Eaton Corporation Electrical Tester in Wilsonville, Oregon

Eaton located in Wilsonville, OR has an opening for an Electrical Tester on 1st Shift.

The primary function of a Tester is to plan, electronically/electrically test, and inspect items such as Low Voltage Assemblies, Medium Voltage Controls, Medium Voltage Assemblies, Motor Control Centers and/or Medium Voltage Switches in order to verify correct product function. Perform troubleshooting and repair as required. Do this according to specifications, test and working procedures.

Essential Functions:

  • Work from oral and/or written instructions from supervisors and/or prints, diagrams and manufacturing information sheets

  • Prepare apparatus for test and inspections in accordance with procedures and test specifications. Move apparatus to and from test and position as required

  • Perform mechanical inspection and insulation tests as required

  • Perform electrical sequence tests, according to the specifications, diagram or schematic, as required. Check out inter-related electrical circuits between separate cells where methods and procedures have been established. Check out metering circuits. Inspect and test standard and non-standard fixed assemblies.

  • Inspect cells, panels and components for appearance, omissions, damage, and electro-mechanical malfunction

  • Troubleshoot malfunctions of apparatus under test to determine causes and report findings to the supervisor, engineering, etc.

  • Check all components listed on customer orders to make sure orders are complete prior to packaging and shipment

  • Work in conjunction with Engineering, Quality Control, etc., concerning test procedures, specifications and problems

  • Ensure changes, corrections and repairs are made as required; follow the NCR process established by the Portland Power Center

  • Make recommendations to other personnel concerning assembly, checking, calibration, and wiring procedures

  • Ensure maintenance and calibration of equipment is being completed

  • Maintain records and reports as required

  • Work alongside Product Application Engineers and Power Center Management to lead successful customer witness tests

  • Work in a safe manner, observing all safety rules and protocol. Report unsafe situations to Supervisor. Stop all work immediately if unsafe conditions warrant.

  • Maintain orderly and clean working area using 5S process

  • Comply with all safety requirements, including proper use of personal protective equipment and operation of equipment in a safe and competent manner. Understand and meet all departmental safety objectives and goals. Keep assigned work-area clean, organized, and orderly per 5S standards.

  • Other duties as assigned


Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED from an accredited institution is required.

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience with electronics and/or electrical fields is required.

  • Must reside within a 50 mile radius of work location; no relocation benefit is provided.

  • Must be legally authorized to work within the United States without company Sponsorship.

Position Criteria:

  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills

  • Participate in and demonstration of understanding of other programs, such as MESH, 5S, Eaton Safety Process (ESP), etc.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Knowledge of MS Office Suite (Office, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

  • Must have an understanding of electrical testing and safety procedures and be able to read and understand standard electrical control circuits

  • Strong background in electrical systems

  • Understanding of Low Voltage Assemblies, Medium Voltage Controls, Medium Voltage Assemblies, Motor Control Centers and/or Medium Voltage Switches

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associates degree Engineering from an accredited institution is preferred.

  • Four (4) years’ experience with electronics or testing is preferred.

  • Testing experience including extensive customer interface is preferred.

Eaton is a power management company with 2016 sales of $19.7 billion. We provide energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton has approximately 95,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit

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Job: Manufacturing & Operations

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico

Organization: ESSG PDCAD Power Distrib Control Assy Div

Job Level: Entry Level

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: No