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Design Engineer - Aiken, SC

Date: Aug 11, 2022

Location: Aiken, SC, US, 29801 Wadsworth, OH, US, 44281

Company: Hubbell Incorporated

Corporate Overview
Hubbell Incorporated was founded in 1888 and has grown into an international manufacturer of quality electrical, lighting and power solutions with more than 75 brands used and recognized around the world. Our founder, Harvey Hubbell, developed tooling and equipment to serve the growing demand for new assembly and manufacturing machinery during the industrial revolution. An early, and one of many patents awarded, came for the creation of the first practical method to control electricity through the pull chain socket that remains unchanged today. As a market leader in reliable, electrical solutions, we provide more than half a million products delivered through our various business groups. Hubbell is committed to continually innovating solutions that work, transforming old products with new ideas, and ensuring that we Energize, Enlighten and Empower the communities that support us.
Division Overview
Hubbell Power Systems (HPS) engages in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of products used by utilities. Today, HPS is deeply engaged in product solutions for OSP Communication utility purposes, and has been actively growing that segment of the business. HPS roots have historically been in high voltage transmission, distribution, substation, underground products used by electric utilities. HPS products are also used in the civil construction, transportation, gas and water industries.


At HPS, we build products that provide mission critical infrastructure and that deliver communications and power to millions of people worldwide. In our business, failure is not an option. Therefore, we manufacture products of uncompromising integrity and it starts with our quality policy. We hold our partners, our suppliers and ourselves to the highest standard to ensure we exceed all the technical and functional expectations of our customers.

Hubbell Incorporated engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of electrical and electronic products in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: Electrical, Power, and Industrial Technology.

Posting Address

Hubbell Power Systems

1850 Richland Ave East

Aiken, South Carolina 29801

Position Overview

This role will be responsible for design of new products or redesign of HV (High Voltage) / EHV (Extra High Voltage) substation, distribution and/or transmission products, including surge arresters and metal oxide varistors.  The design engineer will be responsible for all technical aspects of existing designs, as well as continuous improvement, research, and new product development activities.  A strong cross-disciplinary background is advantageous, as design projects may involve aspects of materials science (electrical ceramics, polymers), electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform CAD modeling and detail drawings, assist in patent searches, do necessary calculations, select materials, determine and coordinate tests, review and analyze costs, and solve design related problems
  • Demonstrate a broad knowledge of processes and develop awareness of all current manufacturing processes
  • Interface with customers and provide technical assistance when required, develop familiarity with applicable industry standards, and increase understanding of utility practices
  • Evaluate and implement cost improvement actions as necessary
  • Contribute ideas for design projects (both new and revised) and recommend new uses for existing products
  • Collaborate with manufacturing on product design, tooling development, and manufacturing processes for assigned projects, and assist pilot runs and first article inspections
  • Recommend and implement corrective actions for deviations, PPIs, suggestions, variation orders, ECRs and drawing changes, and serve on Change Control Board as assigned
  • Develop proficiency in use of Inventor, AutoCad, and PDM drawing management system
  • Participate in or lead New Product Development efforts

Skills and Experience

  • Experience in materials science/engineering or design of high voltage electrical components is advantageous
  • 5 - 10 years of product design experience is preferred but not required.
  • AutoCAD / Inventor, ElecNet, Coulomb or related software packages (3D CAD and/or FEA experience is preferred)
  • Strong communication skills and ability to collaborate with teammates
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, and leadership skills
  • Solid understanding of project management methodology
  • Ability to develop detailed work plans, schedules and specifications





  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Physics, or a related field.





Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering


Hubbell Incorporated, its subsidiaries and affiliates, is an EO Employer AA: M/F/Veteran/Disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected class.

Nearest Major Market: Augusta
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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