Mechanical Engineer - Automotive Crash Testing

Location: Buffalo, NY
Date Posted: 10-13-2017
The ideal candidate will provide engineering support within Calspan’s 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.
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 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. There is a pride and a sense of ownership engrained in each of our employees with every task set before them.

Mechanical Engineer Summary:  Performs research, design and test of electromechancial equipment and systems.
  • Support execution of testing operations in accurate and efficient manner.
  • Support analysis of feasibility, design, operation and performance of mechanical equipment systems.
  • Support the development of new applications and test procedures.
  • Maintain engineering data and/or drawings, which includes layouts, three-dimensional models, and structural analyses.
  • Support the development of technical documentation including engineering plans, requirements definition, test procedures, installation design plans and related technical reports.
  • Provide guidance to technicians in fabrication, installation and operations of mechanical and related equipment and systems.
Preferred Education / Experience:
  • Bachelors in Engineering or related discipline
  • 3+ years in Engineering or related discipline or;
  • A combination of education and experience equivalent to above
Preferred Knowledge / Ability:
  • Mechanical engineering methods
  • CAD applications
  • Perform basic design, layout, test and evaluation of mechanical and electromechanical systems and components
  • Read and interpret engineering plans and specifications
  • Define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Interpret a variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and manage  abstract and concrete variables
  • Microsoft Office

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