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NDE Specialist 1
This job is closed Job Number: 60840 * Please reference Job Number on all correspondence
Phone: 604.590.7500
Fax: Surrey
Company: Powertech Labs, Inc.
State: BC British Columbia
Country: Canada
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. Powertech’s 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.

Position Overview:
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 driver’s license

Additional Information:
• 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
Affiliation: MoveUp
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
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