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Senior Level Lab Technician in Appleton, WI at ITW Welding

Date Posted: 4/20/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Appleton, WI
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    At least 3 year(s)
  • Date Posted:
    4/20/2019

Job Description

BASIC DESCRIPTION:

The Welding Accessories and Cutting Division is seeking a Lab Technician with a strong electrical or electronics background. The successful candidate will work closely with engineers and other lab technicians on product design, development, and support initiatives. This candidate will be involved with the construction of engineering prototype equipment, conducting engineering evaluations, reliability, and regulatory testing. He or she will also be responsible for maintaining applicable documentation.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Ability to read and understand schematics and wiring diagrams.
  • Working closely with lead electrical and mechanical engineers, conduct the build of early prototype equipment including assembly of components and instrumentation for engineering testing.
  • Run engineering tests (heat tests, VA curves, abnormal tests, reliability testing, new design verification testing).
  • Identify, diagnose, and resolve issues resulting from production, lab, and reliability testing.
  • Conduct ANSI, CSA, NIOSH tests and work with the Third-Party Coordinator to construct and create third party reports for regulatory certifications.
  • Collaboration with the Tech Pubs department, Engineering, Service, and Marketing teams to create and revise Owner’s Manuals, Technical Manuals, and Field Instructions.
  • Assistance with maintaining the lab area and improvements to the lab.

Job Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Two-year technical degree in electrical, electronics, or related field.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in engineering product development and/or support is preferred.
  • Proven experience with use of standard lab equipment including oscilloscopes, function generators, power supplies, and data acquisition systems.
  • The ideal candidate will have first-hand knowledge of ANSI and CSA PPE certification requirements and hands-on experience with ANSI and CSA testing and technical report preparation.
  • The individual should have a general understanding of power source phase control, motors and PLC ladder logic.
  • Candidate must be a team player with a positive attitude, excellent problem-solving abilities, and a strong customer support orientation.
  • Exhibits a strong ability to handle multiple demands with a sense of urgency, drive, and energy.

Understanding of Microsoft Office Suite and ability to write accurate and concise reports is required. Knowledge of 3-D modeling software preferred. Limited travel may be required.