Calspan Corporation

  • Electrical Engineering Technician Intern (Automotive Crash)- May - August, 2019

    Job Locations US-NY-Buffalo
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  • Overview

    Calspan takes great pride in our ability to attract, recruit, and develop extraordinary talent. We are currently looking for exceptional students to fill our 2019 Summer Internship Program. Calspan’s interns will contribute to exciting projects in both the aerospace and automotive industries and have the opportunity to participate in professional development sessions led by subject matter industry leaders.


    The Automotive Electrical Engineering Intern is responsible for preparing and executing individual component and full scale vehicle crash tests. Working in Calspan’s new, fully enclosed automotive crash test facility, this internship will provide “hands on” learning experience that lets you put your education to work.



    • Work as an integral member of a cross function team assisting with vehicle crash testing  
    • Assist with troubleshoot wiring, repair cabling and solder on connectors.
    • Calibrate instrumentation; including accelerometers and load cells.
    • Assemble sensor group, certify and ring out crash test dummies.
    • Assist with test vehicle and facility setup.
    • Take measurements using 3D coordinate measurement machine.


    Preferred Education / Experience:

    • Must be currently enrolled in an accredited AS/BS Degree program in the field, Computer and Electronics Technology, Electrical Technology
    • Must have completed (1) year of undergraduate studies by May 2019 (students graduating in May 2019 or graduate students will not be considered)

    Preferred Knowledge / Ability for Engineering Technician:  

    • Proficient in MS office tools (Outlook/Excel/Word/PowerPoint)
    • Good working electrical and mechanical knowledge and troubleshooting skills.
    • Quality control systems.
    • Soldering with or without a microscope
    • Ability to operate a wide variety of hand and power tools, shop tools, and shop equipment.
    • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
    • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships, effectively handle multiple priorities, organize workload, and meet deadlines
    • Capable of climbing, bending, kneeling, crawling, and stooping to move and install equipment
    • Effective communication skills


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