Calspan Corporation

Test Engineer - Automotive Sled Testing

Job Locations US-NY-Buffalo
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The Sled Test Engineer will hold a leadership role within Calspan’s Sled Test  group.  A customer centric, close knit, hardworking, accountable and responsible team who leverage their strong technical aptitude and experience to provide world-class sled test services. Working in Calspan’s new, Seattle Safety Servo Sled, the ideal candidate will be a self-starter working in a “hands on” position. We are looking for a motivated Test Engineer to join our team.


  • Must be able to function as part of a team and work cooperatively toward team goals.
  • Have good time management skills and are able to manage multiple tasks concurrently.
  • Participate in customer meetings, review test plans and pro-actively make recommendations.
  • Lead and coordinate the preparation of test articles, vehicles, instrumentation and test facility.
  • Perform test article positioning, crash test dummy positioning, take measurements and successfully execute tests.
  • Analyze test results, generate test reports and ensure on-time delivery of all deliverables.
  • Identify issues, conduct root cause analysis and implement corrective countermeasures.


Preferred Education / Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical, Automotive or Electrical Engineering, or the equivalent in experience and evidence of exceptional ability.
  • 5+ years of automotive experience in Safety Testing.
  • 5+ years of product/development testing
  • Experience in coordinating a team.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills are an absolute requirement to establish effective working relationships with test teams and customers.
  • Effectively handle multiple priorities, organize workload, and meet deadlines.

Preferred Knowledge / Ability:

  • Working knowledge of automotive crash test protocols (FMVSS, ECE, IIHS, USNCAP, and EuroNCAP).
  • Experience in executing sled tests and vehicle crash tests.
  • Experience with Anthropomorphic Test Devices.
  • Familiar with data acquisition systems (DTS/Kistler), control systems, various transducer technologies.
  • Experience in analyzing data using available tools (DiaDAM, ProAnalyst, TEMA).
  • Experience with interpretation of injury assessment values and various Star ratings is a plus.
  • Exceptional analytical skills. Able to draw conclusions from raw data to support decision-making.
  • Excellent mechanical ability.
  • Has integrity, confidence, listens and has a “can do” attitude. Ability to resolve obstacles, see opportunities while facing difficulties.
  • Good oral and written communication skills. Ability to communicate technical subjects succinctly to other team members, management and customers.
  • Ambitious, self-starter.
  • Very proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.


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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