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Function Safety EngineerNewport News, VA | Job ID 71001

  • Job ID 71001
  • Division Mining
  • Organization Liebherr Mining Equipment Newport News Co.
  • Area of employment Engineering
  • Country United States
  • Entry level Professionals
  • Type of contract full time
  • Date of entry 02/01/2024

The Function Safety Engineer is responsible for ensuring compliance to current Off Highway Function Safety Regulatory Standards.


  • Involved in all actions/tasks related to functional safety process according to IEC 61508-1
  • Involve in the development and definition, ‘hazard analysis and risk assessment” as per ISO 12100 and IEC 61508
  • Drive activity to write function safety requirements & specifications (general, environment, functional and safety integrity) for safety system.
  • Ensure that hardware and software designers provide the input data necessary for the quantification and justification of all criteria and parameters (PFH, PFD, SFF, etc.) required for the evaluation of the level integrity (SIL) according to the standard used (e.g., IEC 61508-2)
  • Produce block diagrams of the safety functions to be studied. Perform modeling and assessment of the integrity level (SIL) of safety functions.
  • Communicate on gaps between integrity levels (SIL) achieved and required levels. Determine with hardware and software designers what design improvements are required.
  • Support system and sub-system design with respect to system FMEA and Fault Tree Analysis
  • Maintains documented roles & responsibilities for each functional safety representative from each of the functional groups.
  • Ensures that appropriate records are maintained with respect to safety systems.
  • Help internal or external auditors in compliance reviews.


  • Education and Experience: Bachelor/Master of Science in Electrical/Mechanical/Mechatronics Engineering, or similar fields; Minimum of 3-5 years of experience on Function safety projects for Off-Road Machine; Working knowledge with safety standards like IEC 61508, ISO 13849, ISO 19014;Experience in defending Safety Analysis (FMEA, FTA, etc.) at the system level; Excellent written and verbal communication and people engagement skills.
  • Knowledge of safety engineering fundamentals. IEC 61508, ISO 13849, ISO 12100
  • Knowledge of Windchill system as it relates to truck Bill of Materials (BOM) structure and inventory control.
  • Experience in writing and comprehending software and hardware requirements and interfaces.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, schematics, part drawings, assembly drawings, component/system specifications and governmental regulations.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Problem Solving: Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a valid driver license and passport.

Our Offer

An interesting and ambitious role in a successful international company. We offer a secure work environment with a comprehensive benefits package that includes major medical, dental and vision insurance, 401K plan with company match, paid vacation and personal days and competitive salary.

Referral Bonus: Level I

Have we awoken your interest? Then we look forward to receiving your online application. If you have any questions, please contact Thomas Steele.

Liebherr-America, Inc. and its US affiliates are Equal Opportunity Employers. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
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  • Job ID 71001
  • Division Mining
  • Organization Liebherr Mining Equipment Newport News Co.
  • Area of employment Engineering
  • Country United States
  • Entry level Professionals
  • Type of contract full time
  • Date of entry 02/01/2024

The company

In line with its international growth, Liebherr’s venture into the United States began in 1970. Within a couple of years, the company expanded and completed its production facilities in Newport News, Virginia, for its product line of hydraulic excavators. It was later converted into Liebherr’s manufacturing facility for mining trucks and remains home to Liebherr Mining Equipment Newport News, Co. In addition to its production facility, Liebherr markets a wide variety of products and technologies through its companies located across the United States. The companies are Liebherr-Aerospace Saline, Inc., Liebherr Gear Technology, Inc., Liebherr Automation Systems, Co., and Liebherr USA, Co., the umbrella company for 12 product segments that are positioned across the United States.​


Liebherr Mining Equipment Newport News Co.

4100 Chestnut Avenue

23607 Newport News, VA

United States

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