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Principal Safety Engineer

Date: May 21, 2018

Location: Shenzhen, China, CN

Company: HARMAN International

Requisition Id : 105429 

Additional Work Location(s) ​​​​​:  

Position Summary:


Under minimal supervision, the Principal Engineer, Safety coordinates all applicable regulatory approvals on all Professional Solutions products.  Provides pre-compliance and compliance testing support and coordination, assists in maintaining and updating all compliance and compliance-related  laboratories, and provides regular updates for all R&D related leadership and staff on current and anticipated compliance standards and regulations.


.Supervisory Responsibilities:



Job Responsibilities:

  • Plans and performs pre-compliance and compliance testing, including tests under the scope of laboratory accreditation.
  • Writes, maintains, and presents test reports and test plans.
  • Assists in troubleshooting products for EMC and telecommunications.
  • Identifies and documents product approval requirements for projects. Develops, revises, and/or reviews EMC laboratory test procedures.
  • Assists in sourcing, constructing, calibrating, verifying and  maintenaning test equipment fixtures.
  • Assists in performing maintenance of test fixtures and equipment.
  • Acts as EMC laboratory technical manager
  • Participates in regulatory related committees and professional organizations.
  • Works with outside test laboratory for compliance testing and submits test reports for agency approvals.
  • Keeps all departmental leaders and staff updated on requirements and  progress of relevant projects, along with any industry changes that may affect future product design.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related field.  iNARTE certified EMC Engineer preferred.
  • 7-10 years of experience in a progressive global environment.
  • An experienced professional in testing and obtaining regulatory agency approvals of telecommunication or wireless products for EMC, wireless, and electrical safety requirements. 
  • Thorough knowledge of RF communications systems, analog and digital circuitry.
  • Has a full understanding of industry practices.
  • Able to work on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data or situations requires evaluation of identifiable factors.
  • Exercises judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions for difficult assignments and of diverse scope.


Preferred Qualifications & Desired Competencies:

  • Previous experience or exposure to prdcust related to audio, lighting, video and controller, or other related products and industries preferred.
  • Ability to influence through effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to accept responsibility for personal development and actions.  Sets aggressive goals and drives for results.
  • Team player – having respect for colleagues; leading teams with clarity and accountability.
  • Capacity to work in a global, cross-functional, matrix organization
  • Ability to balance workload and achieve key deliverables
  • Ability to pay close attention to details
  • Collaborative approach to working within a team environment
  • Effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, engineers and other technical employees, and outside agencies.
  • Currently active or willingness to be active in the EN54 regulatory organization.



Leadership: Demonstrate character, clarity, courage and commitment to high-performance

  • Build environment of trust, high performance and engagement by establishing clear goals and a commitment to feedback, development and recognition


Change Orientation: Champion a better, faster and simpler way of doing things

  • Apply original thinking and continuous improvement to processes, products, systems or services and manage change to better serve customer needs


Collaboration:  Connect, engage and communicate with others

  • Encourage open expression of ideas; communicate effectively at all levels and build strong relationships


Judgment: Make sound decisions

  • Demonstrate critical thinking to take appropriate risk and make sound and timely decisions


Results-Driven: Deliver extraordinary results

  • Take initiative to achieve superior, quality results against internal or external standards of excellence


Eligibility Requirements: List specific location of position and % of willingness to travel.

  • Willingness to travel.
  • Willingness to work in a Harman Pro Solutions office in Shenzhen, China
  • Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen. 

HARMAN ( designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and services supporting the Internet of Things.  With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. Our software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 30,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. In March 2017, HARMAN became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics. HARMAN is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or Protected Veterans status.  HARMAN offers a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. Looking for a challenge where your experience is valued? Come see what you can achieve as a leader with HARMAN!  (

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