IDEAS 2022 Banner 800x100 1

Impact Test Engineer – Vehicle Crash

Impact Test Engineer – Vehicle Crash
by Admin on 10-12-2022 at 1:05 pm

Website Altair

Our client in Chelsea, MI is looking for an Impact Test Engineer – Vehicle Crash. This is a contract position.

What You Will Do:

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.


  • 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.


  • Familiarity with Hypergraph Analytical Software, Canalizer, Math-lab software and Omega Temp loggers.
  • 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.

How You Will Be Successful:

  • Envision the Future
  • Communicate Honestly and Broadly
  • Seek Technology and Business “First”
  • Embrace Diversity and Take Risks

What We Offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive Benefit Package
  • 401(k) with matching contributions
  • Paid Time Off
  • Employee Discounts
  • Free training on all Altair products

Why Work with Us:

Altair is a global technology company providing software and cloud solutions in the areas of data analytics, product development, and high-performance computing (HPC). Altair enables organizations in nearly every industry to compete more effectively in a connected world, while creating a more sustainable future. With more than 3,000 engineers, scientists, and creative thinkers in 25 countries, we help solve our customer’s toughest challenges and deliver unparalleled service, helping the innovators innovate, drive better decisions, and turn today’s problems into tomorrow’s opportunities.

Our vision is to transform customer decision making with data analytics, simulation, and high-performance computing.

For more than 30 years, we have been helping our customers integrate electronics and controls with mechanical design to expand product value, develop AI, simulation and data-driven digital twins to drive better decisions, and deliver advanced HPC and cloud solutions to support unlimited idea exploration. To learn more, please visit

Ready to go? #ONLYFORWARD   

At our core we are explorers; adventures; pioneers. We are the brains behind some of the world’s most revolutionary innovations and are not only comfortable in new and unchartered waters, we dive headfirst. We are the original trailblazers that make the impossible possible, discovering new solutions to our customer’s toughest challenges.

Altair is an equal opportunity employer. Our backgrounds are diverse, and every member of our global team is critical to our success. Altair’s history demonstrations a belief that empowering each individual authentic voice reinforces a culture that thrives because of the uniqueness among our team.

Apply for job

To view the job application please visit

Share this post via: