EMI Hardware Test Engineer

Job Description

Siemens US Talent Acquisition : Test Engineer

Position Overview

Siemens Industrial Automation Center (SIAC) located in Johnson City, TN, is a design center for industrial automation products sold in a world-wide market. Market access is critical to business success and the regulatory complexity is evolving with many national and international regulatory standards and regulations. Industrial automation products incorporate wide a range of low voltage circuit designs and must withstand the industrial environment in which they operate. SIAC is seeking a Test Engineer to perform a wide range of testing within our in house accredited testing laboratory. In this role you must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, work collaboratively in team environment, and a good understanding of Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) testing is preferred.


  • Perform EMI (electromagnetic immunity) tests according to well-known standards and analyze, document and report results
  • Provide guidance to project leaders and engineers regarding test and design constraints to ensure the product satisfies the various national and international regulations
  • Develop and perform functional verification testing to verify product specification
  • Develop, verify, and document test systems and configurations required to represent the automation system and its intended environment
  • Develop and perform validation strategies to ensure correct test equipment operation
  • Participate and contribute to the accreditation requirements (ISO/IEC 17025) and continuous process improvements supporting the quality management system
  • Participate and contribute to both internal and external audits of the quality management system
  • Perform and develop quality activities necessary to ensure the validity of test results
  • Understanding and interpretation of a wide range of IEC standards related to EMC, Safety, climatic, and mechanical environments
  • Excellent trouble shooting skills
  • Ability to interact with all levels of personnel internally and externally
  • Review technical publications and operating instructions to ensure compliance for the intended operating environment

Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience

  • BS or MS degree in Electrical Engineering or related hardware technical discipline
  • 2 plus years experience in hardware development or testing in an Engineering or Laboratory environment 
  • Good work-ethic and attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated and results-oriented with strong problem-solving skills
  • Strong quality orientation with the ability to improve existing processes and approaches
  • Demonstrates good interpersonal, communication, and teamwork skills
  • 5% domestic or international travel

Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience

  • EMI testing
  • 2+ years experience in an accredited testing laboratory
  • Proficient operation of spectrum analyzers, oscilloscopes, temperature/humidity measuring devices 
  • Knowledge of various national and international standards/approvals applicable to industrial automation products such as CE, UKCA, UL, FM, ATEX, IECEx, UKEx, and a variety of Marine societies


Organization: Digital Industries

Company: Siemens Industry, Inc.

Experience Level: Early Professional

Full / Part time: Full-time

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