Senior Principal Product Safety Engineer

December 31, 2022
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The Safety Engineer will manage and continuously improve iRobot product safety processes and design requirements through in-depth knowledge and communication of product safety principles, best in class processes, and safety standard requirements.

You will also be responsible for development and continuous improvement of product safety risk assessment and mitigation processes, field returns assessment, executive and technical communication, documentation, and education of internal and external functional organizations.

This role is structured in the Product Safety and Compliance Engineering team responsible for iRobot product safety requirements coupled with applicable international standards and regulations throughout the product lifecycle providing world-class safety and regulatory leadership and management.

We accomplish our mission through robust and effective product safety management processes, regulatory and standards expertise, constant communication, and assurance processes in partnership with R&D engineering, Product Management, Supply Chain Operations, Quality, and other internal and external stakeholders.

What You Will Do:

  • Requires deep technical product safety knowledge with the ability to develop, communicate, and implement product safety relevant capabilities considering best-in-class capabilities and customer impact.
  • Requires education and explanation to others about the expectations and desired outcomes of effective product safety engineering.
  • Must be able to competently communicate both orally and in writing requirements, concepts, a vision, and actions at all levels of the company.
  • Lead the company's cross-functional Product Safety Review Board.
  • Typical activities will include management of product safety risk assessment processes and subsequent risk mitigation assurance.
  • Assess and highlight potential product safety issues based on intended product use and foreseeable misuse applications; anticipate, recognize, and evaluate safety hazards.
  • Effectively document and communicate product safety, regulatory, and standards requirements; develop tests and experiments to evaluate product safety; develop and write procedures and specifications.
  • Provide training to other functional engineering teams; evaluate product marking, packaging, and user documentation to ensure conformity with requirements and hazard assessments.
  • Evaluate product changes and customer returns for impact to product safety; manage and maintain systems to investigate product safety issues and incident mitigation efforts internally and externally to fruition.
  • Work with regulatory agencies and other external sources to understand upcoming changes in regulations and to determine, in advance, the impact on new and legacy iRobot products.
  • To Be Successful You Will Have:

  • Must have demonstrated deep technical knowledge of product safety standards, principles, and practices.
  • The successful candidate must be confident and socially engaging.
  • Degree in electrical, safety, or mechanical engineering is required
  • 7+ years in both industry and certification agencies as a practicing product safety engineer in home appliances, electronics, or similar industry.
  • Must have a deep understanding of risk assessment and management, DFMEA, problem solving, and program management.
  • Requires a highly organized individual with the ability to juggle multiple competing projects and prioritized tasks.
  • Requires the ability to manage complex issues to fruition with technical expertise and communication skills at the executive level.
  • In Return You Can Expect:

    iRobot is filled with incredibly talented people that are given problems to solve and the freedom and tools to pursue the possibilities of achieving the desired outcomes. iRoboteers are engaging and empowered to change the world through trust, respect, creativity, and innovation. We hold each other accountable and have each other's back to deliver the best possible products with urgency and integrity.



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