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GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION
Responsible for obtaining, maintaining and planning strategy for third-party agency certifications (e.g., Underwriters Laboratories, CSA International) for new product developments and existing products.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Participates in the Product Development Process as a Project Team Support Member, responsible for identifying and interpreting certification requirements, and planning and execution of agency certification tasks.
- Develops certification test plans and oversees in-house certification tests. Determines which tests to conduct for certification. Writes test requests. Reviews certification test plans prepared by other engineers.
- Evaluates the results of certification tests to determine product compliance. Compares results to standards and explains test results.
- Interacts with certifying agencies to initiate and complete certification projects.
- Prepares and submits certification test results/reports, and reviews reports prepared by other engineers.
- Reads, understands, and explains technical reports.
- Manages programs for in-house agency certification testing, and conducts internal audits to ensure compliance with program requirements.
- Trains technicians to conduct certification testing.
- Monitors Agency Standards activity for changes in requirements, and initiates product or certification updates as necessary to maintain compliance.
Skills and Abilities
- Knows and understands relevant certifying agency standards, testing protocols, and certification procedures.
- Able to plan and lead certification projects involving cross-functional team members.
- Able to train and mentor less-experienced engineers and technicians.
- Maintains confidentiality and uses discretion with business information.
- Plans the time, method, manner, and/or performance sequence of own work; may also occasionally assist in planning work assignments performed by others within a limited area of operation.
- Works independently with minimal management oversight.
Education and Experience
- Bachelor's degree in engineering or a related field (required).
- Ten or more years of relevant product certification experience.
- Desirable experience would include the following:
- Pump, motor, or appliance industry certifications
- Hazardous Locations, ATEX and/or IECEx certifications
- NSF/ANSI 61 or other drinking water certifications
- European compliance (e.g., CE, RoHS, REACH)
- While performing the functions of this job the employee is occasionally subjected to work near moving mechanical parts and to risk of electrical shock.
- The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.