The following represent brief/broad descriptions. It is not intended, nor should it be construed, to represent a comprehensive and/or exhaustive description of all duties/responsibilities and requisite skills associated with the position.


 Design Verification Root Cause Analysis Engineer I


Writes test specification and test plan based on engineering specification, performs type testing of software and hardware on control and protective relay products.  Type testing includes:  EMC (Electromagnetic Compatibility), hypot, transient, environmental, and complex functional test routines.  Prototype building and testing.  In addition, performs the following on solid state and digital electronic equipment:  installation, repair and troubleshooting assemblies to the component level.  Root cause analysis and Failure analysis on the critical issues that occur in the field.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Performs electrical type test on engineering prototypes.
  • Designs, generates and executes automatic test software on engineering prototypes.
  • Performs design verification of new or existing equipment in accordance with the engineering test specification and or determines/recommends those specifications.
  • Analyzes test results and compares with calculated values in relation to design or rated specifications and test objectives, provides feedback on test results to engineers.
  • Determines conditions under which test are to be conducted and sequences and phases of test operations.
  • Confers with engineers and/or project team leaders to resolve testing problems such as product or system malfunctions, incomplete test data and date interpretation.
  • Accurately records test procedures and results, numerical and graphical data, and recommendations for changes in product or test method.
  • Develops and/or uses computer software and hardware to conduct test on products and systems.
  • Maintains design verification records in accordance with ISO-9001 and company procedures 4.04, 4.05, 4.08, 4.10, 4.16 and 4.18.
  • Develops test procedures, final test routines and provides support for production testing.
  • Provides technical information for customer support concerning the operation and testing of Company products.
  • Performs Root cause analysis and Failure analysis on critical mis-operations that occur in the field.
  • Complies with all work rules, including but not limited to, the Company’s safety and attendance policies.
  • Works overtime as required.


  • Specifies equipment required to support design and department efforts.
  • Supports training sessions for Company employees.
  • Soldering and assembly of prototyping electronic products.
  • May design method or fixtures to accomplish design verification or development of test routines.


Protective Relay test systems, Digital multimeters, oscilloscopes (analog/digital), synthesizer/function generator, AC/DC power supplies, hypot tester (AC/DC), EMC/ESD test equipment, RLC tester, hand solder tools, electric drill, manual assembly tools, environmental chamber, miscellaneous in-house custom designed test equipment, computer, Labview instrument control software, printer, telephone, copier and fax.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to sit.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.  Must be able to wear safety glasses.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Employee must not present a direct threat to the health and safety of themselves or others.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to risk of electrical shock when operating test equipment producing up to 300 Volts and 500 Amps of electricity.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, outside weather conditions, risk of radiation and vibration.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Associate’s degree (A.A.) in electronics or equivalent from two-year college or technical school, and five to seven years of experience in an electronics test environment and/or electric utility control and protective relaying; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Knowledge of testing electronic products at the engineering prototype level.
  • General electronics knowledge that applies to Beckwith Electric products.
  • Knowledge of utility electrical protection systems and control equipment.
  • Ability to read blue prints, wiring diagrams, assembly and schematic drawings.
  • Working knowledge and application of various electronic test equipment.
  • Ability to write software for automated testing using proprietary software, Visual Basic and C# is a plus.
  • Knowledge of electrical testing of protective relays and controls is a plus.
  • Ability to work in an organized efficient manner.
  • Computer literate.


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports and procedures.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from supervisors and manager.


Ability to work with mathematical concepts that deal with electrical circuit theory and electronics.


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Our Compensation Package includes a Competitive Salary, Paid Vacation and Holidays, 401(k) Plan, Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability, and Educational Assistance.