Test Technician II
Active – FULL TIME REGULAR
Round Rock, TX, US
The employee has experience with test setups, static testing and dynamic testing of AC Induction motor product. The employee can operate common test equipment and can successfully complete routine tests using both commercial test supplies as well as dielectric testing without supervision.
The Testing Technician II performs final acceptance testing and certain in-process testing of Motors, VFD components, assemblies and/or systems in a production environment. Assist engineers with troubleshooting test failures, and with determining root cause and corrective actions. Basic understanding of electric motors, VFD’s, transformers, electrical testing equipment and electrical safety procedures is required. Experience with voltages above 1,000V and/or with large industrial, electric motors is preferred.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Tests a variety of systems including, but not limited to: medium voltage drives, rotational apparatus (generators and/or motors) and systems comprised of some combination of drives and rotational apparatus. Testing will be conducted utilizing a multitude of electronic, electrical, mechanical, pneumatic, and hydraulic metering/measuring systems. Must be familiar with the use of advanced hand tools such as torque wrenches and dial indicators.
- Prepare for, and conduct, a wide range of electrical, thermal and mechanical tests under direction from engineering personnel, senior technicians and the Test Manager.
- Participates in installing units or systems to be tested in test fixtures, connecting valves, pumps, hydraulic, mechanical or electrical controls, cabling, tubing, power source and indicating instruments. Installs low and medium voltage equipment (120V – 15,500V) as needed in preparation for final acceptance and/or systems testing.
- Responsible for test setup (e.g. – cabling, clamping, fixturing, instrumentation, piping, etc.) and teardown of test pieces. Performs tasks related to setup (e.g. – soft foot, leak checks, setting flow rates, programming instrumentation, etc.).
- Wires assemblies and subassemblies per schematics and point to point wiring diagrams.
- Interfaces various electrical components with measurement equipment and data acquisition equipment.
- Activates controls to apply electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic or mechanical power and subject test item to successive steps in test cycle.
- Electrically and mechanically test components or assemblies, record data and create reports as necessary.
- Applies pass/fail criteria to tests performed and notifies the proper personnel as to the results.
- Collaborates with engineering personnel to resolve problems relating to specifications and to review test plans such as types and cycles of tests, conditions under which tests are to be conducted, and duration of tests.
- On a limited basis, maintains production test equipment including troubleshooting, minor repairs and preventative maintenance. Performs troubleshooting and understand test failures. Recognizes and corrects basic issues such as data collection errors, mechanical unbalance, hot bearings and seal rubs.
- Reacts quickly and with apply knowledge and skills previously learned to new and unique situations presenting a challenge to the team. This includes making physical modifications to test setups and tooling as required using a variety of hand and power tools.
- Constantly strives to improve safety and integrity of production and test areas.
- Frequent customer contact is required. Must communicate test progress and results with customers frequently throughout each test.
- Works in a safe and efficient method while maintaining a clean work area.
- Performs quality work and exhibits pride in his/her efforts to manufacture to customer and TWMC standards.
- Arrives at the work station on time with minimal absences and adheres to all company policies. Regular attendance is an essential function of this position. Compliance with applicable Company policies concerning maintaining a drug free workplace is required.
- Compliance with all Company policies is required, including adherence to Company ISO 9001 Standards and compliance with Company Affirmative Action Plan and Company Safety procedures.
- Incorporate the Standards of Excellence as outlined by TWMC (Pride, Desire, Teamwork, Attention to Detail, Follow-Through) into daily activities in order to create a Total Quality environment through personal commitment to excellence.
- Other functions as required (non-essential functions).
Provides direction and training to junior team members as appropriate/required.
Receives general supervision and work assignments from the Test Department Manager, Test Department Team Leader and senior technicians.
SCOPE, PURPOSE AND FREQUENCY OF CONTACTS
Test personnel have daily contact with customers through witness tests.
In addition, there is daily contact with other employees at all levels of TWMC including, but not limited to, the Design Center, Factory Operations, Planning, Sales & Marketing and Service. Individuals must work well with their team members as well as other groups within and outside of the company.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
CRITICAL SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- To be qualified for this position, an individual must possess these critical skills and/or abilities and must be able to demonstrate the use of them.
- Above average reading and math skills.
- Possess a general aptitude for electrical and mechanical operations.
- Customer service oriented attitude.
- Highly self-motivated and independent
- Must be able to function well in a team environment, and be able to interact and communicate effectively with production, engineering and quality assurance personnel.
- Detail oriented with above average mechanical aptitude.
- Familiar with and some experience using oscilloscopes, meters, sensors, thermocouples, infra-red detectors, strain gauges, air flow meters, power analyzers, vibration analyzers and similar equipment.
- Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
- Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to communicate effectively, in writing and verbally, with other team members.
- Provides feedback for improvement of processes.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Associate’s degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school in Electrical Technology or similar field; two or more years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience, 2-4 years.
Experience preferred, but not required:
Experience testing large industrial electric motors
Electrician’s license preferred – either Master or Journeyman
ISO 18436-2 Category I or higher vibration analyst certification preferred
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Demonstrate ability to read and interpret language on drawings and understand oral instructions. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to speak and effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of customers or employees of the organization.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear; stand, walk, sit, kneel, crouch; and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, or crawl; and smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles; moving mechanical parts; risk of electrical shock; and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; toxic or caustic chemicals; extreme heat; wet and/or humid conditions; and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
TECO-Westinghouse Motor Company’s (TWMC) Management reserves the right to revise, change or modify the duties and responsibilities of this position at any time to meet business and organizational needs. This position description may not list all duties for this position. The incumbent in the position may be asked to perform other duties. This position description is not a contract for employment and either the incumbent or TWMC may terminate employment at any time, for any reason.
Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans Equal Opportunity Employer.