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Applications Engineer - Birmingham, AL

Date: May 14, 2022

Location: 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.

Position Overview

This is a Technical Marketing/Engineering position with a strong understanding of the supported product design, application & manufacturing methods.  The Application Engineer essentially is the bridge between Product Engineering and the Product Manager responsible for these product lines. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with the Hubbell Pricing team to set Market prices, approve prices issued & personally set the prices associated with major projects (significant one-time sales opportunities). 
  • Work with Product Managers to define product needs to expand the Hubbell product line offering to satisfy industry needs.
  • Use engineering background, industry knowledge & product knowledge to design transmission assemblies using Hubbell product that is compliant to the customer provided specifications along with industry standards applicable to the project country location.  
    • This will include reading customer specification documents to define the bid needs (note – translation of documents necessary due to various languages when dealing with non-US projects).
  • Collaborate with the Product Manager and lead Product Engineers to assist with developing drawings, specifications & exceptions associated with bid packages for quoted transmission projects.
  • Communicate with Hubbell Sales Team & Customers for day to day business (Problem solving, applications, training, bid-packages & pricing)
  • Communicate with Customer Service and resolve questions concerning customer transactions, product needs, application requests, product cross-references and similar.
  • Manage the Electrical & Mechanical testing requirements associated with performance testing of customer projects.  
    • This to include supervising test needs and managing customers that may be present to witness testing.  This includes traveling to Hubbell and potentially Non-Hubbell test facilities outside of the state of Alabama where this position will be graphically located.
  • Aid the Product Manager in the development, maintenance & all aspects associated with the product catalog for this product line. 
  • Lead and assist in customer and field sales product training associated with product function and applications.  
  • Aid and work with the Product Manager to develop pricing strategies and prices for projects and standard business.  
  • Involved in competitive product cross referencing with Hubbell products.  
  • Collaborate with other Hubbell business to aid in One-Hubbell solutions in the form of Transmission Assemblies but also assisting with application solutions associated with both Electric Utility Substation and Transmission opportunities involving Hubbell Connectors offered by this business.

Skills and Experience

  • BS in Engineering
  • Preference towards to at least 2 years of industry experience associated with high voltage Substation and/or Transmission products.  
    • Other electric utility industry experience will be taken into consideration as a substitute.  Ideally, would have Product Engineering experience prior to entering this role.  
    • If that experience is very limited or if not in the areas of these products, experience may need to be gained through an initial training period at Hubbell.  
  • Strong engineering aptitude to help develop necessary technical documents, test reports and marketing collateral needed to support the Product Manager needs and business objectives. 
  • Customer visits will be required occasionally for collaborating on major projects, promoting new products, training and various other business activities.
  • Strong organizational skills to manage multiple tasks and urgent timelines associated with wide range of job responsibilities.  
  • Good communication skills both verbally and through writing (presentations, sales/customer training, quote documents, business opportunity plans, emails, etc.).  
  • Proficiency in Microsoft® 365 products (most used: Excel, Word & TEAMS) and other critical software needs on a daily basis (PowerBI, AutoCAD Inventor, AutoCAD Vault, Salesforce, Workfront and SAP).  
     

 

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.


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