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Certification Engineer

Region: Cramlington

CMP Products, part of the British Engines Group, is a market leader in the design and manufacture of cable glands, cable accessories and cable cleats for installation in industrial, marine and explosive atmospheres. Continuous improvement and innovation ensure that CMP’s products lead the way in quality, safety and performance.

The company is based close to Newcastle upon Tyne in Cramlington, Northumberland and has offices across the world including the USA, Asia, Russia, Middle East, Australia and South Africa.

To find out more about us please visit www.cmp-products.com.

The role

 Reporting to the Lead Certification Engineer, this role will be responsible for providing certification control and support within the departments at CMP.

Duties will include

  • To have and maintain good knowledge of relevant International, European, North American and Canadian standards, regulations, codes and directives as well as European, Russian, American NEC/Canadian Electrical Code (CEC). Ensuring that all new and existing products comply with all necessary standards.
  • To provide guidance to all departments within CMP 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 include: IECEx, ATEX,ABS, Lloyds, BV.
  • 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.
  • To check and approve from a certification perspective, the creation of new and maintaining 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 research and development (R&D) laboratory.
  • To maintain product marking systems, registers, declarations of conformity in line with certification updates and changes.
  • To prepare CMP declarations and official statements relating to certification, approvals and product applications in line with installation standards/codes.
  • To assist in ensuring CMP are represented on all industry technical and standards related committees and working groups (BSI, Cenelec etc).
  • To be familiar with and work in accordance with all quality assurance systems operated within CMP.
  • To 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.
  • To ensure that you work in a safe manner and comply with the company’s Health, Safety and Environmental Policy.

The person

The successful candidates must have:

  • Self-motivation and an innovative approach to problem solving
  • An eye for detail
  • Good organisational and time management skills
  • An understanding of the need to work within prevailing standards constraints