Design Engineer - Fenton, MO

Hubbell Incorporated

Location: Fenton, Missouri

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 Construction & Energy (HCE) focuses on products to support four business segments: Connectors, Grounding & Tooling, Gas Connectors & Accessories, Harsh & Hazardous, and Distribution. With markets in renewable energy, lighting, transportation, data center, telecom, utility, extreme environment, gas and water distribution, power generation and oil & gas, we guarantee that our products set the standards for industry solutions. Our success not only depends on our value proposition, but on the strength, knowledge and expertise of our employees.

Company Overview

Killark is a leading manufacturer of electrical construction products for standard, harsh and hazardous environments. We have over 100 years of extensive experience in producing conduit raceway fittings, junction boxes, enclosures, lighting fixtures, plugs & receptacles, distribution equipment and standard and custom controls.


Position Overview

This position is highly exposed and will be accountable for product engineering and support. Primary responsibilities include activities like complete engineering design solutions, providing technical support service and handling complete projects related to new product development, product modification and enhancements. The individual will coordinate the fabrication of their prototypes; work closely with our in house testing lab and third party certification engineers, Manufacturing Engineering and the Operations team. For roughly the 1st year, we expect this individual to assist with various certification projects to gain market knowledge and better enhance the Killark engineering team.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Understand, conduct research, development and design for new products to meet our customer various needs.
  • Maintain high technical familiarity and understanding for existing and newly introduced products available within the marketplace (offered both from the company & competition).
  • Research, design and development of new products as well as enhancements to existing products using solid modeling software, analysis software that satisfies the Commercial Specification generated by Marketing within the target cost and established timetable
  • Conducts initial Engineering feasibility analysis, develop layouts, rapid prototype and testing
  • Responsible for keeping all records, documents, drawings on project files in Engineering
  • Performs Engineering release on assigned projects
  • Performs Product Engineering maintenance on existing product line as assigned
  • Willingness to understand 3rd party certifications and apply to construction and testing standards
  • Ability to start up development initiatives, define work scope, breakdown and complete product development project within a timely basis (gates-approval management).

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or (design-related) Engineering, from an accredited university
  • Experience in design, development, maintenance and testing of mechanical and/or electrical devices is preferred.
  • Solid Modeling skills (i.e. Inventor or Solid works)
  • Demonstrated knowledge in the interpretation of design, performance, and standards relevant to the electrical industry in the form of product designs released to production in manufacturing settings
  • Effective project management skills
  • Ability to interact and work effectively to achieve common goals with other departments including supply chain, operations, manufacturing, sales, and marketing
  • Effectively present information and work with the department manager, individual salespeople, customers and factory floor/support personnel.

Preferred Skills

  • Communication Skills: Strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • Computer Skills: Must have Microsoft Office, e-mail and other PC application skills.
  • Problem Solving: Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner.
  • Finite Element Analysis skills

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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