.

Thisis a journey-man level position that requires understanding and application ofthe knowledge of engineering technology, systems engineering concepts to thespecific technical tasks at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center.

  • Selectedcandidate will provide support to the SupportAircraft project serving as an operations engineer. This effort willinclude (but not limited to) the following

  • Developand/or modify existing procedures for the proper installation and integrationof experiments supporting space science research;

  • Developand/or modify existing procedures for the proper installation and integrationof experiments supporting environmental science research, conducting flightdemonstrations for expanded markets, missions and airborne capabilities thatare compatible with NASA’s wide-ranging Earth observation activities which arecritical to developing responses to environmental change here and around theworld;

  • Conceive,set up and conduct tests or studies of complete systems, components, orconcepts under research test conditions to investigate proposals for improvingperformance or other factors; or to obtain data for development,standardization, and quality control with some supervisory direction andreview;

  • Recordtest or report procedures and results, numerical and graphical data, and makesrecommendations for changes;

  • Createreports and other documentation necessary to describe the results of studies and/ortests;

  • Analyzeindicated and calculated results in relation to requirements, specifications,or test objectives;

  • Generateand validate test procedures to ensure that all system requirements are met;

  • Documentand elicit user requirements, perform requirements decomposition and allocationto fully document operational and functional needs for systems in specifictechnical areas;

  • Developprocedures for assembly, installation and integration of scientific instrumentsinto NASA’s Aircraft;

  • Reportstatus to Senior Technical Lead and/or Task Focal Point as required

  • Serve as an operational engineer for Armstrongprojects to develop and implement flight vehicle integration procedures acrossall required disciplines and organizations inside and outside of NASA;


  • 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 and 3 years of workexperience with 1 of those years being in engineeringor;

  • Advanced Degree (Master’s or PhD) in Engineering orPhysical Science

Knowledge, skills & abilities required:

  • Ableto apply engineering principles and systems engineering processes;

  • Supportproject team in a dynamic and multi-task work environment by prioritizing workand coordinating task/project schedules;

  • Reviewproject instructions to ascertain requirements, specifications, procedures,objectives, equipment, nature of technical problem, and possible solutions;

  • Mustbe able to ascertain, manage and decompose requirements in specific technicalareas;

  • Strongcommunications and ability to work in a flight test team environment a must;

  • Twoyears of experience using CAD required;

  • Familiaritywith the NASA AFRC Support Aircraft program is desired;

  • Experience in aerospace industry highly desired;

  • Familiaritywith FAA 14 CFR and respective parts is desired;

  • Holdan FAA A&P Mechanic certificate is desired;

  • Knowledge using Creo 3.0 is highly desired.

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

  • Travel to audit locations is required with this position.

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, 50 % of the Time

Req ID: SAL00021X