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Engineering Technician - Impact Lab Job in East Liberty, Ohio US

Engineering Technician - Impact Lab

Transportation Research Center, Inc. - East Liberty, OH

Posted: 5/19/2024 - Expires: 8/17/2024

Job ID: 273655836


Job Description


The Impact Lab is seeking an Engineering Technician to join the team within the crash test laboratory. This Engineering Technician would be responsible for setting up, executing, and tearing down crash and impact simulation tests.

Essential Functions*

Receiving and inspecting test articles.

Setting up and executing impact simulation tests including (sled parameter setup, test article installation, instrumentation installation, high speed camera installation, and conduct of impact simulation tests).

Setting up and executing crash tests including (vehicle prep, instrumentation installation, high speed camera operation, and conduct of full scale crash tests).

Read and understand test plans provided by project operations group and customer test plans with crash and sled test info/parameters.

Assist with taking measurements with 3D Coordinate Measurement Machine (FARO).

Operate and collect data with high speed data aqusiiton systems.

Operate and collect video with high speed imagers.

Maintain and document maintenance schedules on crash and impact simulation equipment.

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

Work with customers and engineering staff on crash and sled testing activities.

Effectively handle multiple priorities, organize workload, and meet deadlines.

Support establishment of crash and sled testing procedures and training.

Support TRC ISO/IEC 9001 and 17025 standards.

Write requisitions for supplies and materials needed for the crash barrier, vehicle preparation area, and the impact simulation test area.

Read and understand work instructions.

Completion of projects in a timely, error-free and competitive manner.

Work in a team or individually to reach project goals.

Critically evaluate and correct deficiencies in operations, plans, and reports.

Make technical decisions with minimal assistance.

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

*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.

**Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.


High school diploma is required

Associates degree in a technology discipline is preferred

Excellent attention to detail, organizational, and communication skills

Technical knowledge to solve tough substantive, work-related problems

Excellent computer skills including word processing software

Practical knowledge and experience of mechanical and/or electronics applications

Practical knowledge of science or engineering

Proficient in the use of test equipment, tools and machinery, and/or welding equipment and electronics

Valid driver’s license

Working Conditions

Standard office, climate controlled environment

Standard laboratory, climate controlled environment

Exposure to extreme temperatures and inclement weather

May be exposed to hazardous chemicals such as gas, oil, and paint

May be required to wear respiratory, hearing, head and hand protection equipment

Physical Requirements

Ability to move objects weighing up to 50 pounds

Capable of positioning one’s self into bending, stretching, climbing, or awkward positions

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

It is the policy of TRC Inc. to provide equal opportunity in all areas of employment practices, without regard to race, color, caste, religion, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), national origin, ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, medical condition (including cancer and genetic conditions), genetic information, marital status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 years and over), sexual orientation, veteran or military status, medical leave or other types of protected leave (requesting or approved for leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act), domestic violence victim status, political affiliation, and any other characteristic protected by state or federal anti-discrimination law covering employment.

Job Summary

Employment Type:
Full Time Employee
Job type:
Federal Contractor
Skill Based Partner:
Education Level:
High school graduate
Work Days:
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
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Applied Math: 4
Graphic Literacy: 4

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