Farnell, an Avnet company, is a global high-service distributor of technology products, services and solutions for electronic system design, maintenance and repair.
Job Summary :
Responsible for assisting in the testing, verification of compliance of products sourced through the Premier Farnell SSG and ensuring that retained suppliers meet the stringent technical and approvals requirements for each served market.
In depth understanding in compliance documentation requirements for products required for overseas markets and to gather, verify and maintain all certification of existing and new products sourced by the SSG team.
Develop and maintain an effective supplier audit process that ensures that any product liability risks are managed and mitigated.
Assist the product marketing teams in effective choice of suppliers and implement appropriate product testing for mains powered products.
Familiarity of product testing processes and procedures necessary to test mains powered products during sample evaluation, pre shipment and post shipment stages.
Principal Responsibilities :
As a member of the team, carry out compliance evaluation of the OEM / ODM manufacturers for Premier Farnell’s Private label program :
Work with the Product team to assess the Private Label certification documentation requirements for a product and ensure that submitted documentation matches products requested
Work closely with suppliers and affiliates to ensure that the products are designed and tested to meet the required Approval and / or Safety requirements.
Interact with suppliers to ensure quality. Will include on site auditing and inspection for products sourced in China and processes to ensure product made to specification and to artwork, Authorization to ship product to US or UK;
or reject or re-work, as well as recommendations to improve product quality and performance based on audits and / or inspection.
Written reports with analysis and pictures after each audit / inspection.
Perform technical specification evaluation of a Private label product to ensure spec matching of PF requirements.
Monitor and communicate changes in standards and processes to product team and suppliers.
Consult with product team and suppliers on a variety of products providing regulatory approvals expertise
Compliance data collection for CE technical file, RoHS, REACH, Conflict Mineral, CSR...etc
Ability to work within the SSG team with linkages to extended teams in Europe, Americas and Asia
High number of skus across many suppliers means inconsistent levels of standardisation
Speed and accuracy of intervention
Understanding of compliance certification requirements
Ability to maintain highest quality standards when transport deadlines bring pressure to ship
Managing solid technical relationships with key suppliers to ensure documentation and safety compliance
Job Level Specifications :
Thorough understanding of electrical safety on consumer electronics products and test & measurement equipments.
At least 2 years of experience with product certifications (LVD, EMC, RED, ERP, RoHS / WEEE, REACH, UL, FCC).
Knowledge of the approval certification process and requirements preferred
Experience in product inspection & factory audit preferred.
Broad technical knowledge in electronic products with proven commercial experience and integrity
Work experience in 3rd party auditing / testing preferred
Good English skill both in reading and writing
Work Experience :
Typically 2+ years with bachelor's or equivalent.
Education and Certification(s) :
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience from which comparable knowledge and job skills can be obtained.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills.