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Materials Scientist - Aiken, SC

Date: Aug 8, 2019

Location: Aiken, SC, US, 29801

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.

Duties and Responsibilities

PRIMARY PURPOSE:  Conduct research and development utilizing various resins, polymers, chemicals, paint, and/or aggregate to gather information that could be utilized to formulate cost take out and/or process enhancement opportunities for various new products or existing products.    



  • Assess existing materials commonly available and/or develop new materials to improve material cost position and/or in the support of new product development
  • Assess existing materials and make recommendations to improve performance and/or manufacturability of existing products in various environments
  • Help define and execute product development strategies
  • Evaluate competitive products
  • Develop relationships with outside research companies and institutions to leverage knowledge base in the support of product development strategies


Skills and Experience
  • Baccalaureate degree in Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) with an emphasis on resins and chemicals.
  • 3 to 8 years experience in a related field. 
  • Proficiency in materials science.
Bachelors Degree in Engineering General or Other Technology


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