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Product Engineer - Christiansburg, Virginia

Date: Nov 12, 2020

Location: Christiansburg, VA, US, 24073

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 Lighting (HLI) is committed to elevating the lighting experience. Empowered by lighting solutions that integrate seamlessly into their environment, save energy, provide improved quality of light, deliver return on investment and armed with Hubbell’s unflinching support, its customers are able to think differently about how, where, and when they can use light. As one of the largest lighting fixture manufacturers in North America, it features a suite of brands that provide a full range of indoor and outdoor lighting products serving the commercial, industrial, institutional, and residential markets.
Posting Address

Hubbell, Incorporated

Christiansburg, VA 

Position Overview

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">The Pole Product Engineer will reside at the manufacturing site and assume the role of technical expert for the Hubbell Lighting portfolio of lighting poles.


  • <span style="font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif">This position reports to the Director of Engineering or Engineering Manager while taking daily direction from on-site Pole Product Manager.
  • <span style="font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif">Internally, this position interfaces with Product Management, Manufacturing Operations, Pre and Post Sales Support, Technical Support, and Warranty Services.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Work with Product Management to ensure technical specifications are accurately communicated via specification documents
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Utilize Solid Edge CAD software for solid model design and drawing creation.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Make calculations about loads and stresses, and prepare reports, designs and drawings
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Utilize SAP business software, including bill of material creation and material management.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Evaluate customer requests can work with on-site manufacturing to ensure customer requirements are met.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Work with sourcing, and the manufacturing staff at production facilities to initiate process and design changes to improve cost and productivity.
  • <span style="font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif">Recommend/implement drawing changes for the reduction in production time and ease of assembly.
Skills and Experience
  • Be able to calculate loads and stresses (mainly static analysis) to determine acceptability of products; bending moments, axial, and shear loads.  Allowable strength design – Load Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) on the horizon.
  • Strength of materials knowledge; moment of inertia, section modius, deflections, group moments of inertia, parallel axis theorem
  • Become knowledgeable of wind loading calculations and methods.  Assist with determination of effective projected areas of lighting products.
  • AASHTO, ASCE 7, Florida Building Code knowledge is a plus.
  • Finite Element Analysis modeling experience is desired.
  • Knowledge of materials and fabrication methods involved in a pole manufacturing; knowledge of welding and associated codes a strong plus.
  • SAP and Variant Configurator experience a plus.
  • Proficiency in various CAD packages including AutoCAD, Solid Edge or other solid modeling software.
  • Must be able to work remote from supervisor, and possess strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Provide technical instructions and explanations to internal and external customers
Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering or Mechanical 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: Blacksburg
Nearest Secondary Market: Virginia

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