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Product Design Engineer II - South Bend, IN

Date: Jun 27, 2022

Location: South Bend, IN, US, 46634-4002

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.

Brand Overview

Raco/Taymac/Bell, a division of Hubbell, is a leader in electrical steel boxes, covers, fittings, weatherproof boxes and covers.

Posting Address

3902 W. Sample St.
South Bend, IN 46619

Shelton, CT

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Position Overview

The Product Design Engineer II has design & development responsibility for all products under the Raco, Taymac and Bell umbrella. The purpose is to maintain and a grow a portfolio of steel boxes, fittings and weatherproof products within these well-respected brands. Products are sold through both retail and electrical distribution channels, requiring good understanding of U.L., C.S.A., N.E.M.A., ANSI, N.F.P.A. (N.E.C.) and customer specifications. Product differentiation is key in this competitive landscape, putting a premium on innovation, creativity and passion.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with Marketing and end-users to gather VOC (Voice of Customer)
  • Perform patent searches and submissions to support new product.
  • Manage capital and expenses within new product launch
  • Create conceptual and production ready designs in SolidWorks.
  • Lead cross-functional design reviews for new product.
  • Evaluate prototype part submissions from tooling suppliers.
  • Develop “Should Cost” estimates using DFM/DFA tools.
  • Create preliminary Quality Plans.
  • Coordinate packaging and label designs with Marketing/Product Managers.
  • Engage UL (or other certification body) in developing test plans, budgets, and timelines for certification testing.
  • Create prototypes and perform preliminary testing on product concepts
  • Coordinate release of all new product material after certification testing. Assist Marketing with promotional materials, instructional videos, etc.
  • Material master data in SAP
  • Cost reduce parts/designs

Skills and Experience

  • Experience with DFMEA’s or PFMEA’s.
  • Proficient with Excel and MS Project. Experience with VBasic.
  • Functional knowledge of UL 514 A, B, C & D.
  • Good understanding of the N.E.C. (N.F.P.A. - 70)
  • 3 – 5 years of experience in plastic composites and proficient in material selection.
  • 3 – 5 years of experience in component/assembly design, plastic injection molding processes and mold design.
  • 2 – 3 years of experience in SolidWorks - 3D CAD or similar.
  • Knowledge of Mold Flow for Solid Works.
  • Knowledge of APQP Phase Gate processes, GD&T, 8D/A3 root cause analysis, and Six Sigma methodologies.
  • Experience with SAP or other ERP platforms.

Education

  • BSME from 4-year ABET accredited program preferred.

Relevant Industries

Power
Light

 

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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