Jacobs Mechanical Engineer - Packaging Design in Huntsville, Alabama

Mechanical Engineer - Packaging Design


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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Develop designs for flight and non-flight hardware, primarily consisting of packaging of Avionics boxes. Work with models in support of the Space Launch System (SLS) program as well as other new and existing programs at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC). Provide engineering design functions for time critical hardware designs.

  • Work independently with engineers to design or select hardware components, develop CAD models of avionics packaging, develop detailed fabrication and assembly drawings, and provide fabrication support to shop personnel.

  • Participate in task meetings and conferences as requested.

  • Collaborate with outside vendors and personnel from other NASA centers on the development of integrated flight hardware.

  • Develop and deliver reports and presentations to MSFC and ESSCA management as needed.


Degree in Mechanical, Civil, or Aerospace Engineering or related field from an ABET-accredited university and aminimum of 7 years applicable experience

are required.Typically, educational requirements are the equivalent of a minimum of a Masters with at least 3 years of experience, or BS with at least 5 years of experience.

The following skills are required:

  • Proficiency with Creo Elements/Pro (Pro/E) 3-D modeling and 2-D drafting.

  • Basic knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (ASME Y14.5M-1994).

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products such as PowerPoint, Excel, and Word.

  • Excellent written and oral communication

The following skills are highly desired:

  • Familiarity using CAD drafting standards such as Global Drawing Requirements or MIL-STD-100, MSFC CAD Standard, etc.

  • Familiarity with design of flight hardware and ground support equipment.

  • Familiarity with mechanical design for the prevention of Electromagnetic Interference.

  • Familiarity with stress and thermal loading.

  • Experience with NASA Design Specifications, and Standards.

  • Experience in the use of Mentor Graphics/Expedition PCB.

Essential Functions

Work Environment

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%).

Physical Requirements

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.

Primary Location United States-Alabama-Huntsville

Req ID: AS000314