Test Technician - Power Distribution

New Orleans, LA

Posted: 06/22/2020 Industry: None Job Number: 48176

Job Description

FTS is seeking a Test Technician with a minimum of 3 years of experience in quality testing of automation and power distribution systems. In addition to having the required technical skills as noted below, qualified candidates will be customer-service oriented and have a desire to develop into leadership and training role. Candidates must possess both general and technical reading, writing, verbal, math and analytical skills conducive to a technical/engineering environment.

Summary: Participates in day-to-day test, troubleshooting, repair activities of electrical, electronic, mechanical and electromechanical equipment. Applies basic/advanced knowledge and skills in performing and executing engineering test procedures to satisfaction of all stakeholders involved.

Basic / primary responsibilities
  • Become familiar with test and process requirements of major programs within power, propulsion and controls department.
  • Execute testing procedures for major programs, as designed/written by Engineering department.
  • Communicate and collaborate with company technical community to ensure the quality of deliverables.
  • Communicate and collaborate with Field Service/Test team to share/coordinate testing resources.
  • Collect test, measurement and process data used in monitoring, qualifying and verifying product conformance.
  • Promote a safe, professional and cooperative work environment.
  • The candidate can expect to assist in the QA/QC dept as needed, depending on demand.

  • Whereas a degree from a reputable educational institution is desirable, three or more years related experience and/or training or
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience in electrical distribution, monitoring and controls systems, preferably from military, industrial or marine background.
  • Previous exposure to and/or knowledge of OSHA and ABS standards a plus.

Qualifications/ Specific Skills:
  • Familiarity with basic and specialized test and measuring equipment (mechanical and electrical) is expected.
  • Familiarity with basic and specialized hand tools and shop practices is also expected.
  • Familiarity with basic electrical/electronic theory is essential.
  • Familiarity with technical drawings (assembly and schematic) is essential. Basic familiarity with mechanical assembly is helpful.
  • Basic familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite is essential.
  • Ability to utilize Internet and Intranet applications, as well as, exposure to AutoCAD LT and/or other technical s/w applications is desirable.
  • Candidate must possess both general and technical reading, writing, verbal, math and analytical skills conducive to a technical/engineering environment.
  • Basic PLC programming experience and Field Service skills are also desirable.

Work Environment/ Physical Demands:
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to wet or humid conditions (non-weather); work near moving mechanical parts; work in high, precarious places and outdoor weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and risk of electrical shock.

  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 60 pounds.
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