Test Engineering Co-Op

Akron, Ohio /
Engineering – LTAG /
We are an aerospace R&D company building experimental and certified airships. We are developing and manufacturing advanced technologies to dramatically increase the capabilities and lower the cost of 21st-century airships.
LTA’s airships will have the ability to complement and even accelerate humanitarian disaster response and relief efforts, especially in remote areas that cannot be easily accessed by plane and boat due to limited or destroyed infrastructure. We ultimately aim to create a family of aircraft with zero emissions that would substantially reduce the global carbon footprint of aviation when used for shipping goods and moving people.

We are seeking a Test Engineering Co-Op student to work full time in either the fall semester of 2021 or the spring semester of 2022.


    • Designing, testing and validating fixtures for testing on Universal Testing Machines (UTS)
    • Conducting testing campaigns for various aerospace parts
    • Running test samples through UTS machines
    • Use SolidWorks CAD to design and develop models and bring them to completion
    • Use SolidWorks to develop drawings for manufacturing
    • Work on UAV and/or Manned airship engineering projects
    • Develop creative solutions to unique aerospace problems
    • Manage projects from conception to implementation
    • Handle multiple projects with competing priorities
    • Work within a complex, fluid, and fast-paced work environment


    • Currently enrolled at an accredited university or college, majoring in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or another relevant engineering field
    • Excellent interpersonal, oral, written, and team collaboration skills
    • Experience with PC’s & Microsoft Office Suite Programs (Word, PPT, Excel)
    • Experience in mechanical design, data analysis, and developing / executing experiments

Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience with designing in Solidworks, or a similar CAD program
    • Experience in mechanical design, data analysis, and developing/executing experiments
    • Experience with MTS and/or Instron Bluehill software
    • Familiarity with Python or MATLAB
    • Hands-on experience with engineering design teams, lab research, or other prior work experience

Compliance Requirements:

    • Background check clearance
    • Drug Test clearance wherever applicable
    • Fully vaccinated against COVID

Lighter Than Air is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, veteran status or any other discriminatory factors prohibited by law.