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Graduate Certification Engineer (Intrinsic Safety)

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Job Title: Graduate Certification Engineer (Intrinsic Safety)

Job Type: Graduate position – Permanent

Hours: 37 per week

Job Location: Buxton



As a Graduate Certification Engineer (Intrinsic Safety) you will be responsible for providing a technical service on behalf of SGS Baseefa to customers who have applied for certificates confirming compliance of equipment with various published standards. These standards relate to the testing and certification of equipment intended for use in explosive atmospheres.


Key Accountabilities


·         Assess the design of and examine and test prototype equipment in accordance with requirements in published standards and relevant procedure documents.

·         Prepare assessment, certification, examination or test reports in accordance with the relevant procedure documents.

·         Assess any drawing, photographic and/or descriptive documentation required to completely specify the equipment for compliance with the relevant standards.

·         Prepare Certificates to describe in sufficient detail the equipment being certified, together with any acceptable variations in the design, including reference to any assessed documentation.

·         Communicate with and, when necessary, have face to face discussions with manufacturers or their agents.

·         Estimate the cost of carrying out an assessment, testing and/or certification exercise.

·         Specify the sample equipment, together with any special requirements necessary to enable the complete assessment, testing and/or certification exercise to be carried out.

·         Provide specialist advice and guidance to government departments and to manufacturers and users of equipment of a type which may be subject to certification by SGS Baseefa.

·         Checking and countersigning the work of others in specific areas of work.

·         Participate directly, or through provision of advice to other SGS Baseefa staff, in BSI, CEN/CENELEC and IEC standards making activities.

·         Advise and liaise with test and certification subcontractors.

·         Evaluate subcontractors and providers of test information.

·         Write papers, give lectures and lead technical workshops on behalf of SGS Baseefa.

·         Provide in-post training and instruction for assigned staff.


As a Graduate Certification Engineer (Intrinsic Safety), you’ll receive a salary between £20,000 and £26,000, depending on experience, plus you’ll benefit from a 10% performance bonus, retail discount scheme, private health cover after 1 years’ service, a contributory pension scheme and life cover.




SGS is the global leader and innovator in inspection, verification, testing and certification services. Founded in 1878, SGS is recognized as the global benchmark in quality and integrity. Trusted all over the world, SGS is a market leader because we put 100% passion, pride and innovation into everything we do. We encourage new ideas. We welcome people who challenge the way we do things. And we will be 100% committed to helping you reach your full potential.


At SGS, we have an open corporate and international culture, we offer a dynamic work environment in a leading global company. Our high professional standards and our sustainability approach guarantee you a future-oriented work environment. We invest in our employees for the long term and we are committed to supporting your development within the company. 



Skills / Experience:


  • ·         General engineering background reflected in work experience or qualifications.
  • ·         Clear written English applied in the drafting of reports and certificates.
  • ·         Personal time management to enable the handling of multiple projects for multiple customers simultaneously to achieve delivery within time and cost constraints.




  • ·         Educated to A Level standard and currently working towards a Degree Level qualification in a Electronics discipline.


APPLY NOW for full consideration, you can be sure that your application will be treated confidentially and impartially and you will always receive an update within 10 business days.


Alternatively, to arrange a call to discuss the role or recruitment process in more detail before you apply, please email us at gb.recruitment@sgs.com.

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