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Intertek Associate Engineer -Electrical in Cortland, New York

Associate Engineer - Electrical

Intertek is searching for an Associate Engineer to join our Electrical team in our Cortland, NY office. This is a fantastic opportunity to grow a versatile career in Wire and Cable Safety!

Position Overview

Under the guidance of more senior engineering personnel, the Associate Engineer performs electrical product testing and evaluation, writes test reports and the final comprehensive report , and communicates with our clients . This position reports to Wire and Cable Safety Supervisor.


Listed examples are illustrative, and representative of the tasks required of this position and are not intended to be complete or exclusive.

  • Under the guidance of a more senior engineer, conduct on and off site evaluation of products to determine compliance with applicable standard(s). To do this, associate engineer must:

  • Read and determine applicability of national codes and standards clauses for the EUT (equipment under test);

  • Read and understand schematics and manufacturing instructions;

  • Validate the project scope and sample applicability;

  • Under scope of the project, identify and locate test instruments and equipment required for testing;

  • Follow established test plan;

  • Set up and operate EUT; perform and document simple repairs on EUT as needed;

  • Conduct thorough construction review; documenting results;

  • Perform testing of products in accordance with standards. Core tests include, but are not limited to: rating, leakage current, dielectric, temperature, pressure, stability, mechanical hazard, flammability, abnormal and fault insurance, rain, radiation, sound, laser, voltage and current sources.

  • Identify, set up, and operate standard test equipment such as, but not limited to, spectrum analyzer, oscilloscope, multi-meter, dielectric strength tester, ground continuity tester, digital multi-meter, surge generator, over-voltage tester, environmental condition chamber, articulated probes. Use hand tools to build/calibrate test fixtures.

  • Work under the direction of senior engineering staff to diagnose failures during tests and explore other options for testing.

  • Following sample handling procedures, ensure that sample is logged into and out of the system. Move equipment as needed through the facility. Properly package sample for shipment.

  • Compile test results, product description and create final report using established report shell . Submit report to reviewer for final approval.

  • Perform other work as required


  • Associates degree in engineering or the equivalent in terms of experience and training

  • 2-4 years directly related experience


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Excellent organization and time management skills

  • Excellent customer service skills

  • Must be self-motivated and able to work independently in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment

  • Prior project management experience is a plus

  • Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out detailed written or oral instructions

  • Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations and make technical decisions under supervision

  • Experience with calibration preferred

  • Experience with quality procedures preferred

  • Ability to travel up to 15% as business dictates

  • Must have a valid unrestricted driver's license and reliable driving record

    Why Work at Intertek?

Intertek is a world leader in the $250 billion Quality Assurance market, with a proven, high-quality business model and a global network of customer-focused operations and highly engaged subject matter experts. At Intertek, we exercise our spirit of innovation, the passion of our people and our unmatched customer commitment to realize our purpose of making the world an ever better, safer, and more sustainable place for all. Learn more about Our History ( and What We Do ( .

A career with Intertek offers rewarding opportunities to help companies around the world develop products that are used safely by millions of people every day. Intertek is the trusted advisor to many of the world’s leading brands, companies, and governments, and has earned a reputation for accuracy, reliability, integrity, and technical competence. Working at Intertek means joining a global network of state-of-the-art facilities and passionate people who deliver superior customer service with a purpose of bringing quality, safety, and sustainability to life.

Intertek is committed to a safe work environment for our employees and clients. Learn more about our COVID-19 Policy ( .

What we Have to Offer

When Working with Intertek ( , you can expect salary and benefit package competitively placed within the local market, including:

  • Fully comprehensive benefits package; Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, and Disability

  • 401(k) with company matching

  • Competitive market pay

  • Generous Vacation/Sick Time (PTO)

  • Employee referral bonus

  • Tuition reimbursement and much more

Intertek is a drug-free workplace. As a condition of employment, all hires are required to pass a pre-employment drug test.

Intertek promotes a culture where motivated, customer-oriented employees can flourish, experience professional fulfillment, and reach their highest potential. With passion, pace, and precision we work to exceed our customers’ expectations, while engaging with our employees to be 10X in their performance and professional growth.

Intertek believes that Our People ( are our strongest tool for success. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer ( and do not discriminate against applicants due to veteran status or on the basis of disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, or who need assistance applying, please email or call 1-877-694-8543 (option #5) to speak with a member of the HR Department.