Calspan Corporation

  • Electrician- Transonic Wind Tunnel - Rotating 1st/2nd Shift

    Job Locations US-NY-Buffalo
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  • Overview

    Calspan’s Subsonic, Transonic Wind Tunnel, is the only independently owned and operated wind tunnel in the United States. Our staff is known for its flexibility and responsiveness to our customer’s needs. Customers appreciate this approach, as it enables them in real time, to refine test programs. Wind Tunnel test programs that support the various phases of an aircraft’s development.





    Due to the security requirements for this position, US Citizenship is required. 

    Must be able to work a rotating 1st / 2nd shift

    • Layout, install, repair and maintain all types of electrical equipment such as generators, motors, transformers, high tension lines, switches, lighting circuits, starters, switchboards. 
    • Use complicated charts, tables, and drawings, shop mathematics, handbook formulas, judgment and experience in the reading and interpolation of charts, gauges, meters and other precision instruments.
    • Perform a variety of construction and repair work.  Wire complicated circuits, do some rigging.
    • Fabricate or modify equipment as required for Wind Tunnel testing.
    • Make model and calibration setups and assist in running calibrations.
    • Adjust and prepare Wind Tunnel equipment in readiness for operation.
    • Localize Wind Tunnel equipment failures and remedy minor trouble quickly to prevent lost time in operation of tunnel.
    • Operate consoles in control room as required.


    Preferred Education / Experience for Electrician:

    • High school graduate or equivalent (preferably from a vocational/technical school)
    • 3-5 years in electrical trade

    Preferred Knowledge / Ability for Electrician:

    • Clear understanding and operation of High Voltage switching of 115kv switchgear.
    • Diversified knowledge of Sub-Station methods and safety practices, shop methods and operation and control of power or process equipment.
    • Broad knowledge of fundamentals of electricity and operation of electrical equipment.
    • Working knowledge of Ohms Law, handbook and wattage formulas, and National Electric Code requirements for wiring and installations
    • Use of precision measuring instruments such as voltage testers, ohmmeter, watt meter.

    Benefits Package: Our goal is to provide Calspan employees and their families with a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. Our benefits include: Health Insurance, Health Savings Accounts, Flexible Spending Accounts, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance/Accidental Death & Dismemberment, Short-Term/Long-Term Disability, 401(k) company match on first 4%, Critical Illness Insurance, Universal Life Insurance Policy, Paid-Time Off, Company-paid Holidays, Bereavement Leave, Jury Duty, Military Leave, Employee Assistance Program and Educational Assistance Reimbursement.


    Calspan is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

    Calspan supports safe and drug free workplace through pre-employment background checks and drug testing.


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