Calspan Corporation

Associate Aeronautical Engineer – Transonic Wind Tunnel

Job Locations US-NY-Buffalo
Job ID
2021-1705
Category
Engineering

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. We are looking for a motivated Associate Aeronautical Engineer to join our team in our Buffalo, NY location. 

Responsibilities

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

 

The Aeronautical Engineer performs variety of aerospace and project engineering work in testing aircrafts. 

  • Support execution of aerospace testing operations in accurate and efficient manner.  Organize test objectives and requirements and communicate them to the test crew. Verify and validate aerodynamic test data. Monitor progress and provide feedback to the test crew. Maintain close coordination with the customer. Communicate status to leadership.
  • Develop detailed project plans. Generate test requirements, including those pertaining to investigating, evaluating and developing new applications for existing equipment and systems. Maintain close coordination with the customer. Communicate  test requirements and plans to project team. Monitor, control, and provide feedback on projects cost and schedule performance.  Ensure projects are completed in accordance with the project plan and in alignment with customer requirements.  
  • Lead or assist on special projects to determine, develop and implement new technologies for future growth in capabilities and offerings.
  • Develop new or improve existing applications, test procedures, and processes;  ensure that they conform to standards, procedures, and regulatory requirements; and that they are under configuration control.  Document and maintain pertinent work instructions. 

Qualifications

Preferred Education / Experience:

  • Bachelors in Aerospace Engineering or related discipline;
  • 1+ year of experience in related discipline; or
  • A combination of education and experience equivalent to above;
  • Due to the security requirements for this position, US Citizenship is required;
  • Must be able to work a rotating 1st and 2nd shift. 

Preferred Knowledge / Ability:

  • Familiarity with wind tunnel operational principles.
  • Familiarity with experimental test methods.
  • Understanding of project management concepts (metrics, tracking, etc.).
  • Experience with data acquisition, signal conditioning and instrumentation.        
  • Ability to read, interpret, and manage engineering plans and specifications.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and manage abstract and concrete variables.

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, Accident Insurance, Hospital Indemnity Insurance, Universal Life Insurance Policy, Paid-Time Off, Company-paid Holidays, Bereavement Leave, Jury Duty, Military Leave, Employee Assistance Program and Educational Assistance Reimbursement.

 

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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