Systems Engineering & Design Support

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Tuskegee University
Location
Tuskegee, AL
Closing date
Sep 3, 2021

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Posting Date: June 3, 2021 Posting End Date: August 3, 2021

Position: Systems Engineering & Design Support Location: Huntsville, AL

Status: Full time; Exempt

Position Summary
In keeping with the President’s commitment to Tuskegee University demonstrating “Excellence in Every Way”, the ideal Systems Engineering & Design Support engineer will possess the willingness to use his or her expertise to assist in the university’s efforts to be a sustainable academic organization committed to excellence.

This position will provide Systems Engineering and Design Support to the System Analysis Branch (EV74) and the Systems Supportability and Integration Team in support of the Space Launch System (SLS) Program at Marshall Space Flight Center. The successful candidate will coordinate and interface with multiple engineering disciplines, system elements, and customers, as well as participate in reviews, meetings, working groups, task teams, and systems/tasks supportability processes and assessments.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in the design and construction of engineering mockup hardware using various materials.
    • Meet with customers and review the requirements for the mockup.
    • Determine the fidelity of the mockup based upon the customer’s needs and requirements.
    • Convert design drawings (CAD files) into construction/fabrication drawings.
    • Understand the materials and components needed for the mockup.
    • Manufacture and assemble the mockup.
  • Participate and conduct human factors supportability assessments.
    • Perform worksite analysis using virtual assessment software such as Process Simulate Human (PSH) or JACK, to evaluate hardware designs against the requirements in the NASA Human System Integration Requirements document.
    • Perform physical assessments using physical mock-ups or models as appropriate.
    • Recommend effective and timely design solutions to mitigate human factors non-compliances to designers and engineers.
    • Document worksite and task analysis results in analysis/assessment reports.

Work Environment
Office 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%).

Physical Requirements
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, a telephone, fax machine, copier, calculator, and other general office equipment (100%).

Attendance

Normal workday is from 7:30 a.m. through 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

The ability to work independently with minimal supervision, and to make rational decisions, and to exercise good judgment is essential (100%). Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others.

Qualifications:
A Bachelor’s degree or higher in Mechanical, Aerospace, or Civil Engineering or a degree in a related technical discipline such as Industrial Design, Physics, or Mathematics and two or more years of experience.

Required skills and experience:

  • Familiarity with different CAD packages (SolidWorks, Pro-Engineer Creo, MicroStation, or Unigraphics).
  • Experience in woodworking and basic hand tool proficiency.
  • Experience with CNC fabrication, milling, and machine shop operations.
  • Some knowledge of design and construction techniques.
  • Ability to break problems or issues into manageable pieces to facilitate resolution of technical concerns.
  • Experience with designing, planning, and construction of physical and virtual mock-ups, in order to assess and analyze design concepts.
  • A working knowledge of Human Factors data collection processes, analysis techniques, and software tools.
  • Excellent oral, written, interpersonal, and presentation techniques are required in order to provide appropriate design solutions for mitigating human factors deficiencies.
  • Intermediate skills using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).

Desired skills and experience:

  • Experience using PSH, Jack, or Delmia.
  • Experience with CAD software such as CREO, SolidEdge, or SolidWorks.
  • Experience with different types of construction techniques;
    • 3D Printing
    • CNC
    • General Machine Shop
    • General Woodworking Shop
    • Tube Bending
    • Sheet metal work
  • Experience/knowledge of NASA, MIL, or FAA Human Factors standards.
  • Aerospace, military, or commercial human factors or design experience
  • An understanding of the NASA systems engineering processes and familiarity with requirements and verification processes.

Proof of U.S. Citizenship is required.

Salary
Commensurate with education, training and experience

**The statements contained in this job announcement reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility. It should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. **

Each applicant, including all current/existing employees, must complete and submit a Tuskegee University employment application, resume/CV, a list of (3) to (5) references (with detailed contact information) and copies of unofficial transcripts (official transcript(s) will be required upon hire). Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and submit a completed application packet in order to be considered for the position. The University reserves the right not to fill the position in the event of budgetary or operational constraints.

To apply for this position, please visit the following link: https://jacobs.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer-Male/Female/Veteran/Disabled
Federal law requires identity and employment eligibility verifications on Form I-9 within three (3) business days of
employment. Must be able to pass a drug screen and background check.

Organization

Working at Tuskegee University

Tuskegee University is an independent and state-related institution of higher education. Its programs serve a student body that is coeducational as well as racially, ethnically and religiously diverse. With a strong orientation toward disciplines which highlight the relationship between education and work force preparation in the sciences, professions and technical areas, Tuskegee University also emphasizes the importance of the liberal arts as a foundation for successful careers in all areas. Accordingly, all academic majors stress the mastery of a required core of liberal arts courses.

Tuskegee University is located in Tuskegee, Alabama, which is 40 miles east of the Alabama State Capitol in Montgomery, Alabama, and 20 miles west of the city of Auburn, Alabama. It is also within easy driving distance to the cities of Birmingham, Alabama and Atlanta, Georgia.

The academic programs are organized into five colleges and two schools:

(1) The College of Agriculture, Environment and Nutrition Sciences;

(2) The Andrew F. Brimmer College of Business and Information Science;

(3) The College of Engineering;

(4) The College of Arts and Sciences; 

(5) The College of Veterinary Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health;

(6) The Robert R. Taylor School of Architecture and Construction Science; and

(7) The School of Education.

The curricula for these colleges and schools currently offer over 50 degrees including 39 Bachelor's, 13 Master's, 2 Doctor's of Philosophy: one in Materials Science and Engineering, and one in Integrative BioSciences, and the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.

Graduate instruction leading to the Master's degree and Doctor of Philosophy Degree is offered in three of the five colleges.

The University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS); and the following programs are accredited by national agencies: Architecture, Business, Education, Engineering, Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Social Work, and Veterinary Medicine. Of special note is the fact that Tuskegee University is the only independent, historically black university with four engineering programs that are nationally accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET), the major accrediting body for the engineering sciences. Also, Tuskegee University's Chemistry program is one of only a few among Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU's) that is approved by the American Chemical Society. Furthermore, the Dietetics Program is approved by the American Dietetic Association and the Food Science Program is approved by the Institute of Food Technologists.

Tuskegee University was the first black college to be designated as a Registered National Historic Landmark (April 2, 1966), and the only black college to be designated a National Historic Site (October 26, 1974), a district administered by the National Park Service of the U. S. Department of Interior.

Special features in Tuskegee University's program include: The General Daniel "Chappie" James Center for Aerospace Science and Health Education, honoring America's first black four-star general who was a Tuskegee University graduate, and housing the nation's only Aerospace Science Engineering program at an HBCU; Media Center, School of Veterinary Medicine, with state-of-the-art video up-link and down-link, intra-school communications, audio/visual, graphics, photography and document production; The Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, a state-of-the-art hotel and meeting facility for educational, business and cultural events; The Tuskegee University National Center for Bioethics in Research and Health Care, a distinctive research, teaching and outreach program that addresses issues of ethics and public policy in the treatment of people of color and rural Americans in health care.

Other special features which enhance the educational and cultural environment of the University include: The Booker T. Washington Monument, "Lifting the Veil," which honors the University's Founder; the George Washington Carver Museum (named for the distinguished scientist who worked at Tuskegee), which preserves the tools and handiwork of Dr. Carver; the Tuskegee Archives, a chief center for information on the challenges, culture and history of Black Americans since 1896; The Tuskegee Airmen's Plaza, commemorating the historic feats of America's first black pilots, who were trained at Tuskegee University; The Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) Center, and the Center for Continuing Education – a nucleus for continuing adult education.

Over the past 125 years since it was founded by Booker T. Washington in 1881, Tuskegee University has become one of our nation's most outstanding institutions of higher learning. While it focuses on helping to develop human resources primarily within the African American community, it is open to all.

Tuskegee's mission has always been service to people, not education for its own sake. Stressing the need to educate the whole person, that is, the hand and the heart as well as the mind, Dr. Washington's school was soon acclaimed--first by Alabama and then by the nation for the soundness and vigor of its educational programs and principles. The solid strength has continued through the subsequent administration of Dr. Robert R. Moton (1915-1935), Dr. Frederick D. Patterson (1935-1953), Dr. Luther H. Foster (1953-1981) and Dr. Benjamin F. Payton (1981-2010). In August 2010, Dr. Charlotte P. Morris assumed the role of Interim President of the University. She is the first female to serve at the helm of Tuskegee University, and only the second Interim President for the institution. Dr. Gilbert L. Rochon served as the 6th president of Tuskegee University from November 1, 2010 to October 19, 2013. Dr. Matthew Jenkins served as Acting President from October 19, 2013 to June 14, 2014. Dr. Brian L. Johnson assumed the role of 7th Tuskegee University President on June 15, 2014.

Tuskegee enrolls more than 3,000 students and employs approximately 900 faculty and support personnel. Physical facilities include more than 5,000 acres of forestry and a campus on which sits more than 100 major buildings and structures. Total land, forestry and facilities are valued in excess of $500 million.

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