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Product Compliance Specialist

Date:  22-Jun-2022

High Wycombe, GB Santa Barbara, CA, US

Job Function:  Technical
Business Unit:  NanoAnalysis

At Oxford Instruments, we enable the world’s leading industrial companies and scientific research communities to image, analyse and manipulate materials down to the atomic and molecular level. Our Materials Analysis group, consisting of the Asylum Research, Magnetic Resonance, NanoAnalysis and WITec business units, combines products and solutions to support a broad range of end markets and application segments for all our customers’ materials analysis needs. The product portfolio within the Material Analysis group will enable our customers to address some of the world’s most pressing sustainability challenges by using our products and services to analyse and characterise materials – chemistry, structure and many physical properties.

Product Compliance Specialist - Multi-site located - High Wycombe & Santa Barbara 


 About Us


Oxford Instruments plc is a leading provider of high technology products and services to the world's leading industrial companies and scientific research communities. Our core purpose is to support our customers to address some of the world's most pressing challenges, enabling a greener economy, increased connectivity, improved health and leaps in scientific understanding. We are proud to be recognised as the leaders in what we do and for the difference we make in the world. 


The Opportunity


As a Product Compliance Specialist, you will be responsible for identifying, resolving monitoring and managing the continuing compliance of new and existing products to prevailing product related legislation in applicable Sales territories.


About You

The Product Compliance Specialist will ideally have the following skill/attributes:


  • Degree qualified in Electronics / electromechanical / mechanical discipline
  • Competent, professional attitude with a strong attention to detail
  • Possess the 'hands on' willingness and technical ability to interrogate electrical, electronic and mechanical product data to assess the 'compliance status' of components and sub assemblies. Using data collected, act to address the needs of applicable product compliance legislation
  • Strong communicator, writer, and presenter
  • Expert user of core MS office and related applications Word Excel etc
  • Understanding of data protection, privacy, security, and other common compliance frameworks (FDA, ISO, GDPR, SOX)
  • Knowledge of CSR topics considered advantageous
  • Should be considered an expert in the field of product compliance. Including (but not limited to);
    • Low Voltage directives
    • EMC
    • IEC
    • FDA (USA) Laser based product
    • Environmental: ROHS, China ROHS, California Prop65, REACH, SCIP database,  and TSCA


  • At least 5 years’ leadership experience in an electrotechnical Product Compliance environment
  • Enjoys working in a varied challenging environment
  • As an advocate for compliance, must possess a strong sense of ownership and accountability for Product compliance matters.
  • A willingness and flexible approach to travel and remain for extended period in US and UK /EU locations is a key part of this role



 Key responsibilities for the Product Compliance Specialist


  • Provides regulatory direction to development project teams as a core team member
  • Interpret and apply regulations pre and post design and provide regulatory input, advice, and guidance to the organisation based upon key criteria. e.g.: Product functionality Vs applicable legislation.
  • Review proposed product changes, assessing the impact on regulatory status of the product.
  • Management & maintenance of product technical file(s)
  • Collaborate with internal Compliance and Project leads also external consultants, test houses & manage product compliance testing & certification
  • Collect collate and validate evidence of compliance (Components) from supply chain partners.
  • Assign and manage respective documentary evidence in product data files e.g.: BoM’s.
  • Collate and manage product technical files including compliance declarations & data
  • Manage communications with respect to Compliance with external parties & stakeholders
  • Any other projects as assigned to help the Company meet its goals



 Benefits for the Product Compliance Specialist

In addition to a competitive starting salary, structured career development opportunities, and a good work-life balance, Oxford Instruments offers 25 days annual leave, half-days on Fridays, private healthcare, a share incentive plan, a defined contribution Group Personal Pension Plan. 



All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.

Note to recruitment agencies: Oxford Instruments operates a Preferred Supplier List, and we do not accept unsolicited agency CVs. Please do not forward candidate details in response to this advert, or to any Oxford Instruments employees or other company locations. Oxford Instruments is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited CVs.