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Sr. Mechanical Engineer - Boonton, NJ

Date: Sep 8, 2022

Location: Boonton, NJ, US, 07005 Leeds, AL, US, 35094

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

353 Powerville Rd, Boonton, NJ 07005

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Position Overview

This position involves being a part of Engineering team that designs, develops and sustains medium-voltage switchgear products for electric utilities in the area of Distribution Switching and Distribution Automation involving measurement, protection and communications. The individual in this position will be responsible for mechanically designing, developing and sustaining various Medium-Voltage Switchgear products.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design Medium-Voltage Switchgear products for New Product Development projects as per Requirements Specifications, Qualify new designs by passing necessary Type tests & by meeting expected cost targets.
  • Few examples of such Medium-Voltage Switchgear products are: Capacitor Switches (15/27/38kV), PFC Cap Banks, Pole-mounted Control cabinets, Padmounted Control cabinets, Single-Phase Recloser (15/27 kV), Three-Phase Recloser (15/27/38kV), Sectionalizers (15/27/38kV), SCADA Gateways etc.
  • Improve/modify existing (legacy) Medium-Voltage Switchgear products for design improvements, design optimization based on internal & external customer requests. Qualify new designs by passing necessary Type tests & by meeting expected cost targets.
  • Design solenoid-driven mechanisms for Vacuum Interrupters used in Medium-Voltage Switchgear products (Capacitor switches, Reclosers etc.) as per desired specifications. Perform this task for New Product Development projects, Value Engineering (cost take out) projects and/or for qualifying new Vacuum Interrupter vendors (to prevent sole sourcing of the part)
  • Guide junior-level mechanical engineers (from offshore team) for requested design changes by thoroughly understanding & communicating requirements; Review their work for accuracy & hold them accountable
  • Make effective & timely use of software/simulation tools such as DFMA, ANSYS & other Finite Element Analysis (FEA) techniques for design changes, validating new design concepts/ideas for all projects
  • Be responsible for successfully passing various Type Tests on Medium-Voltage Switchgear designs are required to pass; Plan, manage & own this Type testing on new designs
  • Few examples of such Type tests are – Impulse (BIL) test, Dry/Wet Power Frequency Withstand test, Partial discharge Test, Short-time (3 sec) Withstand test, Momentary (10-cycle) withstand test, Heat-rise test, Interruption testing (T20, T100) on Reclosers, Inrush Current Tests on Capacitor Switches etc.
  • Anticipate potential failures newly designed parts & take proactive steps to vet new designs before devoting time in the lab to perform Type tests for qualifying new prototypes
  • Work with purchasing teams to source/qualify newly designed parts; work with manuf team to release newly designed parts to production
  • Hands-on building first prototypes, new solenoid-driven mechanisms along w any other newly designed/modified parts in existing products; as well as perform speed, bounce profiling for newly designed solenoid-driven mechanisms
  • Play a critical role in meeting timelines for resolving field issues, developing new products by being a go-getter & working w a sense of urgency

Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with at least 7 years of experience in designing Medium-Voltage Switchgear products; Must have fluent knowledge of Type Tests performed on Medium-Voltage Switchgear products.
  • Experience in hands-on design, development and sustaining engineering work on Medium-Voltage Switchgear Products
  • Ability to maintain design ownership of Medium-Voltage Switchgear products for its Mechanical design with high degree of attention to details
  • Ability to apply design intuition and prior experience (empirical knowledge) for new designs and for solving problems on existing Medium-Voltage Switchgear products
  • Experience effectively working with various multi-functional teams within the organization on various projects
  • Fluent in AutoCAD and SolidWorks packages for product designs, design changes. Individual should be fluent enough to make the changes and work on new designs as well as fluent in reviewing work of junior-level team members

Desired experience:

  • Having GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerance) certification based on ASME Y14.5-2018 GD&T standard 
  • Previous experience with Unigraphics
  • Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering OR any advanced level degree beyond Bachelor’s degree 
  • Any previous exposure to toll-gated New Product Development process 

 

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: New York City
Nearest Secondary Market: Newark

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