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Design Engineer

Req ID:  8883
Remote Opportunities:  Semi-Remote

We use technology to solve problems in spaces, light, and more things to come… for our customers, our communities, and our planet. 
Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) is a market-leading industrial technology company. We use technology to solve problems in spaces, light, and more things to come. Through our two business segments, Acuity Brands Lighting and Lighting Controls (ABL) and the Intelligent Spaces Group (ISG), we design, manufacture, and bring to market products and services that make a valuable difference in people’s lives.  
We are positioned at the intersection of sustainability and technology. Our businesses develop technology that helps save our customers energy and reduce their carbon emissions. We achieve growth through the development of innovative new products and services, including lighting, lighting controls, building management solutions, and location-aware applications. 

Job Summary

Responsible for product development from concept through production, which includes new product, sustaining and resolution of field problems. Leads electro-mechanical product design and/or redesign, part assembly and detailed part drawings. Leads prototyping, testing, and assembly of samples. Leads various Product Design/development projects. Must be able to collaborate with of all cross functional members of the design team.

Experience (minimum experience required)

  • Bachelor of Engineering
  • 0 to 2 years of applicable experience required
  • Proficient use of 3D CAD, MS Office, etc.
  • Proficient in LEAN & Six Sigma methodology and practices such as standard work, time study, cause & effect, 5WHY analysis and other tools of DMAIC.
  • The ability to communicate verbally, in written form and through sketches, and engineering drawings.
  • Works well in cross-functional team environments.
  • Possess understanding of manufacturing methods such as stamping, drawing, casting, extruding of metals and plastics.
  • Leadership, to influence and enlist the cooperation of other team members to work towards the goal of completing and implementing new product development on time, and in budget.
  • Knowledge of UL and UL testing processes very helpful.
  • Understand and adhere to the appropriate established industry and safety Standards.

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Mechanical Engineering or relevant discipline
  • Commercial lighting experience preferred

Physical Requirements

  • Light work

Skills and Minimum Experience Required

  • Bachelor of Engineering
  • 0 to 2 years of applicable experience required

Travel Requirements

  • 1-20%

We value diversity and are an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regards to race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, ethnicity or national origin, disability, pregnancy, religion, covered veteran status, protected genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

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