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

  • Support world-wide business development and growth through application engineering services for Civil and Utility helical & resistance products.
  • Support product line maintenance (PLM) for Construction and Civil Business Units through product line extension, cost-out through design-for-manufacturing, quality assurance, production drawing, and reviewing existing product lines within Civil/Utility markets.
  • Support development of new helical pile foundation and anchor products for Construction and Civil Business Units via ETO and NPD systems.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Product testing – lab and field
  • Process ECs (engineering changes)
  • 2-D and 3D Drawing tasks
  • Proficient user in Vault, SAP, Inventor, AutoCAD
  • Deviations, first-article inspections
  • Train co-op students as they cycle through
  • Product line maintenance of Civil/Utility helical products.
  • Oversee assembly and tests of engineering prototypes.
  • Communicate with vendors and customers to obtain information and provide assistance.
  • Product line extension of existing Product lines to drive overall improvement based on VOC as well as internal feedback.
  • Provide recommendations on the application of helical pile foundation and anchor products using generally accepted engineering methods.
  • Assist in the research & development of new helical pile foundation and anchor products based on marketing specifications via the Hubbell NPD system. Typical work required includes detailed calculations, drawings, procurement documents, design and installation packages, technical reports, and detailed analyses.
  • Provide training and select technical information to HPS customer service representatives, field representatives, agents and directly to customers when necessary.
  • Aid in organization and presentation of material for seminars, industry meetings, and trade shows.
  • May be assigned to a project or organizational team, or as a lead engineer for a specific project such as software development, MCTO, ECTO, preparation of technical manuals, or field research program.
  • Provide support for other engineering activities as required.

Skills and Experience

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to travel on business related trips; ability to communicate technical requirements to both technical and nontechnical audiences both virtual and in-person; ability to be present on project and test sites as required; ability to work on a PC or other related equipment as required.


B.S. Degree in Mechanical or Civil/Structural/Geotechnical Engineering
Experience with 2D & 3D CAD
Understanding of reading and interpreting drawings
Proficient in MS Office applications


Shared/recommended decisions concerning product conformance to specifications.
Shared/recommended decisions concerning application of products per customer requests.
Assist determining project schedules and budgets.
Work to achieve compliance to regulatory standards/specifications as applicable.

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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