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Sr. Manufacturing Engineer - Leeds, AL

Date: Jan 6, 2019

Location: AL, US

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.

Posting Address

1615 Moore's St, Leeds, AL 35094

Position Overview

A hands-on shop floor-based engineering role.  Oversee and troubleshoot daily foundry processes while pursuing continuous improvement in areas such as scrap reduction and productivity increases while minimizing cost.  Processes will include, but not be limited to, the following areas:  making cores and molds; charging, operating, and tapping furnaces; pouring molten metal into molds; and sawing, grinding, and finishing castings.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Through the use of lean engineering tools, design and optimize manufacturing processes for the improvement of existing products and the introduction of new ones.
  • Develop, implement and manage scrap reduction initiatives.
  • Create new standard work instructions and documentation as process changes dictate.
  • Examines materials and products at various stages of processing to ensure they conform to specifications.
  • Observes machines and equipment for malfunction and works in tandem with maintenance team to troubleshoot issues.
  • Assist in developing and implementing cost reduction initiatives through continuous improvement (kaizen) events
  • Participate in, and at times, lead capital improvement projects.
  • Assist in implementing and updating Value Stream Maps.
  • Keep up to date with current and developing trends at national and international level in the foundry industry.

Skills and Experience

  • BS Degree in Mechanical or Metallurgical Engineering
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in a foundry floor-support role.
  • Continuous improvement and lean experience in a foundry environment.
  • Understanding of green sand process and controls.
  • Experience with the maintenance of foundry controls, monitors and foundry processes
  • Knowledge of shell core processes and pattern shops
  • Knowledge of tooling
  • Previous experience in a secondary casting or machining experience.
  • Understanding of the non-ferrous melting process.
  • Understanding of aluminum, brass and bronze alloys.

Education

Bachelors Degree in Engineering General

 

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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