Crash Test Dummy Qualification Technician

With a focus on Mobility, Operational Excellence, Value to our Customers and the Electrification of vehicles, you can expect to be part of something exciting. From the sleek design of our vehicles to the unique opportunities we offer around the globe, Nissan exemplifies ingenuity in everything we do. Our people are what drive the business forward.

We are looking for a Dummy Calibration Technician to join our team in Farmington Hills, MI.

The ideal candidate would have a flexible skillset in order to support a variety of testing duties within the Safety testing and calibration lab.  The key role of the Dummy Calibration technician would be maintain, calibrate, and prepare dummies for crash testing.  This job is very dynamic and will require seamless collaboration with other staff throughout the facility to ensure no delays to testing.

Every member of the Crash facility needs to have a flexible mindset, helpful pro-active attitude, and positive outlook in order to be a contributing member of the team.  This is an exciting opportunity that will require hard work to enhance our world-class crash test facility and move it forward to achieve its future goals.

Dummy Calibration Technician responsibilities include, but are not limited to:         

  • Setup & Calibrate dummies according NHTSA, NCAP, IIHS, or Nissan test requirements
  • Identify equipment issues and be able to repair/replace any component, cables, sensors, etc. as necessary.
  • Maintain ATD logs and regulatory calibration paperwork for tracking purposes.
  • Maintain dummies and lab test equipment to ensure functionality, performance, and consistency of output.
  • Store and manage the complete inventory of dummies and other test equipment.
  • Collaborate with a team to execute crash tests per parameters
  • Maintain a clean professional work environment.
  • Compete other tasks as requested by lab supervisor

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associates degree in an automotive related discipline plus 4 years of test technician experience or equivalent required. Will consider 8 years test technician experience in lieu of an associate’s degree.
  • Experience completing dummy qualifications and instrumentation calibration.
  • Experience with DTS hardware and software, experience soldering and electrical repair/diagnosis is preferred
  • Knowledge of all test modes required for safety testing.
  • Excellent problem solving, critical thinking, and communication skills are required
  • Positive attitude and demonstration of positive mindsets.  Willingness to learn new tasks such as vehicle prep, static lab support, ATD seating, and others is a requirement.
  • Prior experience in Dynamic Safety testing is desired.
  • Internal candidates at the Technician 2, Technician 3 and Technician 4 level will be considered for lateral move.

Welcome to an open lane of possibility. Drive your career forward and join the company leading the technology and business evolution of the automotive industry by applying today. 

Nissan is committed to a drug-free workplace.  All employment is contingent upon successful completion of a drug screen for roles based in the United States and background screening for all positions.     

All of us at Nissan – regardless of functional area or expertise – share a passion to design, manufacture, and sell high-performance vehicles. It is Nissan’s policy to provide Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of race, gender, military status, disability, or any other status protected by law. Candidates for this position must be legally authorized to work in the United States and will be required to provide proof of employment eligibility at the time of hire; Nissan uses E-Verify to validate employment eligibility.

**Visa sponsorship for this position is not available at this time. **


People are our most valuable assets, and diversity and inclusion are the key to maximizing the power of each individual member of our team.  When everyone belongs, the power of NISSAN is undeniable.  Our Corporate Diversity Initiative aims to improve business results by ensuring that our workplace and core businesses meet the unique needs of our employees and customer base.

Nissan is committed to creating a culture where everyone belongs and employees, customers, and partners feel respected, valued, and heard.  We have over 10 Business Synergy Teams (BSTs) across the U.S. and Canada that connect employees – with shared characteristics or interests – build allies, and foster a company culture where all employees feel supported and included.

Nissan also values inclusion in all areas of our business as we strive to mirror the diversity of our customer base and the communities where we do business. We are committed to procuring innovative goods and services, retailing our products and communicating from a diverse perspective which will help us continue to offer our customers competitively designed, market-driven products.

Join us as we carry our commitment to diversity and inclusion into the future.

Farmington Hills Michigan United States of America