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Job title: Engineering Intern (Wind Tunnel Test Support) This position has been filled.

Job Description: Support Wind Tunnel Tests for various Aircraft and Spacecraft. The special emphasis is on Pressure-Sensitive Paint (PSP) data acquisition method support in wind tunnels at NASA/Ames Research Center. Activities will include supporting wind tunnel testing, equipment installation and removal, organization of laboratory and equipment, with an emphasis on documentation of operating and installation procedures. The wind tunnel is a production environment. Personal safety and safety of equipment and facility are of highest importance.

Location: Support Wind Tunnel Tests for various Aircraft and Spacecraft. The special emphasis is on Pressure-Sensitive Paint (PSP) data acquisition method support in wind tunnels at NASA/Ames Research Center. Activities will include supporting wind tunnel testing, equipment installation and removal, organization of laboratory and equipment, with an emphasis on documentation of operating and installation procedures. The wind tunnel is a production environment. Personal safety and safety of equipment and facility are of highest importance.

General Description of Duties:

  • Operate various software programs to process test data, develop software as needed.
  • Perform various other tasks, assigned by supervisor, as required by specific projects.
  • Duties are typically performed in industrial (wind tunnel), laboratory, and office environments.
  • Typical work schedule is 20 to 30 hours per week. The testing may be conducted 5 days per week, in normal business hours. (Occasionally it may vary depending on test schedule).

Specific Description of Duties:

  • Assist installation of wind tunnel models and test equipment
  • Assist in set-up, and break-down of wind tunnel tests.
  • Assist in data acquisitions and data processing
  • Work as directed by the supervisor to perform various tasks related to wind tunnel testing and research
  • $20 / hour
  • Work schedule is flexible to accommodate the class schedule

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Highschool Diploma
  • Must be able to work professionally, in both team environment and/or with minimal supervision, as required by specific tasks.
  • Must have interpersonal skills to work cooperatively with persons at all levels in various organizations.
  • Must be able to safely perform repetitive tasks that involve bending over, crouching, and crawling
  • Must be able to safely, frequently, and independently move and handle items weighing 25 lbs.
  • Must be able to safely work at elevated platforms.
  • Must be able to occasionally work outside in various weather conditions.
  • Must be able to pass a medical/physical exam, complete safety training requirements for, and then conduct specific job-related tasks, such as Confined Space Entry, Manlift Operations, etc. as applicable.
  • Must be willing to learn hands-on technical tasks in industrial environment
  • U.S. Citizenship required.

Desired Additional Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of common office software such as Microsoft PowerPoint, Word and Excel.
  • Ability to contribute and/or collaborate in technical reports
  • Intention to pursue technical/scientific/engineering career.

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