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The Fuel Cell Mechanical Engineer

at Jacobs

Posted: 1/28/2020
Job Reference #: AER0003YA
Keywords: modeling

Job Description

Are you passionate about human spaceexploration or understanding the origins of the universe, and working with adynamic and diverse team to make a difference?  If you are, we needyou! 


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


We have the unique and significantrole to partner with NASA at Johnson Space Center (JSC), to be part of everyhuman spaceflight program – the International Space Station (ISS), NASA's Orionspacecraft, which will carry astronauts into deep space, and Gateway, theorbiting platform providing the home for astronauts to work and travel back andforth to the moon's surface, and serving as the platform for deep spaceexploration.  From critical systems onthe ISS to enable astronauts to live and work in space; to performing advanceddevelopment for systems leading to deep space exploration; to being part of thefoundation for Gateway. 


We also partner with NASA at JSC,the only NASA center in the United States to curate all astromaterial samplesreturned from exploration missions, to perform curation services, orbitaldebris analysis, and basic research to further humankind's understanding of theorigins of our solar system.


We need you to be a part of ourteam!


We are currently in need of a Fuel Cell Mechanical Engineer to join ourteam with Barrios Technology, Inc., a JETS teammate company.  Do you have the following skills?

As a Fuel Cell Mechanical Engineer you will:
  • SupportJohnson Space Center's activities on the International Space Station and spaceexploration.
  • Workin a team environment to analyze requirements from the customer and developdesign solutions.
  • Design,develop, test, handle implementation, and analysis of technical products andsystems.
  • Design uniquetests fixtures and methods for various test programs.
  • Develop required systemdocumentation such as procedures and hazard analyses.
  • Maintain the highlevel of technical excellence for all tasks to ensure the highest quality oftechnical products including test setups, test operations, development setups,development operations, documentation generation, execution and close out.
  • Performengineering design evaluations.
  • Performextensive testing on space hardware.
  • Prepareand present designs at various design reviews using MS Word and PowerPoint.
  • Produceengineering drawings conforming to applicable standards.
  • Performdimensional fit analysis including thermal effects.
  • Performfunctional analyses, when applicable, and sizing structural analyses.
  • Prepareand present designs at various design reviews using MS Word and PowerPoint.
  • Produce other required design documentation.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Gathering anddocumenting test requirements.
  • Authorizing testpreparation plan that includes requirements, cost and schedule.
  • Overseeing testpreparation with test facility engineering.
  • Leading fuel celltest operations.
  • Reviewing andpresenting test data to fuel cell test team.
  • Identifyingpotential safety risks and over-see implementation of hazard mitigation.
  • Identifyingtechnical risks and oversee implementation of mitigation.
  • Participate infuel test planning and technical review meetings within JSC and with other NASAcenters.
  • Understand fuelcell membrane electrode assembly fabrication and in situ electrochemicaldiagnostics.
  • Perform otherduties as required.


Required Education/Experience/Skills:

Thisposition has been posted at multiple levels.  Depending on the candidate'sexperience, requirements and business needs, we reserve the right to considercandidates at any level for which this position has been advertised.

  • BS degreein mechanical engineering from an accredited engineering school with 5 –10 yearsof direct engineering experience.
  • Must havethe ability to produce drawings, perform dimensional fit tolerance analysis, includingthermal effects and to support design with standard hand calculations for fit,function, and structural strength.
  • Must have aminimum of 5 years of experience using solid modeling CAD software.
  • Excellentoral and written communication skills.
  • Must haveworking knowledge of machine shop processes and familiarization with the structuraland thermal analysis process in development of hardware.
  • Must haveexperience with thermal systems, vacuum systems
  • Must have knowledge offuel cell operation and limitations.
  • Must have knowledge offluid system and components.  This includes basic fluid component typesand functions as well as operation of gaseous oxygen and hydrogen systems.  
  • BS degreein Mechanical Engineering.
  • Experiencetesting hardware
  • Knowledgeable in electricalpower systems
  • Project managementexperience

WhyWork on Our Team? 

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

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In addition to exciting careeropportunities 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!

Formore information on our partnership with NASA at Johnson SpaceCenter, please visit www.wehavespaceforyou.com

  • Mustbe a U.S. Citizen and successfully complete a U.S. government backgroundinvestigation.

  • Managementhas the prerogative to select at any level for which this position has beenadvertised.

Essential Functions

Work Environment
Generally an office environment, butcan involve inside or outside work depending on task.


Physical Requirements
Work may involve sitting or standing for extended periods (90% of time). Mayrequire lifting and carrying up to 25 lbs (5% of time).


Equipment and Machines
Standard office equipment (PC, telephone, printer, etc.).


Regular attendance in accordance with established work schedule is critical.Ability to work outside normal schedule and adjust schedule to meet peakperiods and surge requirements when required.


Other Essential Functions
Must be able to work in a team atmosphere. Must put forward a professionalbehavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation.Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose asafety 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, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws and supplemental language.