Product Design Engineer - Birmingham, AL

Hubbell Incorporated

Location: Leeds, Alabama

Job Type: Not Specified


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.

Position Overview

Design Engineer, with a focus in plastic part design for injection molding processes, will be develop an Outside Plant (OSP) Fiber Termination, Splice Enclosure Communications Products, and tooling. The role will lead New Product Development for Outside Plant (OSP) communication market products from idea generation through product launch.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design plastic injection molded enclosures and component assemblies for use in Outside Plant (OSP) network connectivity products.
  • Work with marketing team members to incorporate customer feedback (VOC) into product development
  • Use 3D modeling software (Autodesk Inventor) to design products that meet desired features and requirements to compete.
  • Input and track associate parts required for design and generate a BOM including dollar amounts.
  • Create, develop, and evaluate new product design concepts following ANSI, IEC, IEEE, and Telcordia standards.
  • Review mold flow analysis of components and make necessary adjustments to design to meet manufacturing, cost, and/or performance critieria.
  • Assist in design of injection molding tooling.
  • Conduct design for manufacturability events.
  • Coordinate and perform experiments to test and verify product design.
  • Track progress and action items for ongoing design projects.
  • Document request for capital expenditures and present request to management.
  • Assist in troubleshooting and root cause failure analysis for product enhancement.
  • Attend seminars and conferences on OSP and Communications market technology.

Skills and Experience


  • 3+ years of prior Engineering work experience in injection molding part/product design and/or OSP Fiber Optic Applications.
  • Working knowledge of injection molding tooling development.
  • Strong experience in FEA, Solid Modeling (Autodesk Inventor or other 3D modeling tool), and rapid prototyping
  • Experience and knowledge in testing and/or product development.
  • Strong mechanical design background.


  • MS in Mechanical Engineering or similar
  • Experience with SAP Material Master and Engineering Change process
  • Demonstrated project management experience.

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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