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Product Safety Engineer (With relocation to Boca Raton, FL)
Boca Raton , Florida
October 29, 2016
Job Description:
  • Maintain current NRTL (TUV, UL) and CE product certification approvals. Interact directly with regulatory agencies.
  • Acquire NRTL and CE certification on new products.
  • Develop and execute test plans leading to product certification. Coordinate and manage tasks, schedules and due dates related to product certifications.
  • Maintain and enhance TUV Supervised Manufacturer's Testing (SMT) program.
  • Compile and maintain compliance documentation in a Technical Construction File.
  • Provide regulatory certificates and reports to field personnel, customers, and import/export organizations.
  • Participate in product development teams to assure product safety compliance during the design phase. Identify compliance issues and recommend solutions prior to product release.
  • Develop and maintain lab and compliance work instructions, procedures and checklists.
  • Analyze circuit board layouts for compliance with safety regulations including creepage and clearance, flammability ratings, etc.
  • Investigate electrical components, materials, and mechanical components for proper ratings and compliance with safety regulations. Qualify new component and materials sources while maintaining product safety approvals.
  • Perform lab tests required for demonstration of product safety such as Hi Pot Testing, voltage measurements, fault testing, impact tests, Ingress Protection (IP) Tests, etc.
  • Provide training and guidance to less experienced engineers

Job Qualifications:
Required Skills:
  • Experience with agency certifications and CB Scheme (e.g., TUV, UL, CSA, CE) required.
  • Experience in electronic design for safety compliance
  • Ability to manage projects from multiple sources and work independently to support aggressive product launch schedules
  • Strong interpersonal skills desired.
  • Current knowledge of the latest product safety standards and compliance requirements (e.g., EN 60950, CE Marking) including IP ratings, LED safety, UL Flame ratings, etc.
  • Working knowledge of National Electrical code (NEC)
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office - Word and Excel
  • Ability to apply and understand advanced concepts of electrical and/or mechanical nature.
  • Ability to read and analyze schematics and printed circuit board layouts. Expertise in evaluating circuit classifications and creepage and clearance according to standards.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills. Ability to write technical reports, communicate both orally and in writing with engineering staff and agencies.
  • Ability to operate lab equipment including oscilloscopes, AC power sources, HiPot testers, current meters, power meters, etc. Education/Experience
    • BS in Electrical Engineering or equivalent - BSEE preferred
    • 5+ years of experience in a product safety role for office or IT type equipment. Candidate must have recent experience with product safety approval of products to IEC 60950.
    • Experience with switching power supplies desirable.

A little about us:
Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries.

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