Laboratory Supervisor (Electrical Product Testing) - Suwanee - job 853492


Date: 06/11/2021

City: Suwanee, Georgia

Employment type: Full-time

Company Description

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. With over 97,000 employees in 130 countries and operating a network of more than 2,400 offices and laboratories, we provide services to almost every industry by assuring quality and safety of products and services.

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.

Job Description

As the Laboratory Supervisor, you will require knowledge of electrical product testing and certification.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Responsible for engineering oversight, project reviewing, scheduling efficiencies, quoting, and sales growth.
  • Manage the lab throughput as well as client communication of projects and sales support.
  • Manage projects from the proposal process through the delivery of the final test report. 
  • Additional duties include generation of quality procedures and work instructions, design and implementation of test fixtures, acquiring lab equipment and obtaining and maintaining accreditations.
  • This position will include direct reports.  
  • Review the design of electrical products against UL / CSA / EN / IEC standards;
  • Manage and oversight of engineering team conducting tests in accordance with UL / CSA /EN / IEC standards;
  • Specific knowledge of IEC/UL 62368-1, IEC/UL 61010-1, or similar product safety standards is required.
  • Familiarity of Medical IEC/UL 60601-1 and related part 2 standards is a plus;
  • Familiarity with battery testing and requirements also a plus - ANSI C18 Series, IEC 62133, IEC 69160, IEC 60086-X, UL 2054, UL 1642, CTIA Battery, UN 38.3 standards
  • Manage lab efficiencies and daily productivity;
  • Assist to maintain and upgrade accreditation scopes
  • Travel to customer sites - Requires 10-20% travel;
  • Design and implementation of test fixtures;
  • Procurement of test equipment needed for lab scope expansion;
  • Ability to engage with sales to develop and expand the market;
  • Prior leadership experience required
  • Adheres to internal standards, policies, and procedures.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent degree, or 8+ years in the certification, testing industry.
  • In-depth knowledge of IEC/UL 60950-1 and 61010-1 or equivalent
  • Able to travel outside the US
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, good team spirit and adaptability;
  • Ability to communicate effectively with SGS personnel and clients outside the US;
  • High level of accuracy and good presentation skills;
  • Ability to supervise/mentor staff;
  • Ability to prioritise workload and meet deadlines;
  • Ability to work in a fast paced and dynamic environment, able to deal with ambiguity;
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks at the same time and prioritize them accordingly;
  • Ability to interpret specifications to satisfy customer requirements

Additional Information

SGS is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such we recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristics protected by law.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts the company’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

If you are applying for a position within the United States and you have difficulty completing the on-line employment application because of a disability, please call 201-508-3149 for assistance and leave a message. You will receive a callback.  Please note, this phone number is not for general employment information but is only for individuals who are experiencing difficulty applying for a position due to a disability.

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