NDE Specialist 1
Posted: 4/28/2017 1:15:30 PM
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Powertech Labs, Inc.
BC British Columbia
Powertech, BC Hydro's subsidiary that specializes in energy research, consulting, testing, and systems integration, has been serving electrical, oil and gas industry, and automotive and electrical utility equipment manufacturers since 1989. It operates as a separate, un-regulated, for profit commercial entity. In addition to providing technical and technology services to BC Hydro, Powertech serves a large number of clients in energy-related sectors across North America, Asia, Europe, South America and beyond. Powertech is located on an 11 acre, 21-lab campus in Surrey and has approximately 200 employees. Powertechs reach and reputation is global and it is recognized as a leader in technology and testing. In particular, the Powertech brand and reputation commands a dominant position in North America.
The company's staff of professional engineers, scientists, and technologists offers a range of forward looking technology services to help clients solve complex problems, maximizing asset performance. The broad services on offer include services to the following six market sectors: Generation Technology and Testing, Transmission and Distribution Technology and Testing, Substation Technology, Power Systems, Grid Modernization and Advanced Transportation.
Powertech has an exciting and challenging opportunity for an NDE Specialist 1 to join a team of professionals based at Powertech Labs in Surrey, B.C.
Please note: We encourage applicants with less experience and CGSB certifications to apply and be considered for developmental roles.
This position works in the Inspections Services group. This is a hands-on technical role and is an excellent opportunity for someone who has strong non-destructive testing and evaluation experience to perform non-destructive testing on a variety of manufactured and processed components and equipment.
Major Responsibilities and Duties:
Plans, organizes, adapts, modifies and applies a variety of laboratory and field non-destructive tests, processes, methods and techniques to equipment and components to identify flaws and/or related manufacturing/fabrication processes that have caused or may cause failures
Develops and writes reports on test results by interpreting results, developing forms and supporting narratives and preparing recommendations to ensure codes and standards are met
Participates in clients' training courses by testing and examining welds and providing technical explanations on probable defects; liaises with others within the industry to secure future work for Powertech
Maintains unit and mobile laboratory inventories; maintains/manages records and report database
Performs duties of a minor nature related to the above duties that do not affect the rating of the job
Technical Skills, Knowledge and Abilities Required:
Good working knowledge of non-destructive testing principles and procedures
Good working knowledge of how to inspect and test weld qualities, apply standards and related concepts of inspection and quality control methods
Good working knowledge of how to apply and interpret results of application of test equipment, instruments and procedures such as radiography, ultrasonics, magnetic particles, eddy current, acoustic emissions and dye penetrant
Good knowledge of engineering drawings
Good knowledge of related safety and WHMIS regulations
Ability to prepare technical reports
Ability to drive a vehicle with air brakes
Excellent customer service skills
Excellent knowledge of related testing standards and procedures
Excellent written and verbal communications skills
Good organizational and planning skills
Good knowledge of MS Office and database/report management applications
Experience, Training and Education:
Completion of a Certificate of Technology in Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) from an accredited Institute of Technology; plus Entry Level Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) certification in at least two of the five primary non-destructive testing (NDT) methods (liquid penetrant, magnetic particle, radiographic, ultrasonic, and eddy current); plus two (2) years of relevant experience
OR completion of a Certificate of Technology in a field other than NDE from an accredited Institute of Technology, or formal trades qualification; plus Entry Level CGSB certification in at least two of the five primary NDT methods (liquid penetrant, magnetic particle, radiographic, ultrasonic, and eddy current); plus three (3) years of relevant experience
OR completion of an Intermediate Certificate of Technology in NDE from an accredited Institute of Technology; plus Entry Level CGSB certification in at least two of the five primary NDT methods (liquid penetrant, magnetic particle, radiographic, ultrasonic, and eddy current); plus three (3) years of relevant experience
Requires a valid Class 5 drivers license
Ability to travel 50% of the time
Ability to be away from home for periods of up to 2 weeks; most of the out of town field work is during the summer months
Must be comfortable at heights above 10 feet
Must be able to work in confined space
Must be able to work unscheduled overtime (including weekends)
Ability to perform all physical requirements of the role
Status: Full-Time Regular
Location: Surrey, B.C.
Compensation: Powertech Labs Inc. offers a very comprehensive total rewards package based on a healthy work/life balance.
Job ID: NDE2017.12
Close Date: May 14, 2017
Please be advised that this role has been assessed as safety sensitive and pre-qualification alcohol and drug testing will be required as a pre-condition to employment.
To apply and to obtain more information on Powertech Labs Inc. visit our website at http://www.powertechlabs.com.