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Standards Engineer

Company: Phoenix Contact USA
Location: Harrisburg
Posted on: July 29, 2022

Job Description:

Who We Are - Our CultureWhen you join Phoenix Contact, you join a team of visionaries who are creating a sustainable world based on our passion for technology and innovation. Our mission is to create solutions for electrification, networking, and automation to contribute to a world in which renewable energy is available for the benefit of everybody. We create solutions for the challenges of today.We are a team of passionate and welcoming people with vastly diverse backgrounds, who value honesty, friendliness, and trusting partnerships. We work together to promote a culture of entrepreneurial freedom that allows us to control our own destiny. We thrive in an inclusive environment where we recognize that our people are our biggest asset.SYNOPSIS:The Standards Engineer will serve as the local expert for national and international standards according to the rules, regulations, and requirements from approval and standard agencies. The Standards Engineer will guide and assist Phoenix Contact personnel to interpret approvals requirements and address questions, issues and concerns involving product approval requirements.RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Determine North American compliance requirements for new products and provide detailed requirements for the requirement specification
  • Manage and coordinate Approvals Projects related to the development and sustaining engineering of products in D&M
  • Drive the development of new North American certification Standards to strategically position new products and technologies into new business fields and applications
  • Develop competency as knowledge expert in applicable North American Standards and establish relationship with new approval agencies as required
  • Provide consultative support to Industrial Field Connectivity (IFC) and Field Device Connectivity (FDC) product management and development Teams with respect to North American certification requirements including those in new business fields and applications
  • Provide clear and effective communication of regulatory compliance requirements for development teams at all levels within the organization
  • Support promotion of regulatory conformance for specific markets or applications by authoring whitepapers, articles, etc.
  • Lead and Coordinate internal/external Approvals audits for responsible products
  • Maintain product approvals documentation in the PLM system related to approvals agencies and administrate the technical file for responsible products
  • Train and educate new employees in matters regarding product safety approvals and internal approvals process
  • Support Phoenix Contact HQ approvals teams with USA based approvals agencies
  • Participate in Engineering changes, conducting the analysis of modifications affecting the certification of those products under change
  • Guide relevant North American compliance topics for other BU end products which utilize IFC/FDC content (i.e. IP67 products from non-IFC/FDC BUs)
  • Monitor new or revised regulations or standards that may be relevant to IFC/FDC products and communicate any changes to key stakeholders when necessary
  • Monitor regulatory compliance changes and certifications for obsolescence which affect the business and communicate those clearly, effectively and in a timely manner to the appropriate internal stakeholders
  • Lobby for Standards updates, or clarification to wording, where ambiguity is identified in categories and conditions of acceptability
  • Review certificates and test reports from external laboratories for completeness and accuracy
  • Perform regulatory review for all IFC/FDC products
  • Provide application-based consultative support to Phoenix Contact Technical Service where customers implement a Phoenix Contact product in their design, but compliance concerns arise
  • Aid in the reduction of Approvals project costs and time to obtain approval. (i.e., faster speed to market through improved project execution and negotiations with Approvals Agency)
  • Demonstrate initiative by understanding what actions need to be taken and completing the required tasks while seeking the perspective of others as required.
  • Demonstrate an honest and forthright presence by taking responsibility for own mistakes and not blaming others, and by doing what he / she commits to doing.
  • Work as a team player to make a difference within the business and express gratitude and appreciation to others who have provided information, assistance or support.
  • Readily handle change through taking advantage of lifelong learning opportunities and being open minded and curious in the face of new challenges. Collaborate with engineering teams in the international BU network through the product development process.QUALIFICATIONS:
    • BS Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or related field
    • 3-5 Years demonstrated experience with Product Safety Standards (UL 1977, UL 2237, UL 2238, UL 1863 preferred)
    • Experience working with testing agencies, specifically UL, CSA
    • Experience with Industry Standards (NEMA, SAE, TIA, ODVA preferred)
    • Understand the basics of CE (EMC and LVD)
    • Excellent communication skills (verbal/written)
    • Strong organizational skillsESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
      • Must be able to work at a desk with a computer for up to eight hours per day
      • Occasional domestic travel required
      • Must have the ability to work effectively under minimum supervision
      • Must be able to lift 25 lbsNotice to Staffing Agencies, Placement Services, and Professional Recruiters:Phoenix Contact has an internal Staffing Department. Recruiters are hereby specifically directed NOT to contact Phoenix Contact employees directly in an attempt to present candidates. Phoenix Contact will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to Phoenix Contact, including unsolicited resumes sent to a Phoenix Contact mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to Phoenix Contact employees, or to Phoenix Contact's resume database will be considered Phoenix Contact property. Phoenix Contact will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume. Phoenix Contact will consider any candidate for whom a Recruiter has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Recruiter free of any charges or fees. Phoenix Contact will not pay a fee to any Recruiter that does not have a signed Phoenix Contact contract in place specific to the position for which the resume was submitted. Recruiting vendor agreements will only be valid if in writing and signed by Phoenix Contact's Director of Organization Development and Talent Acquisition or his or her designee. No other Phoenix Contact employee is authorized to bind Phoenix Contact to any agreement regarding the placement of candidates by Recruiters. By submitting a candidate to Phoenix Contact, recruiters agree to be bound and comply with this policy.Phoenix Contact is committed to the diversity of our employees. We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

Keywords: Phoenix Contact USA, Harrisburg , Standards Engineer, Engineering , Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

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