Test Engineer - Performance Tire Testing

Location: Buffalo, NY
Date Posted: 05-16-2017
Test Engineer
Calspan’s Tire Research Facility is a world leader in the indoor measurement of Force & Moment data on tires. With Customers that include leading vehicle manufacturers, tire manufacturers and motorsport organizations, Calspan is always improving and advancing the science. We are searching for a motivated engineer to join our group.  The Test Engineer will support Calspan’s Tire Research Facility by interacting with others to prepare and execute tests in an accurate and timely manner and in accordance to industry best practices.

  • Interpret test results, compile data and generate all test reports accurately and on time. 
  • Work closely with staff and customers to develop innovative performance measurement and analysis methods. Convert customer requirements into detailed, logical and practical Project and Test Plans.
  • Work with technicians and mechanics to set-up equipment, test articles and facilities in order to prepare for and execute tests.
  • Execute tests in a professional and timely manner, consistent with general laboratory practices
Preferred Education / Experience:
  • Bachelors in Engineering or related discipline
  • 3+ years in a testing environment; helpful
  • 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 mechanical systems and ability to trouble shoot problems
  • Microsoft Office  
  • AutoCAD Inventor
This position is second shift: 3:00 - 11:30  Monday - Friday
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, Universal Life Insurance Policy, Paid-Time Off, Company-paid Holidays, Bereavement Leave, Jury Duty, Military Leave, Employee Assistance Program and Educational Assistance Reimbursement.
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