Job Title:

Product Safety Engineer

Business Area:

Engineering & Design


Lexington, KY USA

Job ID:


Product Safety Engineer

The role the Product Safety Engineer is to understand/coordinate/maintain product safety compliance/certifications and emerging safety standards in various geographies and with requisite agencies in concert with product development and other compliance groups at the full product portfolio level

  • Understand and become proficient at the following:
    • Review product design to ensure compliance with global industry and corporate safety requirements
    • Provide Product Safety testing and report submission to safety agencies (such as UL) as part of Corporate Product Safety Group
    • Review schematics diagrams for compliance with safety standards and design practices
    • Review mechanical designs for proper use of flame-retarded plastics, sharp edges, fire enclosures, proper grounding, power supply/AC adapter design
    • Duties may include research, evaluation, development, and application of new processes and methods into new products to ensure compliance with safety requirements
    • Work with development engineering teams to develop new products which comply with global safety agency test standards (UL, CSA, CE Mark)
    • Work collaboratively in a team/cross-functional environment
    • Keep products safe, certified and available to Lexmark’s addressable global market


  • Minimum:
    • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering with strong knowledge base of technology and the sciences
    • Strong written, graphical and oral communication skills
    • Demonstrates ability to analyze test data, make recommendations, and propose effective, manufacturable designs
    • Self-motivated and persistent
    • Adapts to changing requirements and project needs
    • Ability to travel domestically and internationally
    • Direct experience in the design, evaluation and testing of products In-depth knowledge of product safety standards and Hazard Based Safety Engineering with a systematic analysis capability.  Basic knowledge of physics, physiology, and engineering
    • Experience in safety evaluation of manufacturing deviations
    • Experience in field safety incident including root cause analysis
    • Understanding of manufacturing and supply chain
    • Understanding of product safety regulations
    • Able to work virtually and globally with distributed teams
  • Desired:
    • Two or more years’ experience in product development, technology development, program management and/or product safety
    • Familiarity with safety agency certification processes