Calspan Corporation

Technician - Automotive Sled Testing

Job Locations US-NY-Buffalo
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At Calspan Sled Testing, we combine state-of-the-art equipment with an experienced engineering team to ensure high-tier data acquisition for customers. Our new Sled facility holds industry-leading ServoSleds allowing us to pulse match your most severe crash pulses for superior test data in your development process.


We are looking for a motivated Technician to join our team! This is a great opportunity to be part of an organization with a rich 75 year history that prides itself on its Be Calspan Values. If you think you have what it takes to Be Calspan, we encourage you to speak with us.  


  • 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:

  • 2 year technical degree or 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

Why join Calspan?


Be Calspan Culture

At Calspan, we promote an environment that empowers employees and encourages innovation. Our management team enables a strong sense of teamwork with each endeavor, where successes are shared and lessons are learned. The company’s talent brand, “Be Calspan”, incorporates our company values to Be Inclusive, Accountable, and Innovative and our commitment to drive every individual to - Be Developed, Be Balanced, Be Connected, Be Community and Be Recognized. Our culture promotes a positive atmosphere and competitive can-do method of action.


Great Benefits= Happy, Committed Employees 

Retaining great talent is as important as finding it, so at Calspan, we take our employee value proposition of Be Calspan quite seriously. To us, that means offering competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits, recognition programs and promotional opportunities. 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), 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, Educational Assistance Reimbursement , and Pet Insurance.


The salary range provided is a general guideline. Actual pay will depend on several factors, including, but not limited to, education, experience, training, and other applicable qualifications.  Calspan is committed to pay transparency in compliance with applicable state and local laws.


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.


All candidates must be eligible to work in the United States. 


Salary Range (min)

USD $20.00/Hr.

Salary Range (max)

USD $27.00/Hr.


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