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POST DATE 8/16/2016
END DATE 11/8/2016

Hubbell Incorporated South Bend, IN

South Bend, IN
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


Company Overview

RACO (a division of Hubbell, Inc.) is the leading manufacturer of steel electrical junction boxes and covers. RACO also offers a comprehensive line of metallic and nonmetallic electrical fittings, nonmetallic wall/ceiling boxes, and floor boxes. We are committed to complete customer satisfaction with our quality products and excellent service. Located in South Bend Indiana, RACO is one brand in the Hubbell Commercial Construction platform

Position Overview:

The Manufacturing Controls Engineer enforces safe work practices as the highest priority and implement improvements for ergonomics, health and safety, and housekeeping as well as plans, directs and coordinates manufacturing processes.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Exhibit good working relationships daily with peers, hourly employees, union management, and the supplier community

Solve complex manufacturing problems, troubleshoot equipment and design/implement solutions to insure customer satisfaction and profitability.

Provide input and backup for the capital planning process

Responsible for safety, quality, and throughput of equipment related to the manufacturing process

Specifies / designs / implements machinery designs for optimal manufacturing processes

Ability to troubleshoot and program PLC controls and write new programs as part new equipment startup process.

Project management for midrange/small projects - achieving completion on time and on budget.

Implementation of lean material flows is critical

Provides technical direction and oversight of vendors / sources providing turnkey and component solutions.

Provides technical support and coverage if necessary on off-shifts and weekends to support maintenance and/or tool room.

Lead/Perform machine safety checks on equipment as required

Limited travel for information gathering, information sharing and runoff approval.

Education, Skills & Requirements:

Bachelor s degree in engineering (or like combination of education and experience) with a minimum of two years Controls/PLC experience.


Analytical ability to solve problems and find optimal solutions

Knowledge of tooling and manufacturing processes (progressive dies, stamping, automation, robotics)

Great communication up and down to build teams and provide project/problem updates to service the customer and achieve profitability goals.

Ability to multitask, working multiple issues or implementations at the same time.

Ability to work autonomously or part of a team with a drive to exceed project goals and timing.

Project management skills

Working knowledge of AutoCAD for layout and schematics and Inventor.

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, or any other protected class.



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.

Company Size:
5,001-10,000 Employees
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