SI Field Representative

CSA Group - Winnipeg, MB (12 months ago)

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At the heart of CSA Group is a vision: making the world a better, safer, more sustainable place. It's been part of our mission for nearly one hundred years: from the first engineering standard for railway bridges developed in 1919, to more than 3,500 standards, codes & related products today.

Headquartered in Canada, with a global footprint of more than 30 labs and offices across Europe, Asia and North America, CSA Group tests, inspects and certifies a wide range of products - from every day househould items to leading edge technology-to meet exacting requirements for safety, performance and environmental impact.

Our employees take pride in making a difference in people's lives through the work that we do. We're looking for people like you to help make it happen.

Job Summary:
Performs technical evaluations of non-certified equipment. Ensures product meets technical requirements and is free of potential for fire and shock hazards. Decisions are based on field evaluations and testing under the Field Evaluation and Verification program. Technically competent to evaluate all products, including emerging technology and/or complex product types, with assistance of other technical staff as necessary;
Communicates with clients in a professional manner to schedule inspection appointments, answer questions, and provide technical information service and direction based on the scope of the Field Evaluation and Verification program. Reviews submitted technical drawings, schematics and specifications for evaluation;
Documents with sufficient detail, technical reports for required alterations to sub-standard equipment. Reviews details of corrective action with client;
Conducts research on technical and procedural issues, including: technical research on codes, standards, SI Guidelines. Collaborates with colleagues with respect to procedural issues, interpretation and best practices;
Provides training to less experienced Special Inspection Representatives by explaining CSA requirements, providing information, answering questions and mentoring trainee by accompanying them on inspections;
Participates on the SI Technical Network with the SI Technical Advisor and other colleagues which involves more in-depth research, evaluation of requirements;
Acts as a resource person with different stakeholders such as; contractors, tradesman, consultants, AHJ etc.;
Communicates with clients by telephone, email and correspondence in order to provide a quick and efficient follow-up of the customer file;
Estimates costs for the evaluation, testing and inspection requests.

Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or related Sciences with 6 years industry related experience; Electrical Engineering Technology or Associates Degree with 8 years industry related experience; or a Journeyman Electrician with 6 years industry related experience; or related technical field with 10+ years industry related experience

Working knowledge of laboratory instrumentation, as well as general laboratory procedures;
Use of calibrated measurement instruments, high voltage test equipment, hand tools;
Ability to read and understand technical drawings and schematics;
Knowledge of the CSA standards and the CSA codes (CEC, SPE-1000, SPE-3000);
Certification / Lab Testing experience preferred.

Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills;
Strong problem-solving ability;
Detail oriented, with good decision-making skills;
Strong organizational and time management skills, self-starter;
Computer proficiency;
Ability to gather information regarding the operation of the equipment or process;

Available to travel: passport, valid and clean driver’s license; Frequent travel required performing field inspections.