QA Inspector

Powell - Acheson, AB (30+ days ago)

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The QA Inspector will be responsible for inspecting and the testing of bus duct, low and medium voltage motor control, and low and medium voltage switchgear and PCR/E-Houses. The QA Inspector will also perform these tests for Powell Customers and/or their representatives during witnessed customer inspections.

Monitor in shop electrical operation and conduct visual inspections.

Inspect, test all equipment manufactured at Powell facilities according to Powell Standards.

Perform Skid Inspection for any Structural, Dimension, Visual Welding & Paint defects as per customer requirements.

Install, program and operate electronic equipment such as relays, OBR, PLCs, HMIs etc.

Power up all Powell Electrical Product and other buyout equipment’s with safety procedures and pre-commissioning check. Such as Transformers, Service Panels, HVAC, Battery Chargers, UPS System, etc.

Perform equipment failure investigations and root cause analysis.

Responsible for performing all aspects of inspection activities with minimum supervision.

Ensure that quality document latest revisions are available to and are being utilized while performing the work.

Complete and maintain all test Quality Control documentation as required.

Perform maintenance and calibration on test equipment as needed.

Identifies and issue of non-conformance report to Manufacturing Manager to known standard using various measuring and testing methods and assist the appropriate functional area to find the appropriate disposition to non-conformance, ensuring that the appropriate corrective action to prevent recurrence.

Interaction with all departments (shop, engineering, sales, shipping, fabrication, PCR, switchgear) including customers to work to resolve quality related issues.

Interaction with all departments during production, final inspection and final release to shipping is required.

External relationships may include regular interaction with other powell subsidiaries and or customers.

Coordinate with customers and QC inspectors for the resolution of shop problem as well as Factory Acceptance Test.

Record Engineering and Shop discrepancies and shortage.

Fully participates in continuous process improvement and cost control, following quality policies and procedure and standards to maintain with company guidelines.

Organize and implement quality control systems and processes and provide feedback to the Manufacturing Manager.

Promote a safety culture as well as attend all safety meetings.

Ensure quality by following standard work instructions and identifying any potential risks to product quality.

Ensure that work areas remain clean and well organized.

Other duties as required.

Core Competencies

Ability to apply industry standards as applicable to job and product.

Actively seeks out self-development through internal or external programs that contributes to knowledge, skill and abilities.

Demonstrates integrity and ethical decision making.

Conscientious, thorough, accurate, and reliable when performing and completing job tasks.

Able to work effectively within a team and around other departments and their activities.

Ability to learn and adhere to all manufacturing policies and practices to ensure adherence to ISO requirements.

Must have an exceptional command of the English language, both written and verbal.


Diploma in Electrical Engineering, BS Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or equivalent (Journeyman Electrician Trade Ticket is an asset).

Minimum 0-3 years’ experience in a manufacturing environment.

Familiar with used of test equipment such as multi meter, clamp-on-meter, voltage detector, Hi-Pot, etc.

Basic level computer skills MS Office products.

Intermediate experience working with industry codes and standards and able to refer to applicable codes.

Basic Knowledge of Electrical Theory and relevant Mechanical experience.

Ability to read prints including: specification sheets, wiring diagrams, schematics, three-line drawings, wiring lists and part drawings.

Knowledge of policies, how to write them and how to administer them consistently.

Safety training certificates are an asset for the position.

Due to the safety sensitive nature of this position successful candidates will undergo pre-employment substance abuse and medical testing upon hire.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability, you have the right to request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use the careers site as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, send an email to or call 713-378-2685 and let us know the nature of your request and provide your contact information. Please do not direct any other general employment related questions to this email and/or phone number. Only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address and/or phone number. EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans