MSA Safety

Electrical Engineer / Test Engineer

Job Location(s) US-PA-Cranberry Twp
Posted Date 4 weeks ago(2/20/2018 5:14 PM)
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Operational Excellence
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Description of duties and responsibilities:

This position reports to the Manager of Test Engineering in the Cranberry Plant.  Primary responsibilities include Test System support for the Manufacturing Departments, developing new Test Systems to support capacity increases, continuous improvement efforts, and New Product Development.


Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Investigate, evaluate, and resolve production issues stemming from manual or automated PC-based test equipment, both from a hardware and software perspective.
  • Participate on cross-functional continuous improvement and NPD teams to identify test system needs, drive product designs for test, and coordinate build and production launch of new systems.
  • Write and submit project justifications to acquire necessary capital funding to support and run these projects.  
  • Identify and procure components, including PCBAs, to support proactive and reactive tasks relative to production Test Systems.


Special knowledge, skills and abilities required:

  • Ability to review schematics, procedures, and specifications to quickly troubleshoot.
  • Interpret engineering specifications, agency requirements, and industry standards.
  • Develop and execute test plans to verify production equipment prior to release.
  • Awareness of measurement system evaluations using statistical analysis, tools, and software such as Minitab.
  • Knowledge of analog and digital circuit board design and layout.
  • Mechanical design and assembly experience.
  • Demonstrated sense of urgency when responding to customer support requests.
  • Excellent communication and ability to provide concise regular technical updates to production operators, technicians, engineers, and managers.
  • Ability to multi-task and work independently in a factory environment.
  • LabVIEW visual programming language experiences a plus.
  • C programming language experiences a plus.


Special knowledge, skills and abilities preferred:


  • Experience in an Electronic Test Engineering environment RoHS Soldering and Manufacturing experience.

Education and experience required:

  • Bachelor or Science in Electrical, Electro-Mechanical Engineering or relevant Engineering degree from and ABET accredited institution required.
  • This position is available at two different career levels depending on experience and education.
    • Level I:  No experience required
    • Level II:  Two years relevant experience required.  MS degree may be substituted for up to two years relevant experience.


  • Prior MSA experience is a plus





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