John Deere Senior Product Safety Standards Engineer in Urbandale, Iowa

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Primary Location: Vereinigte Staaten (US) - Iowa (US-IA) - Urbandale

Function: Product Engineering

Title: Senior Product Safety Standards Engineer - 45947

Your Responsibilities

As a Senior Product Safety Standards Engineer, for the John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group (ISG-Urbandale), you will serve as a business unit level adviser for ISG. In addition, you will:

  • Lead cross-functional teams to carry out the product safety, compliance and strategic standards aspects of the Enterprise Product Delivery Process (EPDP) for new and revised products and complex systems, reporting results to the design teams and the Product Safety Committee.

  • Provide education in product safety, liability, standards and compliance to ISG personnel.

  • Identify, draft and facilitate adoption of suitable international, national and industry standards.

  • Interpret and apply product safety standards, regulations, safety principles and homologation definition to assure compliance and enterprise consistency.

  • Monitor for changes to standards and regulations that impact ISG products, as well as investigating field incidents with ISG products, and advising on actions.

  • Participate and may assume leadership roles in internal and external standard development committees (including International) to ensure that John Deere interests are reflected in standards that significantly affect the company.

  • Develop and maintain knowledge of industry and technical trends and practices related area of product safety, standards, regulations and homologation.

  • Plan and use a structured process to analyze product safety, standards and regulatory issues across product lines and platforms of ISG; exchanging information across multiple divisions.

  • Actively participating in community of practice activities that fosters development and adaptation of common engineering processes and tools to improve and leverage the individual and organization performance of the engineering function.

VISA Sponsorship is NOT available for this position.

What Skills You Need

  • 5 or more years in safety standards and compliance or 5 plus years designing, testing, or managing the development of electrical/electronic products and systems to meet safety standards and compliance requirements

  • Experience leading others in the resolution of difficult technical issues

  • Strength in writing or interpreting technical specifications for electrical/electronic products and systems or technical standards and regulations

  • Knowledge of national, international and industry standards and laws relating to electrical/electronic product and electrical systems

  • Ability and willingness to travel both in the U.S. and Internationally up to 25%

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Experience specifically with telecommunication, telematics or radio products

  • Experience leading safety reviews of electrical/electronic products and systems

  • Knowledge of John Deere Product Delivery Process and execution of Product Safety & Compliance deliverables

  • Knowledge of safety standards, laws and regulations related to electrical/electronic products and systems used on Agricultural and Earth Moving Equipment as well as parallel industries

  • Experience in the development processes for national, international and industry standards

  • Project management experience

Education (or equivalent work experience)

  • Bachelor's degree in an Engineering, Technology or Science discipline

What You'll Get

At John Deere, you are empowered to create a career that will take you to where you want to go. Here, you'll enjoy the freedom to explore new projects, the support to think outside the box and the advanced tools and technology that foster innovation and achievement. We offer comprehensive relocation and reward packages to help you get started on your new career path. Click here to find out more about our Total Rewards Package.

The information contained herein is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and qualifications required of individuals performing the job. The qualifications detailed in this job description are not considered the minimum requirements necessary to perform the job, but rather as guidelines.

John Deere is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.