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Functional Safety Engineer in Fridley, MN

Fridley, Minnesota
Job Title: Functional Safety Engineer
Location: Fridley, MN
Rate: $100-110k + Benefits

Job Description:
Key Areas of Responsibility:
·         Support cross-functional teams on functional safety matters across the entire Electrolytes business cycle.
·         Work with process, instrument & control systems owners to address functional safety and process requirements.
·         Develop and maintain functional safety documentation like functional safety management plan FSMP, safety control narrative SCN, safety requirements specifications SRS.
·         Develop functional safety studies resulted in description of SIFs, PFDs values & SIL
·         levels and the associated RRF, safe states, demand modes, and bypass theory resulted in creation of safety requirement specifications SRS.
·         Perform as a key participant in HAZOP/HAZID and Risk Assessment workshops.
·         Perform safety analysis and SIL calculations. Carry out SIL determination through application of LOPA methodology and determine target SIL.
·         Identify hazards and quantify risks resulting in risk reduction factor RRF, maintaining the concept of ALARP).
·         Perform SIL verification and calculate for and specify SIFs’ PFD & HFT architecture to
·         confirm whether the classified SIFs in the current architecture meet the required/target SILs.
·         Review and approve work products from a functional safety perspective and participate at technical reviews and workshops.
·         Conduct / carry out functional safety audits and assessments and support third party audits and assessments.
·         Support the development of best practice procedures for functional safety activities.
·         Provide input on changes affecting functional safety, including the Impact Analysis.
·         Provide integrity and enforce appropriate standards in a time critical environment.
·         Keep status trackers up to date, showing status of all responsible projects.
·         Analyze and verify system requirements and interface definitions from a functional safety perspective.
·         Act as a single point of accountability for specific project delivery in the Functional Safety team and provide input, as required, to projects carried out by the project teams.
·         Support the planning and follow-up of activities of the safety lifecycle.
·         Cooperate with the project manager, developers, and customers. Liaise with suppliers to ensure achievement of safety requirements.
·         Interact with system/feature owners and project/program teams to advise and review documentation.
Ideal Experience:
·         University degree in Electrical/Electronic/Mechatronics Engineering.
·         Evidence of CFSP or CFSE certification and demonstrate experience thereof.
·         Previous industry experience in a functional safety role working in accordance with a relevant international standard (e.g., IEC 61511, IEC 61508).
·         Previous industry experience in the HAZOP & Risk Assessment role working in accordance with a relevant international standard (e.g., OSHA PSM 1910.119 and IEC 61882).
·         Knowledge of Safety Codes and standards in the Hydrogen or process industry.
·         Maintaining and monitoring the gaps or limitations of a product line from a safety standpoint and developing plans to address them as part of the product roadmap.
·         Ability to manage ambiguity and help with prioritization of work
·         Ability to generate formal documentation to a high professional standard.
·         Strong customer facing skills.
·         Strong communication and technical reporting skills, including the ability to communicate with overseas suppliers.
·         Ability to conduct and review Hazard Analysis & Risk Assessments (HARA), Fault Tree
·         Analyses (FTA), Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) etc.
·         Awareness of project management fundamentals.
·         Excellent team working skills and a strong communicator with the ability to interact with various organizational stakeholders.
·         Working closely with other platform leaders to define processes and tools for the Safety management of electrolytes.
·         Good time management skills and an ability to plan and organize both work activities and the resources required to execute said work activities.
·         Able to apply previous lessons learned proactively.
·         Self-motivated and able to motivate and inspire others.

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