Calspan Corporation

Supervisor, Transonic Wind Tunnel - 2nd & 3rd shift available

Job Locations US-NY-Buffalo
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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 Maintenace Superviosr to join our Transonic Wind Tunnel Team.


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


Supervisor maintenance of test facilities and test operations.  Maintain and upgrade test facility's electrical and mechanical equipment.

  • Manage in alignment with our company Values.  Lead with the intent to create a respectful and healthy work culture that embraces inclusion. Manage administrative responsibilities (scheduling, timekeeping, budgeting). Provide timely, constructive feedback regarding work and performance. Manage non-performing employees in accordance with company policy. Manage high potential employees to career succession and growth opportunities.

  • Manage and oversee test facility including repair, maintenance, and installation of equipment to ensure continuous operations.
  • Review maintenance and equipment performance reports and statistics to plan and modify maintenance activities.

  • Oversee personnel responsible for the wind tunnel operations and direct maintenance activities of electricians and mechanics.

  • Recommend and implement changes to facility and equipment that are cost effective and compliant with safety standards.


Preferred Education / Experience:

  • Associate degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Technical field or related discipline.
  • 5 years+ in related discipline with minimum of 3 years in testing operations
  • Previous experience in management position or;
  • A combination of education and experience equivalent to above

Preferred Knowledge / Ability:

  • Wind tunnel test standards and protocols
  • Facility maintenance methods and procedures
  • Define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Interpret a variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and manage  abstract and concrete variables
  • Microsoft Office

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.


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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