Calspan Corporation

  • Test Engineer - Automotive Barrier Testing

    Job Locations US-NY-Buffalo
    Job ID
    2018-1115
    Category
    Engineering
  • Overview

    The Test Engineer will provide guidance and direction within Calspan’s Crash Test Operations group, specifically focused on barrier certification testing.  A customer centric, close knit, hardworking, accountable and responsible team who leverage their strong technical aptitude and experience to provide world-class automotive crash test services. 

     

    Responsibilities

     

    “Hands-on” position in which the Test Engineer interacts with others to prepare and execute tests in an accurate and timely manner; reviews data and prepares reports in an accurate and consistent basis in line with industry best practices. Testing is done outdoors in variable weather conditions.

    • Interpret test results, compile data and generate all test reports accurately and on time. 
    • Work closely with staff and customers to develop innovative performance measurement and analysis methods. Convert customer requirements into detailed, logical and practical Project and Test Plans.
    • Work with technicians and mechanics to set-up equipment, test articles and facilities in order to prepare for and execute tests.
    • Execute tests in a professional and timely manner, consistent with general laboratory practices.

    Qualifications

    Preferred Education / Experience:

    • Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering or related discipline
    • 3+ years in a testing environment;
    • A combination of education and experience equivalent to above

    Preferred Knowledge / Ability: 

    • Mechanical aptitude
    • Hands-on experience in a test environment
    • Read and interpret engineering plans and specifications
    • Define problems, collect data, establish facts draw valid conclusions and make specific recommendations
    • Write accurate, consistent and well written reports
    • Understanding of electrical sensors and ability to trouble shoot electrical problems
    • Microsoft Office 2007
    • AutoCAD Inventor
    • Must be able to work outside in all weather conditions

    Benefits Package: Our goal is to provide Calspan employees and their families with a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. Our benefits include: Health Insurance, Health Savings Accounts, Flexible Spending Accounts, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance/Accidental Death & Dismemberment, Short-Term/Long-Term Disability, 401(k) company match on first 4%, Critical Illness Insurance, Universal Life Insurance Policy, Paid-Time Off, Company-paid Holidays, Bereavement Leave, Jury Duty, Military Leave, Employee Assistance Program and Educational Assistance Reimbursement.

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