Avionics Common Electronics (ACE) Laboratory Manager (ADV0000I8) / (ADV0000IB)

ERC is a servant-leader oriented company with approximately 1,800 employees and multiple contracts across the US.  We believe that our culture has a direct influence on the job satisfaction of our employees and is reflected in the outstanding quality of service received by our customers. 
Your role:
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.
What you’ll do all day
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 assigned.
You will love this job if you:
  • Are a self-starter and require little oversight to complete given tasks
  • Enjoy a fast-paced work environment
  • Love working with diverse groups of individuals, including engineers and technicians
  • Are good at communicating with people
  • Have a positive attitude
  • Enjoy multitasking
Minimum requirements for this position:
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. OR…..
  • BS degree from an accredited college or university and five (5) years of related experience, or a MS degree and four (4) years of related experience, or Ph.D. from an accredited college or university.
  • 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.
Desired skills and experience for this position:
  • 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.
What we offer:
  • Competitive salaries.
  • Continuing education assistance.
  • Professional development allotment.
  • Multiple healthcare benefit packages.
  • 401K with employer matching.
  • Paid time off (PTO) along with federally recognized holiday schedule
Full time
Houston, TX 77058, US