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Austin, Texas - USD Full Time Posted: Friday, 10 August 2018
 
 
This position is responsible for:
  • Independently performing testing and evaluation on a variety of products developed by NI to the provisions of U. S., Canadian and other International product safety standards; writing reports; and communicating with clients.
  • Providing local expertise for Test and Measurement Equipment, including complex systems, and mentoring and training less senior technical personnel.
  • Independently, conduct evaluation of products to determine compliance with applicable standard(s).
The Sr. Safety Engineer is responsible for more complex projects. To do this, Sr. Safety Engineer must:
  • Read and determine applicability of codes and standards clauses for the EUT (equipment under test)
  • Read and understand schematics, assembly drawings, manuals, etc.
  • Validate the project scope and sample applicability
  • Project manage products through 3rd party certification agencies, mitigating issues, and staying within budget and completion dates
  • Under scope of the project, identify and locate test instruments and equipment required for testing; Follow established test plan; Set up and operate EUT;
  • Conduct thorough construction review; document results
  • Perform testing of products in accordance with standards. Core tests include, but are not limited to: rating, leakage current, dielectric, temperature, stability, mechanical hazard, flammability, abnormal and fault testing.
  • Provide local technical expertise and maintain reviewer status for other engineers and technicians work
  • Proactively develop and communicate test procedures, new test fixtures and report shells
  • Investigate technical complaints and product failures and support accreditations efforts by engaging in technical audits locally
  • Demonstrate enough product and/or standards knowledge to be considered a subject matter expert (SME)
  • May actively represent NI by participating on standards/industry committees and/or associations.
  • Perform preliminary design reviews (PDR)
  • Follow quality control procedures and follow Quality Management System (QMS).
  • Communicate project status and test results to R&D client, sales personnel, and management throughout testing.
  • Provide on-going support to clients as needed.
Qualifications Qualifications:
  • 5 or more years practical, hands-on experience in the field of Regulatory Safety and Compliance, including testing, report generation, critical component evaluation and working with or at a 3rd party certification agency or lab
  • Preferable Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or other related science or an Associates Degree with 7+ years experience in Safety Compliance
  • Strong presentation, communication and interpersonal skills to interact with Sales, Manufacturing, R&D, 3rd Parties and external customers
  • Attention to detail with high aptitude for quality control, documentation, and repeatability
  • Strong understanding of electronics, engineering, and safety compliance principles, theories and concepts in accordance with national and international standards
  • ISO GUM measurement uncertainty analysis experience
  • Knowledge of ISO 17025 (Previous accreditation implementation a plus) and preferably IEC 80079-34
  • Strong understanding of IEC 61010-1 and IEC 60950-1
  • Preferable understanding of machines, electronics for machines, and regulatory compliance of machinery per IEC 60204-1 and NFPA 79
  • Understanding of 3-Phase power and components for power distribution, protection, and control
  • Preferable understanding of equipment for use in explosive atmospheres/hazardous locations, particularly IEC 60079-0, -7, -15
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form
  • Ability to deal with several abstract and concrete variables
  • Ability to make technical decisions and engineering judgments independently within established parameters
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • Must be self-motivated and able to work independently in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment
  • Microsoft Office proficiency
  • Ability to travel as business needs dictate, both domestically and internationally, up to 10% of the time
Work Locations:US - TX, Austin (HQ) 11500 North Mopac Expressway, Austin 78759


Austin, Texas, United States of America
Engineering
USD
National Instruments
National Instruments
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8/10/2018 1:45:18 PM

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