Associate Design Engineer - Centralia, MO

Hubbell Incorporated

Location: Centralia, 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 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.

Brand Overview

Originally founded as A. B. Chance Company in 1907, our campus located in Centralia, MO, was acquired by Hubbell Power Systems, Inc in 1994. There are separate manufacturing plants for our Civil & Construction Products and Lineman Tools & Equipment business units. Additionally, the campus is home to our centralized Distribution Center as well as the Gano Chance Engineering and Test Facility. Centralia’s manufactured product portfolio includes steel forgings, welding, stamping, hot dip galvanizing, epoxy pultrusion and extrusion products. Collectively, the campus includes 1.4M square feet of manufacturing and production space and employs over 700 people.

Position Overview

The Product Design Engineer will provide engineering and technical support to manufacturing, sourcing, project management, and quality. Requires the ability to perform in multiple aspects of design engineering, which includes but is not limited to: model/drawing creation, material selection and analysis, specification preparation, product testing, collaborating with customers, and project management for new products.

Candidate must be a highly motivated self-starter who has a passion for engineering and product ownership. This position will offer challenges that require in depth data analysis, original thinking, persistence, excellent communication skills, and a positive demeanor.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for designing, improving, and maintaining new & existing products for the Utility Industry, including pole line hardware and anchoring products.
  • Manage new product development projects in conjunction with business team members from idea creation through prototyping, tooling, testing, and customer launch.
  • Improve upon the design, performance, and cost of existing products and processes using tools such as finite element analysis.
  • Design, model, and test new products and modifications.
  • Define and oversee mechanical testing of products to meet industry specifications.

Skills and Experience


  • Must have strong analytical, communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong project management to organize action items and keep projects on time.
  • Ability to travel on business related trips when necessary.
  • Ability to communicate technical requirements to both technical and nontechnical audiences.

Strongly Preferred:

  • Previous product design experience preferred.
  • 3D Modeling/Drawing experience preferred.


Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering

Posting Address

210 N. Allen Street
Centralia, MO 65240


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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