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Senior Compliance Engineer

California City, CA 93505
Location :
US - California - Sunnyvale
Job Description

How will you make an impact?

The Senior Compliance Engineer will provide guidance regarding product safety and product compliance requirements. This role is responsible for evaluating products to ensure they will meet applicable regulations including EMI/EMC, low voltage directive, product safety standards, and will be a key contributor to R&D during the development process for design to compliance.

What will you do?

  • Working with the New Product Development team, develop compliance plans by researching, analyzing, selecting, and applying compliance engineering concepts, approaches, techniques, and criteria; adapting and modifying compliance engineering options; developing and evaluating new compliance methodologies.
  • Determines compliance by establishing compliance test standards; conducting and witnessing tests; performing diagnostic procedures; measuring performance; analyzing and evaluating findings; performing forensic analysis of failures; troubleshooting failures; supervising sub-contractors.
  • Prevents compliance issues by collaborating with engineering planning and design teams; reviewing design data; identifying and resolving product and engineering design issues; identifying short-term and long-range issues; researching and identifying applicable regulatory and industry compliance standards and codes; developing compliance policies.
  • Organizes compliance program by preparing timetables, cost estimates, and required resources including test laboratories and equipment.
  • Documents compliance by completing approval applications; recording test results; prepares compliance reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing measurement data and trends; preparing and filing Declarations of Conformity.
  • Perform in-house safety testing of components where properties cannot be identified through documentation.
  • Review all new part requests, engineering change orders and deviations to ensure that requirements are met and maintained.
  • Stay abreast of all upcoming changes to Product Safety and Compliance regulations and standards to ensure the organization is meeting all current requirements for new and legacy products. Assess product regulations and standards impact of new market entries (e.g., as associated with expansion into new countries, applications, etc).
  • Interface with outside agencies so that the products can be formally tested and certified to meet designated requirements, including US and Canada NRTL requirements.
  • Maintain PS&C in-house and third-party Safety and EMC database, and distribute reports to project managers for inclusion in appropriate design history files.

How will you get here?


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent.


  • Minimum of three years working with Safety and EMC compliance labs to certify products.
  • Working knowledge of electrical and electro-mechanical products and EN 61326-2 regulation.
  • Experience conducting electrical safety tests including: Dielectric Strength (HiPot), Ground Bond, Leakage (Touch Current), and Continuity.
  • Working knowledge of EN/UL/CAN 61010-1 with ‘hands-on’ testing experience is a plus.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Experience with mechanical safety requirements.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with ability to effective interface with technical personnel at various levels of the organization.
  • Demonstrated excellent communication skills orally, written and presentation group settings.
  • Demonstrated teamwork and problem-solving skills (e.g. LEAN Sigma)
  • Familiarity with product environmental regulations and standards such as E.U. RoHS, REACH and WEEE directives and US Conflict Minerals requirements is a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to take ownership of a problem and drive to implemented solution as an individual and as a team player

If you are an individual with a disability who requires reasonable accommodation to complete any part of our application process, click here for further assistance.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.


Posted: 2019-06-12 Expires: 2019-07-12

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