Test Technician IV

Test Technician IV

ABB is seeking a Test Technician for Richmond, Virginia location. Under the direction of the Production Manager, the Production Test Technician II performs functional testing and inspection of company products ensuring compliance with customer specifications and delivery requirements and all company quality standards.


Typical duties/responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Perform type and routine testing and inspection of traction converters per test procedures, using standard and specialized test equipment, within the routed testing time, ensuring compliance to the quality and delivery metrics.
• Troubleshoot traction converters and control products in a customized application to locate fault, and complete repairs as required.
• Work with high power test systems and to execute the Matlab/Labview based applications to perform traction converter testing
• Ability to understand the electrical schematics and other project documents for effective troubleshooting
• Understand the functioning of the traction converter (as a machine in whole) and the functioning of individual subsystems (Power Electronics based switching modules and their interaction with controller)
• Experience of conducting the Dielectric tests and communication tests for different protocols (Ethernet, CAN, MVB ) is vital
• Inform quality and assembly line for any discrepancies and issues observed during product testing
• Document the test procedure process and test protocol and upload them to the quality and production databases.
• Perform routine repairs and maintenance of test systems and equipment.
• Select and/or construct required test jigs or specialized test equipment.
• Maintain the test infrastructure including test equipment by performing periodic inspections/ maintenances
• Assist in the training of other employees.
• Prioritize workload to ensure product deliveries met per master production schedule.
• Perform production assembly and material handling activities as needed.
• Ensure completion and maintenance of all required paperwork, records, documentation, and reports.
• Participate in continuous product and process cross training programs.
• Continuously review manufacturing and test processes and recommend improvements to increase productivity and quality while reducing costs.
• Assist engineering in developing test area layouts and processes for new products.
• Interface with customer during factory acceptance testing.
• Follow and comply with all safety rules and regulations and company policies.
• Maintain departmental housekeeping standards within their assigned work area.
• Working knowledge of the organization’s order delivery and manufacturing processes.
• Working knowledge of testing requirements for all products manufactured within their assigned work area


Basic Qualifications:
• An Associate's Degree in Power electronics/ Power System and a minimum of 3 years of related experience; OR minimum of 6 years of progressively responsible related experience

Preferred Qualifications:
• Working knowledge of SAP: manufacturing control system and Microsoft office software, working knowledge of executing the tests on high power equipment with an exposure to execute the control software programs (Matlab/labview based)
• Ability to read and interpret documents such as schematics, wiring diagrams, workmanship standards, assembly drawings, GPMs, etc. Ability to write standard documentation. Ability to effectively present information in one on one situations to other 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 compute rate, ratio, and percent.
• Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
• Requires the ability to operate a variety of electronic test equipment, such as digital meters and oscilloscopes, power analyzers, current/voltage sensors, data loggers, computers, EPROM programmers, etc. Requires the ability to operate soldering tools, hand trucks, overhead crane, telephone, photocopier, calculator, etc.

Eligibility Requirements:
• Requires a valid drivers license

Additional information

Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action at ABB

ABB is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, creed, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, citizen status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital status, family medical leave status, or protected veterans status. For more information regarding your (EEO) rights as an applicant, please visit the following websites:
http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/poster.cfm. http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/OFCCP_EEO_Supplement_Final_JRF_QA_508c.pdf

As an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, applicants may request to review the Affirmative Action Plan of a particular ABB facility between the hours of 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. EST Monday through Friday by contacting an ABB HR Representative at 1-888-694-7762.

Protected veterans and qualified individuals with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access ABB's career site as a result of your disability. You may request reasonable accommodations by calling an ABB HR Representative at 1-888-694-7762 or by sending an email to US-AskHR@abb.com. Resumes and applications will not be accepted in this manner.

Richmond, Virginia, USA
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Business unit:
Smart Power
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Job function:
Production and Manufacturing
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ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in power grids, electrification products, industrial automation and robotics and motion, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization with two clear value propositions: bringing electricity from any power plant to any plug and automating industries from natural resources to finished products. As title partner in ABB Formula E, the fully electric international FIA motorsport class, ABB is pushing the boundaries of e-mobility to contribute to a sustainable future. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 147,000 employees. www.abb.com

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