Mechanical Component Engineer

Mechanical Component Engineer

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Industrial Solutions empowers smarter business operations by connecting equipment, software, and services to protect, control, and optimize assets within electrical infrastructures. Across multiple energy-intensive industries, the business provides customers with end-to-end product and service solutions that help ensure the reliability and protection of their electrical infrastructure. Responsible for Design and development of Low Voltage and Medium Voltage Switchboard and Switchgear for the North America market.


Typical duties/responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Develop new designs, cost reductions, and design modifications that will assure product and technology leadership in accordance with the company’s strategic plan.
• Interface with Product Managers, Project Managers and R&D Engineers during product development and enhancement process to ensure that customer feedback and concerns are addressed in the design.
• Prepare project level and product documentation based on the requirements.
• Document product robustness using simulations, analysis and testing methods.
• Evaluate test plans and test results.
• Prepare and maintain product documentation, instruction manuals, project notebooks, and design and test documentation.
• Arrange design reviews, analyze concepts and cost effectiveness of the hardware designs.
• Coordinate engineering activities with purchasing and manufacturing. Assist Purchasing on supplier selection and component evaluation.
• Write papers, participate in technical meetings, seminars, and conferences.
• Protect inventions following ABB intellectual property guidelines.
• Ensure that development documentation protocols and procedures are followed in accordance with established QA process and ISO 9001.
• Prepare and maintain product cost estimates and project plans.
• May require some travel (domestic as well as international).


Basic Qualifications:
• Bachelor Degree and 5 + years in a Product Design related role.

• Candidates must already have a work authorization that would permit them to work for ABB in the US.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Master Degree in Mechanical engineering and 5 years of hands on Design experience.
• Experience in Medium Voltage ANSI / IEC Switchboard / Switchgear / MCC design.
• Strong background in Mechanical Design.
• ANSI standards knowledge.
• Type Testing knowledge at independent labs.
• Solid works or equivalent 3D software experience.
• Excellent oral, writing and documentation skills.
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
• Technical leadership ability.
• Ability to learn new skills and assume new responsibilities.

Additional information

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Plainville, Connecticut, USA
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Industrial Solutions
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ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in power grids, electrification products, industrial automation and robotics and motion, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization with two clear value propositions: bringing electricity from any power plant to any plug and automating industries from natural resources to finished products. As title partner in ABB Formula E, the fully electric international FIA motorsport class, ABB is pushing the boundaries of e-mobility to contribute to a sustainable future. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 147,000 employees.

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