Safety Engineer Job at Pilz Automation Safety, Canton, MI

  • Pilz Automation Safety
  • Canton, MI

Job Description

Job Description

Job Description


Safety Engineers work closely with Safety Consultants to provide safety guidance on the best way of achieving machine safety compliance. A Safety Engineer increases their knowledge of general safety principals and standards, as well as developing a strong understanding of safety controls engineering.


Safety Engineers visit customer sites to conduct risk assessments, provide safety reports, lead safety design reviews, perform safety validations, assist with safety concepts, and coordinate other safety activities.


All Safety Engineers report to the Principal Safety Consultant.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide machinery safety expertise and knowledge in both written and verbal communications
  • Prepare and review reports from Safety Consultants to ensure compliance with Pilz systems
  • Be able to identify hazards on a machine (e.g. exposed gear/chain)
  • Conduct varying types of Hazard Analysis and Risk Assessments
  • Review electrical circuits and calculate the safety rating of the circuit
  • Assist in machine safety compliance for projects of all sizes
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of applicable standards
  • Provide weekly updates on current projects
  • Assist in the development of tools (e.g. software) to facilitate Pilz service offerings
  • Design safety solutions via concepts using various software tools
  • Provide presentations to customers based on assessment results
  • Other duties as assigned


Travel will be required up to 50%; bonus or comp time available


Minimum Qualifications

  • Associates’ degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Electromechanical Engineering or similar program and one (1) to three (3) years of hands-on experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Ability to read electrical/controls schematics
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written
  • Solve and verify math formulas as established in IEC 61508 and ISO 13849
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office including PowerPoint
  • Able to work independently as needed
  • Willingness to learn Pilz products and procedures
  • Self-motivated, well-organized, and team oriented


Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical or Electromechanical engineering
  • Competency in electrical controls with a focus in safety
  • Ability to read/analyze/interpret/write business reports and professional journals
  • Advanced Microsoft Office user including PowerPoint
  • Familiar with safety standards such as IEC 61508, ISO 13849, and ANSI B11
  • Able to read and understand Fluid power circuits
  • Understanding of Mechanical guarding designs and techniques
  • Understanding of Automation systems

What We Offer

If you have what it takes to be a Pilzler, we offer an exciting work environment, along with a competitive salary and benefits package which includes company paid:

  • Family health insurance with zero employee contribution, starting on hire date
  • Family dental insurance with zero employee contribution, starting after 90 days
  • Three (3) weeks of Paid Time Off (PTO) within one year
  • Short-/Long-term disability with zero employee contribution, starting after 90 days
  • Life insurance with zero employee contribution, starting after 90 days
  • Departmental cross-training
  • Parental leave
  • Health Savings Account, no employee participation required, starting on hire date
  • 401(k) contribution, no employee participation required, starting after 90 days
  • Opportunities for bonuses
  • and much, much more

About Pilz

Pilz Automation Safety, L.P. is a leading, innovative automation technology company providing worldwide, customer-oriented solutions in the areas of safety for humans, machines and the environment. We develop environmentally-friendly products using ecological materials and energy-saving technologies. We are a trusted provider of safety services to leading national and international industrial companies. By providing viable solutions to the most complex safety issues, we help companies apply best manufacturing practices to optimize the availability and productivity of their plants worldwide.


Pilz has a tradition as a family-run company stretching back over 75 years. More than 2,500 staff, each one of them an ambassador for safety, make sure that our customers and their staff can work safely and free from injury. As a member of the Pilz ‘family’, you will work closely with customers, instilling confidence through individual consultations for flexible safety solutions and reliable service.

remote work

Job Tags

Temporary work, Remote job, Worldwide, Flexible hours,

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