Product Safety Engineering Leader

Confidential Company  •  Coopersburg, PA

8 - 10 years experience  •  Manufacturing / Electronics

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 07/26/17 by Elissa Marcus
Confidential Company
Coopersburg, PA
8 - 10 years experience
Manufacturing / Electronics
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 07/26/17 Elissa Marcus

The Product Safety Engineer Leader will work with design teams to ensure that safety and compliance are designed into new products and systems.  They will work with teams during the design of new products and changes to existing products in order to ensure compliance to applicable standards and to prevent injuries, damage to the environment or to property.  Working with the product design groups, the standards group, the legal team, and the quality team, they will develop and implement the policies and procedures necessary to ensure safe designs.  If, or when necessary, they investigate the causes of product failures that resulted in, or had the potential to result in, injuries or damage. They provide the interface with global regulatory agencies regarding any safety concerns

Primary responsibilities

·       Continue to drive a culture of product safety

·       Teach best practices regarding product safety

·       Investigate root cause of safety related product failures

·       Accountable for the coordination of product recalls if necessary

·         Engage in new product design process to be sure teams are designing for safety 

·       Develop/conduct research and tests to evaluate product safety

·       Actively participate in engineering gate reviews evaluating products for safety

·       Construct and review precautionary instructions on labels

·       Review CAD Models and drawings as well as inspect prototypes to anticipate, recognize, and evaluate safety hazards

·       Utilize tools such as preliminary hazard analysis, DFMEA, FMEDA, qualitative and quantitative fault tree analysis

·       Achieve safety compliance across multiple product lines and programs

·       Maintain proficiency of worldwide safety regulations through research, development of network, and ongoing education

·       Collaborate with project managers, development teams, and customers on functional safety

Qualifications for this position include

·       Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering plus a minimum of 7years of progressive safety/compliance/quality experience in product development/sustaining engineering for a manufacturing company in a regulated industry

·       Extensive experience with Government rule/regulation interpretation

·       Experience in product design/development required

·       Attention to detail

·       Self-starter with the ability to work independently or as part of a team in a fast paced environment

·       Strong communication (verbal and written), organizational and data analysis skills with the ability to work within diverse multidisciplinary teams

·       Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and ability to manage project timelines

·       Demonstrated ability to challenge the status quo using data and facts

·       Ability to use state of the art techniques to perform early assessment and prediction of reliability, safety and quality levels of designs in systems with critical functional applications

·       Ability to identify problems, suggest viable solutions and make decision within the scope of responsibility

Lutron Electronics is a high growth, well-established leader in the lighting control industry. We use cutting edge technologies in innovative ways to improve the visual environment of residential and commercial buildings. New product development along with market creation and expansion continue to fuel our rapid growth. You have the opportunity to join us on the cusp of continued double-digit market growth per year.  EOA/AA

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