Harj started his apprenticeship for an “Industrial Electrician” at Victoria Plywood having opportunities to work on motor control and troubleshooting industrial electrical equipment. He then took these skills to The Corporation of Saanich, doing design and installation on a SCADA system. The last position he had held before coming to Camosun, was as an electrical supervisor at Automation Systems Associates Ltd. ASA designed and assembled equipment for various high tech firms including Ballard Power Systems, Moli Energy, Cellex, and JDS Uniphase. At ASA, Harj was responsible for assembly, design, testing, troubleshooting and quality control of equipment. Through these various job opportunities, he has acquired experience in industrial electrical and power electronics. Harj has also gained good experience in the residential field through the part-time operation of his own company. Harj has worked at Camosun in the Electrical department since 2000.