Electric Quality Control Specialist - RCS Corporation

Electric Quality Control Specialist


Job Type: Contract To Hire
Posted: 06/23/2022


RCS Corporation has an immediate need for Electric Quality Control Specialists located in California.  This is a full-time, contract assignment, with potential for direct employment thereafter.

Who We Are

RCS Corporation is a certified Woman Business Enterprise (WBE) specializing in the recruitment of professionals for best-of-class companies throughout the United States.  Since 1994, RCS recruits top talent for direct hire, temp-to-perm and contract staffing positions and provides customized payroll services. Our Recruiting Specialties consist of all Engineering Disciplines, Project Management, Project Controls, Information Technology, Energy Efficiency and Business Professionals.

Our Client

Our client is a utility specialty contractor with over 20 years of experience working with the nation's largest utility providers, private contractors and developers, municipalities and cooperatives. They specialize in providing turnkey solutions for project of all sizes, and do so with dedication to completing the job on-time while providing the industry’s most innovative safety standards and are driven by a corporate culture of Safety, Integrity, Customer Focus and Employee Empowerment.


The Electric Quality Control (QC) Specialist conducts field assessments on  electric distribution facilities. These work assessments focus on verifying the quality of:

  • Overhead (OH) and underground (UG) inspections as required by GO 165.
  • Construction work performed by division construction crews in conjunction with emergency and planned Electric Corrective (EC) notifications to ensure facilities are repaired/constructed per the requirements of Construction Standards.
  • PS&R and construction supervisors completed work verification of the inspectors and crews completed work.
  • Construction jobs, the associated documentation and proper order closure.


  • Works independently with some guidance from senior peers or leaders on a wide range of straightforward to complex audits & assessments. Uses knowledge of electric utility regulatory general orders to conduct quality control reviews to measure adherence to and accountability for the inspections as required by GO 165, the repair and construction of electric distribution facilities as required by Construction Standards, order closure. Monitors consistency in construction standards.
  • Builds, maintains and manages a schedule of quality control audits to conduct within the assigned division(s).
  • Prepares and communicates results through detailed reports. Presents to leaders with summaries, conclusions and recommendations.
  • Identifies, documents and shares best practices and lessons learned from field assessments. Collaborates with, provides guidance and addresses questions from PS&R supervisors, M&C construction supervisors, Electric Foremen, Estimating, QA specialists and EC program managers, providing just-in-time feedback, sharing best practices, findings and corrective actions.
  • Validates quality of inspections and patrols for OH and UG assets completed by compliance inspectors. Validates minor work performance completed by compliance inspectors.
  • Validates quality of EC notifications and construction work completed by construction crews by reviewing recently constructed EC and Critical Operating Equipment (COE) jobs.
  • Assesses quality of PS&R and Construction supervisor completed work verifications
  • Assesses quality of work completed compared to job estimates that includes review of supporting documentation and proper order closure.
  • Performs additional audit, quality control and/or validation activities to support compliance with GO 165, 95 and 128 or to support other regulatory audit requirements such as order closure verifications.
  • Understands, demonstrates and adheres to all company and regulatory safety practices and requirements.


  • High school diploma or GED
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field is preferred
  • California Driver’s License
  • Qualified Electrical Worker (QEW)
  • Completion of Electric Utility Apprentice Program training
  • ASQ Certified Quality Auditor or equivalent
  • ASQ Certified Quality Improvement Specialist
  • 5-7 years of total relevant experience in the utility industry
  • Current or previous experience as a Compliance Inspector, Journey Lineman, Field Engineer Technician, M&C Coordinator, Quality Auditor
  • Experience in compliance inspection, distribution maintenance & construction, quality assurance or quality control auditing
  • Experience in conducting root cause investigations
  • Broad knowledge of General Orders 165, 95 and 128
  • Thorough knowledge of the Electric Distribution Preventive Maintenance Program
  • Thorough knowledge of the requirements of the OH and UG Construction Manual
  • Proficient data analysis and reporting skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word
  • Teamwork and collaboration skills.
  • General knowledge of root cause investigation methods and techniques
  • Good communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to travel 50% of the time
RCS is an equal opportunity employer that prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type. RCS recruits, hires, and promotes for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, citizenship status, disability, military status, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, genetic information or age. All terms and conditions of employment such as compensation, benefits, work assignment, availability of facilities and privileges of employment are administered on the same basis of equality.
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