Radiation Effects Engineer (E IV)
Greenbelt, MD

About $77,000 - $100,000 a year

This job will be based in Huntsville, Alabama.

Support flight and flight development projects as the lead engineer for ionizing radiation (IR). This tasking includes, but is not limited to, coordinating the development of project IR environments or developing of the project IR requirements, coordination or development of project IR Control Plans, working with designers to develop systems that are tolerant to the anticipated IR environments, and participating in all design reviews and verification work associated with the project.

This individual will be expected to:
  • Interpret test results and prepare technical reports and presentations for internal use, project office use, Government publications, and relevant scientific publications.
  • Provide radiation assurance support to the NASA Electronic Parts and Packaging (NEPP) Program.
  • Review radiation requirements of various military specifications and provide comments when necessary.
  • Review radiation requirements for Standard Microcircuit Drawings (SMDs) Review and comment on radiation related JEDEC standards.
  • Review and comment on radiation related Test Standards.
Support research of radiation test facility capabilities when requested.


Years of experience: BS-7, MS-5, PhD-3

Education : Minimum of an undergraduate degree in Science or Engineering and 7 years of applicable experience, or a Masters Degree and 5 years of applicable experience, or a PhD and 3 years of applicable experience. This individual must have experience with the effects of ionizing radiation on electronics and electronic components to include experience with NASA and Military Standards.

Essential Functions

Unusual or Special Physical Requirements of Position (specify and provide % of time required)

  • Lifting: 35 lbs, 10%
  • Climbing: 1%
  • Crawling: 1%
  • Special clothing/equipment (wearing): Industrial PPE (safety glasses, protective shoes, lab coats, dust masks), 70%
  • Unusual physical requirements: 0%
  • High noise level: 1%
  • Other: Must be comfortable working in in a laboratory environment, 80%
Description of Work Environment (specify and provide % of time required)

  • Inside? Outside? Combination? Where?: Laboratory or Indoor setting, 80%
  • Extreme (hot/cold) temperatures involved: Some field work, up to 20%
  • Hazardous conditions - What are they?: Working with electricity and possibly high voltage/amperage. Working with radiation sources (x-ray).
  • Travel/transportation requirements: 15%
  • Other: Computer work
Equipment and Machines Involved in Work Tasks (specify and provide % of time required)

  • Office equipment/machines electrically/battery operated - which?: Computers
  • Vehicles, forklifts, etc. operated which?: None
  • Tools used in trade - which ones?: hand tools, 10%
  • Other: Laboratory equipment including temperature, pressure, flow rate measurement devices, sifting equipment, 60%
Criticality of Attendance (specify and provide % of time required)

  • Overtime, regular days, off days: Regular days
  • Shift, 1st, 2nd, 3rd: 1 st shift, core hours 9:00AM – 3:00PM
  • Necessity for regular attendance: Critical
  • Urgency for punctuality: Urgent
Other Essential Functions (List other essential functions here.)

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a drug-free workplace.