Provide support to the Space Launch System (SLS) Chief Engineer (CE) to apply manufacturing engineering principles to the monitoring of critical SLS/Core Stage progress. This position will be stationed at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility (MAF) in Louisiana.
The individual shall:
Apply expertise to the development of detailed, effective, clear and reliable manufacturing command media (such as Production Planning/Work Instructions) as primarily executed by the prime contractor with the objective of reducing Production nonconformances. Proactively provide guidance in the optimization of the command media by the integration of Engineering, Production and Quality personnel across the entire Element (i.e. government and prime contractor).
Evaluate manufacturing/assembly processes of current SLS/Core Stage prime contractor manufacturing/assembly by applying knowledge of product design, fabrication, assembly, tooling, and materials; conferring with onsite Production supervision; soliciting observations from Production technicians/operators.
Improve manufacturing efficiency by providing guidance to the prime contractor in analyzing and planning of work flow. Apply continuous improvement methods such as lean manufacturing to enhance manufacturing quality, reliability, or cost-effectiveness.
Communicate observations of progress of SLS/Core Stage manufacturing efficiency to the Chief Engineer.
The Jacobs Space Exploration Group (JSEG) offers a partnership in which you can grow personally and professionally within a framework of strong leadership, competitive compensation, and rewarding career paths. Come join our team on the Engineering Services and Science Capability Augmentation (ESSCA) contract whose work is destined to have a long-range effect on future generations!
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A degree in mechanical engineering, materials engineering, industrial engineering or related field is required. Degree in Engineering from an ABET-accredited university is desired. Typically, educational requirements are the equivalent of a Ph.D., with a minimum 14 years of experience, Masters with at least 18 years of experience, or BS with at least 20 years of experience.
- Must have an extensive background in launch vehicle definition and awareness of unique issues associated with flight hardware manufacture.
- Shall have knowledge of complex aerospace flight hardware manufacturing.
- Shall have excellent technical writing skills associated with manufacturing command media (i.e. work instruction).
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%).
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 (80%). Requires ability to use stairs or elevators for access between floors and multiple buildings at NASA and Jacobs facilities (10%).
Equipment and Machines
Requires ability to operate a personal computer, a telephone, fax machine, copier, calculator, and other general office equipment (100%).
Normal workday is from 7:30 a.m. through 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
The ability to work independently with minimal supervision, and to make rational decisions, and to exercise good judgment is essential (100%). Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others.
Proof of U.S. Citizenship is required.