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Daimler Trucks North America Functional Safety Quality Engineer (L6) in Portland, Oregon

When you join Daimler, you become an agent of change within our global community of people working to create a cleaner, safer, and more efficient world for today and tomorrow. Through innovation at all levels, our teams ensure our world-changing brands continue to increase the quality of life and the business success of our customers, their customers, and the world around them. The Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) brand portfolio is second to none, and includes Freightliner Trucks, Western Star Trucks, Detroit engines and components, Thomas Built Buses and Freightliner Custom Chassis.

We are the undisputed leader in the commercial vehicle market and the industry’s technology trendsetter. Empowered by purpose, DTNA employees drive a Technology Revolution through innovative products and a customer-centric culture. Our dedication to our customers and society does not end once our products hit the road. That’s because we believe that business success and social responsibility go hand in hand. We immerse ourselves in our customer’s experience, and support the environmental responsibilities of our sites to ensure our products are the reliable, sustainable and the desired tools of the future.

Job Overview

Daimler Trucks North America is the undisputed market leader and thrives as the innovator in the trucking industry. We are compelled to persistently push the envelope as we sharpen our focus on fuel economy, electric mobility (eMobility), driver assistance, and autonomous technology. DTNA has created a strong engineering team to bring our vision to reality. This team exudes creativity, energy, innovation, and passion. If you have an entrepreneurial spirit and want to be on the forefront of transportation technology, you are meant for this team. You will push the state of the art of commercial vehicles to the next level. This is your chance to join us as we define the next chapter of the trucking industry. We can't wait to hear from you!

In this position, you support the Engineering Quality Group with expertise to lead the functional safety activities pertaining to series production vehicle development. This is an emerging, exciting role, and the right person will drive DTNA's success by helping our engineering departments, customers, and suppliers adopt the new technologies into their operations.


  • Review and evaluate functional safety requirements of various low to medium complexity systems in conventional diesel, battery electric, and autonomous vehicles

  • Manage all aspects of Functional Safety conformance, including assessment of drop-in designs

  • Collaborate locally and globally, if applicable, to evaluate process gaps and lead engineers to meet an acceptable safety level

  • Define areas for improvement within the designs and work with design teams to achieve the goals

  • Lead and moderate Hazard Analysis and Risk Assessments (HARAs) and ensure global alignment when applicable

  • Lead and ensure technical completeness of all Functional Safety work products: Item Definitions, Safety Plans, Risk Assessments, Development Interface Agreements, Safety Concepts and Test Cases

  • Manage Safety Plans to align with product flow and functions

  • Propose and develop Safety Concepts and assemble/ensure completeness of Safety Cases

  • Develop detailed safety requirements for features, systems, and components

  • Work with Engineering and Purchasing teams to support and conduct conformity checks for the Supplier Component Requirement Specs process for low to medium complexity systems

  • Moderate Design Failure Mode and Effects Analyses (DFMEAs) and Fault Tree Analyses (FTAs) for low to medium complexity systems

  • Track action assignments and drive them to closure

  • Interact with engineering customers and suppliers to develop robust requirements

  • Manage Engineering Quality reporting, KPIs, and track concerns

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills & Experience)

  • BS in Electrical, Mechanical (with Elecrical focus), Software Engineering (other Engineering disciplines may be considered with relevant EE experience) and 2-4 years of relevant experience is required

  • Demonstrated proficiency in the application of ISO 26262 (Functional Safety)

  • Must be well organized, able to handle multiple, detailed tasks, and work professionally with various levels of DTNA management are required

  • Excellent project management and leadership skills are required

  • Strong interpersonal skills and, oral and written communication skills are required

  • Detail oriented, reliable, and self-motivated are required

  • Ability to work in an environment of ambiguity and ongoing change is required

  • An attached resume is required

Typical Minimum Experience Preferred (Desired Skills/Experience)

  • Strong knowledge of automotive/heavy duty truck industry products are preferred

  • ​Functional Safety (ISO 26262) Certification is preferred

  • Knowledge of or experience in the application of ISO 21448 (Safety of the Intended Function) is preferred

  • Knowledge of or experience with Automotive Software Performance Improvement and Capability determination (ASPICE) assessments are preferred

  • Knowledge of or experience with conducting Design Failure Modes and Effects Analysis is preferred

  • Knowledge of or experience with Component Requirement Specs (CRS) and Contractual Implementation Specs (CIS) are preferre

  • Strong technical proficiency with DTNA products with a focus on electrical engineering is preferred

Additional Information

  • Final candidate must successfully complete a pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check

  • EEO/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

For an accommodation or special assistance with applying for a posted position, please contact our Human Resources department at 503-745-8982 or toll free 800-206-3369. For TTY/TDD enabled call 503-745-2137 or toll free 866-355-6935.

Organization: Daimler Trucks North America LLC

Title: Functional Safety Quality Engineer (L6)

Location: Oregon-Portland

Requisition ID: DAI0000H4T