Safety Engineer

Engineering - Consulting · Charlotte, North Carolina

Since 1948, Pilz, a family-owned company has been setting standards in automation and control, and is most known today in the area of safety. We manufacture a full range of automation and control products. Our services start with product training and end at turnkey solutions for the safe automation of industrial machinery. We are a rapidly growing organization that strongly believes in continuous improvement.

Pilz Automation Safety, L.P. is currently seeking a Safety Engineer based in our Charlotte, NC office.  The Safety Engineer will work within the Pilz Services team providing guidance to customers as well as supporting Application Engineers in the implementation of safety devices.  Safety Engineers will visit customer sites to assist in the completion of Risk Assessments, provide safety reports, and review electrical circuits.  The person in this position will work closely with customers to provide direction on the components to be used in the recommended solutions.

The Safety Engineer is a key member of the Pilz Services team and will serve as the interface between the Consulting and Application groups.  This position will help with the growth and development of Pilz Consulting personnel as well as developing the Safety Consulting business within Pilz.

Job Description

  • Provide machinery safety expertise and knowledge via written and verbal project assignments
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of applicable standards
  • Provide weekly updates on current projects
  • Provide sales support to Pilz Sales team (e.g. assist with customer presentations regarding standards and directives)
  • Prepare and review reports from Safety Consultants to ensure compliance with Pilz system
  • Conduct varying types of Hazard Analysis and Risk Assessments
  • Review safety control circuits and calculate the safety performance levels (PLr=c, CAT 3)
  • Work independently as needed
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Minimum Qualifications
  • Associates’ degree in Mechatronics or similar program and one (1) to two (2) years of hands-on experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Ability to read electrical prints
  • Ability to interpret/troubleshoot electrical schematics and control circuits
  • Ability to read/analyze/interpret/write business reports and professional journals
  • Solve and verify math formulas as established in IEC 61508 and ISO 13849
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office
  • Willingness to learn Pilz products and procedures
  • Self-motivated, well-organized, and team oriented

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiar with safety standards such as ISO 13849 and ANSI B11
  • Familiar with risk assessment process
  • Competency in electrical controls with a focus in safety

Travel will be required up to 30-40%

What We Offer

If you have what it takes to be a Pilzler, we offer an exciting work environment, along with a competitive salary and benefits package which includes company paid:

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Short-/Long-term disability
  • Life insurance
  • Parental leave
  • Health Savings Account
  • 401(k) contribution
  • Opportunities for bonuses
  • and much, much more

About Pilz

Pilz Automation Safety, L.P. is a leading, innovative automation technology company providing worldwide, customer-oriented solutions in the areas of safety for humans, machines and the environment.  We develop environmentally-friendly products using ecological materials and energy-saving technologies. We are a trusted provider of safety services to leading national and international industrial companies. By providing viable solutions to the most complex safety issues, we help companies apply best manufacturing practices to optimize the availability and productivity of their plants worldwide.

Pilz has a tradition as a family-run company stretching back over 70 years. More than 2,400 staff, each one of them an ambassador for safety, make sure that our customers and their staff can work safely and free from injury. As a member of the Pilz ‘family’, you will work closely with customers, instilling confidence through individual consultations for flexible safety solutions and reliable service.

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Pilz Automation Safety L.P.
7150 Commerce Boulevard
Canton, MI 48187

Telephone: +1 734 354-0272

Technical Support

Telephone: +1 877 745-9872