This work is in support of the Space Launch Systems (SLS) program as well as other new and existing programs at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC). The successful candidate will perform structural strength analysis for both flight and non-flight hardware.
Job duties include development of formal stress analysis packages for structural systems using strength of materials and finite element based methods, interfacing with design engineers to provide inputs to preliminary designs, development and delivery of reports and presentations to management, and collaboration with outside vendors and personnel from other NASA centers in the development of integrated flight hardware and Ground Support Equipment.
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Degree in Mechanical, Aerospace, Civil Engineering or Engineering Mechanics or related field from an ABET-accredited university is required. 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.
At least 7 years experience in the application of finite element methods and the assessment of failure mechanisms such as rupture, yield, buckling, fatigue and fracture.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office products such as PowerPoint, Excel, and Word.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Familiarity with NASA standards and MSFC Specifications.
Experience of 7 or more years working with finite element software: Femap, Patran, NASTRAN, Abaqus, Ansys Workbench, Ansys.
Experience with the design and analysis of joints containing mechanical fasteners, adhesives, welds, and composite/metallic interfaces.
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.
Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.
Internal Number: AER0000IT
Jacobs provides engineering, scientific and technical services to NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in Huntsville, Alabama, on the Engineering & Science Services & Skills Augmentation contract. A Prime Contractor at MSFC since 1989, Jacobs supports marquee NASA programs, including the Space Launch System, International Space Station, space optics fabrication, earth and space sciences and advanced propulsion system development. Jacobs also operates and maintains NASA’s Materials Mechanical Test Facility, supporting a wide range of material development, materials science and testing.
Come join the team whose work is destined to have a long-range effect on future generations!