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Contact Dynamics Aerospace Engineer at Jacobs

Contact Dynamics Aerospace Engineer

Jacobs Houston, TX Full-Time
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Are you passionate about human space exploration or understanding the origins of the universe, and working with a dynamic and diverse team to make a difference?  If you are, we need you! 

We need your commitment, teamwork, and energy to help us achieve great things that inspire humans all over the globe.  We need you to bring innovative ideas and diverse backgrounds to help us envision, shape, and deliver systems that will benefit the quality of life of people around the world.  We are excited about what we do, and we need you on our team as we take on new challenges for NASA’s pursuits in deep space exploration.  Jacobs is NASA’s largest engineering solutions provider working alongside NASA at centers across the United States.

We have the unique and significant role to partner with NASA at Johnson Space Center (JSC), to be part of every human spaceflight program – the International Space Station (ISS), NASA’s Orion spacecraft, which will carry astronauts into deep space, and Gateway, the orbiting platform providing the home for astronauts to work and travel back and forth to the moon’s surface, and serving as the platform for deep space exploration.  From critical systems on the ISS to enable astronauts to live and work in space; to performing advanced development for systems leading to deep space exploration; to being part of the foundation for Gateway. 

We also partner with NASA at JSC, the only NASA center in the United States to curate all astromaterial samples returned from exploration missions, to perform curation services, orbital debris analysis, and basic research to further humankind’s understanding of the origins of our solar system.

We need you to be a part of our team!

We are currently in need of a
Contact Dynamics Aerospace Engineer to join our team with
GeoControl Systems, Inc., a JETS Teammate company. Do you have the following skills?  

This position will be performing analysis, development, verification and testing of the docking systems used in NASA's human spaceflight programs. This includes Orion, Gateway, HLS and others.


The position will require the following skills, knowledge and abilities: 

  • Perform the modeling and simulation of nonlinear contact dynamics

  • Complex mechanical systems motion and dynamics

  • Multi-body dynamics

  • Control systems

  • Perform structural loads and dynamics analysis.

  • Perform verification of mechanical system requirements through test and analysis.

  • Perform simulation based analysis using Monte-Carlo analysis.

  • Perform Data Post-processing, reduction, and visualization.

  • Perform other duties as required.




Required Education/Experience/Skills:

This position has been posted at multiple levels.  Depending on the candidate's experience, requirements and business needs, we reserve the right to consider candidates at any level for which this position has been advertised.

  • BS degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering.

  • Proficiency in a common programing language.

  • Familiarity with desktop software applications, MS Office is required.

  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.


Requisition Preferences:
  • Experience with NASA developed TRICK simulation environment.

  • Proficiency in Python, MATLAB, or  C/C .


 


Why Work on Our Team? 


Click on the below links to view just a small sample of all that we do!  Come join our team and be part of our future.  We look forward to seeing you!


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In addition to exciting career opportunities we also have:

  • Excellent personal and professional career growth
  • 9/80 work schedule (every other Friday off)
  • Onsite cafeteria (breakfast & lunch)
  • Comprehensive Benefit Package (medical, dental & vision)
  • 401(k)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Much, much more!

For more information on our partnership with NASA at Johnson Space Center, please visit [ Link removed ]

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and successfully complete a U.S. government background investigation.

  • Management has the prerogative to select at any level for which this position has been advertised.




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 when required.


Other Essential Functions
Must be able to work in a team atmosphere. Must put forward a 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. 



Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws and [ Link removed ]
 

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