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Engineer - FM Approvals

Company: FM Global
Location: Somerville
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

More information about this job:Overview:FM Approvals is an international leader in third-party testing and certification services. We test property loss prevention products and services--for use in commercial and industrial facilities--to verify they meet rigorous loss prevention standards of quality, technical integrity and performance. How? By employing a worldwide certification process that-'s backed by scientific research and testing, and over a century of experience.--The FM APPROVED mark is recognized and respected worldwide. Our certification instills confidence and commands respect in your marketplace.
Responsibilities:In this position you will plan, conduct and direct the evaluation and certification of property loss prevention products, with little or no supervision, in the area of building materials and assemblies. The testing will push the product-'s performance as it relates to wind, fire and other exposures in our world class, state of the art laboratories. You will help to increase the technical knowledge and provide solutions to the problems of property loss prevention and mitigation.--Duties will include, but are not limited to, the development of proposals, project management, supervision of tests, documentation of results, preparation of written reports and other complex tasks associated with third party product certification. In addition, duties may include making presentations and providing representation to trade associations. The working environment includes both the office and laboratory. Overnight travel, to consult with customers, attend technical conferences and to conduct and monitor tests at test facilities, is typically less than 20%. Qualifications:

  • BS in technical area + 3 years experience or MS in technical area.
  • Technical degree in civil, structural or mechanical engineering preferred!
  • Knowledge of, and experience with, building materials, components, and assemblies is desired. A background in statics and/or material properties is beneficial.
  • Successful candidate should have demonstrated project management skills, results analysis skills, superior written and verbal communication skills and computer proficiency with programs such as Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Professional registration and / or knowledge of FM Global Property Loss Prevention Datasheets is beneficial. Knowledge of FM Approvals Standards is preferred. Candidate must have a good understanding from experience or training in root cause analysis.Candidate must have the ability to read, write and speak English proficiently and the ability to understand and follow English instructions.Candidate must possess outstanding relationship management skills including:
    • Exceptional customer service skills
    • Excellent communication skills (both orally and in writing)
    • Active listening skills to understand the points being made when someone else is speaking and giving full attention to the speaker
    • Effective speaking skills to convey direction, information and technical concepts
    • Ability to work effectively as a strong and supportive member of a team
    • Demonstrated skill in organizing work, setting priorities and planningWorking product evaluation environment involves fire, smoke, heat and the use of adhesives and binders.We offer our employees a wide range of benefits including career long learning opportunities, tuition reimbursement, 401 (k), pension, flexible schedules, rich health and well-being programs, generous time off allowances, volunteer days and so much more!--FM Approvals is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse workforce.--Please note that all FM Approval visitors, including external candidates interviewing for open positions will be required to be vaccinated and should be prepared to provide proof of vaccination.--#LI-TA1----

Keywords: FM Global, Somerville , Engineer - FM Approvals, Engineering , Somerville, Massachusetts

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