FASTTEK GLOBALpowered by Fast Switch - Great Lakes
(734) 744-9373
Auburn Hills, Michigan
Impact Test Engineer - Vehicle Crash #893399
Job Description:
The Crash Safety Test Engineer is responsible for the planning, preparing and performing crash safety-related testing and ensuring successful completion of full-size vehicle and/or occupant sled testing. This role requires knowledge in domestic and global regulatory requirements.
Responsibilities include:
  • Reviewing impact test regulations and test request provided by requestor, providing work instructions to Salaried Bargaining Unit technicians, mechanics and photographers, performing test to regulations and post test data validations.
  • Ensuring the impact test data acquisition systems are properly configured and are capturing the required test data.
  • Interfacing with equipment suppliers/internal departments to coordinate calibrations/repair, keep up on current software and hardware best practices.
  • Performing onsite physical prep and test, working with the vehicle, test related hardware and software.
  • Development and implementation of new test methods and/or equipment.
  • Familiarity with global impact test regulations and may also involve managing improvements to Anthropomorphic Test Dummy (ATD) fleet and department processes.
Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering from an ABET accredited University.
  • 1-3 years of automotive experience.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office & MS Teams
  • Ability to work independently and well within a team.
  • The candidate must also possess strong planning, organizational skills and have excellent communicate skills.
  • Ability to manage several continuous improvement initiatives and engineering projects without disruption of day to day testing activities - all with minimal supervision.
  • Effective operation of precise data acquisition equipment and software, or demonstrate capabilities for mastering these systems in adequate time.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Familiarity with Hypergraph Analytical Software, Canalizer, Math-lab software and Omega Temp loggers a plus
  • 3-5 years’ experience in automotive test facility, impact testing preferred.
  • Knowledge or experience with logistics planning, warehouse management, or material handling.
  • Basic knowledge of LEAN principles and process improvement practices. Basic knowledge of standard problem-solving techniques (8D, fishbone analysis, 5-Why, etc).
  • Basic knowledge of automotive restraint systems (airbag, seat belts, etc.) and interior trim assembly (instrument panels, seats, door trim).
  • Exposure to working with or supervising a unionized workforce.
  • Familiarity with global test regulations (NHTSA, FMVSS, EuroNCAP, etc.) and third party test procedures (IIHS).
  • Masters Electrical Engineering.
Additional Info:
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Our benefits are second to none and thanks to our flexible benefit options you can choose the benefits you need or want, options include:
  • Medical and Dental (FastTek pays majority of the medical program)
  • Vision
  • Personal Time Off (PTO) Program
  • Long Term Disability (100% paid)
  • Life Insurance (100% paid)
  • 401(k) with immediate vesting and 3% (of salary) dollar-for-dollar match
Plus, we have a lucrative employee referral program and an employee recognition culture.
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