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Design Engineer - Plympton, MA

Date: Feb 15, 2021

Location: Plympton, MA, US, 02367-1701

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

Plympton, MA

Position Overview

The Design Engineer will design new architectural indoor lighting solutions with a focus on solid state lighting technology. 


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead the New Products Development (NPD) team to deliver new products per established parameters, including performance, budget and schedule. 
  • Design and evaluate products, parts, or processes for cost efficiency and reliability.
  • Work with marketing, sourcing, and the production staff at various facilities to ensure that all projects meet internal and external customer requirements, including performance, schedule and budget.
  • Request and evaluate testing (thermal, photometric etc.) as needed for third party certification (UL, CSA, DLC, etc.).
  • Utilize Solid Edge CAD software for solid model design and drawing creation.
  • Utilize SAP business software, including bill of material creation and variant configurator input for modular bills of material management.
  • Participate NPD Tollgate process and tools to deliver new products, on time, within specification.
  • This position reports to the Director of Engineering or Engineering Manager.
  • Internally, this position interfaces with Engineers, Engineering Services, Product Management, Manufacturing, Technical Support, and Warranty Services.

Skills and Experience

  • Must be computer literate.
  • Proficiency in various CAD packages including AutoCAD, Solid Edge or other solid modeling software, Microsoft Office package (especially Excel and Access) a plus.
  • Must possess strong organizational skills and strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong decision making and problem solving skills.
  • Conceptual design creativity required.
  • Low volume, high mix manufacturing experience a plus.
  • Design experience of parts and assemblies using glass, polycarbonate /acrylic lenses, optical quality aluminum, extruded aluminum, cast aluminum, injection molded plastics, or fabricated steel is also a plus.
  • SSL,Optical design and Thermal modeling experience is desired.
  • SAP and Variant Configurator experience a plus.
  • Travel occasionally required, mostly within North America, but can include travel to Asia or other foreign locales


Bachelors Degree
Masters Degree in Engineering General

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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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