Technician, Electrical Compliance in Vancouver, WA at Hawthorne Gardening Co.

Date Posted: 1/15/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

At the Hawthorne Gardening Company (HGC) we want our people to empower more people to garden no matter where and how they choose to grow. We accomplish this by encouraging people to live happier, healthier lives through gardening. If you also feel this way then you’d fit in great with us!

We are looking for an Electrical Compliance Technician who will join our Hawthorne Gardening team in Vancouver, WA.

This position is required to conduct testing critical to product safety compliance (specifically UL and CSA Standards) and performance. These tests could be electrical, mechanical or environmental. The Compliance Technician must develop knowledge of the multiple types of products we sell. This requires mechanical, photometric, and electrical knowledge. This position is project based and must be able to work well with others, be a problem solver, and work with safety and quality always being the main focus.

What you’ll do in this role:

  • Use computer-assisted engineering software (SolidWorks) to perform engineering tasks

  • Conceive, plan, and conduct research in problem areas or areas of opportunity for the

  • business. 

  • Support product categories with product development and testing  

  • Inspect products and installations to ensure compliance with design, equipment specifications, and safety standards 

  • Understanding of electrical systems, ability to create and follow electrical schematics according to test plans  

  • Execute pre-tests cooperatively with test labs on equipment

  • Prepares periodic reports for management

  • Must be able to follow Test Plans developed by the Compliance Engineer.

What you’ll need to be successful:

  • BS or AS in Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, or on track to graduate soon.

  • Basic programming skills. 

  • Excellent quantitative skills.

  • Be comfortable in and familiar with a certified testing lab environment

  • Ability to handle multiple projects or tasks simultaneously

  • Ability to work at a fast pace and manage a fast growing environment.

  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, to communicate both internal and external, as well as all levels of the organization.

  • Excellent organizational, analytical, planning and problem-solving capabilities.

  • Preferred experience with common data science toolkits, such as R, NumPy, and MatLab. 

  • Preferred experience with product compliance safety standards such as UL 1598, UL 508A, and UL 8800

What we do for you (just to list a few cool ones):

  • A place on an engaged team of passionate colleagues in a growing and dynamic industry

  • Offer extremely competitive benefits including: Health, Dental and Vision coverage

  • First day of hire, 401K match (up to 7.5%) and discounted stock purchasing program (15% discount)

  • 13 paid holidays and generous vacation policy

  • Fitness Club Reimbursement ($350)

  • Nutrition reimbursement program (up to $200 per associate and per spouse)

  • Our commitment to diversity and inclusion includes employee resource groups: Scotts Women’s Network, Scotts Black Employee Network, Scotts Veterans Network, GroPride Network, and Scotts Young Professionals

Our commitment to LiveTotal Health puts the wellness and safety of our associates and their families as the top priority.  Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring associate safety has been a primary focus for all of us at Scotts.  During this year’s flu season and the continuing pandemic, we remain committed to doing everything we can to keep our associates healthy and safe.   As such, we are requiring our US associates to get a flu vaccine. This safety measure will help protect our associates, our families and our communities.  We recognize a medical or personal circumstance may prevent you from meeting this requirement and we have a process to address those concerns.

Not interested in this role? Check out our other career opportunities and learn more about what it’s like to work at Hawthorne Gardening Company by accessing our Talent Network: HGC Talent Network

The Hawthorne Gardening Company is a start-up company focused on hydroponic gardening. Dedicated to creating high quality products founded in social and environmental responsibility. Backed by the largest lawn and garden company in the U.S. (Scotts Miracle-Gro, NYSE: SMG) we bring new ideas, values, and culture to our endeavors without the constraints of a large corporation. We are an energetic, progressive-minded, sustainability-focused group of highly-motivated individuals, eager to share our love of gardening with the world.

The brands and products within our portfolio include: Sunlight Supply, General Hydroponics, General Organics, Vermicrop, Botanicare, AeroGarden, CanFilters and Gavita Lighting.

Hawthorne Gardening Company is an EEO Employer, dedicated to a culturally diverse, drug free workplace.

EEO/AA Employer/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Notification to Agencies:

Please note that the Hawthorne Gardening Company does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement, and specific approval to submit resumes to an approved requisition, the Hawthorne Gardening Company will not consider or approve payment regarding recruiter fees or referral compensations.