Electrical Test Technician

Job Description

Eaton’s Power Reliability Division, a part of our Electrical sector, is currently seeking an Electrical Test Technician to join our team. This position is based at our Olean, NY facility.

Position Overview:

As a key member of the Product Engineering Department, works closely with product development staff on product testing direction, supports design direction, and assures design robustness through compliance to required standards. 

The Electrical Test Technician will provide a full range of established laboratory services involved in product development, production, or certification with minimum supervision by reviewing requests for analysis and executing appropriate procedures to accomplish the assignment. 

The position is also responsible for the establishment and continuous improvement of testing capabilities and processes while maintaining/improving lab safety. 

Making what matters work at Eaton takes the passion of every employee around the world. We create an environment where creativity, invention and discovery become reality, each and every day. It’s where bold, bright professionals like you can reach your full potential—and where you can help us reach ours.

In this function you will:
  • Work closely with product development staff and advises on product design direction.

  • Assure design robustness through compliance to required standards.

  • Conduct a variety of electrical, mechanical or chemical tests according to general instructions and/or established test procedures.

  • Evaluate test progress and recommend test procedure changes to provide more accurate results and/or to trace specific causes of unfavorable test results.

  • Perform both standardized and unique tests on electrical power distribution apparatus involving high voltage.

  • Execute test, collecting test data, and evaluating results.

When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique, we — as individuals and as a company — are stronger.


Required (Basic) Qualifications:
  • Associates Degree in Electrical Technology related field

  • Minimum of one (1) year of professional experience (co-op or internship experience applicable)

  • Must be able to work in the United States without corporate sponsorship now and within the future

  • No relocation benefit is being offered for this position.  Only candidates within a 50-mile radius of Olean, NY will be considered.  Active Duty Military Service member candidates are exempt from the geographical area limitation.

Preferred qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from an accredited institution  

  • Experience with working in an electrical testing environment

  • Experience with high voltage electrical testing

  • Understanding of Practical Electrical Theory
  • Experience using LabVIEW
  • Proficient in MS Office (Excel, Word)
  • Proven ability to troubleshoot and perform root cause analysis

  • Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision

Position Criteria:
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work in a matrix environment, get results and drive change through others.

  • Effective oral and written communication skills as well as planning and organizational skills.

  • Ability to manage by influence through solid relationships and process focus

  • Ability to effectively present results and recommendations to senior-level executive team.

We are committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.


We make what matters work. Everywhere you look—from the technology and machinery that surrounds us, to the critical services and infrastructure that we depend on every day—you’ll find one thing in common. It all relies on power. That’s why Eaton is dedicated to improving people’s lives and the environment with power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable. Because this is what matters. We are confident we can deliver on this promise because of the attributes that our employees embody. We’re ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and we’re committed to learning. These values enable us to tackle some of the toughest challenges on the planet, never losing sight of what matters.

Job: Engineering

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: ESSG CPSD PDD Power Delivery 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?: No
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time