Calspan Corporation

Electrician - Transonic Wind Tunnel

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 motivated Electrician to install, maintain, and repair wind tunnel machinery and equipment for the Transonic Wind Tunnel Department located in Buffalo, New York.  


  • 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, rigging, and fabricate or modify equipment as required for wind tunnel testing.

  • Localize Wind Tunnel equipment failures and remedy minor trouble quickly to prevent lost time in operation of tunnel.

  • Make model and calibration setups and assist in running calibrations.

  • Adjust and prepare Wind Tunnel equipment in readiness for operation. Operate consoles in control room as required.


Preferred Education / Experience:

  • High school graduate or equivalent; preferably from a vocational/technical school
  • 3+ years of related experience or;
  • A combination of education and experience equivalent to above

Preferred Knowledge / Ability:

  • 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.

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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