Functional Product Safety Engineer
Company: Toro Company
Posted on: May 3, 2021
Serves in a consultative capacity on functional product safety
for the outdoor power equipment (OPE) divisions of The Toro Company
(TTC). Collaborates and advises on product qualification activities
to ensure compliance with domestic and international product safety
and regulatory requirements for the company's product designs
specifically related to functional safety. Assists in the
development of TTC product safety policies and procedures.
Represents company on pertinent domestic and international
technical societies and standards organizations committees. Serves
in a consultative capacity to the Legal Department regarding
worldwide response to compliance and safety incidents. Trains TTC
staff on safety standards and functional safety.
Job Duties & Responsibilities:
Represents company by being an active member on Domestic and
International standards development organizations committees for
functional safety. (ex. IEC 62841, ISO 13849, IEC 61508, IEC
Tracks safety and regulatory compliance status products and
ensures that TTC teams meet their safety and regulatory compliance
requirements prior to production and through product shipment
Verify safety and regulatory compliance documentation.
Construction and storage of technical files
European Union compliance documents
Works with third-party consultant to obtain certification and
type-approvals for other global markets
- Advises and collaborates with OPE product development teams and
lead divisional product safety engineers on product safety
including functional safety, and regulatory worldwide
Collaborative activities include:
Evaluates and interprets U.S. and International product safety
and regulatory standards to ensure divisional products meet all
standards required for the markets they are sold into.
Provides safety and regulatory related design guidance for
product development teams.
Evaluates updates to current standards and implements new
requirements to existing and new products.
Works with third-party certification bodies and third-party
consultants to obtain global certifications.
Reviews all divisional operators' manuals for safety messaging
and compliance with standards.
Reviews and assists in development of all safety and regulatory
Lead or assist in coordinating proactive safety and regulatory
reviews of all products.
Lead and coordinate action plans for resolving identified safety
and regulatory issues in a timely manner.
Communicates and educates OPE divisional engineering, product
evaluation, and technical publications on standards changes and
works with teams on product changes to ensure compliant
Serves as functional safety product engineering liaison to the
Legal Department and works collaboratively with Legal on safety and
regulatory compliance topics.
Supports Legal on accident investigations.
Supports Legal on claims resolution and claims in
Works collaboratively with Legal on developing internal safety
policies and practices and in developing new industry safety and
Collaborates with other product safety engineers across the
company Participates on relevant internal boards and specialization
- Supports compliance to the Corporate Code of Conduct, Corporate
Product Safety Policy and related guidelines. Other duties as
assigned by supervisor.
Bachelor's or Master's degree in Electrical, Electronics,
Software, Computer Engineering, Agricultural or Mechanical
engineering from an ABET, or equivalent, accredited university.
Minimum ten to fifteen years' experience. Professional
Minimum of eight (8) years' experience in standards development,
auditing, or compliance in a manufacturing environment.
Previous experience in safety, functional safety, and regulatory
compliance activities and standards. Demonstrated capability to
create and analyze portions of product design. Has demonstrated a
high level of productivity and competency in the execution of
Has demonstrated competency in creativity, productivity, and
decision making, and problem resolution through successful
completion of projects.
Ability to investigate and define strategies to ensure
cost-effective, efficient, low-risk project execution.
Excellent communication skills, ability to interact with all
levels of personnel internally and externally, as well as with
various groups, business functions and governmental agencies. Able
to effectively convey proposed strategies and legal requirements to
Lean Enterprise or Six Sigma knowledge is desirable.
International experience and experience in international
standards writing capacity is a plus.
- Must be able to coordinate or supervise work of
Other Job-Related Components:
Travel to test sites, distributors, customers, vendors,
manufacturing facilities, standards meetings, and others as
- Performs miscellaneous duties as requested.
We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate
diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment
for all employees.
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