NY Manufacturing Extension Partnership

Electrical Technician

Plug Power
Latham, New York
Job Type


Electrical Technician

Status: Non-Exempt (hourly)

Department: Mechanical Engineering


Position Summary

The Electrical Technician is responsible for assembly, test fixture design and build, debug, testing, troubleshooting and repairs of electrical components of fuel cell systems. This role requires excellent electrical and mechanical aptitude and teamwork skills. The role also requires close interaction with the engineering and manufacturing teams to ensure any issues get communicated and resolved in a timely manner. Ideal candidates will have prior experience in a fast-paced multi-tasking environment doing testing and troubleshooting on a variety of equipment. Mechanical experience would be an asset. This position will work with a team of New Product Introduction Technicians and report to the NPI Manager. Some travel to the field may be required.

Core Duties and Responsibilities

Perform electrical/electronic component, subsystem and system level testing and troubleshooting, and repairs as needed, to support NPI.
Hand assembly of a variety of harness components to be utilized in the manufacturing process.
Read and interpret electrical schematics to produce harnesses based on these drawings.
Design and build test Fixtures for manufacturing, for use with electrical/electronic components and subsystems; Provide training to users as needed.
Assist with engineering investigations, tests and root cause analysis to solve component and product issues.
Travel to customer sites on occasion
Performs other related duties as assigned


High school diploma, plus 2-5 years of experience as an electrical technician or similar role
Associates degree in a technical field or military certification is preferred.
Excellent verbal communication skills – must interact regularly with groups such as manufacturing, and engineering, directly and also via email and phone.
Strong written communication skills
Ability to fabricate electrical harnesses, cables and devices per wire schematics
Ability to use various handheld electrical tools
Ability to assemble and troubleshoot electro-mechanical systems
Ability to debug and troubleshoot electrical and mechanical systems
Experience constructing and operating test stations used to test electrical assemblies, harnesses and cables
Uncompromising dedication to quality
Ability to multi-task effectively
Excellent follow-through
Must be driven and self-motivated
Teamwork oriented and focused
Ability to read Electrical schematics a plus
Experience with battery and power systems a plus
Experience with configuration management, document control and ECR/ECO processes a plus



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