To have and maintain a good knowledge of relevant International, European, North American and Canadian standards, Regulations, Codes & Directives – European, Russian, American NEC / Canadian CEC. Ensuring that all new and existing products comply with all necessary Standards.
To provide guidance to all departments on the application of Standards, Regulations and Directives.
To obtain new certificates for all new products under the guidance of the Product Development Manager. Examples of new certifications: IECEx / ATEX / ABS / Lloyds / BV etc.
To maintain all current certificates, dealing with renewals and product design updates and/or modifications.
To generate and maintain all certification documentation. Maintaining proper records, certification files and documentation control procedures, developing and improving these systems when necessary.
Check and approve from a certification perspective the creation of new and modification of all current bills of material within the IFS business system.
To liaise with all third party certification and testing authorities.
To carry out and monitor practical certification testing.
To organise and participate in certification related internal and external audits.
To control and maintain the R&D laboratory and the equipment within it.
To maintain product marking systems, registers, Declarations of Conformity etc. in line with certification updates and changes.
To prepare company declarations and official statements relating to certification, approvals and product applications in line with installation standards / codes.
To assist in ensuring the company is playing an active role and are represented on all industry technical and standards related committees and working groups (BSI, Cenelec etc).
Maintain good communications between departments.
To be familiar with and work in accordance with all QA systems operated within the company.
Maintain good housekeeping and hygiene within your work areas – this includes the R&D laboratory areas.
Ensure that you, customer representatives and any other third parties work in a ‘safe’ manner and comply with the company’s Health and Safety policies and procedures.
Promote a safe working environment by directly challenging or reporting unsafe practices and hazardous working conditions and by making suggestions where improvements can or should be made.