Location: Mequon - Wisconsin
Defines programs and leads global projects to help the company establish and maintain compliance with new or changed product environmental standards, product safety certifications, and regulations including those required for management of hazardous substances in products, energy efficiency of products, and end-of-life responsibilities.Is also responsible for working with New Product Introduction processes - both as the lead Compliance Engineer as well as a Subject Matter Expert to support other team members - to ensure that new Rockwell Automation products meet relevant product regulations and certification requirements. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:FunctionalEnsures completion of product development compliance deliverables for products of critical importance to the organization. This includes compliance assessment, design review, certification and test plan creation, documentation, and process implementation for new product development introductions.Leads enterprise wide cross-functional projects of medium- to large-scale to enact programs and processes to ensure compliance to new or changed product environmental regulations and safety certification requirements.Identifies and works with internal and external groups, including the Global Product Standards & Regulations organization within Rockwell Automation to analyze and communicate regulatory trends and positions and shares information with impacted business groups.Works with Strategic Sourcing and Rockwell Automation suppliers to ensure that the supply chain is positioned and responsive to support RA compliance programs.Supports internal and external customers by addressing requirements for product compliance information, including communication strategies.May serve as a product compliance interface with domestic and third-party certification agencies (such as UL, CSA, FM, TUV, etc.).LeadershipLeads strategy development, business process development, and critical issue closure across technical disciplines for local organizational functionsLeads and participates in project teams consisting of cross-functional personnel to address product design issues and new regulatory requirements related to environmental regulations and safety certifications.May represent Rockwell Automation in external organizations including standards development committees and cross-company teams.Provide supervision and mentoring of other team members, contractors, interns and third-party consultants in daily and project activities.InterpersonalResponsible for executing programs with business groups across the organization to incorporate regulatory and certification requirements into product designs for both legacy and new products.Gives presentations to share information and obtain support for compliance programs on an enterprise wide basis.Builds strong relationships and partnerships across the company to leverage ideas, capabilities, and processes. Unifying internal constituents around a common vision and goals, and teaming with others for enhanced outcomes.BusinessResponsible for the plan, budget and schedule for projects which are of significant and strategic importance to the corporation. Examples would include RoHS, REACH, EU-Ecodesign and other regulations that emerge.Monitors and understands complex regulatory and market drivers and their ability to affect product lines. Works with business partners to assess risk and strategy for ensuring compliance of RA products.Manages aggressive objectives in context of higher-level business goals / constraints.Presents strategies to stakeholders and decision-makers to secure support for programs as necessary.Comprehends the needs and requirements of customers or business partners in order to bring strategic value to them. Promoting regulatory compliance and customer needs as the key drivers for business goals and initiatives.#LI-GK1#LI-ZN1 Basic Qualifications:Bachelor's DegreeLegal authorization to work in the US is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.Preferred Experience:B. S. Degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Industrial, Quality or Computer Engineering or related technical field with knowledge in the application of basic engineering and manufacturing principles, theories, and techniques. See statement below.10 - 12 years' experience in Manufacturing/Development Engineering Organization, preferably in an electronics or electrical equipment manufacturing organization.Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively through all levels in the organization. Exceptional verbal and written communication skills are required in addition to presentation skills.Demonstrated ability to frame and manage effectively, and with high quality, a large quantity of ambiguous or complex work.Strong analytical and problem solving skills are required.Experience in project management techniques and processes. LSS and/or PMP certification is a plus.Previous experience with product stewardship, environmental regulations, product standards, certifications, conformance agencies, functional safety engineering or quality/continuous improvement is strongly preferred.Experience in new product development, including utilizing the Rockwell Automation Common Product Development (CPD) Process as well as knowledge of SAP or equivalent ERP system, is strongly preferred.Demonstrated ability to influence stakeholders and drive change management projects is preferred.Further education in engineering, business administration, operations or project management is a plus.Familiarity with Rockwell Automation products is a plus.Experience with Functional Safety product certificationFamiliarity with SIL calculations, IEC 61508, part 1 thru 7, IEC 13849-1,-2 and IEC 60204 Product SafetyFS certified engineerTRAVELWilling to travel up to 10% (including international) for promotion and implementation of various initiatives and programs.
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