This key position will be responsible for the following key activities at APA’s Technical Services Division:
Develop or update design information for gravity and lateral load (wind and seismic) design through engineering
Conduct product or assembly testing, evaluation, and research
Prepare test reports based on data analysis or engineering
Perform engineering services for the public and APA members
Participate in the activities of building code and standard development
Participate in committee activities relevant to the needs of the APA membership
Interact with the staff of other organizations on technical issues
Substantial opportunities exist for professional growth through regular contacts with the forest products industry, scientific/engineering community, regulatory agencies, and other research organizations throughout the world.
An M.S. or advanced degree in engineering or other related fields, with a minimum of 2 years of experience in timber engineering or construction, or in building code development, is required. A P.E. certificate or experience in glued engineered wood products is a plus. The candidate must be willing to conduct testing in the lab, in addition to periodic travel, both domestically and internationally, and must be self-motivated and a team player.
About APA - The Engineered Wood Association
APA is a nonprofit trade association that has grown and evolved with the engineered wood industry. APA was founded in 1933 as the Douglas Fir Plywood Association and was later recognized as the American Plywood Association. In 1994, APA changed its name to APA – The Engineered Wood Association to better reflect the range of products manufactured by APA members and the international scope of the Association.
APA members are comprised of well-known industry leaders, whose mills produce the majority of the structural wood panel products manufactured in North America, plus a host of engineered wood products that include glued laminated timber (glulam), cross-laminated timber (CLT), wood I-joists and structural composite lumber.
APA represents approximately 175 member mills in 23 states and seven provinces. APA income is based on member dues and other client fees. APA is governed by its members through a Board of Trustees and several member advisory committees that set policy, review strategy and oversee implementation of strategic plans and programs.