R&D Engineer HW Type Testing

Västerås,Vaestmanland County,Sweden
25 Nov 2016
07 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
You will be part of Grid Automation Products in Västerås. We are responsible for development, marketing and sales as well as manufacturing of protection and control products for power generation, transmission and sub-transmission network applications. The unit's product offer includes IED:s in the Relion 670/650 series. The unit also offers services, for example education that enables the customers to obtain maximal benefit from their investment in ABB's protection and control solutions.

Would you like to become part of a market leading unit for protection and control equipment with suppliers and customers worldwide? As our Type Test Engineer, you will be integrated in a team of 15 skilled and experienced R&D engineers. The group is involved with product development and maintenance including design, productization and testing of HW electronics and mechanics.

Your main mission will be type testing hardware, with focus on ABB products for measuring relays and protection equipment. This includes being responsible for the whole chain of events within environmental testing, from specification, planning and execution of hardware tests, to presentation and follow-up on test results. The tests are to be performed internally in our own R&D lab, as well as at external test facilities. In addition, you will collaborate with hardware and software developers, project and product managers and many different functions that are present on-site in Västerås; from Production, to Sales & Marketing, Controlling and HR.

Since we have close collaboration with our team in Switzerland, as well as suppliers and customers worldwide you will have an opportunity to broaden your network, building a great platform for a sustainable career within ABB.

You hold a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Electrical Engineering, or equivalent. You have at least three years' work experience, preferably within type testing. We search for candidates with a background in testing of electronic products for EMC, Electrical Safety, lifetime and reliability, and harsh environmental conditions, such as climatic and mechanical. In this context, you understand how to determine and apply relevant standards and directives. Experience with Protection and Control equipment for Power Systems is a plus. Fluency in English is a must, written and spoken alike, whereas skills in Swedish and German are qualifying.

To succeed in this role, you need a creative, proactive and focus-oriented mindset and a solid interest in environmental type testing of complex products. Furthermore, you are a team player with strong collaboration and interpersonal skills. Lately, you enjoy working in a high-paced environment and have the ability to grasp the bigger picture without losing track of the essential details.