Maintenance Supervisor - Transonic Wind Tunnel

Location: Buffalo, NY
Date Posted: 08-14-2018
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.

Maintenance Supervisor:  Supervisor maintenance  of test facilities and test operations.  Maintain and upgrade test facility's electrical and mechanical equipment.
  • Manage with the intent to motivate, train and develop.Manage administrative responsibilities (scheduling, timekeeping, budgeting). Provide timely, constructive feedback regarding work and performance.Manage non-performing employees in accordance with company policy.Manage high potential employees to career succession and growth opportunities.
  • Manage and oversee test facility including repair, maintenance, and installation of equipment to ensure continuous operations.
  • Lead operational team during setup and testing.
  • Manage bargaining unit personnel responsible for the wind tunnel operations and directs maintenance activities of electricians and mechanics.
  • Recommend and implement changes to facility and equipment that are cost effective and compliant with safety standards.

Preferred Education / Experience:
  • Bachelors in Engineering or related discipline
  • 3 years+ in related discipline with minimum of 3 years in testing operations
  • Previous experience in management position or;
  • A combination of education and experience equivalent to above
Preferred Knowledge / Ability:
  • Wind tunnel test standards and protocols
  • Facility maintenance methods and procedures
  • Define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Interpret a variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and manage  abstract and concrete variables
  • Microsoft Office
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