Calspan Corporation

  • Technician - Automotive Sled Testing

    Job Locations US-NY-Buffalo
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  • Overview

    At Calspan, we use a 12” HYGE impact simulator sled to simulate crash events. For this type of testing, fixtures are attached to a carriage that rides on a set of rails. These fixtures, which are used in conjunction with the product being tested, may be an automobile’s body (commonly referred to as a Body-In-White), automotive seats or benches built to a standard for the evaluation of child restraint systems (i.e., child car seats).


    This 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 customer requirements, standard test procedures and work instructions.  Take measurements, document results through procedures, checklists, photographs and high-speed video.  Create test reports using MS Office software.
    • Setup test articles, high-speed 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:

    • AAS in related discipline
    • 3 + 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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