Calspan Corporation

Calibration Technician

Job Locations US-NY-Buffalo
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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. 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.


Maintains and calibrates Anthropomorphic Test Devices (ATDs) otherwise referred to as “Crash Test Dummies.” These devices simulate the dimensions, weight proportions and articulation of the human body, and are usually instrumented to record data about the dynamic behavior of the ATD in vehicle impacts. 

  • Set up ATD verification tests, conduct tests, and document results, principally electro/mechanical tests of the ATD’s force, torque and acceleration sensors
  • Troubleshoot mechanical, electrical and electronic problems with ATDs by inspecting wiring, connectors and umbilical covering for damage; inspecting mechanical components for breakage and proper fit, form and function.  Order parts and perform repairs as necessary.
  • Disassemble and reassemble Anthropomorphic Test Devices (ATDs) as well as the associated electronic instruments and parts.

  • Interpret ATD verification test and assembly requirements from government regulations, industry user manuals, and industry recommended practices.


Preferred Education / Experience:

  • AAS in Engineering,
  • Calibration Technician Certification,
  • 3+ year of applicable expereince or
  • A combination of education and experience equivalent to above

Preferred Knowledge / Ability: 

  • Troubleshooting mechanical, electrical, data collections and measurement device problems
  • Solder and make electrical connections
  • Use volt meters to check continuity and voltage
  • Microsoft Office

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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