Engineering Technician

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)
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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) seeks an Engineering Technician to join our dummy lab team in Ruckersville, VA.

The Engineer Technician will work with other members of the Vehicle Research Center crash test team to ensure that all tests are properly prepared and conducted on schedule. Responsibilities will include maintenance, repair and pre-test positioning of test dummies used in the Institute’s consumer information and research crash test programs.


  • Operate, calibrate and perform maintenance on specialized test equipment, including crash test dummies and other custom sensors
  • Maintain, install, troubleshoot and inventory crash sensors and related dummy spare parts
  • Ensure dummies and sensors are prepared to meet crash testing schedules
  • Ensure that test set-up, execution and reporting are conducted in precise accordance with established procedures
  • Apply standard quality control procedures to ensure accuracy of test results
  • Assist in testing to support research projects and development of new protocols
  • Provide support for other IIHS projects as needed

How to Apply

To apply, email your cover letter, resume and salary requirements to