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QA Inspector - Electrical

046731 Requisition #

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 95,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,400 offices and laboratories around the world.


QA Inspector-Electrical

Industrial Division

Greater Toronto Area




Reporting to the Business Manager, the incumbent will be responsible for supervising the manufacturing, construction or installation of different components to ensure compliance with technical drawings, client specifications and applicable standards according to SGS procedures.


The incumbent will perform various tasks related to the supervision of manufacturing processes, such as progress reports, witness testing, dimensional, pre-shipment, loading and commissioning inspections on a short-, medium-, and long-term basis.




  • Business Manager,
  • The incumbent performs the work specified by the inspection coordinators/project managers;




·         Perform tasks specified by his/her supervisor and/or department coordinator;

·         Identify and analyse customer needs;

·         Plan and prepare work to be completed onsite at the client’s location (documents, equipment);

·         Ensure that all equipment necessary is in proper working condition and that the calibration is still valid;

·         Consult with clients and/or suppliers to obtain information required for carrying out the work;

·         Coordinate actions with the client and/or supplier with regards to the manufacturer’s project schedule;

·         Ensure that onsite work completed at the client’s location is consistent with the mandate, is completed on time and is conducted in a professional manner with meticulous attention to detail in order to provide excellent service;

·         Review quality plans provided by manufacturers and their subcontractors;

·         Review purchase orders intended for suppliers;

·         Review technical specifications;

·         Review test reports;

·         Verify the implementation of quality plans and applicable procedures;

·         Verify manufacturing compliance with drawings and technical specifications;

·         Perform visual and dimensional welding inspections according to the criteria specified in the quote;

·         Verify actual work progress;

·         Communicate with the client when requested by the manager and/or supervisor;

·         Complete the necessary quality forms related to monitoring or inspection work;

·         Ensure that suppliers issue a non-conformance report and send it to the client if non-conformance is identified;

·         Notify the client should non-conformance be identified at a work site;

·         Prepare non-conformance reports and forward them to the manufacturer when non-conformance is identified;

·         Participate in factory meetings when manufacturing quality is on the agenda;

·         Witness manufacturing testing and trial assemblies;

·         Prepare clear and concise reports within the prescribed time frames (usually 24 hours after completion);

·         Perform administrative tasks such as data entry, filing and photocopying documents and issuing certificates, complete special projects.



  • EDUCATION:  Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or Engineering Technologist in Electrical Engineering;

·         EXPERIENCE:  Over 3 years of relevant experience in construction sites.




·                Ability to read and interpret complex schematic diagram/drawings.

·                Ability to write detailed and comprehensive technical reports in Word and/or Excel format.

·                Knowledge of the following electrical standards; Canadian Electrical Code, NFPA 70 (NEC), IEC, ASTM, ANSI, IEEE, UL, API.

·                Inspection experience with the following components; power cables, overhead line conductors, transformers, reactors, protection relay and control panels, motors and generators, switchgear, telecommunication equipment, etc.

·                Experience in inspection & supervision of construction projects for Infrastructures, utilities, urban development, power distribution

·                Experience in inspection & supervision of construction activities for excavation, shoring, deep foundation

·                Knowledge on reading underground utility drawings and locate drawings

·                Knowledge on hydro vacuum excavation and day lighting

·                Experience in temporary support for underground utilities (cable, water main, gas, …)

·                Knowledge in City of Toronto MCR and regulation for Construction/development in Urban

·                Knowledge in Book-7 requirements and traffic control

·                Knowledge in minimum clearances for construction around utilities

·                Experience in inspection of power distribution pole, installation & assembly would be an asset

·                Experience in underground and above ground (Overhead) electrical system

·                Experience in power distribution standards and requirements

·                Must be able to read, understand and follow work instructions in a safe, accurate and timely manner.

·                Candidates must be proficient in using various types of computer software (Word, Excel. PowerPoint & Outlook).

·                Proven ability to manage and coordinate multiple projects in a fast-paced, highly professional environment.

·                Candidates must demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills including grammar and composition.

·                Ability to work well with others & independently.

·                Proven time management skills and a strong attention to detail.

·                Works well under pressure.

·                Extended hours and shift work may be required from time to time.

·                Travel to other SGS locations or client location may be required from time to time.

·                Ensures full compliance with the company’s Health & Safety, Code of Integrity, and Professional Conduct policies.




SGS Canada is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to achieving greater accessibility by providing accommodation for people with disabilities during our hiring process.  Accommodations are available on request for qualified candidates during each stage of the recruitment process.


Please note that candidates applying for Canadian job openings should be authorized to work in Canada



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