Materials Test Technician - #689502
Date: 4 days ago
City: Huntsville, Alabama
Contract type: Full Time
Work schedule: Full Day
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The Materials Test Technician, at a minimum, is a hands-on position with responsibilities in a materials mechanical testing laboratory. The position will entail performing materials mechanical testing including: tensile, fatigue, fracture and fatigue crack growth in air, gaseous hydrogen, liquid nitrogen and liquid hydrogen. The candidate will operate digital controlled servo hydraulic test machines to perform materials mechanical tests according to ASTM and NASA standards, reporting results and participating in customer meetings.
The majority of testing will be in room temperature air, but some testing will be in other environments including: elevated temperature, liquid nitrogen, liquid hydrogen, and high pressure gaseous hydrogen. Assignments have clear and specified objectives and require the investigation of a limited number of variables.
Here’s What You’ll Need:
Typically, educational requirement is a HS diploma or GED or equivalent; at least 10 years of experience, or an Associate’s Degree.
A minimum of 8 years of experience with mechanical systems or other hands on work.
A general understanding of windows operating systems and basic folder structure.
Good mechanical amplitude, understanding of general algebra, and basic understanding of mechanical properties of materials.
Experience running tensile, fatigue and fracture tests, and maintaining servohydraulic test systems is desired.
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Office and laboratory 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%).
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, telephone, task related software, copier, calculator and other general office equipment (100%).
Normal workday is from 7:30 a.m. to 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:
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, and to make rational decisions, and to exercise good judgment (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.
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.