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Wind Tunnel Test Engineer

Company: Jacobs Engineering Group
Location: Hampton
Posted on: November 21, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description Plans, executes, and closes out discrete wind tunnel test programs for various customers, serving as primary interface between facility and customers. Leads teams of engineers and technicians to accomplish these test programs. Establishes test timeline, manages all test-related, instrumentation, data and data systems, and test documentation. Evaluates final test data for quality and completeness. Duties also include identifying and implementing process improvements, determining required facility upgrades, and producing/delivering technical papers and presentations when warranted. Applies commonly used equations and techniques to solve assigned problems. Applies standard techniques, procedures, and criteria in carrying out a sequence of related engineering tasks May perform specific and limited engineering tasks of a broader assignment. Prepares computations, specifications, and reports Independently evaluates, selects, and applies standard engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria; makes minor adaptations and modifications as required Independently performs a project assignment that involves some complex features and can be guided by codes, standards, procedures, and other precedents of discipline Evaluates the results of an analysis using techniques prescribed by senior engineers or supervisorsQualifications U.S. Citizenship Required. BS degree in Aerospace, Mechanical Engineering, or Physics from an ABET accredited engineering school and three (3) to five (5) years of related experience is required. Must have ability to lead team in preparing and conducting wind tunnel tests of scale models; to maintain good interpersonal relations with test team members (including test customer personnel) while meeting time, quality, and cost requirements; to recognize the importance of customer relations; to respond properly to changing customer needs; and to multi-process inputs with a coherent output during test periods. Prefer experience in fluid mechanics, instrumentation, data acquisition (Pacific Instruments, National Instruments, TE Connectivity/PSI pressure scanning), analysis, and documentation. Prefer experience in hypersonic testing, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, instrumentation, data acquisition, analysis, and documentation. Experience with high-energy systems and specialty gases, fuels, and fluid systems associated with airbreathing engine testing a plus.Essential Functions Work Environment:Office Environment (45%) Test Environment- May be exposed to areas of high noise levels, hazardous propellants, chemicals, and industrial facility environments (45%) Travel between various facilities/test operations is required (10%)Physical Requirements:Must have sufficient mobility to enter all areas of test facilities; crawl, climb ladders, enter confined spaces, ability to work at elevated levels on platforms and scaffolding, etc. (20%). Must be able to walk, stand, bend, twist and sit for extended periods as well as climb, crawl, and lift up to 35 lbs.Equipment and Machines:Standard office equipment (PC, telephone, fax, etc.) with knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Outlook, MATLAB, LabVIEW, etc. (50%), Safety and personal protective equipment (20%).Attendance:Regular attendance mandatory (100%), Overtime/work outside normal schedule required (

Keywords: Jacobs Engineering Group, Hampton , Wind Tunnel Test Engineer, Other , Hampton, Virginia

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