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Quality Engineer

Reference ID: PQENG2018.45

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Quality Engineer


Powertech Labs Inc, BC Hydro's subsidiary that specializes in energy research, consulting, testing, and systems integration, has been serving power utilities, oil and gas companies, automotive, and electrical utility equipment manufacturers since 1989. We operate as a separate, unregulated, for profit, commercial company. In addition to providing innovative R&D, consulting and testing services to BC Hydro, Powertech provides the majority of its services to a large and diverse array of clients across North America, and around the world. Powertech is located on an 11-acre campus in Surrey, British Columbia and has 200+ employees. Our reach and reputation are global, and we are recognized as a leader in technology, testing, and power systems software. Our location places us close to BC Hydro, 25 kilometers from the US border, and at a gateway between Asian and North American markets. Finally, we are located in one of the most desirable locations on the globe, with all the natural beauty of British Columbia on our doorstep. We call this home.


Powertech’s brand and reputation command a dominant position in the power industry. To better serve our clients, we group our services under six market-orientated sectors: Generation, Transmission and Distribution, Substations, Power Systems, Grid Modernization and Advanced Transportation. Powertech’s competitive advantage is enhanced through close collaboration between all sectors.


The company's staff consists of professional engineers, scientists, technologists and technicians from a wide range of disciplines. These highly skilled individuals have access to 21 well-equipped, specialized laboratories. Together, the resources allow us to offer a range of forward-looking technology services to help clients advance technology, solve complex problems, and maximize asset performance.


Finally, we are customer-focused: To ensure our customers have high confidence in our services, we attract the best resources, are highly responsive and constantly strive to improve the quality and value of our services.  


Powertech has an exciting and challenging opportunity for a Quality Engineer to join a team of professionals based at Powertech Labs in Surrey B.C.


Department Overview

Powertech’s Quality department is the driver for the company’s continual improvement program. We have been registered to ISO 9001 since 1997 and many of our tests are accredited to ISO 17025. We are also a certified organization in the Engineers and Geoscientists BC's OQM


Role Overview

In this role, you will be involved in a variety of tasks and initiatives to maintain and improve the quality of our service and products.


Major Responsibilities

  • Plan and conduct internal quality audits against ISO 9001 and ISO 17025

  • Conduct technical gap analysis for ISO 17025 and related programs

  • Review processes to identify opportunities for improvements

Required Education

  • An engineering degree from a recognized university in electrical, mechanical, chemical, or related.

  • Registered or eligible for registration as a Professional Engineer or Engineer in Training with Engineers and Geoscientists BC

  • Quality auditor training

  • Project management training


Technical Skills and Experience

  • Minimum of 4 years related experience; preference may be given to applicants with greater related experience

  • Experience with quality processes and practices related to testing and services

  • Experience in quality auditing against ISO 9001, and ISO 17025 standards

  • Experience in project management

  • Strong technical background in engineering

Performance Competencies

  • Demonstrated rigor in modeling safety behaviours and safety awareness for working in laboratories and the field.

  • Excellent relationship building skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Excellent customer service skills with ability to envision “walking in the customers’ shoes”

  • Excellent decision making capabilities

  • Excellent detail-oriented, problem solving skills

  • Ability to work in a dynamic and collaborative team environment

  • Ability to complete tasks independently

  • Ability to quickly learn and apply new concepts, principles and solutions

  • Demonstrates dependability and commitment to projects/tasks

  • Focus on consistency and quality in all work activities

  • Ability to optimally adapt to a constrained schedule and perform under pressure

  • Strong multitasking and organizational skills


    Location:  Surrey B.C.

    Job ID:  PQENG2018.45

    Job Status:  Full-Time Regular

    Compensation & Benefits:  Powertech Labs Inc. offers a very comprehensive total rewards package based on a healthy work/life balance.

    Close Date:  November 25, 2018


    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. 


    All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


    To apply and to obtain more information on Powertech Labs Inc. visit our website at


Posted: November 2, 2018
Closes: November 25, 2018