Ground Test Intern

Whisper Aero

Whisper Aero

Crossville, TN, USA
Posted on Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Our Company

Whisper Aero, a leader in air propulsion technology, focuses on delivering cleaner, quieter, and more efficient thrust solutions. Our team, with over a decade of experience in electric propulsion, includes experts from NASA, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, and other industry giants. We pride ourselves on a culture of ambition, creativity, and teamwork, constantly seeking innovative minds ready to challenge norms and drive progress in our field.

About the Role

The purpose of this role is to assist the ground test team in running experiments on Whisper’s revolutionary electric propulsors. The candidate will design test hardware, data acquisition software, electronics, and instrumentation for ground test rigs. The candidate will also perform some functions as a data analyst using ground test data.

What You’ll Do

  • Designing test hardware, data acquisition software, electronics, and instrumentation for ground test rigs
  • Perform analysis of ground test data
  • Communicate with other groups to integrate designs and frameworks
  • Prepare and conduct design reviews

Basic Qualifications

  • US Person
  • Pursuing a BS or MS in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, or related discipline
  • Proficient with discipline-specific software: CAD (SolidWorks preferred), Python, LabView, EAGLE, OpenVSP, Julia, FORTRAN
  • Experience with projects in field of study

Bonus Qualifications

  • Experience in rapid prototyping, designing to take full advantage of 3D printing tools
  • Drone or model aircraft experience
  • Experience designing tooling, test fixtures, and ground equipment
  • Experience constructing, running, and validating models
  • Experience designing electronic assemblies


  • Top-tier Benefits: 100% paid Medical, dental, and vision for employees, 75% paid for dependents
  • PTO & Federal Holidays: Starting at four weeks of paid time off for vacation, sick, and personal days
  • Competitive Salary: Value-based compensation, plus enjoy Tennessee’s no-income-tax life
  • End of Year Bonuses: For eligible employees
  • Paid Lunches: Lunches MWF + drinks and snacks to keep you going throughout the day
  • 401(k)
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Professional Development Stipend

Whisper Aero is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusivity in the workplace. All aspects of employment are decided on the basis of merit, qualifications, and business needs. We do not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. Whisper Aero also participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each applicant's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.