Calspan Corporation

  • Associate Technician - Automotive Sled Testing

    Job Locations US-NY-Buffalo
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  • Overview

    Calspan has a 12” HYGE sled designed to simulate the effects of a collision in an acceleration mode. Its maximum force/load pressure is 225,000 lb-f and its maximum payload is 5,000 lb. (2,268 kg), which enables Calspan to test everything from passenger cars to fully equipped truck cabins.The Associate Technician position is responsible for preparing and executing individual component and full scale vehicle crash simulation tests on a HYGE Sled. 


    • Conduct tests in accordance with cutomer requirements, standard test procedures and work instructions.  Take measurements, document results through procedures, checklists, photographs and highspeed video.  Create test reports using MS Office software.
    • Setup test articles, highspeed cameras and instrumentation.  Perform equipment calibration, and repairs. 
    • Maintain, repair, upgrade test systems and equipment to maximize operational availability, and the fidelity and accuracy of test data.
    • Support test preparations by building and installing test equipment. Complete mechanical modifications to test articles and equipment.
    • Troubleshoot mechanical, electrical, data collection, electronic problems with test equipment and measurement devices. Perform, cable routing, soldering and test facility setup.


    Preferred Education / Experience:

    • 2 year technical degree or AAS in related discipline
    • 1+ years in related discipline, military experience or;
    • A combination of education and experience equivalent to above
    • Proficiency with computer skills, MS office tools (Outlook/Excel/Word/PowerPoint/Project), and Adobe products


    Preferred Knowledge / Ability:

    • Must be able to work assigned hours as required to meet customer testing needs – may include overtime, nights and weekends.
    • Able to lift, carry, push and pull 50 pounds, either individually or with equipment such as carts and cranes.
    • Capable of climbing, bending, kneeling, crawling, and stooping to move and install equipment
    • Ability to operate and maintain a wide variety of hand and power tools, shop tools, and shop equipment, for the servicing automobiles.
    • Ability to read and build from engineering drawings
    • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
    • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships, effectively handle multiple priorities, organize workload, and meet deadlines
    • Effective communication skills


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