• Design Engineer I

    Location US-CT-West Hartford
    # Positions
    Experience (Years)
  • Position Description


    At a Glance


    Legrand has an exciting opportunity for a Engineer, Design I to join the  Electrical Wiring Systems Team in West Hartford, CT.  In this role you will design and develop product solutions to meet all customer requirements.


    What Will You Do?

    • Performs design and development on existing and custom engineered products used in electro-mechanical products. Direction is based upon marketing and purchasing input, both individually or under direction of more senior level design engineers. Develop or modify product specifications in accordance to customer requirements.
    • Identify and validate appropriate codes and agency standards and testing requirements, conduct testing and document results.
    • Create sketches, 3D files and prototype designs to provide different options that are used to satisfy the product requirements. Then evaluate these concepts to choose the best design for Wiremold. Create final 3D models, assemblies, and drawings to refine, develop and finalize the design.
    • Interface and direct offshore design teams through the product development cycle. To include product concept, design, documentation and production as need.
    • Refine and complete the design through modeling, prototyping, testing, analysis, piloting, and inspection of processes and first articles. Work closely with Advanced Manufacturing, Tool Shops and Manufacturing to procure prototype and production product components.
    • Complete product documentation to support production, including engineering drawings and specifications, bills of materials, and quality requirements and testing.
    • Managing projects to rapid and effective completion including spanning departmental gaps.
    • Performs other similar and related duties as required.



    Basic Qualifications:



    • 4-year technical degree or equivalent combination of education and experience


    • 1- 3 years engineering experience is required, design experience preferred.


    Preferred Skills:




    • Understanding of engineering concepts, materials and manufacturing processes. Must be able to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to practical problems.
    • Strong computer skills, proficient with word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software, e-mail and meeting management software.  Ability to use internet and web based resources efficiently and effectively.  Proficient in the use of 3D CAD software.  SolidWorks preferred.
    • Must be highly collaborative and able to work in a team based environment.  Fosters open communication and support an environment of innovation and creative change.  
    • Demonstrated creativity in the development of new product design concepts.  Ability to create sketches, 3D files and prototype designs to express all the different options that are used to satisfy the product requirements. Good hands on skills for creating prototypes to express design concepts.
    • Requires strong organizational and time management skills, close attention to detail and be able to effectively handle multiple priorities. Must possess good project management skills, including demonstrated ability to develop and manage to a project plan, establish priorities, work to deadlines and control a number of projects at various stages of work.
    • Must have good verbal and written communications skills and be able to communicate effectively across all levels of the organization. Must be an effective listener, able to extract necessary information and validate understanding of the information. Demonstrated ability to understand customer’s needs and identify new ways to serve/satisfy customer.





    Company Info

    About Legrand

    Every single day, Legrand brings power, light and data to millions of spaces around the world. Legrand is a global, publicly-traded company listed on the Euronext (Legrand SA EPA: LR) with 36,000 employees worldwide, a market cap of $16B, revenue of more than $5 billion, with products sold in 180 countries. Legrand is listed on the Forbes Global 2000 as one of the world’s best employers.  For more information, visit legrand.com.


    About Legrand North and Central America

    Legrand North and Central America (LNCA) employs over 5,000 associates in 60 locations, working in 6 product categories (Electrical Wiring Systems, Building Control Systems, AV, Data Communications, Power Distribution and Control, and Lighting).  LNCA offers comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage. LNCA offers distinctive benefits like high employer 401K match, above-benchmark paid maternity leave, paid time off to volunteer, and an active women’s network.  LNCA is an employee-centered, growth company with tremendous opportunity.  For more information, visit legrand.us


    About Legrand’s Electrical Wiring Systems Division

    Legrand’s Electrical Wiring Systems (EWS) division provides the most complete line of residential, commercial and industrial electrical wiring devices in the world.  EWS has strong market positions in wiring devices, raceway, floor & open space, overhead systems, pro-installed home systems and specialty networking across a number of exciting verticals including industrial food and beverage, hospitality and residential builders.  For more information, visit legrand.us/electrical wiring devices








    Equal Opportunity Employer



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