Safety Compliance Engineer – The Toro Company

TORO

Bloomington, MN


Who Are We?

The Toro Company is a homegrown, Minnesota-based company that has been in business since 1914. We pride ourselves on providing world class equipment to help maintain the environment that we love, while putting an emphasis on giving back to the communities that surround us. From residential lawns and gardens, to venues such as St. Andrews Links and Target Field, we are a company with a global footprint and a passion for helping people beautify whatever landscape they may be in. With 100 years of operation under our belt and an average employee tenure of 15 years, come find out what makes The Toro Company the best place in the Twin Cities to build a career.

The safety compliance engineer serves in a consultative capacity on company-wide electric powered product safety and product qualification activities to ensure compliance with domestic and international product safety and regulatory requirements for the company’s product designs. Assists in the development of Toro product safety policies and procedures. Represents company on pertinent domestic and international technical societies and standards organizations committees. Serves in a consultative capacity to the Legal Department regarding worldwide response to product injury incidents and patent claims and review related to electric powered products. Trains Outdoor Power Equipment (OPE) staff on usage of safety standards and regulatory compliance for electric powered products. Participates on the Corporate Product Safety Board and specialization groups as assigned.

What Will You Do?

In order to grow and build a successful career with The Toro Company, you will be responsible for:

  • Represents company by being an active member on Domestic and International standards (ANSI, IEC, UL) development organizations committees for electric powered products.

  • Tracks safety and regulatory compliance status on electric powered products and ensure that TTC OPE teams meet their safety and regulatory compliance requirements prior to production and through product shipment release.

  • Advises OPE teams product development teams on electric product safety compliance.

    • Evaluates and interprets U.S. and International product safety and regulatory standards to ensure divisional products meet all standards required for the markets they are sold into.

    • Provides safety and regulatory related design guidance for product development teams.

    • Evaluates updates to current standards and implements new requirements to existing and new products.

    • Supports European Union Risk Assessments.

    • Reviews divisional

      • Operators’ manuals

      • Assists in development of all safety and regulatory decals.

  • Communicates and educates OPE divisional engineering, product evaluation, and technical publications on standards changes.

  • Serves as electric product engineering liaison to the Legal Department and works collaboratively with Legal on safety and regulatory compliance topics as assigned.

  • Participates on Corporate Product Safety Board.

  • Supports compliance to the Corporate Product Safety Policy and related guidelines.

  • Supports company Quality Policy by working within the documented Quality System. Responsible for the operation of the quality system within their respective area. Participates in quality initiatives and training as needed.

  • Participates in applicable specialization group activities, e.g. Battery Specialization Group.

  • Other duties as assigned

What Do You Need?

To be considered for this role, an individual should meet the following minimal requirements:

  • BS in Electrical, Mechatronics or applicable engineering degree required.

  • E4-Typically seven (7+-10) years’ experience in standards development, auditing, proactive product safety management or compliance in a manufacturing environment, preferably within the electric products industry.

  • E5-Typically seven (10+) years’ experience in standards development, auditing, proactive product safety management or compliance in a manufacturing environment, preferably within the electric products industry.

  • Qualified candidates need to be versed in regulatory compliance and standards promulgation activity regarding electric products.

  • Ideal background is in product safety and liability within manufacturing, particularly OPE or other electrical product.

  • Must be able to find and analyze electric product safety standards and assist teams with their understanding of the standards.

  • Previous experience in applying electrical components and subsystems to mechanical equipment for monitoring and control. Demonstrated capability to create and analyze portions of product design. Has demonstrated a high level of productivity and competency in the execution of duties

  • Excellent communication skills, ability to interact with all levels of personnel internally and externally, as well as with various groups, business functions and governmental agencies. Able to effectively convey proposed strategies and legal requirements to senior-level management.

  • International experience and experience in international standards writing capacity is a plus.

  • Must be able to coordinate or supervise work of consultants, contract, or full-time employees.

Other Job-Related Components: (e.g., Physical demands, working conditions, travel)

  • Supports product safety initiatives for TTC’s OPE Divisions. Works with project teams to accomplish goals. Provides training, task and/or project leadership.

  • Domestic and International travel required to industry safety and regulatory committee meetings, accident investigation sites, test sites, distributors, customers, vendors, manufacturing facilities and other locations as required.

What Can We Give You?

At The Toro Company, we are always working to make sure our employees know just how valued they are. In addition to a competitive salary, an affordable and top tier medical/dental/vision plan, 401k, and many other great benefits - The Toro company offers employees at our Bloomington, MN HQ location a variety of perks, including:

Dress for your day - We know you're more productive when you're comfortable, which is why TTC employees are encouraged to take advantage of our casual, corporate environment.

Location – Conveniently located near both St. Paul and Minneapolis, we are centrally located for most commuters! This position is mainly onsite with hybrid work from time-to-time.

Food - Take advantage of our onsite café, which serves both breakfast and lunch. With a Caribou Coffee attached, you can grab a snack and a coffee at any time during your day.

Wellness - The Toro Company’s HQ offers complimentary use of our onsite fitness facility to employees. In addition to physical wellbeing, TTC offers a variety of mental health and financial health resources to all employees.

Volunteerism - The Toro Company is proud to provide employees 20 hours of paid time to volunteer in the community.

Summer Hours – Enjoy a flexible schedule during the summer! By working a little more during the first few days of the week, TTC employees at our Bloomington HQ are able to start their weekends early and leave by noon on Friday.

Flexible Work Arrangements – This team is currently implementing a hybrid work schedule. The opportunity to collaborate in the office and work from home part-time, has promoted team-building and flexibility.

Competitive Salary – The pay range takes into account skills, experience, education, and location. It is not common to be hired at or near the top of the range; compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. Cash compensation is one piece of our competitive total rewards package. If you need to, you can access your pay early with the One@Work app, formerly the Even app.

We will not sponsor any type of work visas for this position!

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We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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