Mechanical Process Engineer

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Position Description/Company Info

Legrand has an exciting opportunity for a Engineer, Mechanical I/Mechanical Process Engineer to join the Data Communications Division Team in Hickory, NC. The purpose of the Process Engineering position is to maintain responsibility for existing fiber optic and copper communication cable assembly processes and the establishment of new manufacturing systems to reduce cost, improve quality, and develop best practices within the production process. Furthermore, the position will support the growing needs of the Hickory Legrand Data Communications plant in terms of new product support, qualification of raw materials, quality support, training support, and other applicable areas to directly support internal customers.


About Legrand

Legrand is a $5.8 billion global company with 30,000 employees world-wide and products sold in 180 countries.  As the leading provider of products and systems for electrical installations and information networks wherever people live and work, Legrand delivers an unequaled depth and breadth of innovative solutions for use in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. 


Employing more than 3,200 employees across the United States and Canada, Legrand in North America has a work environment that promotes personal advancement, pride and achievement. Our success is also based on our recognition that diversity – in people, products, innovation and technology – is an important strength. When you join our team, we provide you with the tools, knowledge and skills necessary to become the very best at your job, and to continue to advance your career.  


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  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering preferred; other engineering degrees and technical work experience may be considered


  • Experience with the manufacturing processes for copper and fiber cabling products or similar manufacturing processes with 2-4 years experience preferred


  • Exceptional mechanical skills required
  • Strong ability to troubleshoot and resolve issues affecting Production and Quality
  • Ability to proficiently use SolidWorks or other 3D modeling system
  • Electrical/Electronics knowledge a plus
  • Advanced PC skills required
  • Excellent Project management skills
  • Software coding using C, C++, and/or Visual Basic a plus
  • Ability to write clear, concise, and technically accurate procedures and work instructions
  • Good internal and external customer oriented communication skills
  • Ability to analyze data quickly to make decisions

Position Attributes


Main Job Duties:

  • Develop and maintain fiber and copper communication cable assembly construction processes
  • Develop creative and innovative processing techniques
  • Develop industrial tooling for production processes
  • Support new product objectives from a process perspective
  • Support the Engineering Change system
  • Create and maintain drawings and bills of materials for various equipment and custom product designs
  • Capture and analyze production process data
  • Work closely with Quality, Training, Warehouse, and Production staff to optimize systems to improve efficiency, quality, and to help create a world-class manufacturing facility
  • Work closely with the Data Communications team to qualify and transfer Data Communications branded products to the Hickory Data Communications Division facility
  • Perform a multitude of tests on optical fiber and copper cable products in accordance with EIA/TIA, Telcordia, and IEC standards as required
  • Perform other related duties as required


PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS : The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Mental Demands

While performing the duties of this job, employees are regularly required to:

  • Use written and oral communication skills
  • Read and interpret data, information and documents
  • Analyze and solve non-routine and complex office administrative problems
  • Use math and mathematical reasoning
  • Observe and interpret situations
  • Learn and apply new information or skills
  • Perform highly detailed work on multiple, concurrent tasks
  • Work under intensive deadlines with frequent interruptions
  • Interact with managers, staff, customers, the public and others encountered in the course of work


Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, employees are regularly required to:

  • Sit, walk and stand
  • Talk or hear, both in person and by telephone
  • Use hands repetitively operate standard office equipment
  • Reach with hands and arms; and lift up to 25 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to adjust focus 


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