Project Technician III

  Project Technician III
Permanent Full Time
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Job Summary:

Project Technician III

Energy Storage Lab

CSA Group

Vacancy # 2961

Job Location: Cleveland, Ohio

CSA Group has an immediate opportunity for a Project Technician in the Energy Storage (ES) Lab testing batteries and related components.


Job Summary:
Under general direction, conducts testing to provide Certifiers with test data, analyses results, and provides technical assistance to complete test and certification assignments for a wide variety of battery cell, pack, and related component test projects. Responsible for test results and lab equipment in highly technical and specialized laboratories; provides technical training and guidance to junior laboratory staff; performs specialized duties as assigned; plus other senior technical activities and assignments as required.

Primary Responsibilities:
X Safely and efficiently complete test projects in the battery test lab to provide data to engineers for certification reports. Effectively schedule tests to optimize the efficiency of the lab equipment and maintain a high facility throughput.

X Operate and maintain a wide variety of test equipment used for electrical testing such as short circuit and over-charge testing as well as mechanical testing such as shock and vibration, environmental cycling, and crush/impact testing. Use safe testing practices including proper disposal of tested batteries.

X Demonstrate or develop strong competency in several highly technical testing technologies and controls such as vibration controllers, multimeters and data loggers, National Instruments Data Acquisition and Control systems including Labview software, environmental chamber controllers, and battery charge/discharge cycling equipment.

X Take a lead role in facility improvements such as new test fixtures, controls, and automation projects, including completion of initial facility. Use initiative to make suggestions for improvement and carry out projects independently. Assist project managers with facility expansion planning and execution.

X Continuously improve technical skills to become a crucial resource in our center of excellence for battery testing.

Qualifications and Skills:
X Experience with battery testing, vibration testing, and environmental chamber testing provides a significant advantage.
X Demonstrated ability to understand and operate complicated test software and controllers.
X Technical Certificate or equivalent education and experience.
X Associates degree in Engineering Technology.
X 8-10 years of related experience.
X Experience with national/international standards through testing, research, documentation, and technical articles.
X Ability to work independently and unsupervised, in a team-based work environment.
X Ability to manage difficult or unusual projects simultaneously and meet promised delivery dates.
X Must have a working knowledge of laboratory procedures, instrumentation and their application.
X Team-oriented with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
X Problem solving ability; self starter; good decision making; good organizational skills.
X Computer proficiency including MS Word and Excel. Familiarity or expertise with Labview a plus.
X Experience reading and interpreting engineering drawings.
Please submit your resume directly to the CSA Group career site, http://www.csagroup.org/careers/


CSA Group provides a dynamic working environment that is both challenging and stable. As a member of the CSA Group you will have the satisfaction of working in a technologically progressive organization that benefits society at large. We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package.

CSA Group is committed to employee satisfaction throughout all divisions and offices. We offer professional growth through education divisions and training, and encourage career planning and advancement. We are also committed to a work/life balance, supporting employees through in-house health care, an Employment Assistance Program, and the Employee Mutual Benefit Association.