Test Engineering Technician III

Lewiston, ID 01/04/2017
The Opportunity Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL) seeks an experienced, professional, innovative, and detail oriented individual for our Test Engineering Technician III position located in Lewiston, ID. We’re looking for a Test Technician with experience in troubleshooting and writing test scripts for communication, computer, automation, RF and switching electronics.

Specific areas of focus for this position:

Understanding and review of new circuit board layouts / schematics for manufacturability

Detailed knowledge of electronic components

Development of sophisticated automated electronics testing solutions for circuit boards

If you are looking for an opportunity to apply your knowledge and skill in hardware testing, development, and functionality validation towards critical infrastructure, then this position is for you!

This position is located at SEL’s newest, state of the art manufacturing facility in Lewiston, ID where you'll enjoy an unmatched quality of life. Enjoy the smaller town life: country space, freedom from traffic, easy access to recreational activities in nearby mountains, rivers, and forests, as well as great schools and universities.

Test Engineering Technician III


Assist engineers in research, specifications, design and implementation of automated test solutions for New Product Introduction (NPI) in a manufacturing environment. Drive use of standard test hardware and software platforms. Assist engineers in implementing manufacturing tests for complex NPI projects. Build, validate, repair, and maintain test stations. Design, build, validate, repair, and maintain test fixtures. Troubleshoot test station failures to root cause. Read, interpret, create, and review schematics and wiring diagrams for fixtures and stations. Interpret, write, and validate test scripts. Provide technical support to production floor for manufacturing test related issues. Analyze and recommend corrective actions for quality issues related to manufacturing tests. Train production operators in function and maintenance of test infrastructure and test processes. Deliver highest quality work on schedule. Model SEL values.


Two year associate degree in electronics or electrical engineering technology or equivalent Two years’ experience in design and development of automated test solutions for electronic products Knowledge of various automated testing equipment including: oscilloscopes, power supplies, function generators, spectrum analyzers, impedance analyzer, frequency counters, and network analyzers. Technical expertise using and understanding schematics and hardware analysis software Knowledge of modern analog and digital electronics and electronic circuits Excellent teamwork and communication skills Strong writing, documentation, and speaking skills Ability to learn new skills and assume new responsibilities Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment Background check results satisfactory to SEL Negative drug test result(s)

Preferred Qualifications:

Foundational knowledge of computer programming techniques (C / C++ / C# / similar) Proficiency in scripting languages such as XML, Perl, Python or similar Test equipment experience with: Automated test equipment (ATE), ICT, flying probe, test fixtures, GPIB, etc Knowledge of industry standard communication protocols Experience in Hipot, Environmental Stress Screening (ESS), Automated Vision Systems (AVS), and full functional tests of electronic products. Experience in testing digital protective relays. Experience in testing telecommunication products such as Ethernet switches, Ethernet Security Gateway, wireless and radio communication products, and SONET multiplexers. Experience in testing Satellite synchronized clocks. Experience in testing serial interfaces and protocols such as RS232, RS485, RS422, and serial fiber optic ports. Experience in testing Ethernet, USB, audio and video interfaces. Knowledge of SEL products

To Apply for This Position:

We ask all candidates to apply through our website at www.selinc.com/careers or at the direct link. If your qualifications and experience match any of our current openings, please submit your resume for that position so that you may be considered immediately.

SEL sends an initial e-mail response to all applicants at time of resume submittal. If you do not receive this communication, please check your SPAM filter and make sure your system is not blocking e-mails from SEL. It is important that you ensure your receipt of this e-mail as SEL may communicate future position updates via e-mail.

SEL is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants considered regardless of ethnicity, nationality, gender, veteran or disability status, religion, age, sexual orientation or gender identity, or other protected status.

An Award Winning Company Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (SEL) has earned a reputation for quality, reliability, integrity, and service. This has enabled us to expand within both the electric utility and industrial markets in many different industries, markets, and geographies around the world.

In January, 2015, SEL was chosen as one of the ‘People’s Picks: 15 Great Workplaces in Manufacturing & Production” by Great Place to Work®’s Great Rated!™. This prestigious ranking celebrates the SEL 100% employee-owned culture as one of the best in the country. SEL has received numerous awards, including the Association of Washington Businesses (AWB) Better Workplace Award (2014 and 2009), the International and National Relief Award from American Red Cross (2013), the Fortune Magazine 100 Best Companies to Work For (2012), the Puget Sound Business Journal’s Top 100 Largest Private Companies (2010 and 2012) and 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in Washington State (1999 through 2003, 2010, and 2011), Inc. Magazine’s 500|5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies (1990, 1991, 2008, 2010, and 2011), the Association of Washington Businesses (AWB) Manufacturing, Workplace, and Community Service Award (1998 through 2010), the Washington State Quality Achievement Award (WSQA), and the Washington Secretary of State Corporations for Communities Award (2010). Puget Sound Business Journal has also ranked SEL as one of Washington State’s Top 100 Largest Private Companies every year since 2007.

In an independent survey conducted by Newton-Evans Research Company, SEL ranks first in all performance categories including: technology, features, security against hackers, web/internet information ability, technical service and support, maintenance cost, relay setting PC software, and price. Since 2006, SEL has also held the elite VPP STAR status certification from Washington State Department of Labor & Industries. Less than 2,000 companies in the U.S. earn the VPP STAR status for outstanding safety and health programs.

Apply Your Talent. Make a Difference. Enjoy the Rewards. Are you ready to be part of a highly motivated and well-equipped team? Are you a quick learner who likes new challenges? If so, then you are ready to join us at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories.

Dr. Edmund O. Schweitzer III delivered the first commercial digital protective relay in 1984. Under his technical, managerial, and fiscal leadership, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories has expanded to become a leader in the power industry, employing almost 4,000 people world-wide. Dr. Schweitzer understands and supports the need for investing in employees. In return, he expects that we hire only the best, most highly motivated team members, and that we deliver simple, reliable, and cost-effective products and solutions.

Our products and solutions must be simple and reliable because they protect the largest, most complicated machine on earth: the electric power grid. Blackouts remind us that reliable electric power is crucial to our society. SEL provides systems, services, and products for the protection, monitoring, control, automation, and metering of utility and industrial electric systems worldwide.

Our company and our products exist to make electric power safer, more reliable, and more economical. That purpose has made SEL very successful, and the company is managed with sound fiscal judgment and that purpose in mind. Profits are reinvested to fuel the company’s growth.

In addition to offering a variety of challenges in a supportive, stable environment, SEL shares its success with employees through our Employee Stock Ownership Program. Its purpose is to involve employees in the company’s long-term success and to encourage employees’ motivation, creativity, and productivity. Once employees become eligible, SEL will contribute a certain percentage of employees’ salaries, above their normal compensation, to accrue company stock with pre-tax dollars in their account.

In SEL’s 30 Years of Innovation Video, SEL employees describe the innovation, creativity, and experience of SEL’s products and growth over the last 30 years! Learn more about SEL on YouTube

SEL has an excellent benefits package including medical, dental, and vision for all regular full-time employees and their entire family, short-term and long-term disability and life insurance, maternity leave, education assistance programs, a very generous employee stock ownership plan, 401K, flexible benefit account, and an outstanding work environment.