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Director of Laboratories Job

Location: Decatur
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

Acuity Brands Director of Laboratories Job in Decatur , Georgia We Light the Way! Acuity Brands (NYSE: AYI) is transforming the lighting industry. We take pride in our 12,000 employees, and they take pride in working with the best in the industry. Join a team committed to lighting the way to a more brilliant, connected, and productive world. Individually we are talented, but together we are unstoppable. About this Location: This team is located in a recently renovated Innovation center in Decatur, GA, which houses state of the art design validation equipment, teams and facilities. The onsite caf--, game room, indoor/outdoor exercise facilities and offer competitive work-life balance opportunities to achieve the collective business and personal goals. How you will contribute: This role is responsible for the oversight of all laboratory functions related to product Safety Certification testing (UL/CSA/CE,etc), Photometric testing, Electrical/Electronic Validation testing, and Reliability testing. This includes quality management systems to ISO 17025 standards, lab facilities and equipment, and coordinating and managing testing of Acuity Brands products to third party certification test methods, industry standards, and Acuity developed test methods. Additionally, this role is responsible for direct supervision of laboratory management staff at multiple Acuity Brands Lighting "ABL" laboratory facilities. Schedules testing to best utilize the resources of multiple ABL laboratories by optimizing laboratory throughput and minimizing the impact on new product development timelines Provides guidance in the development of testing plans and participate in project reviews to assure completeness of testing in the areas of safety certification testing, photometric testing, electrical/electronic validation testing, and reliability testing Evaluates products/designs with respect to existing standards. Provides recommendations for luminaire design based on test results. Establishes and maintains third party laboratory accreditations for testing done in the labs. Accomplished by maintaining laboratory quality system, schedules and participates in internal and external audits by certification bodies Develops new test methods to address new/revised industry standards or to address changing technology within Acuity Brands Interprets results of tests and create action plans for continued testing Identifies and acquires new/additional testing equipment as needed Represents Acuity Brands at industry associations associated with the development of testing standards Contributes to development of standards and balances results that are beneficial to Acuity Brands and the industry as whole by building and maintaining relationships of trust with various standards and certification agencies, negotiating mutually beneficial outcomes, and strategically manage these vendor relationships to ensure business optimization Through the use of Lean (ABS) tools (KPI metrics, root cause-countermeasure, kaizen, etc.) drives continuous improvement in the labs Acts as mentor for Lean tools (ABS) and coaches others. Demonstrates a working knowledge and ability to use Lean (ABS) principles and tools. Actively seeks process improvements and strategies to reduce waste. Focuses on continuous improvement for self and team. Qualified Applicants will have: Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical or Electronic Engineering, or a related discipline Ten years experience in technical role with at least five years of management, preferably in testing laboratories accredited under ISO 17025 Knowledge of the scientific method as it applies to testing and the required attention to detail to ensure test accuracy (laboratory measurements) Advanced level understanding of electricity: inherently understanding voltage, current, life safety elements, etc. inductance, capacitance, impedance, resonance and reactance, instrumentation schematics, control circuitry, ground detection and protective relaying (including the use of associated drawings for diagnosing circuit trouble) series, parallel and combination circuits applied to AC and DC circuits Understanding of instrumentation used in electrical, thermal, photometric, and reliability laboratories including EMI, surge, transient, ESD, EFT, and Data Acquisition systems Ability to develop an understanding of the mathematics and science of photometric testing including equipment setup, operation, troubleshooting and repair Understanding of electronic components used in solid state lighting products and controls and their interaction as a system Ability to develop tests from standards documents and develop test methods to validate new designs for which standardized testing doesn't exist. Develop new test setups to improve existing test methods (automated test set-ups.) Basic understanding of HALT, HASS, HASA and ALT in the electronic design and manufacturing environment Proficient with SharePoint software, Excel, Word, Outlook, Teams and other Windows applications Physical requirements of medium work - ability to exert, over shoulder level, up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and /or up to 25 pounds of force frequently, and /or 10 pounds of force constantly, to move objects We invite you to apply today to join us as We Light the Way to a Brilliant, Productive, and Connected World! Please utilize the internal career site to apply if you are a current employee at Acuity Brands. We value diversity and are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regards to race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, ethnicity or national origin, disability, pregnancy, religion, covered veteran status, protected genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. Please click here (https://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf) and here (https://e-verify.uscis.gov/web/media/resourcesContents/E-Verify_Participation_Poster_ES.pdf) for more information. Accommodation for Applicants with Disabilities: As an equal opportunity employer, Acuity Brands is committed to providing reasonable accommodations in its application process for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans. If you have difficulty using our online system due to a disability and need an accommodation, you may contact us at (770) 922-9000. Please clearly indicate what type of accommodation you are requesting and for what requisition. Any unsolicited resumes sent to Acuity Brands from a third party, such as an Agency recruiter, including unsolicited resumes sent to an Acuity Brands mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to Acuity Brands employees, or to Acuity Brands resume database will be considered Acuity Brands property. Acuity Brands will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume. Acuity Brands will consider any candidate for whom an Agency has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Agency free of any charges or fees. This includes any Agency that is an approved/engaged vendor, but does not have the appropriate approvals to be engaged on a search.

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