Element Materials Technology

Certification Auditor

Job Locations HK-Kowloon | CN-Shanghai


Warringtonfire, part of the Element Group, has an opportunity for a number of Product Certification Auditors to join our fast growing team in Greater China. This is a great opportunity to work with one of the fastest growing organisations within the Testing, Inspection & Certification sector. Warringtonfire exists to help make certain that the materials, products and processes that we test, inspect and certify for our customers are always safe, quality, compliant and fit for purpose. Warringtonfire is proud to be part of Element, the market leader in Testing, Inspection and Certification services.



  • Undertake factory production audits (at client’s premises) and other related services in accordance with defined Certification procedures (e.g. Certifire, CE etc)
  • Ensure the audit schedules for defined clients are delivered to plan and in line with target objectives
  • Take responsibility for customer communication and relationships to ensure completion of audits
  • Achieve planned personal utilisation levels in line with annual defined targets and objectives
  • Produce accurate and timely client reporting and timesheets in line with operational target objectives
  • Extensive travelling within China. Occasional international travel. Staying away from home as necessary
  • Provide technical support and staff training/mentoring to all parts of the business as required
  • Maintain a high standard of service delivery ensuring effective customer relationships are maintained
  • Maintain professional status and CPD requirements in accordance with accreditation and business requirements and to develop new audit and product sector knowledge as required and requested
  • Conduct single and multi-discipline audits, e.g. passive fire protection materials and/or products manufacturing, construction hardware manufacturing etc
  • High competence in attention to detail and essential information gathering
  • To always operate in accordance with Element’s Purpose, Mission, Vision and Values
  • To work in accordance with all Element’s policies procedures and standards as all times
  • This job description should not be considered exhaustive and the business may reasonably request duties in line with the incumbent’s skills, knowledge and aptitude

Skills / Qualifications

  • Educated to first degree standard or equivalent
  • Experience of factory production audits in a fire safety products, building materials, door hardware or related industry
  • QMS lead auditor qualification or equivalent, or willingness and ability to complete the course and exam.
  • Experience of ISO17065, ISO17025 are preferred
  • Significant experience of professional experience in relevant industries
  • Professional and confident approach
  • Good IT skills and knowledge of systems
  • Competent with MS Office applications: in particular MS Excel – to intermediate level
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills – both written and oral
  • Ability to effectively communicate in both Mandarin and English. Cantonese is a plus.
  • Ability to take ownership of clients and manage issues to a successful conclusion
  • Customer focused, develop strong working relationships
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines and under pressure, positive and effective team player
  • Prepared to take on additional challenges as and when they are identified
  • Ability and willingness to travel with frequent overnight stays – possibility of overseas work in longer term

To apply please email jennifer.browne@element.com


Company Overview

We are Element, one of the fastest growing testing, inspection, certification and calibration businesses in the world.


We deliver critical services in Materials Testing, Product Qualification Testing, Certification, Device Calibration and Advisory Services to the Aerospace, Oil and Gas, Transportation, Industrials, Fire and Building product, Infrastructure and other leading sectors, where failure in service is simply not an option.


Everything we do helps our customers to build better products; get their products to market on time; save them time and money; and minimize the risk associated with product development and production.


Our mission is simple: to be the best testing partner in the world and together we strive towards a common vision of becoming the world’s most trusted testing partner.


We have four values that we strive to live by every single day.

  • Safety - We keep our colleagues and visitors safe
  • Integrity - We act honestly and fairly to do the right thing
  • Excellence - We set new standards of excellence in everything we do
  • Partnership - We work together for the benefit of our customers

When combined with our mission and vision, the ethos this creates, enables Element to deliver one thing. CERTAINTY.  We exist to help make certain that the materials and products we test, inspect, certify and calibrate for our customers are safe, quality, compliant and fit for purpose.

Diversity Statement

At Element, we always take pride in putting our people first. We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our Vision of becoming “the world’s most trusted testing partner”.


All suitably qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective work related criteria and without regard for the following: race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, and/or protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws.


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