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Wind Tunnel Test Engineer
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State of Virginia | Montgomery, AL
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Job Description

Holder of the position is responsible for overall and day-to-day organization and execution of commercial, research and educational wind tunnel entries. Responsible for test planning, reporting, data analysis and interaction with sponsors, as required. The holder of the position will serve as co-PI on existing research and testing projects as well as assisting with developing new programs in areas that involve use of the Stability Wind Tunnel. Responsible for identifying grant and contract opportunities and preparation of proposals. Responsible for high level set-up, debugging and implementation of wind tunnel instrumentation, particularly pressure measurement, traversing and associated systems. Responsible for the design and planning and overall organization of wind tunnel experiments offered to undergraduate laboratory courses in multiple departments. Performs and writes up wind tunnel tests for a wide range of sponsors. Holder of the position works independently and collaboratively to upgrade wind tunnel hardware and software systems including the design of in-flow components. Serves as wind tunnel operator, as needed, working second shift when required. Performs a variety of support activities of varying technical levels in collaboration with other wind tunnel staff.

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree in Aerospace Engineering or a related field. An exception may be made for a Bachelor's in Aerospace Engineering or a related field and significant relevant experience. Hands-on experience working with wind tunnels and instrumentation (e.g. pressure, forces and moments, microphones), aerodynamic and/or aeroacoustic research or testing.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience programming in Matlab and Labview. Report writing experience. Lab management experience; experience working with undergraduate laboratory courses. Experience with computer networking.

Special Requirements