Manufacturing Manager - (ADV00008Y)

  • Jacobs
  • United States-Texas-Houston-20331-ESCG
  • Jul 30, 2020
Full time Construction

Job Description



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 Manufacturing Manager to join our team with MRI, a JETS teammate company.  Do you have the following skills?


The Manufacturing Manager will:
  • Support and promote management’s vision and direction for manufacturing at Johnson Space Center.
  • Develop and implement strategic plans for, and provide functional management and oversight in, a machine shop operation environment including CNC milling, manual and programmable lathe operations, sheet metal fabrication, welding, composite fabrication, soft goods, additive manufacturing and precision cleaning.
  • Propose and implement innovative initiatives to include increasing production, adding new capabilities such as 5-axis machining, increasing customer base, and other initiatives.
  • Ensure strict shop compliance for existing processes/procedures and recommend/implement process improvements that focus on quality, cost, schedule, customer service, change control, job tracking, etc.
  • Develop and implement a clear method to communicate project status of ongoing activities to customers and management.
  • Maintain customer-coordinated expected schedules along with prioritizing needs.
  • Understand and implement the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) for all represented employees.
  • Review all work requests coming into the facility and develop/provide accurate cost estimates to customers.
  • Develop and implement training plans and programs including mentoring programs.
  • Implement modern manufacturing methodology to ensure cost competitiveness and eliminate defects.
  • Confirm, monitor and track internal and external on-time delivery.
  • Develop and/or post Key Performance Indicators to ensure quality, on-time performance and other progress metrics.
  • Develop and maintain an environment that promotes ownership at the lowest possible level; provide the authority to those to ensure success and insist on accountability.
  • 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 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.
  • Must have supervisory and management experience in a machine shop manufacturing environment.
  • Demonstrated experience and effectiveness in leading multi-disciplinary teams is required.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as excellent interpersonal skill.
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office applications, including Microsoft Project.

Requisition Preferences:

  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering with significant manufacturing coursework or Degree in Industrial Engineering preferred.
  • Flight hardware experience is a plus.
  • Proficiency in Lean Manufacturing is a plus.
  • Training in Kaizan and/or 5S is a plus. 
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!


See What We Do

Jacobs Aerospace Solutions Overview
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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

  • 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.).


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 supplemental language. 

Primary Location

: United States-Texas-Houston-20331-ESCG

Job Posting

: Jul 28, 2020, 10:46:09 PM


: Aerospace



Job Type

: Experienced
Job Classification: Full-Time Regular

Work Locations

2224 Bay Area Boulevard 
 Houston 77058
Capabilities: Aerospace Technology and Defense Programs and Facilities