Place of Work
KEMA Labs Chalfont - Pennsylvania
KEMA Labs, part of CESI company, is the world leader for the independent Testing, Inspection and Certification activities in the electricity industry. With a legacy of more than 90 years of experience, CESI operates in 70 countries around the world and supports its global clients in meeting the energy transition challenges. CESI also provides civil and environmental engineering services.
Team and location
This position is responsible for executing set up and disassembly of customer equipment under test. This position is responsible for assuring that all work activities are performed in a safe, efficient manner and in accordance with all KEMA Labs and industry standards while meeting the KEMA Labs requirements for the Customer.
Under the direction of Test Engineer or Test Operator:
- Identify and safely set up the test fixtures, appurtenances, auxiliary equipment, etc. which will be required for assigned tests based on expected current and voltage levels, Customer requirements and Test Cell and facility status
- Conduct troubleshooting and correction of any facility or equipment malfunctions, failures, sub optimal performance, etc. to safely and effectively complete the test evolution
- Correctly provide auxiliary power to the Customers’ equipment based on the test plans
- Assist the Test Engineer in preparing for the test including review of drawings, Test Plans, and test sequence
- Provide ongoing feedback to the Senior Test Engineer and Test Engineer during the execution of the test
- At the conclusion of the test sequence, safely remove all test fixtures, appurtenances, auxiliary equipment, etc. and restore the test cell and facility to pre-test status.
- Take corrective actions as necessary based on the results of the above
- Interface and communicate with Customers during the conduct of customer testing activities
- Perform minor maintenance and housekeeping activities as required
- Assist the Logistics Technician as required in material handling activities
- Safely and effectively operate cranes, hoists, man lifts, forklifts, and other motorized equipment
- Assist the Test Engineers, Technicians, Generator Operations, and other support personnel as operating conditions require
- Maintain current working knowledge of applicable procedures, vendor manuals, original equipment manufacturer instructions, etc. for electrical/mechanical necessary to conduct testing activities
- Working knowledge of electrical diagnostic instrumentation and maintenance tools and equipment
- Other duties as assigned by the Head of High-Power Lab (HPL)
What Cesi is looking for
- High School degree and/or technical trade school/vocational school completion in electro/mechanical maintenance, fabrication construction or related discipline as determined by the Head of High-Power Lab
- Ability to understand electrical and mechanical technical drawings
- Ability to understand electrical and mechanical technical specifications, data sheets, etc.
- Knowledge of maintenance means and methods for electrical/mechanical equipment.
- Demonstrated oral & written communications skills
- 2 years of experience in high voltage, utility scale electrical/mechanical equipment maintenance
- Ability to work in a team environment
- Strong interpersonal skills
What Cesi is offering
This position requires an individual who can adapt to changing situations based on the quantity of work, the demands of customers and management. The position requires an individual who can devote the required amount of time to successfully accomplish the short- and long-term goals of the organization.
This position may be required to work alternative shifts as necessary including weekends. This position may be required to work overtime as necessary. This position is hourly and non-exempt from overtime.
The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Work involves a great deal of standing, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reaching with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to walk, talk, hear, sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and smell.
- Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
- The employee must frequently push, pull, lift and/or carry up to 10 pounds and occasionally push, pull, lift and/or carry up to 50 pounds.
The work environment characteristics described below are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. The employee occasionally works in high places and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and risk of electrical shock.
- The noise level in the work environment can be moderately loud.