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Product Safety Engineer

ABB Group

This is a Full-time position in Plano, TX posted September 3, 2021.

Product Safety Engineer

Take your next career step at ABB with a global team that is energizing the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future.

At ABB, we have the clear goal of driving diversity and inclusion across all dimensions: gender, LGBTQ+, abilities, ethnicity and generations. Together, we are embarking on a journey where each and every one of us, individually and collectively, welcomes and celebrates individual differences.

ABB’s Electrification business is a leading provider of a full range of protection, control and measurement solutions – enabling safer and smarter electricity flow from substation to the point of consumption. We deliver products and systems designed to connect, protect and control electrical systems, ensuring reliability, efficiency and safety for equipment and personnel.

Our R&D engineers and scientists develop breakthrough technologies that change the way the world works and industries do business. We constantly push the limits of convention, while retaining our focus on delivering solid returns for our customers and shareholders.

This role reports to Research & Development (R&D) Senior Engineer and is located in Plano, Texas. As a Product Safety Engineer, you will be responsible for defined work on projects with moderate complexity and have the ability to resolve issues through immediate action or short-term planning. This role follows an individual work plan to support product safety design reviews and obtain international and domestic product safety agency approvals. The product types include various power conversion devices and systems (Direct Current (DC) to DC, Alternating Current (AC) to DC and DC to AC).

Your responsibilities

  • Perform basic and advanced testing techniques needed for product development activities in the Engineering Laboratory.
  • Analyze product safety designs to determine suitability and compliance.
  • Write and develop test plans for product safety evaluation.
  • Oversee various tests performed on products, record results and communicate any quality alerts as necessary.
  • Ensure that lab techs are performing the various tests properly.
  • Prepare and submit safety agency reports to obtain product compliance approval.
  • Assist in the general maintenance and upkeep in the lab by ensuring that the labs systems are ISO-17025 compliant.
  • Evaluate product changes and new product developments as required to maintain product safety compliance.
  • Recommend and develop improved testing processes and techniques.

Your background

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited university or college with minimum 2 years of experience.
  • Ability to interpret analog and digital circuit schematics.
  • Safety Agency experience (UL, CSA, VDE, TUV).
  • Strong problem solving and math skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a cross-functional matrix environment.
  • Six Sigma training.
  • Experience with test instrumentation (o-scope, power meter, electronic load, etc.).
  • Experience with Safety Agency approval processes.
  • Knowledge of power supply topologies.
  • Understanding of Safety Agency standards and specific test requirements with UL(IEC)62368-1, UL Subject 1801, UL 1778, IEC 61204-7, and IEC62477-1.
  • Familiarity with ISO-17025 test protocol and requirements.
  • DSP Firmware college course or equivalent experience.
  • Candidates must already have a work authorization that would permit them to work for ABB in the US.


  • Retirement plan
  • Life insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Medical insurance
  • Wellbeing program

More about us

We look forward to receiving your application. If you want to discover more about ABB, take another look at our website

Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action at ABB

ABB is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, creed, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, citizen status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital status, family medical leave status, or protected veterans status. For more information regarding your (EEO) rights as an applicant, please visit the following websites:

As an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, applicants may request to review the Affirmative Action Plan of a particular ABB facility between the hours of 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. EST Monday through Friday by contacting an ABB HR Representative at 1-888-694-7762.

Protected veterans and qualified individuals with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access ABB’s career site as a result of your disability. You may request reasonable accommodations by calling an ABB HR Representative at 1-888-694-7762 or by sending an email to Resumes and applications will not be accepted in this manner.

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