Calspan Corporation

  • Automotive Vehicle Technician - Automotive Crash Testing

    Job Locations US-NY-Buffalo
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  • Overview

    The Calspan Automotive Crash Facility, located in Buffalo, NY, is an international leader in automotive crash testing and is always improving and advancing the science. This position 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 with its MESSRING propulsion system and micro track, the ideal candidate will be a self-starter working in a “hands on” position


    This position is responsible for preparing and executing individual component and full scale vehicle crash tests. 

    • Maintain, repair, upgrade test systems and equipment to maximize operational availability and accuracy of vehicle crash test data. Perform equipment calibration, and repairs. 
    • Perform vehicle and test facility setup.  Instrument test vehicles and install highspeed cameras in accordance with customer requirements, standard test procedures and work instructions.  Complete mechanical modifications to test articles and equipment.
    • Conduct tests, take measurements using 3D coordinate measurement machine, document results through procedures, checklists, photographs and highspeed video.  Create test reports using MS Office software.
    • Troubleshoot mechanical, electrical, data collection, electronic problems with test equipment and measurement devices.


    Preferred Education / Experience:

    • AAS in Engineering,
    • 3+ years experience in a technical disipline, or
    • A combination of education and experience equivalent to above

    Preferred Knowledge / Ability: 

    • Experience with automotive safety testing in accordance with FMVSS and/or ECE procedures.
    • Experience with data acquisition systems and instrumenting vehicles with accelerometers, pressure sensors along with fabricating test fixtures.
    • Experience with MS office tools (Outlook/Excel/Word/PowerPoint/Project), and Adobe products
    • Knowledge of methods, techniques, parts, tools and materials used in the maintenance and repair of vehicles.
    • Ability to operate and maintain a wide variety of hand and power tools, shop tools, and shop equipment, for the servicing automobiles.
    • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
    • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships, effectively handle multiple priorities, organize workload, and meet deadlines
    • 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
    • Effective communication skills

    Calspan is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

    Calspan supports safe and drug free workplace through pre-employment background checks and drug testing.


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