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.
Beng Yang Ong, Business Line Manager Industrial, Energy 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.”
Yeoh Wei Yee, Executive Engineer, Electrical Safety, Singapore
“I am responsible to ensure that electrical and electronic products, such as smart wearables, are safe for use. While new products emerge to further improve our quality of life and increase convenience, my role is to ensure that these new devices meet the safety requirements. Through the rigorous evaluations and testing we do at TÜV SÜD, we leave a mark in the society, build trust and confidence in fellow consumers by ensuring that these new innovations are safely adopted.”
Bancherd Kajchamaporn, Lab Manager, Thailand
“I am responsible for testing electrical and electronic products and ensuring they are safe and adherent to the local regulatory standards. It has been a fulfilling 15 years working in TÜV SÜD. I’ve always been interested in exploring different technologies, and I’m glad there is an opportunity to do so in my role. Together, my team and I work hard to achieve various goals and overcome challenges. Being on a continuous learning journey and achieving customer satisfaction gives me a strong sense of fulfilment in TÜV SÜD!”
Candy Zhao, Executive Engineer, Singapore
“With technological advancements, my role is no longer just hands-on testing work, but requires the reviewing of documents such as hazard identification, risk analysis, as well as the implementations of the control measures. This ensures that all aspects of possible hazard and harm, from electrical to mechanical, from thermal energy to radiation energy, from material to ergonomic etc. can be identified and mitigated. With the testing and certification of new technologies and products, we allow customers to develop and improve their designs for future products which will add value to the end users. During a time where technology is ever changing, I’m glad my work has paved the way for new innovations.”
Nguyen Hoang Phu, Sales Executive, Vietnam
““I am responsible for the Sales and Business Development activities in the Leather & Footwear Department where we provide testing services for a variety of materials, such as leather, rubber, textile, and lace. With my knowledge of TÜV SÜD’s products and lab experience, I provide quality control solutions to customers and connect our technical experts with our clients to overcome any challenges they encounter. By combining technical support and trainings, we also build trust and create value for our customers.”
Nguyen Thi Thuy Kieu, Deputy Sales Department, Consumer Goods (Textiles), Vietnam
“My team and I strive to provide reliable services to meet our client’s needs and expectations. Through our continuous efforts, we were able to introduce new services and increase our testing capacities to support clients. As a nature lover, I believe in sustainability and protecting the environment. My role in TÜV SÜD gives me the opportunity to ensure eco-friendly practices are being adopted and make a positive impact on the environment!”
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.