Vibroacoustics Engineer in Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama, United States

Our Structural Design & Analysis team is a high performing group executing challenging tasks for structures and integration engineering support of the Space Launch System (SLS) including the Integrated Spacecraft and Payload Element (ISPE) and Stages Element. We are searching for highly qualified candidates to support the Structural Dynamics & Integration branch at NASAs Marshall Space Flight Center. This exciting work will serve as a critical step in sending humans to the Moon, Mars and beyond!


Working both independently and as part of an integrated, collaborative team, your responsibilities would include:

  • Perform structural dynamic analyses in support of the design and design verification of space flight vehicle systems.

  • Analyze complex element or vehicle features and apply principles and practices of structural analysis, or devise new approaches in problem solutions.

  • Independently plan, schedule and perform computations/analyses, prepare and make presentations and document results in technical reports.

  • Recommend or review test approaches to verify that objectives/requirements are met.

  • Review all results from assigned tasks and determine if outputs are complete, correct, integrated with project objectives, and adequately documented.

  • Follow existing processes and procedures and recommend process improvements where appropriate.


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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Degree in Mechanical, Civil or Aerospace Engineering or related field from an ABET-accredited university is required.  Typically, educational requirements are the equivalent of a Ph.D. with a minimum 4 years of experience; Masters with at least 8 years of experience, or a BS with at least 10 years of experience.

Required:

  • A minimum of 10 years applicable experience or any equivalent combination of education/experience outlined above.
  • Basic understanding of classical vibrations and dynamics of structural systems using strength of materials and finite element based methods.
  • Modeling experience, particularly with finite element analysis (FEA) tools, in support of stress analysis, low-frequency dynamics, and/or high-frequency dynamics.
  • Excellent communication skills.

Desired:

  • Experience with the application of the finite element method to perform random vibration, acoustic induced vibration, and/or coupled loads analyses is very desirable.
  • Experience performing high-frequency dynamics/vibration analysis.
  • Experience in dynamic testing and/or model correlation/verification.
  • Experience with PATRAN or FEMAP, NASTRAN, MATLAB, Python, VA One and/or Wave 6.
  • Familiarity with space flight vehicles.
  • Experience with data acquisition, signal processing, and statistics would be advantageous.



 


 

 

 

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%).

 

Attendance

 

 

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. 

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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.

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With $15.0 billion in combined revenue and a talent force more than 77,000 strong, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of services including scientific, technical, professional, construction- and program-management for business, industrial, commercial, government and infrastructure sectors.

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