Machinist I

Jacobs - Houston, TX4.0

Full-timeEstimated: $36,000 - $46,000 a year
NASA’s Mission Operations for the International Space Station is located at Johnson Space Center. On Jacobs’ JETS contract we provide engineering services to JSC. Come join us and be a vital part of operating the largest space station ever built.

We're looking for a Machinist I.

** 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.**

This is a JETS CBA position with Jacobs.

The selected candidate for this role will:
Assist with the planning, layout, machining, and assembling to precision tolerances parts and tools designed to meet exacting standards and specifications consisting of mechanical or specialty apparatus.
Set and operate a variety of machining equipment such as engine and bench lathes, vertical and horizontal milling machines, job borers, grinders, hones, gear cutters, and drill presses, to utilize basic functions of the machines.
Plan and determine under supervision the sequence of machining operations, number of cuts required to obtain required finishes and tolerances, determine cutting tools to be used and method of holding and aligning work with supervision.
Make simple layouts on parts involving compound angles and mating part work, to check for sufficient stock and for reference during machining.
Set up machines to completely and independently perform any operations for basic functions. Select mount and align various specialized machine attachments and standard or improvised tooling. Determine, set, and adjust machine speeds, feeds and depth of cut. Select, mount, and fasten cutting tools for specified finish and best performance consistent with the type of material being machined. Work will be performed under direct supervision.
May offer simple technical advice to engineers and customers on pre-fabrication, modifications, or repairs.
Work from detailed drawings, templates, sketches, assembly blueprints, or oral instructions.
May operate the machines to perform such typical operations as chasing all types of single and multiple external tapers; turning, boring, reaming, facing, slotting, etc., for any type of machine fit; machining parts involving compound angles or concentric and coordinated concave or convex surfaces to exacting tolerances; will include instruction from more experienced machinists.
Ability to learn to program and operate at least one CNC language.
Maintain a clean and organized work area.
Organize and properly store inventory, materials, and safety equipment.
Use of lift equipment as required.
Perform related duties as required.


Required Education/Experience/Skills:
Requires a High School Diploma or equivalent and a minimum of 1 year of machinist experience.
Knowledge of standard concepts, practices, and procedures.
Familiarity in at least one CNC programming language.
Ability to follow written and verbal instructions.

Proficiency in the programming of CNC Mills and Lathes with CAD CAM is a plus; ProE, GibbsCAM, or Conversational CNC with multi axis programming.
Experience on the following machine tool types: HAAS Machining Centers, Hurco Machining Centers, Servo, Mazak Machining Centers.
Experience with Horizontal multi axis or Vertical with 4th axis rotation with setup and tooling knowledge.
Overhead crane experience.
Handling of NASA flight hardware.

Physical Requirements:Requires Occasional:
Climbing and maintaining balance on ladders, scaffolds, structures, etc. above and below ground level.
Lifting up to 50 pounds from ground level, waist level, and overhead (occasional).
Carrying up to 50 pounds for 3 feet (occasional).
Bending, kneeling, crouching/squatting and crawling from 1 to 30 minutes at a time.

Requires Frequent:
Reaching for, handling, and manipulating objects and materials in all directions.
Hearing with or without correction.

Requires Constant:
Coordinating eyes, hands, and fingers to operate tools and equipment.
Seeing with or without correction.

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 of 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.
Must be able to work in a fast paced team environment. Performs routine and/or non-routine skilled work, relies on experience and judgment to plan and execute tasks. Must be able to wear steel toed shoes. Will be required to participate in hearing loss prevention program.

Work Environment:
The Manufacturing Facility is a large, climate controlled work area with an array of machining equipment. Exposure to uneven ground levels, various noise levels caused by power tools, machinery, equipment, etc.

Equipment and Machines:
Operate and maintain machining centers both manual and CNC (mills, lathes, drill presses, grinders, hones, borers, water jets, etc.), powered shop tools (grinders, wire wheels, etc.), shop equipment (presses, drills, sheet metal brakes, sanders, saws, shears, etc.), lifts, mobile hoists (cherry pickers), chain hoists, overhead cranes, pallet jacks (powered and unpowered), hand trolleys, 4-wheel dollies, hand tools, stands, clamps, vises, potential forklift.

Computer workstations, peripheral equipment to maintain/adjust database logs and records, and print documents. Other office machines (printer, fax, 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.

Why Work for JETS?
Opportunities for growth and advancement
Comprehensive Medical Coverage (medical, dental, vision)
Benefits Tuition Reimbursement
Much, much more!
Don’t miss out on this great opportunity; for immediate consideration, apply now! ( ).
Must be a U.S. Citizen and successfully complete a U.S. government background investigation.
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.