Patuxent River Naval Air Station

Location:  Lexington Park, MD 20670

Recent Graduate Aerospace / Mechanical Noise Engineer – NAVAIR Propulsion

Job Title: Jet Aircraft Noise Engineer



– BS in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Acoustics or related engineering discipline

– Must write and speak well in US English, and be proficient with MS Office tools to communicate ideas effectively.

– Must be energetic, creative and take initiative; able to work well independently or as part of a team

– Must have an ability to work well with others, develop and make presentations, proposals, budgets on planned and executed work, and inspire the confidence of our fleet customers.


Desired (But not required):

– MS or PhD in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Acoustics or related engineering discipline

– Coursework on transcripts showing a specialization in one or more of these noise-related disciplines: acoustics, aeroacoustics, vibration, NVH, sound, structural dynamics, FEA analysis, modal test.

– 3 or more years of experience in noise modeling and / or noise & vibration measurement & control in a government, consulting, industry, or academic research setting.

– Working knowledge and experience in use of noise control modeling, measurement tools for vehicle / aircraft related noise / vibration issues.

– Shop skills for maintenance and use of outdoor noise / weather measurement equipment.


Job Description:

The NAVAIR Noise Engineer will be expected to support ongoing noise and vibration analysis, problem solving, and noise control treatment development projects in the Propulsion and Power organization. NAVAIR aircraft noise issues include: Jet Noise, fan noise, aircraft interior sound package development, vibro-acoustic source identification, path evaluation, and source / path treatment. This exciting work includes reviewing aircraft noise and vibration information from the fleet and working with the Propulsion Noise Technical Lead Engineer to develop mitigation strategies in support of our Program Office customers. This work will involve finding and executing research opportunities in line with our research roadmap, writing proposals to develop new noise control technologies and modeling approaches, writing reports and executing research work with oversight. It is expected that the engineer will develop well written presentations to non-noise expert customers explaining the results of research and noise mitigation plans and efforts.  Work will involve maintenance tasks for the suite of Propulsion Noise Technology Organization (ProNTO) outdoor measurement equipment. Occasional long work hours are required during outdoor noise measurement test events.

Please note that U.S. citizenship is required, as is the ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance.

Navy Contacts:

Brian Frounfelker  (301) 757-3380

Allan Aubert (512)373-3201


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