Eaton Corporation Power Test Lab Technician in Franksville, Wisconsin
Eaton’s Power Systems Division is currently seeking a Power Test Lab Technician to join our team. This position is based at our Franksville, WI site.
There is no better time to join Eaton than in this exciting era of power management. We’re reimagining innovation by adapting digital technologies — connected devices, data models and insights — to transform power management for safer and more sustainable and efficient power use.
Our teams are collaborating to build the best digital solutions for our customers. We are looking for digital talent who want to help set the direction for this digital transformation and create new ways of working and thinking, for ourselves and our customers.
Under the direction of the Lab Manager, Team Leader or engineers, the Power Test Lab Technician provides operational support with the on-going operation of the Franksville Power Test Laboratories. This includes executing test programs, sustaining test capabilities and processes, and preserving and improving lab safety as well as lab practices necessary to comply with ISO 17025 laboratory accreditation.
Making what matters work at Eaton takes the passion of every employee around the world. We create an environment where creativity, invention and discovery become reality, each and every day. It’s where bold, bright professionals like you can reach your full potential—and where you can help us reach ours.
In this function you will:
Performs both standardized and unique tests on electrical power distribution apparatus involving high voltage, high power, and thermal testing. Executes planned project activities as well as adjusts for unplanned circumstances.
Reviews test methods required by standards and prepares for test programs by calculating single phase or three phase circuit impedances to obtain the appropriate current levels.
Perform physical set-up and teardown of test apparatus and test circuits along with instrumentation and control.
Execute test programs by conducting ‘hands-on’ testing, collecting test data, evaluating results, and writing test reports.
Provide project support by assisting and participating in project definition, work breakdown, and scheduling. Execute assigned activities on schedule as well as adjusting to unplanned circumstances.
Reviews test methods required by standards and develops procedures as needed to provide repeatable test practices. Incorporates changes to improve quality, effectiveness, and efficiency.
Maintains and improves both PTL and site safety.
Assist Manager of Environmental, Safety, and Health (MESH) in workstation risk assessments and maintain assigned MESH program
Work with site responsible person (SRP) as required on electrical safety enhancements
When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique, we — as individuals and as a company — are stronger.
Required (Basic) Qualifications:
High School Diploma or GED from an accredited institution
Minimum of two years of experience working in a lab environment
Must be able to work in the United States without corporate sponsorship now and within the future
No relocation benefit is being offered for this position. Only candidates within a 50-mile radius of Franksville, WI will be considered. Active Duty Military Service member candidates are exempt from the geographical area limitation.
Associate degree in electrical or electronic technology
Good verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
Experience in testing techniques. Working knowledge of calculating three phase voltages, currents, and impedances.
Knowledge in the application of medium voltage electrical distribution equipment
Experience in developing electrical test systems (AC/DC, impulse, power/short-circuit, thermal, etc.)
Knowledge of power test equipment and measurement instrumentation
Microsoft Word, Excel, Share Point, One Note; experience with lab automation software and electrical system modeling desirable
- Ability to travel up to 10% between SE Wisconsin sites.
We are committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.
We provide benefits that are industry competitive and focused on employee well-being. Listed below are programs that are offered globally, but program availabilities may vary by site.
Flexible work options to help balance work/life demands (at participating Eaton sites)
Healthcare/retirement savings programs
Competitive compensation packages to reward skills and performance
Tuition assistance or financial help for ongoing learning and development
Health, Dental, Vision & Wellness programs
Donation matching (U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico)
We make what matters work. Everywhere you look—from the technology and machinery that surrounds us, to the critical services and infrastructure that we depend on every day—you’ll find one thing in common. It all relies on power. That’s why Eaton is dedicated to improving people’s lives and the environment with power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable. Because this is what matters. We are confident we can deliver on this promise because of the attributes that our employees embody. We’re ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and we’re committed to learning. These values enable us to tackle some of the toughest challenges on the planet, never losing sight of what matters.
Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: PSD Power Systems Division
Job Level: Individual Contributor
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No
Does this position offer relocation?: No
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Eaton is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Eaton is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.