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Engineer - Vega Baja, PR

Date: Aug 14, 2019

Location: Vega Baja, PR, 00694-4138

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 Commercial & Industrial (HCI) provides solutions for a broad range of non-residential and residential construction, commercial and industrial applications along with high-voltage test and measurement solutions. As a leading global manufacturer and supplier in multiple markets, we have quality products that serve the commercial construction, datacom, industrial light, industrial heavy, high voltage, residential and oil & gas markets. HCI has built its success through strong leadership, employee and customer loyalty and an exceptional sales force.
Group Overview

Hubbell Commercial and Industrial Group (HCI) provides reliable electrical solutions for a broad range of non-residential and residential construction, commercial and industrial applications, along with high voltage test and measurement solutions.  HCI has various divisions among which there is Wiring Systems.  Wiring Systems provide a leading range of receptacles, plugs, connectors, switches, and ground fault products serving the Industrial, Commercial, Residential, Datacom AV and Marine Markets.

Posting Address

Hubbell Caribe Limited

Cabo Caribe Industrial Park

Road # 686, KM 17.3

Vega Baja PR 00693

Position Overview

Under the direction, or general direction, of the Manager Business Line, this position performs a full spectrum of assignments related to the determination, maintenance, and improvement of efficiency, utilization, productivity, and quality of the assigned manufacturing work unit(s). Performs engineering activities ensuring the accomplishments of production, quality, and cost related objectives, and the compliance with the Hubbell Caribe Limited (“HCL”) quality product certifications: Underwriters Laboratories (UL), Canadian Standards Association (CSA), and compliance with the established Quality System as required by the International Standardization Organization (ISO) 9001-2015.

Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Provides engineering support and assists manufacturing personnel (i.e. Manufacturing, Supervisors, Planners, Engineer Quality, etc.) in the timely evaluation and solution of manufacturing problems ensuring compliance with the established Quality System.
  2. Responsible for the development and/or improvement of manufacturing methods and processes through the application of lean manufacturing techniques. Evaluates, recommends, initiates, monitors, and/or implements corrective actions to maintain and/or improve efficiency, utilization, productivity, and quality at the assigned manufacturing work unit(s).
  3. Evaluates and/or implements manufacturing personnel process improvement ideas ensuring the integrity of the established Quality System; i.e. changes and/or modifications of routings, work instructions, machinery and/or equipment modifications, etc. Responsible for documenting the approved changes and/or modifications. Responsible for personnel training on new methods, and/or changes.
  4. Contributes to Business Unit efforts to reduce and/or eliminate scrap, and evaluate, respond, and implement corrective actions to resolve customer complaints. Assists in the evaluation, analysis and continued improvement of Business Unit quality indicators.
  5. Responsible for the evaluation of process, machinery, and/or equipment problems affecting production, quality, and/or service. Develops and implements corrective actions. Accountable for the evaluation of new and/or changes in the material, process, tooling, and/or machinery and/or equipment.
  6. Initiates and/or assists in the evaluation and/or preparation of Hubbell’s Authority for Expenditure (“AFE”) documentation for cost reduction and/or improvement projects related to the assigned manufacturing work unit(s).
  7. Plans and organizes Business Unit activities to meet or exceed the Hubbell Wiring Device-Kellems (“Group”) Product Transfer Schedules. Coordinates the key activities which relates to these transfers, with Platform Manufacturing, Engineering, and Production Control functions.
  8. Identifies, recommends, implements, and documents improvements in procedures, methods, or equipment in order to meet or exceed the established Cost Reduction Plan goals.
  9. This position is responsible for the timely and reliable manufacturing support in annual Standards Cost Revisions and other Financial/Systems activities i.e. physical inventory taking, implementation of new or revised procedures for cost and information systems.
  10. The Engineer Manufacturing position is responsible for ensuring a clean environment, accident free working environment as well as compliance with Local and Federal Safety and Environmental regulations as applicable to “HCL”.
  11. Depending on Business Unit necessity may be required to supervise a manufacturing work unit to cover for vacations and/or other personnel related Business circumstances.
  12. Assumes additional duties and responsibilities related as required and assigned.
Education, Skills and Experience
  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering Science, five (5) to ten (10) years of experience in manufacturing industry Engineering, Production or Quality.
  • Experience preferably at Electrical/Electronic manufacturing.
  • Fluent in written and verbal English and Spanish languages.
  • Computer literate.  SAP practical knowledge a plus.

Preferred Skills:
 Complex problem solving
 Judgment and decision making
 Active listener
 Reading comprehension


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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