Calspan Corporation

Electrician- Transonic Wind Tunnel - 3rd Shift (4 10's) Shift Differential!

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. Wind Tunnel test programs that support the various phases of an aircraft’s development.  We are looking for a motivated Electrician to join our team!


Core Responsibilities Listed Below – Compensation and position level commensurate with education and experience.


 Must be willing to work 3rd shift - 4 10's. This position offers shift differential! 

  • 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.


To conform to U.S. export control regulations, applicant should be eligible for any required authorizations from the U.S. Government. 

Preferred Education / Experience for Electrician:

  • High school graduate or equivalent (preferably from a vocational/technical school)
  • Experience 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.

Why join Calspan?


Be Calspan Culture

At Calspan, we promote an environment that empowers employees and encourages innovation. Our management team enables a strong sense of teamwork with each endeavor, where successes are shared and lessons are learned. The company’s talent brand, “Be Calspan”, incorporates our company values to Be Inclusive, Accountable, and Innovative and our commitment to drive every individual to - Be Developed, Be Balanced, Be Connected, Be Community and Be Recognized. Our culture promotes a positive atmosphere and competitive can-do method of action.


Great Benefits= Happy, Committed Employees 

Retaining great talent is as important as finding it, so at Calspan, we take our employee value proposition of Be Calspan quite seriously. To us, that means offering competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits, recognition programs and promotional opportunities. 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), 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, Educational Assistance Reimbursement , and Pet Insurance.


The salary range provided is a general guideline. Actual pay will depend on several factors, including, but not limited to, education, experience, training, and other applicable qualifications.  Calspan is committed to pay transparency in compliance with applicable state and local laws.


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.


All candidates must be eligible to work in the United States. 

Salary Range (min)

USD $20.00/Hr.

Salary Range (max)

USD $35.00/Hr.


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