Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission
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Make a Career Connection! We are looking for individuals who would like to come to work for a small, independent regulatory agency dedicated to saving lives. We work very hard to protect the public from the unreasonable risk of injury and death from consumer products. Every U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) employee is proud to be a part of a team that works together to assure that the products you use every day are safe. Consider a position at the CPSC as your career choice.
Join the team! This position is located in the Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction, Directorate for Laboratory Sciences (LS), Division of Mechanical Engineering (LSM). The selectee for this position will be responsible for research, test, and evaluation activities in the mechanical engineering sciences and technologies. This laboratory is responsible for a wide range of analytical and technical testing activities, researching test methodologies, establishing national testing protocols and standards, and compliance testing pursuant to several Federal Acts and regulations.
The laboratory carries out its responsibility for determining the products of combustion from consumer products, hazard detection and/or mitigation devices associated with combustion in consumer products, including products generating carbon monoxide (CO), such as camping heaters, internal combustion engines, and/or a wide variety of gas fired home heating appliances and/or determining the heat generation rate from burning consumer products. LSM also evaluates hazards associated with durable children's products, toys, mechanical based products, lawn and garden equipment, and sports and recreation equipment. LS uses a wide range of instrumentation and methodologies to analyze and/or measure the hazards associated with combustion, including evaluation of the heat generation rate, and the analysis of the products of combustion from internal combustion engines and other consumer products. Some examples are testing engine generators in a controlled environmental chamber to determine the CO generation rate from an internal combustion engine, testing CO alarms in a controlled environment to determine the response time to a variety of agents, and modeling the dispersion of CO in a home from an engine generator placed in the basement or garage. LSM is also responsible for testing children's toys, home and garden products, bicycle helmets, and pool and spa accessories and safety related systems for compliance with federal regulations and consensus standards for construction and function.
- U.S Citizenship Required.
- Background Investigation Required.
- Must meet education requirements.