Aerodynamicist

Engineering Waterloo, Wisconsin


Description

A bit about us

Trek is an awesome place to work, with amazing benefits for all employees. We build only products we love, provide incredible hospitality to our customers, and change the world by getting more people on bikes. When you’re on our team, you’re taken care of, encouraged to learn and grow, and given lots of opportunities to do so. Give us your best, and we’ll give it right back. Sound pretty sweet? Then come join us!


Position Summary/Job Description:

As an Aerodynamicist, you will take ownership of engineering projects spanning fundamental fluid mechanics research, aerodynamic optimization, cutting-edge CFD techniques, wind tunnel testing, real-world aerodynamic track and road testing, and aerodynamic model and code development. You will work in a cross-functional environment, collaborating with product development teams (bike frames, components, accessories, etc) and other analysis engineers to develop best-in-class products. 

 

We're looking for passionate engineers experienced in aerodynamics or fluid mechanics. Ideal candidates will have a strong interest in aerodynamics or fluid mechanics with research or job experience in those subjects. You will thrive in this role if you enjoy close collaboration with design teams, communicating results and engineering concepts to broader teams, and working on open-ended research projects.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Develop CFD models (aerodynamic, stability, & thermal) for a variety of products
  • Plan and lead wind tunnel tests, velodrome tests, and on-road tests
  • Collaborate with Trek’s professional racing teams to improve aerodynamic performance
  • Carry out multi-disciplinary design optimizations
  • Conduct fluid mechanics research – from unsteady bluff body drag reduction to flow visualization techniques
  • Make engineering design recommendations based upon past CFD and wind tunnel results
  • Create aerodynamic and environmental models and simulations
  • Travel <15%

 

Position Requirements:

  • B.S. in one of the following or related field:
    • Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics
  • At least two years of industry experience or an advanced degree (strong co-op experience considered)
  • Experience studying, researching, or working with CFD codes, wind tunnel testing, or aerodynamic design

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in one of the following or related field:
    • Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics
  • 4+ years of industry experience
  • Background in Linux and HPC computing
  • Experience in STAR-CCM+
  • Experience in multi-disciplinary optimization
  • Experience in vehicle simulation and dynamics
  • Experience in external unsteady flows
  • Experience in thermal analysis or acoustics
  • Proficiency in programming languages (MATLAB, Java, C++)
     

Trek Benefits:

Flexible and fun company culture

Competitive health care

PPO & HDHP medical plan options, Dental insurance, Vision insurance

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)

Free life insurance & optional term life insurance

Competitive vacation package

401(k) with match and Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOP)

12 weeks of maternity leave with 100% pay

Flexible holiday schedule – 10 company holidays

Tuition Reimbursement up to $15,000! (Undergraduate & Masters programs)

Employee discounts on all product

Deep partner retail discounts

We are an E-Verify employer.

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