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Staff Automation Engineer - Aiken, SC

Location Aiken, United States
Posted 16-June-2019
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

This individual is responsible for designing, programming, simulating, developing, testing  and managing systems for automated machinery and processes within a manufacturing and/or warehouse environment.    The role will collaborate with others and be responsible for specifying, installing, documenting, and troubleshooting automation equipment for new and existing products and processes, translating conceptual designs into functional equipment and products.  The position will improve plant and equipment operating efficiency by providing automation and engineering support to the plant operations.  He or she will develop and enhance process automation application for present and future automation systems.   The role will work with other similar positions across Hubbell Power Systems to provide management with recommendations on technical advances to achieve company goals and maximize productivity.

Duties and Responsibilities

Automation Development

Managing automation projects built by outside custom automation vendors including concept work, equipment specification, project management, factory acceptance testing, installation, and commissioning/debug. Responsible for identifying and leading automated equipment projects to increase production capacity and improve product quality. Identify potential process improvement projects, design and develop programs to address findings. Develops/reviews/maintains/update related documentation, files, procedures, databases, drawings and schematics in order to ensure integrity of unit instrument and process control technologies. Build prototypes to prove complex/high-risk processes prior to final design. Work with Product Designers, Project Managers, and Manufacturing personnel to refine product and equipment designs. Complete assigned work within agreed upon schedule and budget while maintaining high level of quality. Determine where opportunities exist to implement automation by working closely with Product Designers, Project Managers, and Manufacturing teams.

 Manufacturing Operations Support

Develop and implement long range plans for process control improvements. Guide and train designated employees on process control methodology to assist process control improvement efforts. Develop/modify procedures & training guidelines as needed for automation processes, including training of setup and maintenance personnel.

Project Management

Provide leadership and communication to all project team members and functional managers such that the project objectives are clear, responsibilities are understood and progress is tracked and reported. Provides project team input on system capabilities and assist teams with system design decisions.


Solid knowledge in the Automation/Electrical Engineering Design field, with extensive technical experience in the design, optimization, and build of automation equipment. Interface with mechanical team to control the architecture design and implementation, ensuring the correct support of motion controller configuration, setup, fine tuning, data collection, data analysis and reporting, and equipment safety requirements.

Skills and Experience

Education and/or Experience:

Bachelors of Science degree in Automation, Electrical or other related engineering discipline. 8+ years in a manufacturing environment with demonstrated ability developing and implementing automation processes and equipment. Possess plant maintenance and operation knowledge along with technical skills to perform assigned duties. Knowledge of extrusion or injection molding is a plus. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Instrumentation & Process Control engineering concepts and design including circuits, control systems, as well as a general knowledge of mechanical equipment and systems. Demonstrated knowledge in the principles of operation, reliability and performance characteristics of process measurement instrumentation, analyzers, control valves, and VFDs. Must have a very broad electrical background, including hands on experience with PLC’s/HMI, robots, motion controls and associated programming software. Demonstrated ability to meet demanding deadlines. Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as a team member to accomplish objectives. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and changing priorities. Demonstrated success in managing and leading both long-term programs/projects, as well as address shot-term operational issues. Extensive travel will be required, approximately 75%.


Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering or Mechanical 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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