Jacobs Mechanical Engineer - Rocket Motor Valves in Huntsville, Alabama

Mechanical Engineer - Rocket Motor Valves


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!

To learn more about:

JSEG, visit https://YesWeAreRocketScientists.com

The Huntsville area, visit http://www.huntsville.org/

Provide substantive valves, lines, andducts input relating to assessments/review of ATP’s, QTP’s, requirements,test anomalies, design related issues,variances, etc.

  • Review component designs andplanned/performed testing to ensure compliance to contract requirements

  • Evaluate/propose alternatedesign/test approaches to meeting requirements

  • Determine credibility of design/testsolutions proposed by Partners

  • Provide risk classification toany deviations to requirements

  • Communicate lessons learned andbest practice information to Partner


Degree in Engineering 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.

Experience in:

  • Aerospace industry valve experience is required

  • Design anddevelopment of valves, valve actuators, piping, tubing, fluid connectors,and/or other miscellaneous fluid system components

  • Cryogenic components andsystems

  • Propulsion systemcomponent design, analysis, engine integration and development/verificationtesting

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: AS0002LS