• Senior Electrical Technician

    Location US-PA-Chalfont
    Requisition ID
    Business Area
    Technical Support
    Location Details
    Chalfont, PA
    Position Type
    Permanent employment
  • Local Unit & Position Description

    DNV GL - Energy KEMA Powertest is seeking a Senior Electrical Technician responsible for performing routine and corrective maintenance on electrical and electromechanical equipment at the KEMA Laboratories Chalfont facility campus.


    This position is based at our high voltage laboratory in Chalfont, PA.


    Tasks May Include

    • Under the direction of the Head of Section Engineering & Maintenance
      • Safely and effectively execute assigned preventive and corrective maintenance Work Order tasks
      • Identify opportunities for improving equipment and facility performance and make recommendations to the Head of Department Maintenance and Asset Management and Head of Section Operations Support
      • Lead troubleshooting and corrections of any facility or equipment malfunctions, failures, sub-optimal performance, etc.
      • Identify and take appropriate action to identify root cause and recommend long term corrective action to permanently and effectively resolve the issue
    • Safely and effectively operate cranes, hoists, man lifts, fork lifts and other motorized equipment
    • Perform the duties of Technicians as operating conditions require
    • Maintain current working knowledge of applicable procedures, vendor manuals, original equipment manufacturer instructions, etc. for electrical/mechanical equipment throughout the KEMA Laboratories Chalfont facility campus
    • Working knowledge of electrical diagnostic instrumentation and maintenance tools and equipment
    • Other duties as assigned by the Head of Section
    • Act on behalf of the Head of Section in his/her absence

    Position Qualifications


    • Associate's degree in Electrical, Mechanical, or Electronics Engineering (or other industry-relevant training) required
    • Minimum 3 years of experience in high voltage, utility scale electrical/mechanical equipment maintenance required
    • Ability to understand electrical and mechanical technical drawings
    • Ability to understand electrical and mechanical technical specifications, data sheets, etc.
    • Working knowledge of maintenance means and methods for electrical/mechanical equipment
    • Willingness and ability to frequently push, pull, lift and/or carry up to 50 pounds and occasionally push, pull, lift and/or carry up to 10 pounds
    • Willingness and ability to respond to emergency callout situations and be on site within 1 hour of being notified
    • Willingness and ability to work 2nd or 3rd shift as necessary
    • Strong written and verbal English communication skills
    • We conduct pre-employment drug and background screening

    Work Environment


    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.

    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.


    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 & Business Area Description

    Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, DNV GL enables organisations to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. We provide classification and technical assurance along with software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil & gas and energy industries. We also provide certification services to customers across a wide range of industries.


    Combining leading technical and operational expertise, risk methodology and in-depth industry knowledge, DNV GL empowers our customers’ decisions and actions with trust and confidence. We continuously invest in research and collaborative innovation to provide customers and society with operational and technological foresight.


    Originated in 1864, DNV GL operates globally in more than 100 countries with our 15,000 professionals dedicated to helping our customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.


    DNV GL – Energy, with more than 2,300 experts in over 30 countries around the world, is committed to driving the global transition toward a safe, reliable, efficient, and clean energy future. With a heritage of 150 years, we specialize in providing world-class, innovative solutions in the fields of business & technical consultancy, testing, inspections & certification, risk management, and verification.

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