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UWAL Employment as a wind tunnel Crew Member (UW undergraduates only!)
The University of Washington Aeronautical Laboratory (UWAL) offers undergraduate engineering students a unique opportunity to add to their education while earning an income. By working at UWAL on the wind tunnel Crew, you will gain valuable industry-related, hands-on experience.
Organizational job title: Crew Member
UW HR job title and job class code: Student Assistant, 0875
Work with a team of other students to perform aerodynamic tests for customers. The position has elements of operations and computing. Examples of operations include running the fans, data acquisition, installing the model in the test section, maintaining the wind tunnel, and shop work. Examples of computing are writing test reports, trouble-shooting VisualBASIC computer codes and reducing data. The job requires the ability to carry tasks through to completion with little supervision and the ability to maintain a courteous professional attitude in a customer oriented environment. You must be enrolled at the UW as a matriculated undergraduate for at least 6 credits to be eligible.
Hiring is typically done in Fall and Spring. Watch for flyers posted in various engineering buildings or call the wind tunnel at the start of Fall and/or Spring Quarters. Application deadlines are also posted at the top of the application webpage.