Senior Product Safety Engineer @ Whirlpool

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Job Description:

Your responsibilities will include

  • Determine need for safety reviews on product changes or new product introductions and maintain meeting minutes
  • Conduct safety audits in accordance with Whirlpool safety audit requirements and maintain records of audits
  • Provide accident investigation, discovery, and trial support in cooperation with the Whirlpool Legal Department.   Work with Whirlpool Corporate Legal personnel and Outside Counsel regarding large product liability claims, site visits, and pending litigations
  • Request and oversee lab testing, where needed, to support projects
  • Stay current on related legislation that may impact our products, including responding to CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) related claims. Report recalls and select safety issues to government agencies
  • Monitor call center, field return data, and third-party web site data to evaluate product safety risks;  Monitor top field safety issues quarterly
  • Responsible for ensuring Design for Safety including Product Hazard Management (PHM)  Assess and disposition future risks (PHM) and escalate to the executive safety committee as appropriate
  • Participate in NPD (New Product Design) activities; i.e. DFMEA, Design Reviews and Forced Failure Testing;  Support the product safety and ICU (Instruction & Use Manual) aspects of the various programs
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by department manager

Minimum requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 7+ years of experience in engineering or product safety

Preferred skills and experiences

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Science discipline
  • Experience with Legal Connect software or equivalent
  • Experience with Legal depositions and litigations
  • Mechanical aptitude

Experience Level: Senior
Work From: Onsite

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