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Research Engineer 2021-060 Job in East Liberty, Ohio US

Research Engineer 2021-060

Transportation Research Center, Inc. - East Liberty, OH

Posted: 6/7/2022 - Expires: 9/5/2022

Job ID: 242461358


Job Description


TRC Inc. is seeking a research engineer to support the crashworthiness focused research group, which researches the kinematics and biomechanics of the vehicle, the vehicle occupants and other road users and the protection during crash events. This research engineer would be responsible for projects that could include research on human response to impact and the limits of human injury tolerance; evaluation of crash test dummies and components; development of test procedures to evaluate injury risk in crashes involving passenger vehicles, motorcycles or other vulnerable road users; and development of test procedures related to vehicle structural integrity and restraint systems for frontal, side and rollover crashes, as well as child restraint systems

Essential Functions*

Develop, evaluate, and use analytical procedures, component and/or full-scale vehicle testing to assess occupant biomechanics and protection

Participate in critical analysis of existing experimental test procedures

Provide technical oversight and/or direct involvement with test development, test setup and execution, data collection, troubleshooting, analysis and reporting.

Ensure clear, accurate communication of the status and the results of the above activities; ensure that results meet or exceed customer quality expectations

Work in a team to reach technical project goals; help to focus the team on customer requirements and facilitate problem solving collaboration

Effectively handle multiple priorities, organize workload, and meet deadlines

Operate independently and cohesively in a team environment with customer driven deliverables and milestones

*TRC Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer and is willing to make a change or adjustment to a job or work environment that allows a qualified individual with a disability to satisfactorily perform the essential functions of a particular job.

Other Duties and Responsibilities (Non-Essential Functions)

Application of the principals of mechanics and dynamics to the understanding of human injury and occupant protection including SAE J211

Perform design analyses of motor vehicle safety systems

Development of novel methods of testing motor vehicle safety for occupants and other road users, as well as protective equipment such as helmets

Coordinates meetings with the team and customers to discuss project activities, impediments, needed resources or issues/delays

Review of engineering and medical injury literature

Write research papers and technical reports; publish and present original research

Completion of customer support in a timely, error-free and competitive manner

Work in a team to reach technical project goals

Critically evaluate and correct deficiencies in technical proposals, plans and reports

Make technical decisions with assistance

Conduct research relating to a wide variety of motor vehicle safety issues

Support TRC Inc.’s Quality and EH&S (Environmental, Health and Safety) efforts


Bachelor’s degree with 3+ years of relevant experience,  Master’s degree in engineering or appropriate comparable discipline or PhD

A thesis-based degree or dissertation in a relevant area of research is preferred

Strong technical writing skills

Technical knowledge to solve tough, substantive, work-related problems

Strong written and verbal communication skills

Strong analytical skills

Excellent computer skills including word processing and data analysis software

Automotive or vehicle safety experience is preferred

Working conditions

Standard office, climate-controlled environment

Physical requirements

Must be able to remain in a stationary position for an extended period of time

Ability to operate a computer and other office equipment

Ability to communicate with customers and co-workers

It is the policy of TRC Inc. to provide equal opportunity in all areas of employment practices, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation (LGBTQIA+), veteran status, or any other reason prohibited by law.

Job Summary

Employment Type:
Full Time Employee
Job type:
Federal Contractor
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Education Level:
Bachelor's degree
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Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
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