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 Test Technician - Elmhurst, Illinois, United States

Job information
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: Operations - Quality
Service/Skilled - Technician
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: 94040BR / Latpro-3767550 
Date posted: Dec-31-2020
State, Zip: Illinois, 60126


Location: Elmhurst - Illinois

Job Description

The Test Technician is responsible for performing functions associated with all manufacturing operations and testing for a wide variety of electronic or electro-mechanical assembly operations on assemblies and/or sub-assemblies per established standard workmanship and operating procedures.  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 in compliance with all business processes and procedures.


  • Performs continuity and functional testing of completed assemblies or subassemblies circuits to verify operation as designed per established standard workmanship and operating procedures.
  • Determines and/or follows methods and sequence of operations in performing wiring, component installation and harnessing on assembly units.
  • Makes setups and adjustments holding tolerances to blueprint specifications.
  • Works from schematics, diagrams, written and verbal descriptions, layouts or defined plans.
  • Performs Quality Control inspections and checks during test procedure.  Records results, deficiencies or variances accurately against test process checklist.
  • Performs adjustments and reworks as needed to meet functional design, quality and customer specifications.
  • Completes testing and final documentation of completed assemblies and control and drive systems including determining test equipment, processes, and requirements for testing & evaluating.
  • Performs visual and mechanical inspection of units.
  • Sets-up and provides all electrical connections to both single and multiple units.
  • Performs diagnostics and troubleshoots in order to isolate errors to determine required modifications.
  • At engineering's discretion, may verify software performance.
  • 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.
  • May communicate directly with engineers to understand the purpose of a part assembly.
  • Checks and inspects machining operations against specified tolerances. May need to identify and adjust or revise minor design issues.
  • 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:

  • Typically requires a minimum of 2 years of related experience.
  • Technical school work (up to 1 year)Lifts heavy items up to 35 pounds.
  • Must have the ability to operate a forklift and overhead crane.
  • Must be able to use hand tools and power tools.
  • Ability to work overtime as required.
  • Legal authorization to work in the US is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening. 

Desired Characteristics:

  • 2 year technical school degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology or Manufacturing Technology plus a minimum of 2 years' experience in functional testing, electrical and mechanical manufacturing assembly, and wiring of electro-mechanical assemblies of control systems and drive systems. OR High school diploma required 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.
  • Ability to read and understand complex electrical wiring schematics, assembly layout drawings, and ladder diagrams.
  • Ability to assemble and wire electro-mechanical devices, components, and subassemblies from schematics and layout drawings.
  • Previous experience with using measuring equipment including torque wrenches, digital and analog test instruments, and meters, etc.
  • Requires a thorough knowledge of electrical and electronic circuits, formulas and calculations to determine correct circuits, voltage, amperes, resistance, inductance, and capacitance.
  • Familiarity with electrical power and safety practices.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer including disability and veterans.

If you are an individual with a disability and you need assistance or a reasonable accommodation during the application process, please contact our services team at +1 (see application details).


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