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Risk Engineer in Novi at BrassCraft Manufacturing Company

Date Posted: 5/10/2018

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Craft Your Career with Brasscraft Manufacturing Company!

The Company:

Masco Corporation (NYSE: MAS), with sales revenue over $7 Billion, is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of branded home improvement and building products. Our portfolio of industry-leading brands includes Behr® paint; BrassCraft®, Delta® and Hansgrohe® faucets, bath and shower fixtures; KraftMaid® and Merillat® cabinets; Milgard® windows and doors; and HotSpring® spas. We leverage our powerful brands across product categories, sales channels and geographies to create value for our customers and shareholders. For more information about Masco Corporation, visit

Brasscraft Manufacturing Company is a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-quality water and gas flow control products, plumbing service and repair parts, and drain cleaning and plumbing hand tools for the new construction and repair/remodel markets. Headquartered in Novi, Michigan, Brasscraft supports a wide array of channel partners including wholesalers, retailers and specialty dealers, who serve residential and commercial markets across the Americas. Brasscraft has set the plumbing standard for 70 years, with industry leading brands including BrassCraft®, Plumbshop®, and Cobra®.


We are seeking a highly technical, enthusiastic, innovative, and experienced individual, who is looking for a challenging and rewarding career with a reputable and established manufacturer of plumbing products.

Reporting to the Risk department, the Risk Engineer is responsible for product liability risk management which includes litigation support, warranty, and risk assessment of product design and root cause analysis. This role is instrumental in helping to determine the merit of product liability claims and develop and implement a defense, settlement, and resolution strategy. In addition, oversee the regulatory landscape and manage the codes & product standards for the business. Strong interaction with Quality, Risk Management and Product Management is required.


  • With the objective of loss control and prevention, identifies, investigates and performs a thorough analysis of product liability claims. Responsible for reviewing information from a variety of sources to assess and identify factors that caused or contributed to alleged damages and injuries
  • Interfaces with Legal Counsel and Risk management team to develop defense strategy, provide litigation support and evaluate the monetary value of litigated claims. Litigation support includes product inspections, expert reports, participation in arbitrations/mediations, legal depositions & trials
  • Under the guidance of the VP of Finance, participates in settlement negotiations to achieve early resolution of claims
  • Collaborates with Legal, Quality and Sales to ensure appropriate Post Product Liability Recovery efforts
  • Serves as a resource and subject matter expert for legal counsel, risk management and sales regarding risk management/loss control/loss prevention strategies
  • Maintains efficiency, organization and accuracy in product design and processes documentation to preserve legal protections
  • Manages response to requests for information and documents related to claims and litigation management
  • Assist in the development and implementation of risk management programs that are innovative, relevant and measurable
  • Develop broad product knowledge expertise across critical product categories
  • Able to travel up to 30%+ for product liability support, approximately 2 – 3 trips per month
  • Performs other related duties as needed and assigned


  • 4 year BSE Mechanical Engineering or Material Science degree
  • 2+ years’ experience in the field of product development & risk management
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; and demonstrated successful ability to build positive partnerships, while working collaboratively with cross-functional business teams
  • Demonstrated successful ability to organize and prioritize work to ensure timely deadlines
  • Ability to function at a high level of effectiveness, flexibility, independence and initiative without daily interaction with management
  • Proficient computer skills required including Microsoft Office Suite
  • Quality management systems like ISO 9000 and Statistical Process Control
  • Plumbing Standards and codes; ASME, ASTM, Gas and CSA
  • Test methods and design of experiments
  • General manufacturing processes - machining, plastic and rubber molding, coating and assembly


English. Need to possess strong oral and written communication skills


High level of proficiency as required to attain a 4 year BS Engineering degree


Good reasoning skills as found in a degreed professional engineer


PE is a plus


  • Familiarity with the plumbing industry and products