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WYN - Senior Controls Engineer - Safety Application Specialist

Company: Daifuku America Corp
Location: Bolingbrook
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:


The Senior Controls Engineer - Safety leads a team to develop, manage, and monitors safety programs, policies, and procedures that meet applicable requirements for equipment, products, and systems delivered to customers. Evaluates the organization's procedures and risk assessments to ensure equipment and system designs meet all applicable safety standards by conducting reviews to identify


  • Define organization's safety strategy and roadmap for product and system design
  • Develop, facilitate and document equipment risk assessments across all engineering disciplines/product portfolio for the North American market
  • Review when appropriate, designs, processes and procedures to ensure that all products meet appropriate/relevant safety standards
  • Stay abreast of everchanging landscape of safety standards relevant to our industry
  • Share knowledge/train/educate engineering and management team in best practices/new requirements
  • Conceives, designs, develops, and engineers new electrical-based conveyor fabricated products that add value and meet customer needs
  • Performs engineering calculations to ensure a robust design
  • Ensures that new products are safe, reliable, and easy to maintain
  • Selects appropriate and cost-effective purchased products
  • Analyzes data to identify trends in usage, cost, performance, and reliability
  • Develops and executes test plans for concepts and prototypes to establish operational parameters
  • Uses modeling and simulation tools to validate designs
  • Partners with the design team, manufacturing, quality control, installation, purchasing, and administration


  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 7 years of industry experience
  • Certified Function Safety Engineer (TUV or similar)
  • Significant knowledge and understanding of relevant material handling safety standards such as:
  • Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association standards (CEMA)
  • The appropriate ASME Standard for General Industry
  • ANSI B20.1, 'Safety Standard for Conveyors and Related Equipment' referenced in the OSHA regulation for Construction, 1926.555(a) (8)
  • ANSI/RIA R15.06-2012 American National Standard for Industrial Robots and Robot Systems- Safety Requirements
  • ANSI/ITSDF B56.5 - 2019, Safety Standard for Driverless, Automatic Guided Industrial Vehicles and Automated Functions of Manned Industrial Vehicles
  • NFPA79 and NEC National Electric Code
  • National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) standards
  • Experience with Motor Driven Roller (MDR), Sortation Technologies, installation, project management, electrical, or EPDM administration highly desirable
  • Strong knowledge of electrical controls, electronics, and conveyor applications
  • Knowledge of electrical, mechanical, and pneumatic principles
  • Knowledge of PLC programming and code writing
  • Knowledge of competitors' products
  • Knowledge of design cost, budgets, and expenditures
  • Use of Excel to sort large data tables and create calculation tables and PowerPoint to create visual explanations
  • Proficient with MS Office, 3D SolidWorks, EPDM, and simulation modules; Ethernet or Profibus a plus
  • Strong organization skills to meet project plans and deadlines
  • Collaborative and team-oriented
  • Creative-thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated success defining and launching excellent products
  • Excellent management skills for directing, coaching, scheduling, and assisting team members
  • Expertise with material handling, including ASRS, controls and software
  • Knowledge of project management and minimum of one engineering discipline
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office
  • Technical background, with experience in specific safety area
  • Leadership and conflict resolution skills
  • Written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills and organizational skills
  • Self-motivated and detail-oriented
  • Strategic thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to learn new technologies
  • Ability to work weekends and evenings as required

EOE Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans

Federal Contractor


Keywords: Daifuku America Corp, Bolingbrook , WYN - Senior Controls Engineer - Safety Application Specialist, Other , Bolingbrook, Illinois

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