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Technician - PDU

Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift

Job Title: Technician - PDU


Location: Knoxville, TN


Job Summary and Description:

In this position, the technician will work closely with EPRI technical staff to:

  • Setup, assemble, install, or build components of experimental apparatus or equipment for testing
  • Perform laboratory testing and data analysis on energy utilization equipment while following established procedures for routine work
  • Communicate analysis and results in electronically complied, written, and verbal formats to EPRI technical staff by recording, organizing, and analyzing data, writing test notes, and formatting test results for inclusion into written reports and presentations


Provides technical assistance and advice to Engineers, Project Managers and Program Managers. Normally follows established procedures on routine work.  Performs engineering or scientific services that may include but are not limited to the following (in compliance with current industry and Government practices):

  • Tests and evaluation
  • Technology planning
  • Systems architecture development
  • Requirements development
  • Concept development
  • Systems design
  • System development and integration
  • Systems operation and construction
  • Integrated logistics support
  • Modeling and simulation



Certification and/or Associate Degree in Engineering or equivalent experience.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • 1-3 year of experience as a technician in at least one of the primary engineering or scientific disciplines.
  • Must be able to set up, assemble, install or build components of experimental apparatus or equipment.
  • Normally follows established procedures on routine work.  Requires instructions only on new assignments.


Additional Job Information:

The Ideal Candidate:

The Technician may possess knowledge and experience in the following areas:


  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail
  • Proficiency configuring and using an oscilloscope
  • Experience using hand-held multi-meters, power quality meters, and/or data acquisition systems
  • Knowledge of electrical power fundamentals (AC, DC, voltage, current, ohm’s law, power, etc.)
  • Knowledge of basic electrical components (capacitor, inductor, resistor, transistor)
  • Experience following written test protocols or procedures
  • Demonstrated knowledge or experience interpreting and summarizing test results
  • Strong computer skills
  • Knowledge of statistics and data analysis
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to think “outside of the box” to drive improvements in test protocols and procedures
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently and effectively
  • Ability to work independently, but knows when to ask for assistance and further direction
  • Ability to prioritize, allocate, and manage time and budget for assigned tasks
  • Strong motivation to develop and apply new knowledge and skills
  • Self-motivated, quick learner, with an ability to adapt to changes in work scope
  • Collaborator and team player
  • A strong work ethic
  • Passion to make a significant individual and team impact
  • Customer oriented


EPRI participates in E-Verify, an online system operated jointly by the Department of Homeland Security and the Social Security Administration (SSA). EPRI uses the system to check the work status of new hires by comparing information from the employee's I-9 form against SSA and Department of Homeland Security databases.


Note: To ensure compliance with U.S. export controls, please indicate your U.S. citizenship or (for foreign citizens) your U.S. visa/immigration status in your resume or cover letter.


EPRI is an equal opportunity employer. EEO/AA/M/F/VETS/Disabled


Together . . . Shaping the Future of Electricity.





  • Energy / Utilities / Oil & Gas
Posted: 2020-03-04 Expires: 2020-04-03


EPRI is at the center of a quickly evolving energy landscape. With significant challenges facing the electric industry and the world, we are always seeking top talent with hands-on experience to address issues as they relate to the generation, delivery, use, management and environmental responsibility of global electricity.

Industry expertise, thought leadership and innovative solutions guide the work of EPRI’s employees. Our commitment to fact-based, objective research allows individuals to harness the power of focused collaborations with the electric industry, academia and numerous stakeholders. As an employee of EPRI, you may grow professionally and build a rewarding career in a setting where people leverage their skills, talents, experiences and interests.

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