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QAI Job Number: QAI ELE071421JOB TITLE: Project Specialist – Electrical SafetyLOCATION: Burnaby, British ColumbiaNUMBER OF POSITIONS: 1CATEGORY: Testing and EvaluationSALARY RANGE: $55,000 – $75,000 per year BACKGROUND: Founded in 1995 by a group of experienced certification and testing experts, QAI is an independent third-party testing, inspection and certification organization which serves the building, technology, and construction industries (among others) with cost effective solutions through our in-house capabilities / services, and an established world-wide network of qualified affiliates. The QAI name and logo have become well recognized throughout the Certification world resulting in steady growth of our Certification, Testing, and Inspection business streams with offices throughout North America and Asia. QAI is currently seeking an experienced Project Manager to support the Electrical Product Safety Department at our Burnaby, BC location.

This role involves evaluation, testing, report writing and performing inspections on various types of electrical products including products used in hazardous locations. DUTIES: The successful candidate will perform, but not be limited to, the following duties:Performing testing and evaluation of various electrical products to nationally recognized electrical safety standards (CSA, UL, IEC, etc.).Must have experience in CSA and /UL and IEC standards Become familiar with the QAI quality system and administrative procedures.Be able to write and review concise, objective, and informative test reports, and documents.Perform inspections and field evaluations at remote client sites.Must be willing to be part of an energetic team with a can-do attitude.Ensure work complies with the QAI quality systemIndependently completing projects of evolving complexity; issues, edits, and reviews certification reports, and other related documentsExpert in the key standards and technology for the area of specialization i.e. can train others on requirements and confident in technical auditsIndependently conducts internal and external audits (ISO 17065, 17025, 17020) for various programs. Able to be a liaison for audits.Provides sales support for projects of all complexity; actively quoting and leading client meetingsEffectively/efficiently deals with multiple projects, conflicting timelines, and changing prioritiesEffectively resolves technical issues to determine the appropriate interpretation of technical requirements; produces necessary documentationMaintains good housekeeping, taking care of safety and using PPE at all timesMaintains effective communication with internal staff and clients (willingness to travel as needed)Actively mentors and coaches’ junior staff as a regular part of their roleOther duties as assigned by the manager or its designee QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate will: Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or an electrical technologist diploma, or equivalent.1-5 years directly related experience (recent graduates are welcome to apply).Experience evaluating and testing IT/Hi-Tech, lighting, industrial, medical products.

Experience with hazardous location products would be an asset.Experience performing inspections and field evaluations. Possess superior MS Word and Excel skills, be proficient with Email and Adobe Acrobat.Possess “Good Laboratory Practice” skills essential for testing products.Possess good interpersonal and communication skills. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:Candidates must hold a valid BC driver’s license.Candidates must hold a valid passport, or be able to obtain a valid passport, and must be able to travel to the US and international destinations.

Key Technical Competence: Accepts instruction and follows it for testing outside of their general scope of knowledge and experience.Able to grasp general concepts in a field of testing and apply it to specific test methods.Able to perform testing and as knowledge grows in a specific field of testing graduates to more complex testing methods.Seeks assistance and knowledge from more senior personnel when a specific requirement is outside of their general scope of knowledge.Good working knowledge of the test methods in their specific discipline.Able to multi-task with some degree of efficiency and accuracy.Maintains a sense of ownership and responsibility for projects assigned to them. Join our Team!. Learn, Develop, Grow!.

At QAI, you will have the opportunity to put your aptitude, experience, knowledge, and desire to learn to the test. We make a difference in people’s lives through the work we do as a top-notch Product Testing, Certification, and Inspection body whilst providing rewarding careers for our employees. APPLYING: QAI Laboratories offers competitive compensation and benefits package.

We are committed to the long-term success of our employees. Equal Opportunity Employer:QAI Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.

We are committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment. NOTE: No sponsorship is available.*** Compensation details: 55000-75000 Yearly SalaryPIc3558c1060be-34600-34326939