Wind Tunnel Test Analyst

at QuantiTech, Inc.
Location Tullahoma
Date Posted August 31, 2021

Description

Overview:Axient (formerly QuantiTech) and its joint venture partners are seeking a Wind Tunnel Test Analyst to support our customer atArnold AFB inTullahoma, TN in the subsonic/transonic/supersonic/hypersonic wind tunnels.Responsibilities:Duties will include, but are not limited to:A Wind Tunnel Test Analyst must possess the knowledge and skills to understand and apply a variety of analytical techniques to formulate and solve problems; plan for future technologies; and define requirements for systems and test programs in the transonic, supersonic, and hypersonic wind tunnels at AEDC.Provide expertise and recommendations to reach a near final solution for test analysis and reporting prior to the Government delivering statements of capability (SOC), data packages, test analysis results, and final products to customers. Support the integration of strategically-focused activities to create new and enhanced RDT capabilities that support next generation DoD systems. Provide evaluation and analysis in support of acquisition programs from concept, through ground test and flight. Support tasks associated with investment, acquisition, technology, and other CTF test programs as required. Assist in defining requirements, assessing test conditions, addressing test cell /test article interactions, evaluating test article performance, and formally documenting the results. Assist in generating analysis objectives, success criteria, and measures of performance which support the evaluation of aerospace weapon systems; participate in CTF test planning; and support all phases of testing Support analysis-technique development efforts to advance the state-of-the-art analysis capabilities at AEDC, particularly in the field of photo-optical measurement systems and non-intrusive diagnostics. Specific knowledge and expertise are desired, particularly in one or more of the fields of store separation; air vehicle stability and control; aircraft performance; propulsion-inlet integration; hypersonic aerodynamics; statistical methods and statistically defensible analysis techniques; photo-optical measurement systems to include Pressure and Temperature sensitive paintShift and weekend work is required occasionally during testing periods.Occasional travel to support testing activities is possible.Qualifications:Minimum Requirements and Desired Qualifications:A Bachelor of Science in Aerospace engineering, Mechanical engineering, or related discipline from an accredited university.An advanced degree or at least 3 years prior experience in ground testing or flight testingExperience with photo-optical measurement techniques, non-intrusive diagnostics, and image processing is strongly desired. Specific experience with Pressure or Temperature sensitive paints, IR thermography, photogrammetry, schlieren, etc., are particularly applicable.Background or coursework related to the technical areas described above, as well as statistical analysis, is a plus.Must be proficient in scientific computing and programming (Python, Matlab, C/C++, etc.)Must be able to obtain or have an active and transferrable DoD security clearance with current investigation at the required level. Must be able to maintain the required clearance.Must utilize resources effectively to accomplish mission.Focused adherence to safety and security requirements in an office-based environment is required.The ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing with senior staff and peers is required. Communications must be clear, concise, and at the appropriate level.Must be timely, efficient, and produce work of acceptable quality. Completed work must meet project/program objectives.Personal and organizational interactions must exhibit and foster cooperation and teamwork, enhance customer relations, and actively promote rapport with customers.Must be in or willing to relocate to the Arnold AFB, TN area.Applicants for positions which require a US government security clearance must meet eligibility requirements to include US citizenship.

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