Generac Power Systems

Engineering Technician I - 2nd Shift (Contractor)

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Generac Power Systems - Work with the leader in the power industry! Our Corporate HQ in Waukesha, WI is seeking an Engineering Technician I - 2nd Shift (contractor).


The Engineering Technician I is responsible for performing electrical, mechanical, and environmental tests of current and new product designs under close supervision. Conducts continuous improvement activities to reduce the potential for product defects.  Involved with problem identification, containment activities, action plan development and execution.   Ensures that the test requirements for product testing and processes are defined and met.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Setup test equipment and products in proper sequence per testing procedures.
  • Perform tests on prototypes, existing, and competitor products for stated criteria involving mechanical, electrical, environmental, and electromechanical functions through ISO 17025 and Laboratory Scope of Operations.
  • Use various mechanical, electrical, and electronic measurement devices.
  • Accurately interpret and document scientific notation, temperature, pressure, and other measurements.
  • Assists in the assembly and fabrication of prototype products per blueprint specifications.
    Follow guidelines for bill of materials
  • Maintain test-related documentation in database environment.
  • Prepare formal and informal test reports
  • Support manufacturing through troubleshooting activities.
  • Assist in assembly and implementation of test equipment.
  • Actively participate with fellow Lab team members in daily maintenance of Lab environment and preventive maintenance of Lab equipment.
  • Support fellow Lab team members to execute projects.
  • Assist with the Generac Engineering Laboratory Audit and organization 5S programs.


Basic Qualifications:

  • HS Diploma / Equivalent;
  • 0-2 years of relevant work experience.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Able to work non-standard or extended work hours when necessary;
  • Demonstrate self-motivation;
  • Complete projects within guidelines;
  • Work effectively in a fast-pace, team environment;
  • Communicate effectively though written and oral means;
  • Demonstrate aptitude to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously;
  • Understand basic electrical techniques and theories;
  • Demonstrate testing competence as required per ISO 17025 and the Laboratory Scope of Operations;
  • Provide own basic set of tools.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Basic skills in Microsoft Excel and Word;
  • Experience working in a shop or lab environment;
  • Experience participating in project teams;
  • Experience using specialized equipment such as engine dynamometers;
  • Experience welding, shaping sheet metal, mill or turning (dependent on lab location).


PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand.  The employee frequently is required to use hands to manipulate objects, tools or controls; and talk and hear.  The employee is regularly required to walk; stoop; crouch; bend and reach above shoulders.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds unassisted and up to 100 pounds with assistance, waist high, up to 10 feet away.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision,  depth perception, and the ability to differentiate colors. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be working in the typical conditions of a manufacturing environment including seasonal variation in temperatures and occasional exposure to manufacturing fumes or by-products. The employee must comply with the assigned location PPE requirements including but not limited to safety glasses, hearing protection, appropriate gloves, clothing and shields for required tasks and closed toed or safety shoes as required by facility safety policies.  



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