Highly Technical and controlled work environment with very detailed standard based testing requirements for all products.
Laboratory Technician III (Former Employee) – Richmond, BC – 8 September 2017
A typical day involved a detailed design review of products to be evaluated and tested. A product was then dismantled (as required) and subjected to all forms of design scrutiny related to highly specific electrical and mechanical safety requirements.
All design and testing information collected during the evaluation was collected and documented as crucial information used to determine compliance with the applicable standards.
I loved the detailed involvement of all aspects of the job. I also enjoyed the requirements to expose the samples to all sorts of environmental exposure that might occur in the real world. Exposure conditions were both normal and abnormal and usually required exclusive monitoring to collect the resultant behavior necessary to justify the operation and mis-operation.
The lab and people in or involved with the lab were all highly technical and experienced professionals. Most were a pleasure to work with.
The most difficult part of the job was all aspects of the testing, setup, operation and collection of data for all aspects of the sample function.
The best part of the job was being allowed to intentionally blow things up.
Assistant Operations Manager (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 21 May 2015
Generally work with the certification staff, guiding and providing support, manage day to day activities of the staff. Mostly concentrating on production of jobs to be delivered and closed on a daily basis which was the hardest part of the job.
Loose management environment providing freedom to conduct business in manner deemed appropriate.
Conformity Services Certifier/Investigator (Former Employee) – Richmond, BC – 21 October 2014
Upper management has changed the corporate direction from customer-centric to bottom line driven. All customers, both large and small, are treated and charged the same regardless of hardships or biases.
Laboratory Technologist (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 22 September 2014
A typical day at work was pretty steady day. I get into the office, logon to my computer, Then I go into the lab and proceed with preparing test samples and test setup. I learned to manage my time quiet well in meeting deadlines as I set time to assembly line my testing.
Senior Internal Auditor (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 28 December 2013
A productive and interesting place to work. My role as an Internal Auditor at Canadian Standard association (CSA Group) had gained me demonstrated knowledge and experience in performing risk and financial analysis. In addition, with my recent academic achievement of the Critical Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) designation, I was given the opportunity to demonstrate this knowledge by carrying out the risk identification process and developing risk based audit programs.
PRODUCT GROUP MANAGER (Former Employee) – Rexdale and Mississauga, GTA, Ontario – 12 December 2013
CSA Group offers a unique experience to work with very professional people inside and outside of the organization. The company offers a great work life balance but opportunities for advancement could be limited depending on your position.