Test Technician
AMETEK, Inc. - Columbus, OH

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AMETEK Solidstate Controls (NYSE: AME) is in the business of providing continuity of electrical power to keep businesses in business. Solidstate Controls, a recognized world wide leader in industrial power protection systems, has more than 45,000 systems installed throughout the world, including more than 100 Nuclear Power plants worldwide. Our products have extensive applications in the following market segments: petroleum / LNG, power – nuclear and fossil, specialty chemicals, mining and metals, waste water, pulp and paper, food and beverage, and other applications 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. The Test Technician must be comfortable with minor mechanical rework. Possess the ability to read, interpret blueprints, wiring diagrams, assembly prints, schematics and parts lists. The Test Technician must be computer literate (MS Word, Excel) and be proficient with the use of test equipment and hand tools. Must possess the ability to work alone and manage time with little supervision. Possess strong verbal and written communication skills, strong customer service skills and troubleshooting skills. Possess strong AC/DC power electronics and applications skills, strong analytical and problem solving skills, proven troubleshooting skills, ability to multitask and manage complex project, ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Work with voltages as high as 1000VAC and 400VDC.

Specific Responsibilities:
• Responsibilities involve performing testing and trouble-shooting of uninterruptible power systems equipment, such as inverters, rectifiers, chargers, static switches, AC regulators and associated equipment.
• Recommend Test Procedure changes.
• Perform verification testing on PC boards and various assemblies.
• Provide Technical support to customers over the phone.
• Any additional tasks as deemed necessary
Position Requirements
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. Experience with power in the ranges of: 480 to 600VAC with currents over 1,000A preferred.
Associate's Degree in Electronics/Electrical Engineering Technology (or equivalent), or BSET, BEET or Military equivalent experience, 3 years experience in Power Electronics (Previous experience testing and maintaining AC Power Controllers and SCR/PWM power systems preferred).