Future in Your Hands
Future in Your Hands
At TÜV SÜD Manufacturing and Consumer Products, we are often the last port of call before components of products or machines find their way into standard production processes and everyday items reach regular people. If you join us in this field of expertise, testing and auditing industrial and consumer goods, making sure they are of the highest quality and safe for the end user, will be your responsibility.
Our product specialists tirelessly test and certify products of all kinds – toys, sports equipment, audio, visual and IT equipment, household appliances, cosmetics, etc. – for their safety and suitability so that consumers can reach for the shelves with confidence and trust. TÜV SÜD is also a fully-accredited provider of food quality and safety testing, including drinking water and environmental analytics and toxicology. We cover the entire supply chain, inspecting the production facilities, transport and logistics of food in accordance with various legal standards and regulations.
Depending on the role, a fitting background would be, for example, a degree in engineering with experience in food technology, chemistry or nutritional science. If that sounds like you, we would like to hear from you!
At the beginning of 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic increased the global demand for face masks. We knew consumers would be expecting these products to slow the spread of the virus, so they needed to fulfil the technical requirements as per international standards such as ASTM 2100 and EN 14683.
Some of our Singaporean colleagues at TÜV SÜD PSB Pte Ltd, Chemical Centre, gathered the technical experts of our microbiology laboratory, industrial chemical laboratory, elemental laboratory and physical laboratory to develop face mask testing capabilities.
After just approximately two and a half months, we had a lab fully equipped to test medical face masks as per international standards – with the necessary instruments and our own, customised testing apparatus and accessories.
We assisted manufacturers, distributors and purchasers in verifying the performance of face masks, increasing confidence in the product’s functionality. Over 400 types of masks were tested by us in 2020 for local and global supply.
Read about this project in more detail here.
The testing of sport equipment such as bicycles, e-scooters and roller skates belongs to the standard repertoire of our experienced PS Hardline team in Shanghai. While these devices are very popular – especially amongst children – the product quality between brands varies considerably. If respective safety requirements aren’t met, the usage of these products can be a source of severe injuries. Recognizing our company’s longstanding expertise in this field, the Shanghai Consumer Protection Committee asked TÜV SÜD to launch a comprehensive comparative test that informs parents about the characteristics to be considered, specifically when purchasing kids’ roller skates.
Using mystery shopping, our experts purchased samples and assessed them according to all relevant regulations. After analysing and comparing the results, the Shanghai Consumer Protection Committee made an official announcement, reassuring consumers as to which brands were safest for their children. Due to the informative and customer-centric approach of the test, the results received widespread attention from consumers and were finally broadcasted on a national level by China’s state TV channel, CCTV.
Constance Shen, Supervisor PS Softlines, Greater China
“Part of my job is supporting the ZDHC (Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals) programme, which was created by six global apparel brands to lead the entire footwear and apparel industry to zero discharge of hazardous chemicals across the product cycle. I coordinate and report on the testing of wastewater and advise suppliers regarding the interpretation of their respective test results.”
Beng Yang Ong, Business Line Manager Commercial Products, Singapore
“I’m a business line manager responsible for the certification of commercial products. This means my team is often the last port of call before any product under the commercial umbrella reaches users. One of my proudest moments was when we supported Singapore in their fight against COVID-19. We helped our industry write the safety and quality guidelines for the production and distribution of materials such as nasal swabs and face shields. In the grand scheme of things, I played a small role, but it was an important one with direct impact. Everyone in the world wanted to help somehow – and I was actually able to do that.”
Dr. Andreas Daxenberger, Food Safety Auditor, Germany
“When people hear that I inspect food quality, they often think I’m in a lab somewhere, but I’m actually on the companies’ premises. I test the processes by which raw materials like fruit and vegetables are made into foodstuffs. I use my independent nature to fulfil my duties as an assessment auditor. I make an effort for my clients to see me as another colleague so that I can really get immersed in their processes. That way, it’s easier for me to notice deviations or weaknesses that may compromise the integrity of the end product.”
Jerry An, Supervisor PS Hardlines-HDG, Greater China
“I conduct testing on the mechanism properties of bicycles, scooters, roller skates and other related products. I very much enjoy working with bicycles, because the advantage of cycling is that it not only reduces air pollution, it also helps people get out of the house and get more exercise. To ensure the safety of those people who choose to cycle, we are committed to testing all bicycles and cycling equipment to the highest standard.”
Our experts are our most valuable assets, working across many fields, making certain that we stay a part of progress and help shape the future. We’re looking for forward-thinking people to join us.
We aim to shape the future by becoming one of the pioneers of the digital revolution through our comprehensive portfolio of safety, security and sustainability solutions. Academics, specialists, and practical-minded generalists alike will find many suitable areas of employment in our organisation.
Within this field of expertise, we are looking for candidates with a degree in engineering, food technology, food chemistry, nutritional science or similar. Depending on the role, several years of industry experience might be required.
We are passionate about technology, our careers, and contributing to a safer, more sustainable world – and our work ethic reflects that. We are looking for people who take a closer look, conducting their work thoroughly to come to informed decisions. We need people who love collaborating, are always looking forward, and are firmly committed to our responsibilities for safety and sustainability.
For further information, please check the specific requirements within our job ads.
Your professional competence is crucial to our success. As an expert, you need to have a clear idea of how to tackle your challenging tasks and work in an environment you can build your career in. This is exactly what we offer you.
To ensure you stay at the top of your game, we offer a range of professional and personal development programmes such as courses that keep engineers at the pinnacle of their technical expertise.
As a TÜV SÜD employee, you will have the chance to hone your skills and refine your talents, whether you want to simply ensure you’re still up-to-date, broaden your knowledge or take that next step into leadership.
Graduates typically join Manufacturing, Consumer Products and Food as examiners in the laboratory and later have the opportunity to develop into product specialists. Your individual professional development is led by recognition of potential and perspective discussions with your manager.
We have a future-oriented approach, which includes training for the current job and for trends you might see in the future, such as digitisation. Find more detailed information about these opportunities in our “Learning and Development” section.
Working at TÜV SÜD offers a host of benefits. We provide you with a stable and rewarding environment for performing complex and challenging roles. In addition, we offer many opportunities for lasting personal growth and development.
You will also find attractive salary packages, sound benefit options and a harmonious work-life balance. Click here to discover more details.