R&D Technician

AMETEK, Inc. - Columbus, OH3.6

Full-timeEstimated: $43,000 - $59,000 a year
AMETEK Solidstate Controls (SCI) is in the business of providing continuity of electrical power to keep businesses in business. SCI currently has more than 45,000 systems installed throughout the world, including more than 100 in Nuclear Power plants worldwide. Our products have extensive applications in the following market segments: petroleum, LNG, power – fossil & nuclear, specialty chemicals, mining/metals, waste water, pulp & paper, food & beverage and others requiring continuous power for mission critical applications.

The Test Technician must possess electrical and mechanical aptitude and basic skills on soldering and assembling of electro/mechanical devices. Must be proficient in the use of multi-meters and other basic instruments as well as demonstrate proficiency in the use of oscilloscopes. He must possess the ability to read, interpret blueprints, wiring diagrams, assembly prints, schematics and parts lists. The Test Technician must be computer literate. He must possess the ability to work alone and manage time with little supervision and have good troubleshooting skills. He must have AC/DC power electronics and applications background. Must be willing to work with voltages as high as 1000VAC and 400VDC.

Specific Responsibilities:
  • The Research & Development Technician will assist Engineers in building electrical/mechanical prototypes, including PC boards.
  • Will perform verification testing on PC boards and equipment with instruction from an Engineer.
  • Test circuits and systems for Uninterruptible Power Systems and Chargers; assemble test fixtures.
  • Help with documentation, part number requests and engineering change orders when needed
  • Organize the lab and procure tools and lab equipment.
The Test Technician must have a technology background that includes at least 3 years experience in power electronics and a versatile hands-on individual with good analytical skills. Must have experience working on PC board level electronic circuits and equipment. Knowledge of power electronics and PWM Inverters a plus. Experience with power in the ranges of: 480 to 600VAC with currents over 100A preferred.

An Associates degree in electronic technology or equivalent is required.

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