Senior Test Technician-1st shift
Watertown , Wisconsin
October 23, 2017
Eaton Corporation’s Industrial Controls Division, (CPCD) has an opening for a Variable Senior Test Technician located in Watertown, WI.
 Position responsibilities include: set-up, program, operate and troubleshoot Variable Frequency Drives using a variety of test equipment, including 480-volt electricity. Perform troubleshooting and repair as required. Develop test programs, fixtures, and controls to ensure efficient tests are implemented during the manufacture of quality Drives assemblies by applying knowledge of electronics, electricity, mechanics, computer applications and product flow.
•Read, interpret, and follow advanced schematics, manufacturing drawings, and bills of material
•Prepare Variable Frequency Drive for test and inspections in accordance with procedures and test specifications.
•Perform mechanical inspection and insulation tests as required
•Achieve Variac and Burn Chamber certification
•Perform electrical sequence tests as required. Check out inter-related electrical circuits and metering circuits.
•Implement hardware and test program (software) modifications to the systems.
•Inspect cells, panels and components for appearance, omissions, damage, and electro-mechanical malfunction
•Troubleshoot malfunctions and perform basic root cause analysis on VFD under test and report findings to the supervisor, engineering, etc
•Check all components listed on customer orders to ensure orders are complete prior to packaging and shipment
•Work in conjunction with Engineering, Quality, etc concerning test procedures, specifications and problems
•Perform routine maintenance and  ensure calibration of equipment is completed
•Participate in delivery of training for new and existing testers.
•Perform assembly, wiring, and basic repairs as required
•Transport materials to designated areas as assigned
•Operate as a team player, effectively communicating and working with others
•Maintain and support a safe, clean work environment by complying with all Eaton safety standards
•Facilitate ongoing continuous improvement in support of quality, productivity and growth objectives
•Communicate daily with production supervisor
•May be asked to perform other duties and responsibilities as necessary


◦High school diploma or GED is required from an accredited institution
◦Candidate must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship.
◦No relocation provided. Candidates must reside within 50 miles of the work location in order to be considered.
◦Minimum of one year work experience with low voltage electricity or electronics.
◦Associates Degree in Electronics or another technical discipline
◦Functional knowledge of digital and analog circuitry
◦Understanding of ladder logic
◦Experience using 480 volt 3-phase power
◦Previous plumbing or HVAC experience
◦Previous programming experience
◦Previous experience working in a manufacturing environment
◦Must have basic math, reading, and writing skills.
◦Must have basic computer skills including Microsoft Office
◦Must have strong mechanical aptitude
◦Must have solid time and change management skills to meet production demands
◦Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions using reasoning and decision making skills to ensure quality work.
◦Ability to regularly communicate and work with a team where the purpose of contact is to provide and/or receive information, explanation, or interpretation of information.
◦Ability to work in a team environment
◦Demonstrates enthusiasm, takes initiative, and works with a sense of urgency to meet or exceed routing times and quality goals.
◦Demonstrates learning agility and the ability to understand and interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions including advanced schematics and manufacturing drawings.
◦Knowledge and practice of safety precautions related to working with electrical and electronic equipment.
◦Ability to become power truck certified
◦Working knowledge of troubleshooting, tests and repair techniques
◦Ability and willingness to work overtime, nights, or weekends as needed. Could occasionally be requested to flex work schedule.

Eaton is a power management company with 2016 sales of $19.7 billion. We provide energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton has approximately 95,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit At Eaton we see things differently. We see opportunities to innovate, go above and beyond, and we work hard because what we do reflects who we are. If you see things differently – if you’re determined, motivated and focused on improving the world around you – then it’s time to see where a career at Eaton can take you. For more information visit www.

Job: Manufacturing & Operations

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: EPG CPD ICD Industrial Controls Division

Job Level: Individual Contributor
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No
Does this position offer relocation?: Relocation from within hiring region only
Travel: No

A little about us:
Eaton is a global technology leader in power management solutions. We make power operate more efficiently, effectively, safely & sustainably.

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