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Vehicle Systems Safety Engineer - Industrial Vehicles


New Bremen, OH, US, 45869

Company Description:


Crown Equipment Corporation is one of the world’s largest material handling companies, with a reputation for award-winning product design, advanced engineering and technology, and superior after-sale service. Crown produces a broad range of forklifts and automation and fleet management technologies that are revolutionizing the material-handling industry.


Job Responsibilities:


Lead vehicle functional safety related activities to influence the design and development of innovative forklifts and material handling equipment. Provide expertise through technical knowledge, collaboration skills and functional safety experience to support multiple vehicle systems teams in developing and documenting safety system designs. Utilize industry recognized methods to assess hazards, risk and performance levels for company’s vehicle safety systems.


  • Functional Safety Analysis and Specifications - Guide, coach and support implementation of functional safety across all phases of a project. Create technical specifications for functional safety. Coordinate, evaluate and implement product-specific hazard and risk analyses in the area of functional safety, considering existing international standards. Work with teams to calculate and validate performance levels (PLr) according to applicable standards such as ISO 13849. Monitor project-specific developments of safety concepts at system, hardware and software level using applicable standards. Work with the test group to ensure verification of product compliance based on functional safety requirements.
  • Product Safety Awareness - Interface with internal and external compliance groups and global colleagues to stay current on industry standards.
  • Documentation - Support the development teams in artifact creation while ensuring consistency across multiple products and teams.
  • Miscellaneous - Interface with the Compliance department by answering engineering related questions. Provide proper engineering documents as requested. Assist in identifying tools used in compliance documentation. Perform other duties as assigned.


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Internal Title:  Functional Safety Engineer


Related Terms:  Compliance Engineer, System Safety Engineer, Vehicle Safety Engineer, Vehicle Systems Engineer, Vehicle Regulatory Engineer


Minimum Qualifications:


  • Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related; or equivalent experience
  • 5 years of engineering experience (Salary will be commensurate with experience)
  • Good written, verbal, analytical, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to occasionally travel with overnight stays (0-5%)
  • Reliable transportation for occasional travel locally between company locations during scheduled workday


Preferred Qualifications:


  • 5 years of experience in functional safety, vehicle systems engineering or a closely related field
  • Familiarity with industry safety standards relevant to industrial vehicles in material handling industry
  • Engineering experience with designing and validating electronic or electrical systems and developing hardware and software requirements for vehicle or related systems


Work Authorization:


Crown will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States. This is not a position for which sponsorship will be provided. Individuals with temporary visas or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

No agency calls please.


Compensation and Benefits:


Crown offers an excellent wage and benefits package for full-time employees including Health/Dental/Vision/Prescription Drug Plan, Flexible Benefits Plan, 401K Retirement Savings Plan, Life and Disability Benefits, Paid Holidays, Paid Vacation, Tuition Reimbursement, and much more.

EO/AA Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled


Nearest Major Market: Lima
Nearest Secondary Market: Findlay

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