Electrical Engineer, Product Compliance

MSA, The Safety Company
Cranberry Twp, Pennsylvania 16066
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We are seeking an engineer to join our Global Product Compliance team to ensure MSA's life-saving products meet global safety and regulatory requirements! MSA is the global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of sophisticated, innovative safety products that protect people and facility infrastructures. Many MSA products integrate a combination of electronics, mechanical systems and advanced materials to protect users against hazardous or life-threatening situations. Regulatory and standards compliance is an essential part of what we do and a highly valued aspect by our customers. Join the Global Product Compliance team to help us meet and exceed customer expectations. If this sounds like an interesting opportunity, we want to hear from you!


This position reports to the Global Engineering Manager, Product Compliance and will be responsible for the following:

  • Be the technical lead for compliance and regulation activities for MSA products
  • Be a strategic resource for the organization on regulatory, standards and compliance requirements, and raise the overall knowledge in these areas throughout the organization
  • Monitor and communicate internal and external trends that relate to potential standards, regulatory, and compliance changes
  • Act as the official point of contact for external parties such as NIOSH, UL, FM, CSA, and other agencies as necessary depending on product group
  • Represent our organization in standards development activities as well as professional organizations, such as trade associations, with a mission to ensure the safety of our customers.
  • Contribute to the alignment of marketing, engineering, and compliance activities globally
  • Be accountable for ensuring product designs meet global agency, standards, and regulatory requirements and obtain certifications per plan.
  • Develop best practice templates, reports, and processes for continuous improvement of approvals management
  • Witness agency verification testing, including running correlation studies, and lead discussions on standards interpretation where needed
  • Review compliance impact of new and modified engineering documentation, such as drawings, and provide final disposition. Specify content of any approval drawings or similar technical documentation
  • Assist in maintaining certifications by ensuring product modifications are compliant and approved.
  • Provide support to all certification and department related activities regardless of product group, which may include but is not limited to agency audits, production line requirements, and customer service
  • Travel (Domestic & International) Up to 10% required


Special knowledge, skills and abilities required:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills (written, verbal and presentation). Able to effectively communicate technical information to audiences of all levels, including external stakeholders
  • Demonstrates specialized technical knowledge and apply that knowledge in an innovative manner
  • Proven ability to simultaneously and independently manage multiple tasks, solve problems, lead projects and work effectively in cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to perform complex tasks/assignments using independent judgment and with limited supervision
  • Strong documentation skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to function and contribute in a team environment


  • Experience with Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories (NRTLs), Notified Bodies and other International certification agencies requirements.
  • New Product Design experience with Safety Products or other regulated products
  • Experience with product safety standards and regulations such as NFPA, ANSI, NIOSH, EN, IEC, UL, FM, CSA or similar
  • Design or compliance experience in Hazardous Location protection techniques (Intrinsic Safety, Explosion Proof)
  • Design or compliance experience with Radio, Wireless, Bluetooth, and/or Telecommunications
  • Global compliance experience


Education and experience required:

  • BSEE, or relevant discipline, preferably from an ABET accredited program

This position is available at four different career levels based upon experience, education, etc.:

  • Level one (Staff I Engineer): 0 years relevant experience
  • Level two (Staff II Engineer): 2 years relevant experience
  • Level three (Staff III Engineer): 3 years relevant experience
  • Level four (Senior Staff Engineer): 5 years relevant experience

o MS degree may be substituted for up to 2 years of experience.

o PhD may be substituted for up to 4 years of experience.


  • MSME or relevant discipline preferably from an ABET accredited program.
  • Degrees and/or certification in multiple technical disciplines.



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