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HUS Segment Automation Engineer - Atlanta, GA

Date: May 15, 2022

Location: Aiken, SC, US, 29801 Leeds, AL, US, 35094 St. Louis, MO, US, 61346

Company: Hubbell Incorporated

Brand Overview

Hubbell Utility Solutions (HUS) engages in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of products used by utilities. Today, HUS is deeply engaged in product solutions for OSP Communication utility purposes and has been actively growing that segment of the business. HUS 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 HUS, 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

Remote, Work From Home.

Preferred location is Atlanta 


Position Overview

The role will collaborate with others and be responsible for conducting assessments, specifying, installing, documenting, and troubleshooting automation equipment for new and existing products and processes.  The position will improve plant and equipment operating efficiency by providing automation and engineering support to the plant operations.  He or she will develop and enhance process automation application for present and future automation systems.   The role will work with other similar positions across Hubbell to provide project management with recommendations on technical advancements to achieve company goals and maximize productivity.

Duties and Responsibilities

Major Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Determine where opportunities exist to implement automation by working closely with Product Designers, Project Managers, and Manufacturing teams.
  • Managing automation projects built by inside/outside custom automation vendors including concept work, equipment specification, project management, factory acceptance testing, installation, commissioning/debug, and sustainment.
  • Responsible for identifying and leading automated equipment projects to increase production capacity and improve product quality.
  • Identify potential process improvement projects, design, and develop programs to address findings.
  • Develops/reviews/maintains/update related documentation, files, procedures, databases, drawings, and schematics to ensure integrity of unit instrument and process control technologies.
  • Work with Product Designers, Project Managers, and Manufacturing personnel to refine product and equipment designs.
  • Complete assigned work within agreed upon schedule and budget while maintaining high level of quality.

 Manufacturing Operations Support:

  • Develop, implement, and sustain long range plans for Automation processes improvements.
  • Guide and train designated employees on process control methodology to assist Automation processes improvement efforts.
  • Develop/modify procedures & training guidelines as needed for automation processes, including training of setup and maintenance personnel.
  • Project Management:
  • Provide leadership and communication to all project team members and functional managers such that the project objectives are clear, responsibilities are understood, and progress is tracked and reported.
  • Provides project team input on system capabilities and assist teams with system design decisions.


  • Solid knowledge in the fields of Automation/Electrical or Mechanical Engineering, with extensive technical experience in the design, build, optimization, and project management of automation equipment.
  • Interface with mechanical team to control the architecture design and implementation, ensuring the correct support of motion controller configuration, setup, fine tuning, data collection, data analysis and reporting, and equipment safety requirements.

Skills and Experience

Education, Skills and Experience: 

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Automation, Mechanical, Electrical, or other related engineering discipline.
  • 8+ years in a manufacturing environment with demonstrated ability developing and implementing automation processes and equipment. 
  • Possess plant maintenance and operation knowledge along with technical skills to perform assigned duties. Knowledge of extrusion or injection molding is a plus.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of mechanical systems, principles of operation, reliability, and performance of equipment. 
  • Must have knowledge on control systems and electrical background, including hands on experience with automation components: PLCs, HMIs, Vision Systems, sensors, instrumentation, and associated programming software. 
  • Must have knowledge on motion control, including hands on experience with VFD’s, Servos, Robotics, and associated programming software.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet demanding deadlines. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as a team member to accomplish objectives. 
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and changing priorities. 
  • Demonstrated success in managing and leading both long-term programs/projects, as well as address shot-term operational issues.
  • Strong communication skills to professionally interface with internal and external personnel
  • Strong organization and time management skills
  • Extensive travel will be required, approximately 75%.  Domestic and International


Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering

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