Jacobs Technology provides overall management and implementation of ground systems capabilities, flight hardware processing and launch operations at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. These tasks will support the International Space Station, Ground Systems Development and Operations, and the Space Launch System, Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle and Launch Services programs.
This position resides within the Ground Systems Support Operations and Maintenance organization at Kennedy Space Center, providing leadership to a high performing team that reliably maintains and operates numerous assets in support of Exploration Ground Systems, International Space Station, and Launch Services Processing. Responsibilities include the following:
Provide leadership and clear direction to a team of technicians and engineers by establishing solid goals and expectations.
Build strong relationships based on trust, integrity, and keeping commitments.
Proactively identify opportunities to provide recognition and constructive feedback to employees.
Conduct engineering performance evaluations.
Conduct morning tailgate meetings to include safety briefings with technicians and engineers.
Assign technicians to work crews for daily scheduled tasks.
Work closely with planners, schedulers, area integrators and flow management ensuring diligent planning to optimize resources and maximize productivity.
Participate in weekly scheduling meetings with shop scheduler.
Prepare resource estimates and comply with budget limitations to include but not limited to: Program Planning Budget Exercise (PPBE), Annual Operations Plan, TOSC Change Requests (TCRs), Engineering Service Requests (ESRs), etc.
Identify, estimate, document and track variances (unplanned or out of scope work).
Forecast and track overtime labor.
Maintain persistent communication and coordination with customers.
Ensure work is performed safely per established Health, Safety and Environmental Procedures (HSEPs), Operating Procedures (OPs), and work authorizing documents.
Ensure timely and thorough incident response, reporting and corrective actions.
Engage in the field including participation in pre-task briefings, review of work orders and safe plans of action; assessment of personal protective equipment, and authoring behavioral safety observation reports.
Provide technical leadership for mechanical and electrical system engineering functions.
Review operating procedures and health, safety and environmental procedures as required.
Monitor department certifications for technicians and engineers, to include required training, and develop new certifications as required.
Utilize metrics to monitor performance, efficiency, safety, and component/system reliability.
Work to develop and recognize innovations within in the department
BS degree from an accredited college or university plus eleven (11) years' experience in engineering or technical field including 3 years of management positions.
Selected candidate must have demonstrated experience and success in leading operations and maintenance engineers and technicians, with a strong understanding of quality management systems, reliability centered maintenance, hazard assessment, OSHA requirements, working at heights, and Collective Bargaining Agreements.
Experience with CMRP, 6S, L6S, and planning and scheduling tools such as Maximo, Primavera, and Solumina is desirable.
Requires demonstrated leadership skills as evidenced by prior managerial and supervisory experience.
Excellent communication, presentation and customer interface skills required.
Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects.
Computer experience with Microsoft Office products, Internet browsers, and Outlook.
Manages resources effectively within budgetary and time constraints, and contributes to the overall success of the company by providing a motivated and productive staff.
Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance, if necessary.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Position may involve extended periods of sitting or standing.
Physical requirements are sitting, walking, standing, extensive use of stairs, and access to remote structures.
Position is located on a hazardous testing facility; must be able to quickly evacuate buildings in the event of an emergency.
Work will mainly be done inside, but fieldwork can be a combination of outside and inside depending on the project.
Working at heights and in confined spaces may be required.
Walking on uneven terrain including paved areas, gravel/rocks, and dirt/sand is required to access various locations on the facility.
Climbing ladders and platforms will be necessary.
All work must be completed in a safe manner in accordance with NASA and Company safety standards.
Equipment and Machines
Computers and printers used for producing reports and schedules.
Variety of equipment used in performing research.
Full-time regular work hours between Monday-Friday.
Position may require occasional overtime including weekend work depending on task.
Must be dependable and punctual.
Shift work may be required.
Other Essential Functions
Must be able to accurately communicate ideas in writing and verbal communication.
Must be able to travel to support position requirements. This may include travel to and from customer location, which may involve airline travel. In some cases, accommodations can be made for POV, if necessary.
Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others.
Must comply with all "drug free workplace" requirements as mandated by directives issued by the appropriate federal contracting officer and the company, which requires drug testing for use of illegal drugs by employees in sensitive positions.
Government security clearance may be required in the future.
Must maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a manner that fosters good relations with customers, clients, co-workers, and management.