Compliance Engineer- RBW

What Success Looks Like

As the Compliance Engineer, you will be accountable for compliance with applicable regulations, corporate policies, and procedures. This includes assisting in the development of documentation, plans, and periodic assessments. You are responsible for leading all certification activities – sending and returning fixtures for test, organizing all reports, and maintaining the technical file pertaining to our products.

Key Responsibilities

  • Regulatory Compliance and Certification
    • Ensure that lighting products meet UL 1598 and UL 2108 standards for luminaires and low voltage lighting systems. This involves coordinating with UL certification processes, interpreting regulatory requirements, and ensuring products comply with safety and performance standards.
    • Liaise with testing labs and regulatory bodies like UL to manage and facilitate compliance testing and certification processes.
    • Manage process, timeline, and workload for compliance and performance-related responsibilities.
  • Documentation and Reporting
    • Prepare detailed documentation and reports related to compliance, including test plans and results, certification applications, and compliance audits. Maintain accurate records of certifications and ensure they are up to date.
  • Cross-functional Support and Guidance
    •  Provide technical guidance and support to design and engineering teams to ensure compliance from the initial stages of product development. This involves leading safety design reviews and compliance plan reviews early in the product design cycle.
    • Provide technical support to manufacturing and production teams by developing and implementing test protocols directly on the shop floor. Ensure these protocols are designed to maintain compliance with safety standards and improve product quality. This involves close collaboration with production managers to integrate compliance requirements seamlessly into manufacturing processes.
  • Quality and Safety Testing
    • Conduct and oversee various product tests such as thermal, ground-bonding and electrical safety tests to meet UL standards and other regulatory requirements.
  • Stakeholder Interaction
    • Communicate effectively with both internal stakeholders (design teams, engineers, management) and external entities (regulatory bodies, certification labs) to ensure clear understanding of compliance requirements and statuses.
    • Oversee and manage the annual compliance budget. This includes allocating resources for testing, certification processes, and other compliance activities. Ensure that spending aligns with the company’s strategic objectives while effectively managing costs and optimizing resource use.

Skills, Knowledge and Expertise

  • Preferred degree in Mechanical / Electrical Engineering, Manufacturing Discipline or similar
  • 4+ years in product certification involving lighting and must have a thorough working knowledge of the North America UL standards.
  • Thorough familiarity with relevant lighting standards in the US specifically UL 1598 and UL 2108, UL8750, JA-8, Title 24 and the certification process.
  • Excellent organizational, communication and time management skills
  • Detailed-oriented and able to support multiple projects at the same time.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.


  • Health
    • Low-cost Healthcare options, Dental & Vision Insurance plans, Health Savings Account (HSA) & Flexible Spending Account (FSA) options, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Paid Wellness Time, Factory Fitness Space
  • Wealth
    • Retirement Savings Plan (401k), Profit Sharing, Continued educationreimbursement, Monthly EV car charging credits at Factory location, Exciting Product Discounts
  • Wellbeing
    • Generous Time-Off Policy, Paid Parental Leave & Bonding Leave, 11 Paid Holidays including Floating Holiday, Your Birthday Off, Pet-friendly office, Fully-stocked snacks and beverages, Open & collaborative workspace

About RBW

At RBW, we believe in the power of light to create atmosphere.

Our purpose is to realize the unlimited potential of lighting. We understand that light helps shape our well-being and has the ability to improve everyday life. Through innovative technology, creativity, and refined simplicity we design and manufacture LED fixtures for hospitality, workplace, and residential environments. Our customers and partners embrace our collaborative process of exploration, discovery, and improvement.

Recently awarded Inc. 5000 Magazine Fastest-Growing Private Business and the highest-ranking manufacturer in New York state in 2020. RBW is one of the first Certified B Corporations in the lighting industry.

RBW’s physical environments in both our Factory and Showroom are the common spaces that connect us, bring ideas, concepts, and luminaires to life, all while fostering an enhanced level of presence and communication for our team members.

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