LEAD TEST TECHNICIAN
- Posted: over a month ago
With this position at Prolec-GE Waukesha you will enjoy a highly competitive pay as well as:
- A leading edge benefit package that includes major medical, dental and vision options
- 401-K retirement plan participation w/company match
- Company paid Accident & Sickness plan, Company paid Life & ADD insurance options
- Quarterly local bonus plan participation
- Educational reimbursement opportunities as well as other benefit offerings
- Ask about the limited time $1500.00 sign-on bonus opportunity!!!
To perform a broad variety of tests on equipment and manufactured parts to determine if engineering standards, customer specification & IEEE standards have been met. Prolec GE Waukesha produces primarily 3 phase power step down transformers.
PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Primary operating voltages range from 69kV to 230kV. This position encompasses performing the electrical tests to 1) verify the transformer controls: gauge, instrument and programmable controller operation and 2) transformer dielectric withstand and thermal capability. The controls testing involves employing VOMs and laptop computers to test circuit logic, instrument functionality and performance characteristics. The dielectric testing involves impulse testing to 1M V, Applied Potential testing >400kV, 3 phase 240Hz induced testing >100kV and 3 phase 60Hz performance testing.
- The test technician will follow blueprints, diagrams, downloads from manufacturer’s web-sites and engineering specifications to set up and perform various test on equipment, manufactured parts and power supplies.
- Interprets test data, identifies technical problem solutions and writes NCRs for quality problems during their assigned shift as well as the off shift.
- Makes repairs on assigned test equipment as needed.
- Performs the necessary test calculations and prepare data electronically as listed below to confirm test are complete and have produced acceptable results:
- Turns Test
- Ratio and Polarity
- IEX and Core Loss
- DC Resistance
- Impedance and load loss
- Induced and Applied Potential
- Power Factor (INS)
- Insulation Resistance
- Heat run – Connect
- Corona and Impulse – Special
- SFRA (Sweep Frequency Response Analysis)
- BCT testing (standard & Omicron test set)
- Oil Quality testing
- Dew point testing
- Sound test
- Voltage and Current Regulator – Special
- Electrical Inspection
- Final Mechanical Inspection
- Pressure Test Procedure
- Control Box checkout – Special
- Top Cover checkout
- Final Inspection and Sign-off
- Fabrication Parts Inspection
- Current Trans. Test
- Calibrates Meters
- Rejects non-conforming materials and assemblies
- Calculates and analyzes the results of the test performed
- Prepares charts and graphs to indicate process trends
- Maintains a clean and safe work environment
- Complies with all safety policies and procedures and actively participates in defined zero harm safety culture driven initiatives.
- NOTE: Must be able to satisfactorily perform a minimum 2 of the Special tests. May perform test in the presence of customers or their representatives during Witness testing.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
TOOLS AND MACHINERY
Hand tools, ladders, electrical measuring meters, mechanical measuring devices, test equipment, system computer, and various computer controlled test equipment. Uses a variety of equipment to include impulse generator, Hi Pot, motor generator, power factor test kit, SFRA set, voltmeters, ammeters, watt meters, ohmmeters, bridges, oscilloscopes and wave analyzers to test a variety of equipment and manufactured parts.
Arc flash clothing, electrically rated gloves
The successful candidate must be able to read electrical prints, technical requirements and industry standards. All testing parameters are predicated on the transformers design characteristics. The testing is not of the “plug in the wiring harness, push the start button and note the results” genre. It requires first and foremost a safety mindset as well as the ability to configure power supplies and generators and trouble shoot electrical problems. They must also obtain Arc flash training, follow safe electrical work practices, and take proper precautions to maintain arc flash boundaries for fellow testers and assemblers. Works under minimal supervision. Able to layout materials and setup for tasking. Work varies from working at ground level to working in, on top of, and around the sides of the unit, which may be 6 feet or more in height.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
A BSEE (or equivalent) is required with no experience, OR an AA degree in the electrical field with some related experience, OR high school diploma or GED with supplemental specialized electrical training and three years of experience OR high school diploma or GED plus 4 years of progressive experience in QA testing.
The above description covers the principle functions of the job. It is not intended to be a complete listing of all the miscellaneous, incidental, or substantially similar duties, which may be assigned during normal or emergency operations.
Prolec-GE Waukesha, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other reason prohibited by applicable law
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