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Design Engineer (OSP Fiber Application) - Birmingham, AL

Date: Jun 30, 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

Design Engineer with focus on Outside Plant (OSP) Fiber Termination and Splice Enclosure Communications Products, will lead and participate in new product development for distribution communication market products. The Engineer will lead the commercialization process of new products from idea generation through product launch.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage New Product Development projects in the area of Outside Plant (OSP) Telecom market connectors.
  • Use 3D modeling software to design products and components
  • Input and track associate parts required for design and generate a BOM including dollar amounts.
  • Work with marketing team members to assess customer feedback and align customer feedback to product development.
  • Create, develop, and evaluate new product design concepts following ANSI, IEC, IEEE, and Telcordia standards.
  • Conduct design for manufacturability events.
  • Coordinate and perform experiments to test and verify product design.
  • Track progress and action items for ongoing design projects.
  • Document request for capital expenditures and present request to management
  • Participate in Kaizen improvement events.
  • Assist in troubleshooting and root cause failure analysis for product enhancement.
  • Attend seminars and conferences to be up-to-date on connector technology

Skills and Experience

  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering
  • 3+ years of prior Engineering work experience in Fiber optic Outside Plant (OSP) part/product design and/or OSP Application
  • Working Knowledge of fiber optic cable types, splicing techniques and connectivity
  • Experience in FEA, Solid Modeling (Autodesk Inventor or other 3D modeling tool), and rapid prototyping
  • Experience and knowledge in testing and/or product development.
  • Knowledge of DFMA
  • Strong mechanical design background using strength of materials
  • Strong experience working with test lab equipment
  • Project management experience would be helpful
  • Possess strong written and oral communication skills.


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: Birmingham

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