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Associate Design Engineer - Plympton, MA

Date: Mar 31, 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

Litecontrol- Hubbell 

65 Spring Street 

Plympton, MA  02367

Position Overview

Conceptualize, design and commercialize lighting products within defined parameters. Responsibilities include identifying and exploring solutions for specific project objectives, estimating project timelines and coordinating with other functional teams through commercialization. This position collaborates with Engineers, Engineering Services, Product Management, Manufacturing, Technical Support and Warranty Services.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design new products within established parameters including performance, budget and schedule to meet the needs of internal and external customers
  • Develop multiple viable solutions that meet defined objectives. Investigate and quantify tradeoffs to determine the best course of action. Solicit feedback throughout process
  • Build physical prototypes as needed to demonstrate concepts
  • Complete documentation (drawings, specifications, memos, etc) required for transition to manufacturing and supply chain
  • Work with marketing, sourcing, and the production staff at various facilities
  • Utilize Hubbell NPD Tollgate processes and tools
  • Request and evaluate testing (thermal, photometric etc.) as needed for third party certification (UL, CSA, DLC, etc.).
  • Assume additional responsibilities as requested

Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent degree
  • Minimum of 2 years practical design engineering experience
  • Proficiency in CAD packages including Solidworks, Solid Edge, AutoCAD or other solid modeling software
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills
  • Strong decision making and problem-solving skills
  • Computer literate with proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Strong oral/written communication skills



  • 3-5 years’ experience in lighting industry
  • Thermal experience
  • Knowledge of sheet metal/die casting/extrusion design
  • Knowledge of technical and electrical codes and standards (UL/CSA/DLC)
  • Low volume, high mix manufacturing experience
  • SAP experience





Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering

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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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