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Posting Date: April 21, 2020                                                                   Posting End Date: June 21, 2020

Position: Mechanical Engineer - Contamination Control               Department: Huntsville, AL

Status: Full Time; Exempt

Special Qualifications
In keeping with the President’s commitment to Tuskegee University demonstrating “Excellence in Every Way”, the ideal Mechanical 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.

Essential Duties and Job Responsibilities
This position is with the Engineering Services and Sciences Capability Augmentation Contract (ESSCA) performing work supporting NASA’s engineering materials labs at the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC).This will be a hands-on engineering position working within our Contamination Control group. The candidate will provide general support for various NASA funded projects. These duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Performs materials science and engineering analysis, materials evaluation, and application for space flight vehicles, space exploration programs, ground support hardware, and associated systems and projects.
  • Develops engineering models using CAD.
  • Implements Contamination Requirements, which may include creation of Standardized Documentation, Facility Level and Product Level Contamination Control Plans.
  • Develops processes, technical reports, materials certifications and requirements documents.
  • The ability to work independently with minimal supervision, 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.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

Work Environment
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%).

Physical Requirements
Requires sitting for extended periods in meetings with peers, management, and with our client at NASA facilities to discuss technical issues (10%). Also, requires sitting for extended periods at a desk to write reports and perform engineering tasks (40%). Requires ability to use stairs or elevators for access between floors and multiple buildings at NASA and Jacobs’s facilities (10%).

Equipment and Machines
Requires ability to operate a personal computer, a telephone, fax machine, copier, calculator, and other general office equipment (100%).

Normal workday is 7:30 - 4:30, 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.


  • BS degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field is required. Degree from an ABET accredited institution preferred. 
  • Experience working in a laboratory environment.
  • Experience with CAD software (Experience SolidWorks and PTC Creo).
  • Proficient Windows 7 and 10 Operating Systems, and Microsoft Office
  • Suites for 2007/2010/2013, particularly Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and file organization skills.
  • Knowledge of Additive Manufacturing processes.

Proof of U.S. Citizenship is required.

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. **

APPLICATIONS will be accepted in the Office of Human Resources.  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.

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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.