Electrician

Location: Buffalo, NY
Date Posted: 02-15-2016
The Electrician will support testing within the Transonic Wind Tunnel department in our Buffalo, NY location. 

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.

Description for Electrician:
  • 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.


Preferred Education / Experience for Electrician:
  • High school graduate or equivalent (preferably from a vocational/technical school)
  • 3-5 years in electrical trades


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.
 
*Must have availability to work 2nd Shift
* Due to the security requirements for this position, US Citizenship is required.

 
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