• Test Technician

    Location US-PA-Chalfont
    Requisition ID
    2018-11111
    Business Area
    Energy
    Category/Discipline
    Engineering
    Position Type
    Permanent employment
  • Local Unit & Position Description

    DNV GL – Energy’s Testing, Inspection, and Certification group is seeking a Test Technician to join our KEMA PowerTest high-voltage test laboratory team. The Test Technician is responsible for executing set up and disassembly of customer equipment under test. This position is responsible for assuring that all work activities are performed in a safe, efficient manner and in accordance with all DNV GL and industry standards while meeting the DNV GL requirements for the Customer. This position is based out of our Chalfont, PA facilities.

     

    Tasks May Include

     

    • Under the direction of Senior Test Engineer, Test Engineer or Test Operator: 
      • Determine what test fixtures, appurtenances, auxiliary equipment, etc. will be required for assigned tests based on expected current and voltage levels, Customer requirements and Test Cell and facility status 
      • Safely set up test fixtures, appurtenances, auxiliary equipment, etc. required for assigned tests based on expected current and voltage levels, Customer requirements and Test Cell and facility status 
      • Conduct troubleshooting and correction of any facility or equipment malfunctions, failures, sub optimal performance, etc. to safely and effectively complete the test evolution 
      • Safely set up auxiliary devices such as travel recorders high speed/digital video and various other devices necessary to capture required test data 
      • Correctly provide auxiliary power to the Customers’ equipment based on the test plans 
      • Assist the Senior Test Engineer and Test Engineer in preparing for the test including review of drawings, Test Plans and test sequence. 
    • Provide ongoing feedback to the Senior Test Engineer and Test Engineer during the execution of the test 
    • At the conclusion of the test sequence, safely remove all test fixtures, appurtenances, auxiliary equipment, etc. and restore the test cell and facility to pre-test status 
    • Take corrective actions as necessary based on the results of the above 
    • Interface and communicate with Customers during the conduct of customer testing activities
    • Perform minor maintenance and housekeeping activities as required 
    • Assist the Logistics Technician as required in material handling activities 
    • Safely and effectively operate cranes, hoists, man lifts, fork lifts and other motorized equipment 
    • Support Generator operations as necessary.
    • Assist the Senior Test Engineers, Test Engineers, Technicians and other support personnel as operating conditions require. 
    • Maintain current working knowledge of applicable procedures, vendor manuals, original equipment manufacturer instructions, etc. for electrical/mechanical necessary to conduct testing activities.
    • Working knowledge of electrical diagnostic instrumentation and maintenance tools and equipment. 
    • Other duties as assigned by the Head of Section

    Position Qualifications

    Qualifications

     

    • High School degree and/or technical trade school/vocational school completion in electro/mechanical maintenance, fabrication construction or related discipline
    • Minimum 2 years of experience in high voltage, utility scale electrical/mechanical equipment maintenance 
    • Ability to understand electrical and mechanical technical drawings 
    • Ability to understand electrical and mechanical technical specifications, data sheets, etc. 
    • Knowledge of maintenance means and methods for electrical/mechanical equipment. 
    • Demonstrated oral & written English communications skills
    • Ability to work in a team environment 
    • Strong interpersonal skills

     

    Work Environment:


    This position requires an individual who can adapt to changing situations based on the quantity of work, the demands of customers and management. The position requires an individual who can devote the required amount of time to successfully accomplish the short and long term goals of the organization.
    This position may be required to work alternative shifts as necessary including weekends. This position may be required to work overtime as necessary. This position may be required to respond to emergency callout situations and be on site within 1 hour of being notified. This position is hourly and non-exempt from overtime.


    The physical demands described below 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.

     

    • Work involves a great deal of standing, using hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reaching with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to walk, talk, hear, sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and smell. 
    • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. 
    • The employee must frequently push, pull, lift and/or carry up to 10 pounds and occasionally push, pull, lift and/or carry up to 50 pounds.
    • The work environment characteristics described below 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 occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. The employee occasionally works in high places and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and risk of electrical shock. 
    • The noise level in the work environment can be moderately loud.

    We conduct pre-employment drug and background screening


    Immigration-related benefits (for example, visa sponsorship) are not available for this position.


    Opportunities Beyond Business

     

    Our mission is to safeguard life, property and the environment. By joining us, you will work towards our meaningful vision: to make a global impact for a safe and sustainable future. DNV GL offers a congenial working environment, competitive salaries, and an exceptional benefits package.

     

    DNV GL is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights under the law, see: http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf


    Local employment conditions apply.

     

    Please visit our website at www.dnvgl.com

    Company and Business Area Description

    DNV GL is a global quality assurance and risk management company. Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, we enable our customers to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. Operating in more than 100 countries, our professionals are dedicated to helping customers in the maritime, oil & gas, power and renewables and other industries to make the world safer, smarter and greener.

     

    DNV GL delivers world-renowned testing and advisory services to the energy value chain including renewables and energy efficiency. Our expertise spans onshore and offshore wind power, solar, conventional generation, transmission and distribution, smart grids, and sustainable energy use, as well as energy markets and regulations. Our experts support customers around the globe in delivering a safe, reliable, efficient, and sustainable energy supply.

    Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
    Share on your newsfeed