They solve complex challenges, advance scientific discovery and deliver innovative solutions to help our customers keep people safe. Their vision is to be the global leader in supporting our customers' missions, strengthening security and advancing scientific discovery.
Experimental Aeromechanics technicians support the fabrication, assembly, calibration, and test of rotorcraft scale models, and the fabrication, static testing and environmental conditioning of composite test articles.
Specific responsibilities will include: Support of all composite material machining requirements in the Aeromechanics/Engineering Development Center. Assisting senior technicians with static test operations and environmental conditioning requirements. Support manual and CNC machining of composites and metals. Support of mechanical, hydraulic, electrical and instrumentation assembly, check-out, and calibration, during model test operations at the Stratford Plant and other offsite test facilities, as the test needs require. EH&S and metrology tasks will be required.
Technical training. Associate's degree in engineering related field is desirable.
Candidate should have 3 to 5 years relevant experience in fabrication and/or test operations. Knowledge of composite materials and processes required to perform surface grinding and milling operations with various materials including Kevlar, fiberglass, graphite, aluminum and steel. Experience using manual and CNC machines including operating surface grinders, bandsaws, drill presses, and VMC CNC millers is required. Familiarization with Mastercam CNC software is desirable. Technical aptitude is desirable for close tolerance mechanical assembly and electrical wiring, test stand operation and monitoring, blue print reading, job estimating, status and cost reporting.
The ideal candidate will be familiar with helicopter basic operation, demonstrate a willingness to learn and work under the leadership of senior technicians and engineers. Daily work activities will take place in multiple areas of Experimental Aeromechanics as work load dictates.
Work closely with the engineering department on integration of detail design and assembly concepts with available manufacturing capabilities to meet form fit and function requirements in a timely manner.
The Aquinas recruiting team of IT and engineering specialists fully understands our clients’ technology needs, and conducts a thorough technical evaluation of all of our candidates to identify those who excel.
We are a woman and minority firm headquartered in Connecticut with branch offices throughout the country. Aquinas has more than 20 years’ experience servicing defense, engineering, and technology clients.