About Powersmiths Powersmiths is a member of the Socomec SAS corporate family of companies, a global organization with nearly a century of success in providing innovative solutions within the energy industry. Powersmiths provides integrated energy and environmental solutions, and with Socomec SAS, integrated products for energy storage and critical power. Our products are designed for a wide range of applications in the building renewal market space, data centers, power distribution, power management and critical power markets. Powersmiths’ team of highly skilled professionals has been serving the market for over 20 years. Our customers are located across the USA and Canada. Powersmiths is committed to designing and manufacturing innovative products that serve the growing market in environmental sustainability, clean tech, and energy conservation.
About This Role As a member company of Socomec SAS, Powersmiths has become the North American hub for integrated power conversion, energy storage, power distribution system design and manufacturing. With access to numerous technology centers beyond North America, Powersmiths is now designing and developing a new line of exciting and innovative products for the global power market. As a result of our recent integration with Socomec SAS, Powersmiths has new and significant opportunities for growth. This position is part of our highly successful Engineering/Product Development team and works closely with Manufacturing Operations. This role is responsible for developing, documenting, and executing the product verification, validation, and certification processes for UL, CSA, TOV, IEC/CE required to support the production, compliance, and certification of new highly complex and customized products as well as existing products. This role will also assist development teams for effective product line testing and continually improving test operations. This role will also provide training to test and field service technicians as required.
Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:
● Manages the overall product verification, validation, and certification process in a timely and cost-effective manner. ● Identifies certification requirements, including regulations and standards, and develops a certification strategy to ensure compliance. ● Collaborates with mechanical design engineers, electrical systems engineers, and power conversion engineers to ensure adherence to certification processes. ● Plans, develops, and implements test protocols and qualification testing procedures for innovative, complex, and highly technical customized power conversion products. ● Generates test reports and designs effective tests for new products, including during the prototyping stage, compliance testing, and future production needs. ● Supports ongoing certification, qualification, and production test needs and monitors and analyzes production system test data. ● Develops work instructions and process documents for testing and investigates operational issues affecting testing, recommending solutions. ● Performs debugging and troubleshooting of products as needed to maintain product requirements and identify root causes of any failures, and develops manufacturing diagnostics to make the debug process more efficient. ● Continually improves testing operations through software, tooling, and fixtures design for increased quality, productivity, efficiency, and cost savings. ● Works with product design engineers on design for test and design for cost considerations. ● Communicates with customers to provide them with required customized test reports. ● Makes recommendations to the supply chain based on production test processes and collaborates with Production Managers regarding production process improvement when required. ● Provides input for customer support, including resolving technical issues and providing guidance on product use.
Essential Qualifications, Experience and Skills:
● Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering. ● Minimum 5 years of experience in validation, verifications, and compliance/certification of electrical systems and devices. ● Expertise in managing the UL/CSA/CE/TUV certification process, e.g., UL10088, UL1778, UL1741, UL9540, and related IEC standards, specifically in the high-power power conversion industry. ● Proficiency in ISO quality system methodology and familiarity with safety-critical testing standards. ● Knowledge of automated test methods, equipment and software. Able to select and use instrumentation, data acquisition systems, controls etc for the purpose of the testing. ● Proven track record in process test improvement resulting in product quality improvements and efficiencies in production. ● Experience with EMI troubleshooting. ● Adept at working in a fast-paced, innovative environment where multiple interdependent technologies and products are being developed simultaneously. ● Ability to learn new skills and conduct research to figure things out. ● Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to generate ideas and perform analysis based on input from others and changing requirements. ● Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present ideas clearly to all levels. ● Strong collaboration and teamwork skills, as well as strong project management and organizational skills. ● Ability to travel to international destinations and maintain a valid passport for international travel.
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