HV Power Equipment Test Engineer

  • Chicago, IL
  • Direct Hire
  • Job ID: OH182-2689439

$100000 to $120000 Per Year



  • Responsible for the design and execution of power tests performed on products for new product development activities.
  • Determines processes, schedules and procedures, equipment selection, coordination with outside labs (i.e. Power Labs) and is responsible for the creation of the initial Test Report (data and other evidence).
  • In depth knowledge of the applicable IEEE and IEC standards
  • Understands the physics of power testing and possible failure modes, interrupting process, dielectric testing, etc. TRV, arcing times
  • Effective communication with Test engineers, Designers, Customers)
  • Develop and conduct (execute) test programs to meet project requirements and travel to outside labs is required.
  • Prepare detailed test procedures based on industry standards. Provides directions to lab technicians.
  • Identify equipment requirements to conduct each test and coordinate scheduling to ensure the availability of this equipment.
  • Monitor test preparation and execution to ensure safety of the personnel and equipment utilized in conducting each test.
  • Analyze test results, prepare a comprehensive written report.
  • Maintain Test Report Database, maintain standards library
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of applicable ANSI, IEEE, IEC, UL and other standards.
  • Assist in the design, construction and installation of equipment as required to improve test operations.
  • Develop schedules, coordinate and manage projects of minor to major size with little to no supervision.


  • BS in Electrical Engineering with emphasis on electrical power. MUST be in Electrical Engineering
  • 5+ years electrical testing on electrical power equipment
  • Demonstrated background of power engineering
  • Familiarity with ANSI, IEEE, IEC, UL and other standards required
  • Technical writing skills - writing test reports
  • Willingness to travel to perform tests in outside labs – International travel may be required
  • Ability to write technical documents such as test reports, engineering standards and technical papers.
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