Calspan Corporation

Test Engineer - Automotive Crash

Job Locations US-NY-Buffalo
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The Automotive Crash Test Engineer will provide guidance and direction within Calspan’s Automotive Crash Test Operations group.  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. 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.​


“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.

  • 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.


Preferred Education / Experience:

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

Preferred Knowledge / Ability: 

  • Mechanical and/or electrical 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
  • Experience with data acquisition systems and instrumenting vehicles with accelerometers, pressure sensors along with fabricating test fixtures
  • Ability to operate and maintain a wide variety of hand and power tools, shop tools, and shop equipment, for the servicing automobiles
  • Understanding of mechanical systems and ability to trouble shoot problems
  • Microsoft Office
  • AutoCAD Inventor

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, Acciddent 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.


This role is not open to 3rd party organizations or agencies. Any candidates sent will be considered free of any charges.


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