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R&D Electrical-Electronic Technician



Other Engineering
Napier, New Zealand
Posted on Sunday, November 19, 2023

R&D Electrical-Electronic Technician

Take your next career step at ABB with a global team that is energizing the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future. At ABB, we have the clear goal of driving diversity and inclusion across all dimensions: gender, LGBTQ+, abilities, ethnicity and generations. Together, we are embarking on a journey where each and every one of us, individually and collectively, welcomes and celebrates individual differences.

Join us as R&D Electrical-Electronic technician for ABB Smart Power and you’ll get to work with cutting-edge power electronics products and technologies- enabling safer and smarter electricity flow from substation to the point of consumption. We deliver products and systems designed to connect, protect, and control electrical systems, ensuring reliability, efficiency and safety for equipment and personnel. Reporting to R&D Centre of Excellence Leader and you will be part of a laboratory organization supporting the product designers applying power electronics building blocks in the design of Power Electronics Products, with high quality and reliability, meeting international standards, delighting our customers with innovation and performance. This position is based out of Napier, New Zealand

Your responsibilities

  • Defining product test requirements
  • Finding alternate parts and defining qualification plans
  • Reliability engineering including FMEA
  • Being responsible for International standards for product safety (CE & UL)
  • Prototyping of hardware test rigs and Automation of testing, with PLCs or NI LabView
  • Strong problem solving and debugging skills

Your background

  • Industrial electrician, or other electrical qualification or degree in Electrical/Electronic engineering with 5 years of experience in the relevant field
  • Previous exposure and experience with 3phase systems is an added advantage
  • Experience of any of the following products- UPS, Energy storage systems, variable speed drives is plus
  • Good Communication skill


  • Retirement plan
  • Life insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Accident insurance
  • Flexible work practices

More about us

Bring your very own sense of pride and purpose as you help us drive forward the Fourth Industrial Revolution – creating a sustainable future for our planet, and your career. Join ABB and harness the power of our diverse global network, as you collaborate with and learn from our world-class teams. Above all, challenge yourself every day. Let’s write the future, together. ABB Smart Power is a global technology leader, with products and solutions that make power supplies smart, connected and protected. Its intelligent products and solutions make power more competitive by improving the energy efficiency, productivity and reliability of almost any operation. We look forward to receiving your application (documents submitted in English are appreciated). If you want to discover more about ABB, take another look at our website Work model: on site #LI-onsite

Publication ID: NZ89501365_E1

Important: In order to be employed by ABB you will need to fully comply with/fulfill all local ABB employment requirements/processes.

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