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Functional Safety Engineering Specialist

Date:  Sep 9, 2023

Hesston, KS, US

The number and complexity of the functions of our agricultural engineering products have increased significantly. This trend is expected to continue over the next few years, but the pace of change will continue to increase. AGCO's solution is a modular platform strategy to develop technologies and solutions in a way that allows us to reuse these innovations across different products and brands. Another challenge is that state-of-the-art features must be developed to meet global product liability regulations. In agriculture, standards such as ISO 25119, ISO 13849, ISO 12000, etc., drive this definition.


As a Functional Safety Engineer in our global Engineering team, you will be responsible for supporting and implementing the relevant safety standards for our products. In this role, you are responsible for creating and addressing the functional safety requirements of the other parties involved in the development process. You are also responsible to coordinate the fulfillment of the safety requirements between the teams.

  • Support of product development from initial evaluation through the entire development cycle including system evaluation and series release in accordance with common safety standards (e.g. ISO 25119. ISO 26262 etc.)
  • Create functional and technical safety concepts for agricultural machinery in accordance with the relevant standards (ISO 25119/ ISO 13849/ISO 26262)
  • Definition, coordination, and optimization of all safety-related requirements in the development
  • Support the development teams (internal and supplier) to implement safety concepts on system, hardware, and software level
  • Calculates and evaluates technical key figures (diagnostic coverage, MTTF, etc.) of E/E/PES and mechatronik systems
  • Supports or carries out risk analyses (HARA) of technical systems
  • Support the safety analysis (FMEA, FMEDA, FTA, Reliability)
  • Supports the safety manager in verifying the safety goals

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Engineering degree or comparable education
  • First professional experience in the field of functional safety
  • Certification in the area of functional safety is desirable
  • Good knowledge in the area of standards and regulations concerning product safety
  • Very good written and spoken German and English
  • Ability to work in a team and a self-confident appearance
  • Strong mediative skills and high communication skills
  • Functional safety certification is desirable
  • This position requires high analytical skills to understand the systems being developed and recognize if parts of the system are potentially safety-relevant.

Job Segment: Safety Engineer, Engineer, Product Development, Agricultural, Engineering, Research, Agriculture

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