Exide Technologies

Electric Lab Technician

US-AR-Fort Smith
Requisition ID
2017-1447
Category
Research & Development
Position Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

This Electric Lab (E-Lab) Technician position is for a motivated, self-starter who will perform electrical tests for the Product Design Engineering Group.  The successful candidate is responsible for interpreting test procedures, executing work instructions, communicating effectively, summarizing results, organizing records and maintaining a clean and orderly working environment. The incumbent must be knowledgeable in the operation and function of all laboratory equipment, keep up-to-date maintenance records and schedule and coordinate service and calibration services properly and timely.

Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. Other duties may be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Setup, run and complete tests using software-controlled instrumentation.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks for several customers.
  • Ensure test circuits are connected and running properly.
  • Complete warranty analysis of returned products including managing returned products, completing electrical testing and physical analysis, issuing reports and maintaining status of PIR log.
  • Coordinate with FTS Operations and Quality to perform evaluation of production cells. 
  • Provide complete, accurate and timely documentation of test results.
  • Convey all information to customers and ensure satisfaction.
  • Practice safety and good housekeeping in laboratory, be familiar with job related MSDS.
  • Help out as needed or as directed by Management.
  • Communicate effectively with co-workers, engineering and management.
  • Follow 5-S principles and practices.
  • Ability to learn and demonstrate knowledge of batteries and Exide products.
  • Operate forklift truck and crane on a regular basis.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Education, Experience, Certifications:

  • Two year technical degree in electrical/chemical technology with 0-2 years experience or 3-4 years equivalent combination of work experience with electrical and/or chemical test equipment.
  • Forklift Training Certification a plus

Competencies, Skills, Knowledge:

  • Working knowledge of standard shop tools. 
  • Good understanding of basic electricity/electronics. 
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure and technical manuals.
  • Strong focus and exposure to safety protocols in the laboratory.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good observation, record-keeping and documentation skills.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Critical thinking and troubleshooting skills. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. 
  • High degree of organization, self-motivation and accountability. 
  • Analytical ability to prioritize work and move from task to task.
  • Must be detail oriented.
  • Basic computer skills including working knowledge of MS Word and Excel.

OTHER CATEGORIES AS REQUIRED:
PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • While performing the duties of this job, individual is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. 
  • Individual is occasionally required to sit, stoop, kneel or crouch. 
  • Ability to regularly lift a minimum 50 lbs. on a daily basis and 51 to 150 lbs. with assistance of equipment on a daily to weekly basis.
  • Regular use of safety glasses and shoes. Vision requirements: close vision.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • The work environment characteristics described here 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, individual is regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles. 
  • Individual regularly exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals and risk of electrical shock. 
  • Noise level is minimal. 

EEO Statement

Exide Technologies is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

About Exide

Exide Technologies (www.exide.com) is a global provider of stored electrical energy solutions—batteries and associated equipment and services for transportation and industrial markets. With 128 years of industry experience and operating in more than 80 countries, Exide produces and recycles a broad range of products that keep customers and their businesses powering forward. Leading car, truck and lift truck manufacturers trust Exide as an original equipment supplier, and Exide serves the transportation and industrial aftermarket through a comprehensive portfolio of products and services. The Company’s extensive sales, distribution and service network provides flexibility and quality for an exceptional customer experience.

At Exide Technologies, It All Starts Now. History and scale, combined with a start-up mentality, make Exide the faster, more nimble, more innovative, more digital, and more responsive alternative for customers who want more than simply a battery supplier. Exide is "the 128 Year Old Start-Up," and the Company is moving forward—bringing the energy of the “new Exide” to customers around the world.

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