ESCG-EN3 - Engineer 3


Manufacturing Engineer/ SME I, II, III, IV


Johnson Space Center

Houston, Texas


Are you passionate about human space exploration, understanding the origins of the universe, and working with a passionate and diverse team to make a difference? If you are, we need you!

We need your talent, teamwork, and energy to help us achieve great things that inspire people all over the globe. We need you to bring creative ideas and diverse backgrounds to help us envision, shape, and deliver systems that will enable the exploration of space while benefiting people here on Earth. We are excited about what we do, and we need you on our team as we take on exciting challenges for NASA’s pursuits in deep space exploration. Jacobs is NASA’s largest engineering solutions provider working together with NASA at centers across the United States.

We are looking for a Manufacturing Engineer to join our team within the Facilities and Testing Department.

The selected candidate will:

  • Provide expertise and experience in advanced manufacturing engineering to lead and drive innovations throughout the manufacturing facility, enhancing manufacturing technical operations.
  • Provide manufacturing engineering support for Design for Manufacturability and Assembly (DFMA), Best Practices and facility process capabilities.
  • Review and add Geometric Dimensions and Tolerances (GD&T) to drawings per ASME Y14.5.
  • Enhance designs for specific manufacturing methods (for example, 5-axis vs. 3-axis CNC, rapid prototyping, etc.).
  • Efficiently coordinate manufacturing efforts from early design through manufacturing and assembly.
  • Identify long lead-time raw materials, components, services, etc. and assist in procurement to preserve project
  • schedules.
  • Estimate manufacturing/shop processing times for a variety of machined or fabricated parts and assemblies for accurate planning and scheduling purposes.
  • Assist in materials and hardware procurement process.
  • Clarify customer requests and coordinate the input of Customer project requirements to the Manufacturing team.
  • Coordinate manufacturing activities with shop floor and outside vendors.
  • Monitor and communicate progress of Customer's projects through Manufacturing.
  • Promptly communicate with Project Engineers on drawing updates/redlines and corrections.
  • Develop assembly procedures and processes, including alternative assembly methods.
  • Identify hardware and special tooling requirements for assembly operations.
  • Perform other duties as required.


Proof of U.S. Citizenship or US Permanent Residency is a requirement for this position. - Must be able to complete a U.S. government background investigation.



BS degree in engineering from an accredited engineering school and ten (10) years of direct engineering experience, or a MS degree from an accredited engineering school and eight (8) years of direct engineering experience, or Ph.D. and four (4) years of direct engineering experience.


Mandatory: NA


  • Excellent verbal communication and written presentation skills, as well as excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Strong computer skills and experience in utilizing software tools such as MRP, AutoCAD, Creo (version 5 preferred), MasterCAM, Microsoft Word and Excel, Office, Outlook, and Project.
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment with emphasis in CNC, lathes, mills, composites and sheet metal fabrication.
  • Experience with aerospace exotic metals manufacturing and machining including (but not limited to) aluminum, stainless steel, titanium, Hastelloy, and Inconel.
  • Able to make independent, technical, and tactical decisions with a high attentiveness to detail.

Requisition Preferences:

  • Mechanical, Industrial, or Manufacturing degree and ten years of experience in the field.
  • Experience with machining, sheet metal fabrication, welding, and composites manufacturing.
  • Experience in Aerospace, Defense or Automotive manufacturing environment.
  • A familiarity with the NASA/JSC hardware development and Engineering Life Cycle processes.
  • A working knowledge of the NASA/JSC drawing system JSC 8500.4, the Engineering Drawing Control Center (EDCC) and Design and Data Management System (DDMS).
  • Familiarity of quality procedures and documentation for Class 1 Flight Hardware, including material test reports, certificates of compliance, and heat treat and other quality records.


Essential Functions Work Environment Generally, an office environment, but can involve inside or outside work depending on task. Physical Requirements Work may involve sitting or standing for extended periods (90% of time). May require lifting and carrying up to 25 lbs. (5% of time). Equipment and Machines Standard office equipment (PC, telephone, printer, etc.). Attendance Regular attendance in accordance with established work schedule is critical. Ability to work outside normal schedule and adjust schedule to meet peak periods and surge requirements. Other Essential Functions 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.

“Aeyon is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: Aeyon is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Aeyon are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social, or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental, or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Aeyon will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on these characteristics.”