IEA Corp., an EverWatch company is in search of an Elevator Inspector to support the Department of State in Arlington, VA.
A professional, experienced vertical transportation inspector to provide detailed code compliance safety inspections and oversight of required testing for vertical transportation equipment operating in the Department of State diplomatic facilities abroad. Work of this nature will require candidates to work with local elevator companies around the world and the ability to understand the elevator safety standards of the host nation. Performing quality inspections at some locations requires that the inspector is able to convey complicated requirements to those who are unfamiliar with US industry standard practices and therefore requires sound communication skills, command over the subject materials, patience and drive. The ability to manage and lead is essential.
a) Work with local resources to successfully accomplish the complicated task of vertical transportation inspection and testing.
b) Travel globally to conduct periodic elevator safety inspections and witness safety testing ensuring compliance with 15 FAM 660, OBO-Elevator Management (OBO-EM) directives and applicable safety codes.
c) Witness required testing of various elevator safety components to ensure compliance with applicable safety codes, manufacturer’s specifications and OBO-EM directives.
d) Conduct final acceptance inspections on new elevator and modernized elevator systems for compliance with OBO contract specifications, OBO-EM directives and applicable codes.
e) Provide detailed inspection reports reflecting the inspection / testing results, identifying code deficiencies and recommendations.
f) Provide technical assistance to Facility Managers (FM) and / or Post POC regarding testing and inspection requirements.
g) Explain elevator safety code compliance deficiencies to the FM and / or Post POC in order resolve identified issues.
h) Perform detailed vertical transportation equipment condition assessment and provide a detailed report on findings.
i) Working with facility staff and local service contractors, lead the inspection and testing process to achieve the desired results.
j) Coordinate inspection scheduling with facility staff; submit the required travel documents; and make the necessary travel arrangements.
k) Confirm with facility staff that the local maintenance contractors understand the Scope of Work and are capable of performing the required tasks.
l) Assist in maintaining OBO- EM inspection statistics (spreadsheets, status reports) and GMMS database.
m) Assign GMMS work orders as directed by OBO-EM.
n) Assist in the peer review of plans, specifications, and technical reports prepared by others.
o) Assist OBO-EM in providing applicable safety and technical training.
p) Assist OBO-EM in presenting technical reports and propose solutions.
q) Explain technical requirements to others.
r) Assist in developing and implementing an OBO-EM elevator safety program presentation to Facility Managers, OBO staff and others.
The Elevator Inspector (Levels I, II, and III) shall meet the below qualifications.
a) Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.
b) Full time professional experience performing code compliance inspections of vertical transportation equipment and systems.
c) Must be certified as a Qualified Elevator Inspector (ASME QEI-1) by an organization accredited by the American National Standards Institute. And must maintain QEI credentials through the contract period.
d) A proven track record of escalating responsibility and participation in vertical transportation inspection and testing in a major US market.
e) Initiative and sound judgement;
f) Strong organizational skills and the ability to work independently;
g) Must be able endure the physical and mental challenges of global travel and working in varying political, climatic and economic environments.
h) A proven mastery of the materials, methods and target results that allows for creative problem solving; Ability to communicate effectively both in writing and orally;
i) Detailed knowledge of elevator safety codes, building codes as they relate to elevator systems, and fire protection codes as they relate to elevator systems;
j) Ability to learn and apply foreign codes and standards;
k) Ability to drive the inspection process in locations where routine inspection and testing practices are different, lesser or nonexistent;
l) Demonstrated ability to work through complex issues of code compliance and the methods for obtaining results;
m) Strong working knowledge of MS Office products, MS Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.
* Active Secret security clearance with the ability to obtain a Top Secret security clearance
a) Experience working as an IUEC Mechanic or Certified Elevator Technician (CET).
b) Experience with foreign vertical transportation equipment codes and standards.