Avionics Common Electronics (ACE) Laboratory Manager - (ADV0000I8)

  • Jacobs
  • Primary Location: United States-Texas-Houston-20331-ESCG
  • Oct 13, 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 an Avionics Common Electronics (ACE) Laboratory Manager to join our team with ERC, Inc., a JETS teammate company.  Do you have the following skills?


The Avionics Common Electronics (ACE) Laboratory Manager will: 


  • Provide oversight to a team of technicians establishing prioritization, scheduling, and allocation of resources on project hardware needs within the laboratory.
  • Serve as the primary customer interface for the lab; works with each customer to understand requirements, drivers, and timelines.
  • Build and maintain strong working relationships with laboratory staff and customers acting as the liaison on the needs between both parties.
  • Aid in generating cost/resource/schedule estimates for incoming work.
  • Assist with Basis of Estimate (BOE) development for JETS proposals.
  • Maintain laboratory schedule of current and incoming work.
  • Provide technical input on work authorizing documents and engineering drawings.
  • Prepare and execute task performance sheets and discrepancy reports for controlled hardware fabrication tasks.
  • Develop and implement solutions to engineering and fabrication problems.
  • Facilitate test readiness reviews and prepare associated documentation.
  • Facilitate manufacturing readiness reviews and associated documentation as necessary.
  • Assist with procurement needs for laboratory tools, hardware, and consumables.
  • Maintain laboratory documentation, equipment, and tools to meet JSC and Avionic System Division Requirements.
  • Manage an Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) control plan and act as the facility ESD monitor for the ACE Lab.
  • Ensure a safe, well-maintained laboratory is available for development, fabrication and testing of both flight and non-flight hardware.
  • Verify optimum quality is achieved in all deliverables.
  • 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.
  • Excellent verbal communication and written presentation skills, as well as excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated experience and effectiveness in leading and managing a high performing team.
  • Experience providing management and prioritization responsibilities for multiple projects with overlapping schedule demands.
  • Ability to read and understand electronic and other engineering drawings.
  • Able to make independent, technical and tactical decisions.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications.

Requisition Preferences:

  • Previous electronics manufacturing experience highly desired.
  • Knowledge of NASA workmanship standards, and Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)​standards.
  • Prior experience writing procedures and work instructions.
  • Knowledge of JSC flight hardware processes.


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

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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 www.wehavespaceforyou.com

  • 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

: Oct 13, 2020, 11:08:37 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