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Sr. Electrical Controls Engineer / Safety Consultant

Des Plaines, IL Full-Time
Title: Sr. Electrical Controls Engineer / Safety Consultant
Location: Elk Grove Village, IL (50% Travel, when not travelling can work from home)
Duration: Permanent Hire

As a Sr. Electrical Controls Engineer / Safety Consultant you will provide industrial functional safety related controls advice and industry best practices to our customers. The role heavily depends on a deep understanding of machine controls and the related potential hazardous energy sources.

This is a senior engineering position, where you will be responsible for ensuring that people return home with the same number of fingers and toes that they showed up to work with. As a Safety Consultant, your primary responsibility will consist of corresponding professionally with our customers and assist them with properly completing their industrial machinery or application safety upgrades. You will develop safety solutions engineered to reduce customer's risks to an acceptable level of safety, verify and validate architecture designs to keep personnel safe when working in or near the industrial environment and work within a team environment providing guidance and mentorship to junior staff while taking a lead role on larger corporate safety projects.

You will support to a range of industries, including automotive, food and beverage, personal care, machine tools, tissue and paper, consumer goods, packaging, metal forming, rides and entertainment, AGVs, robotics, commodity chemicals and many more.

Expectations and Responsibility:
Act as a SME, Subject Matter Expert, providing guidance and knowledge to our customers through project assignments.
Maintain and increase expert knowledge on applicable safety standards.
Set a professional example for others on the team and mentor junior level safety engineers.
Provide fundamental safety consulting focusing primarily on recognized industry standards or customer specific requirements:
o Lockout Tagout audits and procedures
o Risk assessments
o Safety requirements specifications
o Safety architecture design and engineering
o Safety function verification
o Stop time measurement / safe distance calculation
o Safety system validation
o Safety training
Manage project milestones or recognize the need to escalate when required to complete projects on time and within budget.
Responsible for providing input and guidance in identifying, qualifying, and closing machine safety projects.
Work closely with commercial support teams.

Work within a team environment; however, capable of working independently.
Be willing to travel up to 50%. Primarily Monday through Friday; however, an occasional weekend travel may occur.

Required Education and/or Experience:
Bachelor of Science degree or equivalent industrial controls / safety experience (3-5 years)
TV FS Eng or similar safety certification
10+ years of working experience with safety products and industrial safety controls.
Knowledge and experience with applying OSHA and industrial safety standards (ISO, ANSI, etc.)
Demonstrate the mastery of a safety project's lifecycle.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:
TV Expert certification or equivalent
Active participation on a standard committee.
Write or assist in writing an industrial safety standard.
Experience in industrial controls, design, troubleshooting, etc.
Experience in industrial safety (safety audit, risk assessment documentation, system architecture design, verification, and validation).
Extensive knowledge of Siemens, Rockwell, and or Pilz safety hardware and software.
Experience with training and mentoring others within a team structure.
Demonstrate the ability to propose and sell safety consulting projects.
Ability to correspond effectively to a large commercial audience.
Multiple language skills and ability to adapt to cultural experiences outside your home country.

Competitive pay
Health insurance
Medical and dependent care flexible spending account
10 paid holidays annually
PTO (Paid time off)
401K (Available after 90 days)

ESPO Corporation
Willowbrook, IL 60527
(630) 789-2525

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