Model Technician

Location: Woking, GB

Job Type: Permanent  

Contract Duration: Permanent

Purpose of the Role:
The role of Model Technician covers a wide range of tasks, focussing on driving the ever-growing technical aspects of the Model Maker role while operating WT and model systems. Travel to the wind tunnel will also be required on occasion.
Principal Accountabilities:

Primary tasks will involve the manufacture of model components using a variety of mediums and processes. In addition to this, handling and operation of the electronic systems of the wind tunnel model in the preparation room or WT test section, assembly of pressure rakes and instrumented assemblies, including some work with data acquisition tools. There will also be direct involvement in wind tunnel model builds and model installations to WT facilities.

  • Ensure high quality and manufacture of model parts, with on time delivery in full
  • Model installation and setup in wind tunnel and preparation room environments
  • Basic level of in house data acquisition
  • Work efficiently within the Model Shop and Racing Technology as part of an established team
  • To attend appropriate planning meetings as required

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

You'll have a willingness to learn new systems and adapt to varying requirements for ever changing technical aspects of the wind tunnel, model and racing environment. However, continuous training on new and existing systems will ensure all aspects are covered to provide confidence and enable you to deliver to a high standard.

  • Strong experience in carrying out model changes within the Wind Tunnel
  • Preparation or repair of electric wiring
  • Understanding of pressure systems across aerodynamic research platforms
  • Developing working relationships that promote faster delivery of parts and increase morale between shifts
  • Demonstrate an understanding of CATIA for part interrogation and build
  • PC literate to enable use of wind tunnel, model and department systems and controls

Personal Attributes:

  • Methodical approach and results driven
  • Able to promote ‘best practice’ working standards
  • Flexibility in responding to critical deadlines
  • Self-motivated with high levels of initiative and communication skills
  • Flexible in working hours including additional hours when required and travel