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 Test Technician - Elmhurst, Illinois, United States

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Posted by: Rockwell Automation 
Hiring entity type: Manufacturing 
Work authorization: Not Specified for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Engineering - Electrical
Engineering - Mechanical
Operations - Quality
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: 2461503 / Latpro-3523648 
Date posted: Jan-14-2017
State, Zip: Illinois, 60126


Position Summary:

The Test Technician is responsible for performing functions associated with all manufacturing operations and testing for a wide variety of electro-mechanical assembly operations.  This position performs functions associated with manufacturing testing, including working with engineers to set up the system project for test as well as performing rework and quality testing related to the production of parts, components, subassemblies and final assemblies. This test technician also trains, mentors, and guides other employees on the assembly, wiring and testing of control and drive systems.


  • Serves as a leader and trainer of others in the area of functional testing of electro-mechanical assemblies of control systems and drive systems, as well as the manufacturing assembly and wiring of the control and drive systems.

  • Champions quality at their location and provides key input to technicians, engineers, management, etc. for continuous improvement activities to enhance quality.

  • Performs continuity and functional testing verify operation as designed per established standard workmanship and operating procedures.  .

  • Records results, deficiencies or variances accurately against test process checklist. 

  • Performs adjustments and reworks as needed to meet functional design, quality and customer specifications.

  • Sets up, adjusts, and operates machine tools for various types of machine shop equipment, including jig saw, band saw, miter saw, drill press, banding tool, drills, overhead crane and hoists, etc. 

  • Works from blueprints, process sheets and sketches to perform production tasks, which may include the cutting and shaping of metal to precision dimensions.

  • Assists, monitors, and strictly adheres to company safety/security programs and policies.

  • Ensures compliance with government health and safety regulations including participation in employee and maintaining safe and clean housekeeping practices within assigned work areas.

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications                                                   

  • 2 year technical school degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology or Manufacturing Technology plus a minimum of 4 years' experience in functional testing, electrical and mechanical manufacturing assembly, and wiring of electro-mechanical assemblies of control systems and drive systems.

    • OR A High school diploma required plus a minimum of 6-8 years' experience in functional testing, electrical and mechanical manufacturing assembly, and wiring of electro-mechanical assemblies of control systems and drive systems.

  • Ability to read and understand complex electrical wiring schematics, assembly layout drawings, and ladder diagrams.

  • Previous experience with using measuring equipment including torque wrenches, digital and analog test instruments, and meters, etc.

  • Lifts heavy items up to 35 pounds.

  • Must have the ability to operate a forklift and overhead crane.

  • Requires a thorough knowledge of electrical and electronic circuits, formulas and calculations to determine correct circuits, voltage, amperes, resistance, inductance, and capacitance.

  • Ability to work overtime as required.

Desired Qualifications

  • Familiarity with electrical power and safety practices.

  • Must be able to use hand tools and power tools.

  • Proficiency with AutoCAD and knowledge of National Electric Code and Standard Industrial Assembly Workmanship Standards is a plus.

  • Requires knowledge of low and high voltage AC and DC power and controls circuits and their operation, AC and DC drive and motor control theory and operation, industrial automation communication networks and protocols (EtherNet, DeviceNet, ControlNet, Fiber Optic, etc.)

  • Knowledge of analog and digital input and output signals and functionality.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite is a plus.

  • Previous experience with inventory management business systems such as IFS and SAP is preferred.

  • Previous experience providing training to others and providing guidance in their area of expertise.

Requisition Number:

Business Group:
Control Products and Solutions

Job Category:
Engineering and Technicians

Relocation Eligible:

Position Type:
Full Time

No. of Positions:

Work State/City:
Elmhurst - Illinois

Company Overview:
Rockwell Automation, the world's largest company dedicated to industrial automation, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Throughout the world, our flagship Allen-Bradley® and Rockwell Software® product brands are recognized for innovation and excellence.

When you choose Rockwell Automation, you join countless talented employees who have helped us establish our leadership position in the automation industry over the past century.

You join a diverse, inclusive and global community with a passion for innovation. A place where you can partner with great minds and inspiring people. And a corporation backed by the financial strength that drives growth - and career opportunities.

As much as we focus on our customers, we know our employees are key to our success and future. Helping you develop a rewarding career is a top priority. Because when you succeed, we succeed.

EEO Statement:
Rockwell Automation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

If you are an individual with a disability and you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process, email our Talent Acquisition representative at (see application details).

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