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Facilities Design/Test Engineer

MRI Technologies
Houston, TX
  • Expired: September 17, 2022. Applications are no longer accepted.

Our relationship with Jacobs has led to a need for a Facilities Design/Test Engineer on the JETS Contract with NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX.

As a Facilities Design/Test Engineer you will:

  • Perform all associated duties as a test director, as allowed by certification, for a myriad of testing supporting the Crew and Thermal Systems Division at JSC.
  • Direct, coordinate, and exercise functional authority for planning, organizing, control, integration, and completion of tests to satisfy NASA system requirements.
  • Perform all functional duties of a test director to include requirements definition, test planning and development, scheduling & coordination with internal & external support agencies, cost estimation, risk assessment & mitigation, test buildup design & approval, directing test execution, and summary reporting.
  • Develop test documentation to include plans, detailed test procedures, hazard analyses, emergency procedures, area notifications, schedules, test manning & certification documents, and closeout summary reports.
  • Develop and brief presentations regarding test readiness to the Test Readiness Review Board.
  • Maintain credibility and good customer rapport, as required, to perform successfully as a test director.
  • Adhere to appropriate safety, quality, and environmental practice, as well as business ethics practices.
  • Serve as project manager for major test buildups to include schedule integration and budget tracking.
  • Develop recovery plans and corrective actions to overcome challenges.
  • Overcome off-nominal conditions and adverse situations while maintaining tests and projects on schedule and budget.
  • Work shifts outside of normal business hours and on weekends, as required, to support long-duration tests.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Required Education/Experience/Skills:

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.
  • Requires experience in a leadership role directing the work of others.
  • Must have proven experience exemplifying strong leadership qualities and exceptional oral and written communication skills.
  • Must demonstrate the ability and desire to take charge of situations under adverse conditions.

Requisition Preferences:

  • Degree in Electrical, Mechanical, or Aerospace Engineering.
  • Experience in thermal-vacuum testing or other environmental testing is ideal.
  • A background in testing, and/or in working in a stressful, high visibility work environment is desirable.

Must be a U.S. Citizen and successfully complete a U.S. government background investigation.

Management has the prerogative to select at any level for which this position has been advertised.

MRI Technologies is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Employment at MRI Technologies is based solely on a person's merit and qualifications directly related to professional competence. MRI Technologies does not discriminate against any team member or applicant because of race, creed, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, disability, age, genetic information, past or present military service, marital or domestic partner status, parental status, pregnancy, pregnancy related conditions (including breastfeeding), or any other basis protected by law.

MRI Technologies is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

Essential Functions

Work Environment

Generally an office environment, but can involve inside or outside work depending on task.

Physical Requirements

Work may involve sitting or standing for extended periods (90% of time). May require lifting and carrying up to 10 lbs. (5% of time).

Equipment and Machines

Standard office equipment (PC, telephone, printer, 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 when required.

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.

MRI Technologies


Houston, TX
77058 USA



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