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Product Safety Engineer (m/f)

  • GE Aviation
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/3/2018 11:49:55 AM
  • 3043237
  • Job Function: Engineering/Technology
  • Business Segment: Aviation Additive
Location(s): Germany; Lichtenfels


About Us:
GE
Additive is part of GE (NYSE: GE) - the world’s Digital Industrial Company,
transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are
connected, responsive and predictive. GE Additive includes additive machine
providers Concept Laser and ArcamEBM; along with additive material provider
AP&C and additive service provider to the medical industry, DTI. As a
notable user of additive technologies GE recognize the value and potential it
brings to modern design and manufacturing. GE is organized around a global
exchange of knowledge, the "GE Store," through which each business
shares and accesses the same technology, resources and intellect. GE delivers
better outcomes for customers by speaking the language of industry.


Role Summary:
The Product Safety Engineer (m/f) will lead the Product Safety Engineering program in the respective product companies in order to ensure personnel and environmental hazards are mitigated to a safe level throughout the entire product life cycle. In this highly visible role, the Product Safety Engineer will interface regularly with Engineering leadership and adjacent functions.

Essential Responsibilities:
In the role of Product Safety Engineer you will
  • Possess, or quickly attain, essential product knowledge of product lines
  • Manage the Product Safety team across the GE Additive Product Lines and Services as required
  • Drive the global strategy for Product Safety driving consistent quality, competitiveness, and operational excellence at global level
  • Drive the integration of Product Safety Engineering processes across all additive technologies and sites as required, including management of interface with adjacent functions
  • Strengthen the implementation of Product Safety Program Plans, product safety review, data recording and record retention processes, and residual risk assessments
  • Define with the Product Line Leaders the need of launching proactive product safety reviews in support of both new product introduction and existing product fulfillment activities according to GE Additive Internal Procedures
  • Coordinate the investigation of field safety incidents and root cause analysis by working with cross-functional teams
  • Lead the design team to identify and assess risk mitigation measures that assure tolerable risk level is achieved
  • Ensure all aspects of product safety are addressed within the constraints of operational effectiveness, time and cost throughout the product life cycle
  • Provide Leadership and technical direction for assigned projects including establishing project plans, resources and work to identify critical paths with risk mitigation plans to ensure successful execution of projects


Qualifications/Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical, Safety, or Industrial Engineering
  • Profound working experience in project management in Machine Tools or Industrial Equipment
  • Experience in leading product safety risk assessments and product liability risk assessment
  • Knowledge of global industry safety codes, standards / regulations
  • Strong knowledge of European Regulations (Machinery, PED, ATEX, LVD,
    EMC)
  • Ability and willingness to travel globally as required
  • Fluency in English


Desired Characteristics:
  • Ability to effectively communicate with customer, engineering leaders and internal stakeholders
  • Demonstrated team building, leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to perform well both under pressure and as a problem solver
  • Experience in performing probabilistic analysis of complex mechanical systems
  • Experience in analyzing and prioritizing information to the critical issues and drawing accurate conclusions
  • Knowledge of Safety Integrity Level standards and implementation (IEC61508, IEC61511, IEC62061)
  • Knowledge of Performance Level (ISO13849)
  • Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt (GE employees only)
  • German knowledge or willingness to learn


Locations: Germany; Lichtenfels

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.


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