Calspan Corporation

Senior Machine Mechanic

Job Locations US-NY-Buffalo
Job ID
Machine Mechanic


The Tire Research Facility is a world leader in the indoor measurement of Force & Moment data on tires. With Customers including leading vehicle manufacturers, tire manufacturers and Motorsports organizations, Calspan is always improving and advancing the science. We are searching for a motivated 2nd Shift Senior Machine Mechanic to join our group at our Buffalo location. 


Must be able to work 2nd Shift

  • Rig, move, install, repair, and re-time a wide variety of machines, pumps, valves, compressors, pneumatic and hydraulic systems, etc.
  • Clean and lubricate machinery, perform basic diagnostic tests, checking performance and test damaged machine parts to determine whether major repairs are necessary.  Plan, layout, work from and study fairly complicated drawings and/or sketches.
  • Prepare cement foundations, rig and position machines or equipment.  Modify and set-up equipment for calibration testing.
  • Analyze failures and remedy troubles quickly to prevent lost time.  Detect problems and correct them.  Maintain preventative maintenance logs.
  • Perform a variety of construction and repair work, weld broken parts and fixtures.   Disassemble equipment to repair or replace the necessary parts. 
  • Following standard safety procedures to prevent injury to self and others.  Responsible for tools, machines, equipment, etc. used while performing work.


Preferred Education / Experience for Machine Mechanic:

  • High school graduate or equivalent (preferable from a vocational/technical school)
  • 5+ years formal trades training preferred

Preferred Knowledge / Ability for Machine Mechanic:

  • Use hand and power tools as appropriate and repair small tools
  • Use a variety of precision measuring instruments, such as rule, square, micrometer, level, speed indicator, etc.
  • Shop mechanics and operation of machine tools
  • Electronic and computer skills
  • Mechanical aptitude, read blueprints

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, Accident Insurance, Hospital Indemnity Insurance, Universal Life Insurance Policy, Paid-Time Off, Company-paid Holidays, Bereavement Leave, Jury Duty, Military Leave, Employee Assistance Program and Educational Assistance Reimbursement.


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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