National Aerospace Solutions, LLC


Mechanical/Aeronautical Engineer II - NFAC - 911

Location: Moffett Field, CA
Date Posted: 06-08-2018
Job Title: Mechanical/Aeronautical Engineer II - 911

Grade Level: 33-34

National Aerospace Solutions is contracted by the United States Air Force to operate and maintain the world’s largest wind tunnel at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA.  The National Full-Scale Aerodynamics Complex provides the United States with the capability of performing ground-based aerodynamic and acoustic experiments at speeds from static to nearly 350mph on large-scale and full-scale aerospace vehicles and components.  This complex includes a 40- by 80-foot Wind Tunnel, and an 80- by 120-foot Wind Tunnel. 

Job Summary:
Under the guidance and direction of an experienced engineer the successful candidate will evaluate, select, and apply standard mechanical engineering methods, techniques, procedures, and criteria to support wind tunnel testing, facility operations and maintenance at the National Full-Scale Aerodynamics Complex (NFAC) and perform the duties listed below.
Job Duties:
  • Perform work, generally within mechanical engineering, which involves the preparation, interpretation or review of calculations, specifications, plans, investigations, surveys, structures, systems or equipment.
  • Responsibilities include the mechanical design of wind tunnel model components and interface hardware; developing design drawing packages (Solidworks/Autocad experience desirable); developing and reviewing hand calculations for mechanical, structural, and stress analyses reports; working closely with customer and test team to establish design requirements; guiding design proposals through internal approval processes; project management of facility renovation projects through entire lifecycle (planning, budgeting, scheduling, execution, and close out);coordination and supervision of NFAC technicians and outside contractors; asset management of facility systems and subsystems; executing and tracking repair work orders; and supporting the institution of predictive maintenance principles.
  • Hands-on field work is expected and multidisciplinary experience maintaining facility mechanical (hydraulic and pneumatic power, compressors, pumps, etc.), electrical (motors), and control systems (PLC, instrumentation) is highly desirable.
  • The working environment is highly dynamic and will require managing several different projects simultaneously.
  • Position will be surrounded with a staff of technicians and engineers of varying disciplines, so the ability to work well and effectively communicate with others is critical.
  • It is a condition of employment to wear company issued PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) in accordance with supervisory direction and company policy.
  • Perform other related duties as required.
Basic Qualifications:
  • B.S. degree in mechanical engineering and 2 to 5 years of experience in related field.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to apply design and engineering concepts to provide effective solutions.
  • Multidisciplinary experience maintaining facility mechanical (hydraulic and pneumatic power, compressors, pumps, etc.), electrical (motors, generators), and control systems (PLC, instrumentation) is highly desirable.
  • Excellent communication, documentation, and interpersonal skills are essential.
  • Project management experience is critical.

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Due to Air Force Security requirements, U.S. Citizenship is required for employment at AEDC.

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