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Test Lab Technician - Centralia, MO



Full Time

On Site


Centralia, Missouri, United States

Corporate Overview
Hubbell Incorporated was founded in 1888 and has grown into an international manufacturer of quality electrical, lighting and power solutions with more than 75 brands used and recognized around the world. Our founder, Harvey Hubbell, developed tooling and equipment to serve the growing demand for new assembly and manufacturing machinery during the industrial revolution. An early, and one of many patents awarded, came for the creation of the first practical method to control electricity through the pull chain socket that remains unchanged today. As a market leader in reliable, electrical solutions, we provide more than half a million products delivered through our various business groups. Hubbell is committed to continually innovating solutions that work, transforming old products with new ideas, and ensuring that we Energize, Enlighten and Empower the communities that support us.
Division Overview
Hubbell Power Systems (HPS) engages in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of products used by utilities. Today, HPS is deeply engaged in product solutions for OSP Communication utility purposes, and has been actively growing that segment of the business. HPS roots have historically been in high voltage transmission, distribution, substation, underground products used by electric utilities. HPS products are also used in the civil construction, transportation, gas and water industries.

At HPS, we build products that provide mission critical infrastructure and that deliver communications and power to millions of people worldwide. In our business, failure is not an option. Therefore, we manufacture products of uncompromising integrity and it starts with our quality policy. We hold our partners, our suppliers and ourselves to the highest standard to ensure we exceed all the technical and functional expectations of our customers.

Hubbell Incorporated engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of electrical and electronic products in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: Electrical, Power, and Industrial Technology.

Brand Overview

Originally founded as A. B. Chance Company in 1907, our campus located in Centralia, MO, was acquired by Hubbell Power Systems, Inc in 1994. There are separate manufacturing plants for our Civil & Construction Products and Lineman Tools & Equipment business units. Additionally, the campus is home to our centralized Distribution Center as well as the Gano Chance Engineering and Test Facility. Centralia’s manufactured product portfolio includes steel forgings, welding, stamping, hot dip galvanizing, epoxy pultrusion and extrusion products. Collectively, the campus includes 1.4M square feet of manufacturing and production space and employs over 700 people.

Position Overview

Provide laboratory testing services to Hubbell business units and third-party customers primarily in the electrical test laboratories including high power, high voltage, and continuous current testing.

Duties and Responsibilities

Perform product testing of electrical utility products by operating test equipment following test plans primarily in the short circuit test laboratory.

Execute test plans using prescribed test methods, laboratory quality documents and industry standards.

Write test reports accurately describing items tested, equipment used, test procedures and test results.

Provide technical support to other members of assigned department.

Assist laboratory manager or assigned supervisor in laboratory accreditation to ISO 17025, including managing equipment calibration records, maintenance, and quality documents and procedures.

Identify and recommend needed equipment, automation products, new test methods, and capital investments needed to improve laboratory operations including efficiency and productivity.

Participate in cross functional teams with internal, remote engineering groups with regard to testing plans for product development, R&D, design/process/supplier changes.

Skills and Experience


Minimum two-year technical degree. Previous relevant experience acceptable in lieu of formal degree.

Experience with electricity, power generation, line maintenance, or physics.

Experience in technical problem solving, working in technical teams, and working in cross functional environments

Good communication and presentation skills.

Must be a self-starter with strong drive, initiative, and ability to work with limited management input.

Ability to lift up to 50 lbs, ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions, ability to travel on business related trips; ability to move to various locations with the Company; ability to communicate; ability to work on a personal computer or other related equipment as required.

Preferred but not required:

Proficiency drafting and design utilizing Autodesk products.

Experience coding in visual basic, C or other modern programming language.

Allen Bradley PLC programming.

Hubbell Incorporated, its subsidiaries and affiliates, is an EO Employer AA: M/F/Veteran/Disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected class.