A full-service team of skilled assessors, qualified support staff (and big fans of Bruges, Coffee ☕️, Waffles 🧇 , Electric Cars ⚡️ 🚘 , and Sustainable Life 🌱 but not necessarily in that order)
TÜV AUSTRIA Belgium is based in Brussels (Kraainem) and part of the TÜV AUSTRIA Group employing more than 1600 experts in more than 40 countries. Despite the size of our organization, we still adhere to our start up mentality of entrepreneurship, professionalism and ownership whilst having a good laugh together. We provide certification services with decisive added value for sustainable and practical solutions for clients worldwide.
Why we do what we do
Fast depleting fossil resources, waste treatment & climate change due to greenhouse gas emissions are of continuously growing concern. Using biobased, biodegradable and compostable materials is an excellent way to help solving these major problems. However, there is one big stumbling block: How do we guarantee that such products are truly biobased, bio-degradable and compostable?
TÜV AUSTRIA Belgium have developed certification schemes that offer a comprehensive guarantee about the origin of biobased, compostable and biodegradable products officially confirmed by an independent “OK biobased”/ “OK compost”/ “OK biodegradable” certification. It allows manufacturers and producers of biobased, compostable and biodegradable products and materials to certify their goods independently.
The organisation is growing as an increasing number of innovative manufacturers chooses to certify their products and materials. In order to facilitate the growth of this organisation, we are looking for a:
Conformity Officer (Chemistry & Polymers)
OK biobased, OK biodegradable & OK compost
After clients are certified to use the quality marks issued by TÜV Austria Belgium, it is of key importance that these quality standards remain preserved. As a conformity monitoring officer: you play a key role to ensure if this is the case.
Using the standards of TÜV AUSTRIA Belgium, you will be responsible for the conformity monitoring of OK biobased, OK biodegradable & OK compost products and materials. This means that you will verify that the materials are labeled according to the original scheme thereby preventing misuse of the quality marks issued by TUV Austria.
You ensure that the certified products and materials are conform the OK biobased, OK biodegradable and OK compost standards. As a Conformity Monitoring Officer: you will:
- Request samples from customers or third parties via phone or email.
- Register these samples in the TUV Austria database.
- Carry out analysis on the samples and verify if these are conform the certified products?.
- Report these findings in a comprehensive report.
- Follow up on non-conformities in close collaboration with your colleagues.
Previous experience in the field of certification is not required for this role; a keen motivation to use your chemical, environmental or materials background outside the lab is much more important. TÜV AUSTRIA Belgium offers comprehensive training and education about certification processes, related standards and specific analysis methods via TÜV AUSTRIA Academy Trainings.
The job is particularly suitable for candidates with a chemical or environmental background and interest in biobased and biodegradable materials that still want to work with these materials but have found that they prefer a position in an office environment over a role in the laboratory.
For this position, we are looking for candidates with the following profile:
- Have obtained a bachelor in (bio) chemistry, environmental sciences, materials sciences or related.
- Work accurate and have a profound eye for detail.
- Have a communication style that is clear, to the point and pro-active.
- Possess an excellent command of English and French or Dutch.
- Are self- organized, able to set priorities independently and have well developed time management skills.
- Like to work in an environment with a pleasant working atmosphere and contribute actively in the creation of a positive and nice workplace.
- The execution of administrative tasks is something that fulfills you.
Apply or interested to learn more?
Does working on sustainable developments in a professional and pleasant working environment appeal?
Is your background in line with the candidate profile and are you open to explore this career step?
If YES is the answer, we look forward to get in touch with you!
The application procedure for this role is outsourced to Chemploy Specialist & Executive Search. The responsible consultant is mr Gijs van der Zanden. In case of any questions, you may contact Gijs via firstname.lastname@example.org or via +31(0)46-2060008. He is happy to answer your questions anytime.
The interview process consists of 1 interview round with a consultant of Chemploy at the Chemploy office or one of our flexible interview locations in Belgium followed by 1 or 2 interview rounds at TÜV AUSTRIA Belgium. An employment contract is offered by TÜV AUSTRIA Belgium.
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