Fluid Systems Technician III - (AER0004P3)

  • Jacobs
  • Primary Location: United States-Texas-Houston-20331-ESCG
  • Jul 31, 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 actively searching for qualified candidates for this potential opening, however we do not have assurance at this time if and when the position will be finalized and opened. Because we have strong reason to believe the position will be approved soon, we are proceeding with identifying qualified candidates and conducting interviews.**



We are currently in need of a Fluid Systems Technician III to join our team.  Do you have the following skills?

This is a JETS CBA position with Jacobs.

As a Fluid Systems Technician III you will:
  • Performs highly skilled work at an advanced level in development, fabrication, setup, operation and maintenance of all equipment involved with high pressure fluid systems and vacuum systems.
  • Fabricates fixtures, test setups, piping and tubing systems, etc. from drawings, sketches or verbal orders for tests involving high pressure systems using nitrogen, water and cryogenic propellants.
  • Selects test system components for compatibility and use proper techniques to maintain cleanliness of parts.
  • Perform preventative and reparative maintenance on various types of equipment such as pumps, valves, filters, regulators, etc. using manufacturer’s manuals or area specific procedures.
  • Uses all basic shop equipment and basic shop equipment such as drill press, band saw, grinder, lathe, etc. and all common hand tools.
  • Must work with a minimum of instruction and supervision.
  • Interprets complex engineering drawings or blueprints in order to carry out assignments.
  • May be required to document activities in the form of sketches, material requests, drawings and/or written reports.
  • Must be capable of troubleshooting the systems worked on and be able to read and interpret complex drawings, schematics and instruction manuals.
  • Operate test stand duty stations, keeping log books and recording data as necessary.
  • Maintain awareness of safety procedures and use all safety equipment required for the job.
  • Keep work area neat and orderly while working in a safe manner.
  • Works under the general guidance of supervision and may receive assignments and interface with technical personnel.
  • Provides technical direction to other technicians.
  • Performs other duties as required.




Required Education/Experience/Skills: 

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 12 years of experience in the field or in a related area.
  • Proficient in the use of standard concepts, practices and procedures within a particular field.
  • Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Perform a variety of tasks at a highly skilled and advanced level.
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions.
  • General computer and typing skills.
  • May instruct, lead and direct the work of others. 
  • Ability to operate a forklift.

Why Work for Jacobs? 


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)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Much, much more!

For more information on our partnership with NASA at Johnson Space Center, please visit www.wehavespaceforyou.com

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and successfully complete a U.S. government background investigation.
Essential Functions
Physical Requirements: 
Requires occasional:
  • Climbing and maintaining balance on ladders, scaffolds, structures, etc. above or below ground level.
  • Lifting up to 25 pounds from ground level, at waist level (frequent) and overhead. 
  • Carrying up to 25 pounds for 10 yards.
  • Crawling from 1 to 30 minutes at a time. 
Requires frequent:
  • Bending, kneeling crouching/ squatting from one to 30 minutes at a time.
  • Reaching for, handling and manipulating objects and materials in all directions. 
Requires constant:
  • Seeing and hearing with or without correction.
  • Coordinating eyes, hands and fingers to operate tools and equipment.
  • Standing. 
Requires the ability to:
  • Follow set procedures and standards.
  • Apply basic mathematical skills.
  • Plan and work selecting proper tools.
  • Compare and understand differences in the size, shape, and form or lines, figures, and objects.
  • Follow written and oral directions, plans and blueprints.
  • Picture and evaluate solid objects from drawings or diagrams using standards that can be measured or checked.
  • Recognize and report safety hazards. 
Work Environment: 

Warehouse or lab environment. Exposure to uneven ground levels, high or low elevations, confined areas, various noise levels caused by power tools, machinery, equipment, etc., extreme hot or cold weather, excessive humidity, rain, etc. Other JSC Test Facility.

Equipment and Machines: 

Common hand tools, basic shop equipment such as drill press, lathe, band saw, grinder, 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.


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, 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.


Primary Location

: United States-Texas-Houston-20331-ESCG

Job Posting

: Jun 1, 2020, 6:59:44 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