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Associate Director, Safety Systems

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Business Unit Otis Job ID 01311203 Date posted 05/17/2019 City Farmington State Connecticut Country United States

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United States of America


OT494: 5FS - Farmington, CT 5 Farm Springs, Farmington, CT, 06032 USA
  • Role Overview

    Otis is seeking a Safety Systems Engineer to lead a global team dedicated to designing, testing and qualifying elevator safety systems, according to strict Otis product development standards.

  • Essential Responsibilities
    • Leads processes and a cross-functional team to develop creative, integrated solution for next-generation elevator safety systems
    • Leads the development and introduction of new processes, methods, engineering standards and tools at a global level for elevator safety subsystems
    • Provides strategic direction for elevator safety subsystem programs, projects and system integration efforts
    • Drives global innovation efforts and converts new ideas into the product development pipeline
    • Leads global safety components product quality improvement and cost reduction initiatives
    • Monitors and analyzes the Intellectual Property landscape for opportunities and risks for safety systems
    • Provides leadership identifying synergies across technology fields and in formulating and executing multi-disciplinary programs and partnerships with external labs and universities for safety subsystems, particularly controlled friction and braking technologies
    • Provides Engineering senior leadership and Global Safety Module owner with technical guidance and risks to developing a long-term strategic plan on research and development of technologies that impact the business

  • Education / Certifications
    • Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering discipline

  • Basic Qualifications
    • Knowledge of elevator and/or escalator systems and components is strongly desired
    • Strong analytical and strategic-thinking skills
    • Strong organizational skills, including an attention to detail and task-driven planning, as well as project and process management expertise and the ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously
    • Strong oral and written communication skills
    • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to build effective working relationships are required
    • Ability to work in a multi-cultural work environment and interact with employees at all levels of the organization

  • Preferred Qualifications
    • Innovative thinking and a sense of ownership and pride in performance and its impact on the company’s success

Otis, a United Technologies company, is the world leader in reliable, efficient and technologically advanced elevators, escalators and people-moving systems. Our revolutionary Gen2® elevators, energy-saving ReGen™ drives and NCE “green” escalator have clearly set the industry standard for innovation, safety, and performance. More than 2.4 million Otis elevators and escalators are currently in operation throughout 200 different countries. We are proud to have a global team that continues to rise to the challenges of a fast-moving company. Together, the people of Otis are creating new ideas and opportunities by collaborating across time zones, geographies and cultures. So just imagine where we can take you!


United Technologies Corporation 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 veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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