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Johnson Electric Sr. Electrical Lab Technician in Plymouth, Michigan

Develop product test systems and perform validation testing supporting the Engineering Test Lab and Product Engineering Teams in the development, testing, and/or modification of prototype or production parts.

The Senior Electrical Technician is a subject matter expert in test systems, specific test methodologies, and product knowledge including familiarity with test specifications. This role employs subject matter expertise to provide mentorship for lab technicians.


  • Plan, coordinate, and perform validation testing (using internal and external resources). Mentor lab technicians in methods and procedures. Typical tests include but not limited to durability, temperature cycling, vibration, and NVH

  • Construct test harnesses and circuits for product tests. Develop and set up fixturing. Mount, instrument and connect parts for testing. Develop and program test control and data acquisition systems.

  • Collect, summarize, and analyze data. Create test reports (including creating and enhancing report formats) and other technical documents as needed

  • Ensure that samples are tested to required standards and specifications This includes both R&D and validation testing, analysis, and reporting

  • Work with cross functional teams in the Engineering Test Lab and Engineering Teams (Product & R&D) to design, fabricate, assemble, and verify electro mechanical fixtures for products with new features and new test methodologies. Develop clear documentation, train lab technicians in new procedures.

  • Determine test requirements from specifications and product applications, develop and execute test accordingly.

  • Build and test prototype electromechanical and electronic products as specified in schematics/blueprints.

  • Conduct Electrical testing per customer specifications. Must be proficient with oscilloscopes.


  • 5+ yrs of testing related experience

  • Associates degree in a technical field, or equivalent. BS preferred but not required.

  • Experience in test laboratory environment, including use of electronic instruments (meters, oscilloscopes, function generators, data acquisition units, etc.) and dimensional measurement tools (micrometers, calipers, dial indicators, etc.)

  • Strong electro-mechanical aptitude.

  • Ability to multitask. Position requires the job holder to conduct tasks in parallel.

  • Good communication skills (written & verbal). Ability to present technical information to customer engineering. Proficiency in Word, Excel, Project, and Powerpoint applications.

  • Ability to give coordinate and work with team members to accomplish goals.

  • Ability to troubleshoot problems with test systems and provide resolutions.


Johnson Electric offers talented employees exceptional opportunities to learn and grow professionally with rewarding careers. We offer a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, prescription plan, vision, disability coverage, life insurance coverage, 401K match, and holiday/vacation benefits. Johnson Electric is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Company Overview:

Johnson Electric is among the world's largest providers of motion subsystems and motion components including DC motors, brushless motors, synchronous motors, piezo motors, solenoids, microswitches and flexible circuits.

Johnson Electric has two operating divisions aligned with the broad markets served:

  • Automotive Products Group (APG)

  • Industry Products Group (IPG)

These operating groups are aligned with industry trends and focus on specific application segments such as engine and transmission for APG and home technologies and power tools for IPG.

We have provided billions of motor switch and flex circuit products for hundreds of different applications. Supporting our customers worldwide are sixteen R&D centres located in Hong Kong, China, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, the UK and the USA. Johnson Electric is fully vertically integrated and has an annual production capacity of over one billion motors and motion subsystems from its manufacturing footprint across more than a dozen countries.