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Sr. Automation Engineer (Robotic Welding) - Centralia, MO

Date: Nov 6, 2021

Location: Centralia, MO, US, 65240

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.

Location Address

210 N. Allen St, Centralia, MO 65240

Position Overview

Lead capital projects as the main point of contact for multiple functional areas and processes. Will be responsible for machine selection, cell layout, financial justification, working with quality and product engineering to build and update control plans and engineering requirements, overall timeline management, installation of equipment and production startup. 

The expectation is to take a lead role in the department and make an immediate positive impact.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support a variety of automated pieces of equipment/processes throughout the facility with programming, troubleshooting, and driving Continuous Improvement efforts.
  • Support maintenance activities with Electrical and PLC troubleshooting
  • Develop robotic programs for welding, grinding, fabrication, and integration with CNCs
  • Compile project update reports and present to upper management concerning project timeline, budget and estimated completion dates of projects
  • Build and optimize manufacturing processes for the improvement of existing products and the introduction of new ones using Lean Engineering Tools 
  • Assist in developing and implementing cost reduction initiatives through Continuous Improvement (kaizen) events
  • Lead troubleshooting activities for various process issues that arise
  • Provide guidance and mentoring to junior level engineers

Skills and Experience

  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering or equivalent technical experience
  • Must have 3 years' experience in Manufacturing
  • Experience leading multi-functional teams and running multiple projects to completion simultaneously 
  • Demonstrated success in justification of capital projects in excess of $1M
  • Knowledge of quality tools.
  • Knowledge of best in class assembly practices
  • Knowledge of fabrication processes
  • Strong electrical troubleshooting knowledge with ladder logic troubleshooting and programming.


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: Columbia Missouri

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