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Lab Manager - Wadsworth, OH

Date: Jun 22, 2022

Location: Wadsworth, OH, US, 44281

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

Hubbell Power Systems

8711 Wadsworth Road

Building #1

Wadsworth, OH 44281

Position Overview

Operate and manage the Wadsworth Test Laboratory, which includes a dozen laboratory technicians and engineers, and provides laboratory testing services to Hubbell business units and third-party customers. Testing areas include high-voltage, pulsed-power and environmental testing of electrical utility products.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Direct manager for up to a dozen laboratory technicians and engineers. Management responsibilities include personnel management, scheduling, training and development. Must be able to push continuous improvement in the laboratory, improving operations, encouraging teamwork, identifying areas for improvement and completing change.
  • Act as Laboratory Quality Manager and maintain laboratory accreditation to ISO 17025. The laboratory quality management system includes maintaining equipment maintenance / calibration records, test method validation, performing internal audits, and interfacing with external auditors from customers and our accreditation agency A2LA.
  • Review incoming test requests and interpret technical industry standards for test requirements and test methods. Schedule test requests with laboratory staff and review completed test reports for accuracy, consistency with test plans and approve reports for release.  
  • Interface with external customers and Hubbell sales channels to create testing proposals for customer witness testing and third-party laboratory customers.
  • Assist technicians in performing product testing including setup, planning and reporting.
  • Plan for equipment maintenance, upgrades and replacement for existing lab equipment. Assist Sr. Laboratory Manager to define, initiate and manage capital equipment and automation projects.
  • Recommend new test methods and test equipment to support Hubbell and third-party test needs.
  • Provide guidance and consulting to Hubbell business unit engineers with respect to product testing. Attend and participate in industry product standards committee meetings.

Skills and Experience

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering discipline required.
  • Minimum 3 years experience in electrical equipment manufacturing, electrical utility experience, or test laboratory operations.
  • Previous experience in product testing, electrical research, quality control, standards engineering and/or reliability engineering roles.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate complex topics often using teleconferencing tools, presentations and speaking in front of groups.
  • Must be a self starter with strong drive, initiative, and ability to work with limited management input.
  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time, domestic and international.




Bachelors Degree
Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering


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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