• Fiber Engineering Intern (FULL YEAR)

    Location US-CT-New London
    # Positions
  • Position Description

    At a Glance


    Legrand has an exciting opportunity for a Fiber Optic Engineering Intern to join the Data Communications Team in New London. The Fiber Optic Engineering Intern will be responsible for assisting the Fiber Optic Engineering group in the development, design, and testing of new and existing products.


    What Will You Do?



    1. Performs product testing and measurements in the Fiber Optics labratory, working with the Senior Fiber Optic Lab Technician, assisting in the development of prototypes and models of new designs using the internal company 3D printers or other fabrication prototype part fabrication techniques.
    2. Supports Fiber Optic Engineers and CAD designers in product development activities.
    3. Conducts engineering studies/investigations.  These may include analysis and comparisons of functional engineering attributes of competitive fiber optic products in the marketplace.  In addition, some review of competitive product patents may be required.  


    Required Skills



    • Currently enrolled in, or recently completed, BSME or other related engineering or physics field.


    • No experience required.


    • Creative approach to problem solving based on solid theoretical engineering and math skills.
    • Proficiency in SolidWorks, which includes the development of assemblies using part models of components is preferred, however a general knowledge of CAD based design of mechanical systems is acceptable. Knowledge of sheet metal and plastic design in SolidWorks preferred.
    • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
    • Must have an acceptable level of interpersonal skills to work effectively in a positive team environment with the internal company Associates as well as outside suppliers and fabricators.
    • Must be able to contribute to several projects at a time.  Must be eager to learn new design and testing skills by working with the Fiber Engineering team, and to effectively apply those skills on the job.
    • Prepare written and verbal reports with some possible presentations to staff level Engineers and Marketing Managers required.
    • Familiarity with common laboratory procedures and techniques and usage of Laboratory equipment such as an inspection microscope, hand held fiber cable tester, OTDR and an optical power meter/optical loss test set (preferred, but not required).
    • Experience making return loss and multimode launch condition measurements, use of fiber cable assembly test systems, use of an interferometer for inspecting fiber optic connectors, and fiber optic fusion splicing is a plus.

    Screen Questions:

    1. This position is for an on-going internship. While there is no definitive start date or end date, we are looking for someone that can work while in school or is looking for a co-op. Please list your availability (hours per week, days, times, etc.)
    2. Please describe your experience with Solidworks (time used and in what context).

    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 Data Communications Division

    Legrand is a leader in network infrastructure solutions, with products designed to support data centers, building networks and audio/video applications.  Legrand ensures maximum productivity in office and campus environments by providing reliable network and A/V infrastructure. Our connectivity, physical infrastructure and cable management solutions support building networks with designed-in efficiency, seamless integration and flexibility to meet changing space demands of your space.  Legrand also delivers comprehensive network infrastructure to meet the expanding requirements of today’s data centers, with a range of connectivity, physical infrastructure, cable management, power and cooling solutions. These systems support next generation technologies with flexibility for future growth and energy and installation efficiencies, united by superior design.

    For more information, visit legrand.us/datacom








    Equal Opportunity Employer


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