Senior Test Engineer - Automotive Crash

Location: Buffalo, NY
Date Posted: 11-27-2017
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.

The Automotive Crash Test Engineer will provide guidance and direction 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. 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.‚Äč

Senior Test Engineer Summary:  “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. 
  • Provide guidance and work with technicians and mechanics to set-up equipment, test articles and facilities in order to prepare for and execute tests.
  • Support test preparations by systematically identifing equipment and instrumentational needs and then interacting with other groups in order to acquire, purchase or fabricate such items. Apply industy standards and Test Procedures.
  • Execute tests in a professional and timely manner, consistent with general laboratory practices.
  • Convert customer requirements into detailed, logical and practical Project and Test Plans.
  • Exercise creativity and flexibility to develop detailed and well thought out Custom Tests and associated procedures.
Preferred Education / Experience:
  • Bachelors in Engineering or related discipline
  • 5+ years in a testing environment;
  • A combination of education and experience equivalent to above
Preferred Knowledge / Ability:
  • Mechanical 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
  • Understanding of electrical sensors and ability to trouble shoot electrical problems
  • Microsoft Office 2007
  • AutoCAD Inventor
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.  Calspan will not sponsor employment-based visas for this position. 
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