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Aerodynamics Engineer

Job Title: Aerodynamics Engineer
Department:  Engineering
Location: Farmington, Connecticut

This position is responsible for aerodynamic development and support service.  

Essential Functions of the Job:
The essential functions of this job require the person, with or without reasonable accommodations, to perform the following:

  • Conduct Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations using Star CCM+ software on customer applications.  Provide input into the design to optimize airflow, efficiency and noise.  Generate reports to be shared with customers.
  • Complete design of axial and radial impellers or fans using Star CCM+, empirical design methods and other ebm‑papst software tools.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of Creo CAD software.
  • Coordinate with R&D Americas team on aerodynamic development projects as required
  • Assist where possible in the design optimization cycle in aerodynamic development projects.
  • Provide support to Applications Engineers and engineering lab regarding aerodynamic problems and customer projects.  
  • Conduct training on aerodynamics principles for Applications Engineers and other relevant departments.
  • Build prototype impellers/ fans and coordinate with lab to have appropriate tests run.
  • Maintain contact to CFD experts at ebm‑papst Germany as well as contacts outside the company
  • Maintain up-to-date technical knowledge of all products sold by ebm‑papst Inc.
  • Visit customers as required.
  • Conduct technical discussions with customers, Sales personnel and other ebm‑papst personnel.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

Recommended Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering or physics.  Concentration in aerodynamics ideal but not mandatory
  • 3 years minimum working experience focused on aerodynamic systems or fans.

All Employees are Expected To:

  • Follow the Employee Handbook policies and procedures and uphold organizational values.  
  • Contribute to building a positive work environment. 
  • Report for work consistently and on time. 
  • Report to supervision conditions or practices that are unsafe to ebm‑papst and its employees.  


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