Roshini Chandran

Roshini Chandran

Product Safety Engineer – Certifier I

In 2022, CSA Group launched a Graduate Development Program aimed at providing new graduates with the opportunity to gain the technical and project management skills required to kick-start their career at a testing, inspection, and certification organization. New graduates receive hands-on training and mentorship, and if successful, gain the opportunity to join the organization as a product safety engineer. After impressing her mentors during the training curriculum, Roshini Chandran was invited to join CSA Group’s energy storage team in Cleveland. Roshini shares more about her experience as a new graduate at CSA Group, and the important role that the organization’s supportive work environment has played in her continued success.

  1. Describe your CSA Group career journey.

    I recently graduated from the University of Akron (Ohio) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering. While looking for job opportunities in my senior year, I came across CSA Group’s Graduate Development Program. I applied and was invited for an interview. During the interview process, I was very impressed with the individuals who I met – they made me feel comfortable. Also, I loved that the program involved a 10-month training curriculum that provided me with the opportunity to experience and understand the organization better. Once enrolled in the program, I had the chance to meet with several project managers, regional vice presidents and even the CEO and get exposure to many departments and functions. At the end of the program, I had the opportunity to select my preferred product area. I am proud to share that I recently joined CSA Group as a Product Safety Engineer, Certifier I on our energy storage team.

  2. What is a typical day at work like for you?

    As a product safety engineer, I typically start my day by reviewing emails and prioritizing my tasks. I am a “list person”, so I usually have a couple of to-do lists on the go at any given time. I support testing and certification projects, and I am involved in several lab maintenance initiatives.
    Beyond my day-to-day tasks, training and development is ongoing. CSA Group invests in me, ensuring that I get the necessary qualifications for my role, and keep my knowledge and skill set as current as possible. During training, we occasionally participate in mock activities to put our training to practice before we enter the lab.

  3. What is the most rewarding aspect of your role at CSA Group?

    The most rewarding aspect of my role at CSA Group is the opportunity to learn and grow every day. With the support of my colleagues, manager, and mentors, I have been able to develop new skills, take on new responsibilities and challenge myself with new projects. I am looking forward to continuing down this career path, deepening my expertise, and taking on new responsibilities.

  4. If you could describe working at CSA Group in one word, what would it be? Why?

    Supportive. CSA Group has a positive and encouraging environment where employees are valued, respected, and offered the help and resources they need to succeed. We are provided with relevant training for both the business management and technical aspects of our roles. My colleagues and mentors take the time and effort to answer my questions and help me understand the scope and requirements of my projects.

  5. Why is CSA Group a great place to work?

    The people! They make learning and working together enjoyable. Everyone at CSA Group has been very welcoming and approachable. I feel comfortable asking questions and raising my hand for new opportunities to learn. Although my colleagues are very busy, they are always happy to take the time to answer my questions patiently. CSA Group is also a great place to work because of the significant impact we make towards building a safer and more sustainable world. The CSA certification mark is so recognizable and respected – I feel proud to be part of the organization behind it.

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