Functional Safety Engineer

at ArcBest in Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

ArcBest is a logistics company with creative problem solvers who deliver integrated solutions for complex supply chain challenges.

ArcBest Technologies is an ArcBest company that develops and supports applications to provide innovative technology solutions for business challenges.

Wanting to join the ArcBest Technologies team? In our search for top talent, we are looking for those that will further enable us to deliver on our vision and fully support our values-driven culture.

Currently, we are looking for a Functional Safety Engineer to join the ArcBest team. The Functional Safety Engineer designs safety-relevant controls for robotics systems and industrial equipment. This position adapts well-tried design and safety principles and industrial safety standards into a new and emerging industry

Your contribution may include:

  • Guide design controls for robotics and industrial automation equipment for use in a functionally safe product.
  • Apply IEC industrial standards for the development lifecycle of a robotic control system, and coach developers on processes to apply during this phase.
  • Write or review safety requirement specifications, safety management plans, and verification and validation plans.
  • Lead interdisciplinary teams to execute product designs from concept to production including design, prototype, test, validation, and certification.
  • Write or review functional specifications, design verification plans, and test procedures.
  • Analyze failure modes of control circuits, the effect of the failure, and identify mitigations and diagnostics.
  • Drive projects to closure by ensuring that systems can be manufactured, deployed, maintained, and meet regulatory requirements for certification.
  • Ensure control systems comply to machinery safety standards (ISO 13849, IEC 62061, IEC 61508, IEC 61496).
  • Work in a team setting to accomplish department goals.
  • Other duties and projects, as assigned.

As a Functional Safety Engineer, you will be a member of the ArcBest Technologies Technology Research and Development team in Fort Smith, AR. Your hours will be Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm, with irregular hours that may occur depending on workload.

Ready to apply? Before doing so, please make sure you meet the minimum requirements:

Education: Bachelors in Electrical Engineering or similar field. Master’s degree, preferred.

Experience: Experience with safety programs from concept through certification/regulatory process. Demonstrated experience developing to IEC standards in automation or robotics.

If you require accommodation in the application process, please contact 1 or call us at (479) 785-8963. An Equal Opportunity Employer including Vet/Disability.


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Job Posting: JC202769167

Posted On: Jan 23, 2022

Updated On: Apr 29, 2022