Jacobs has partnered with NASA to support space flight programs for more than 40 years. While the majority of work is directly in support of LaRC, other industry partners and Government agencies may be supported at remote sites as directed by the Contracting Officer (CO). The Center Maintenance, Operations, and Engineering (CMOE) contract comprises of three major categories of work - operations, maintenance, and engineering (OME), as described below. *Maintenance - Research and institutional facility maintenance includes, but not limited to, preventive maintenance, trouble calls, repairs, Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM), Facility Condition Assessment (FCA), and maintenance/operation of central utilities (e.g., electrical power distribution, potable water, storm water drainage) *Operations - Facilities Operations support includes, but not limited to, wind tunnels, laboratories, and test stands testing, instrumentation calibration/repair; plant and utilities (e.g., high pressure air, Liquid Nitrogen (LN2) and Steam Plant); technology development and administration, including, but not limited to, Facility Automation Systems (FAS) and Data Acquisition Systems (DAS) *Engineering - Facility engineering includes, but not limited to, engineering studies, design, construction, construction management, configuration management, tactical engineering, pressure system recertification, project management/planning support.
The successful candidate will join a team to safely, effectively, and efficiently operate and maintain mechanical systems in NASA LaRC wind tunnels, liquid nitrogen plant, and/or other facilities. Must follow safety policies and procedures and perform all work according to policies and procedures while maintaining a high standard of quality and workmanship in performance of all duties. Working knowledge of safety practices common to industry including FOD control and LOTO is beneficial. Experience with operation and maintenance of rotating machinery, hydraulic and pneumatic system, pumps, valves, cooling water systems, and production, transfer, and storage of cryogenic liquids is desirable. Will perform preventive maintenance on, inspection of, and operate equipment per documented procedures. Must be able to read relevant technical drawings and specifications. Assembles wind tunnel models for testing; installs, routes, and calibrates instrumentation. Operates other equipment including, but not limited to: industrial forklifts, man-lifts, and cranes. Must be able to climb ladders and steps, enter and work in confined spaces, lift a minimum of 35 lbs., and willing to work all shifts and overtime. Must have good communication skills, be detail-oriented, able to work with a team, and have good problem-solving skills. Relevant military training, technical school, or aviation maintenance is a plus.
U.S. Citizenship required. Two (2) years of college with courses in engineering, mathematics or related engineering courses, plus two (2) years relevant mechanical experience or any equivalent combination of relevant education and training that can be documented by a certificate or diploma from a reputable organization, school, or trade school program and experience for a total of four (4) years. Knowledge of OSHA Lockout/Tagout program is preferred.
Office environment. (10%). Test/Industrial Environment - May be exposed to areas of high noise levels, hazardous propellants, explosives, chemicals and industrial facilities. (85%)
Travel between facilities and test operations may be required and may bring exposure to loud noise and potentially hazardous equipment and chemical operations. (5%)
Must have sufficient mobility to enter into confined spaces, crawl into or onto various assemblies while maintaining a clear vision of safety is required. Potential exposure to high noise levels, hazardous chemicals, propellants and the like. Appropriate PPE and training will be provided for all conditions. Must be able to walk, stand, bend, twist and sit for extended periods as well as climb, crawl, and lift up to 35 lbs.
Equipment and Machines:
Facility operations display/keyboards/mechanical/electrical control/HMI. Machine, power, and hand tools. Standard office equipment (PC, telephone, fax, copier, etc.) (30%)
Regular attendance mandatory (100%)
Overtime/work outside normal schedule required (<20%)
Travel required (<<5%)
Other Essential Functions:
U.S. Citizenship required. Must be able to work in a team atmosphere. Must put forward a 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. The work environment requires the ability to cooperate and work with individuals at all levels of the company and the client. Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance as required. A valid driver's license is required.