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Design Engineer Job

Job Classification:  Semi-Remote

We Light the Way!


Acuity Brands (NYSE: AYI) is transforming the lighting industry. We take pride in our 12,000 employees, and they take pride in working with the best in the industry.  Join a team committed to lighting the way to a more brilliant, connected, and productive world.  Individually we are talented, but together we are unstoppable.  

About this role:

As a part of the Downlighting team, you will participate in a number of efforts aimed at expanding our leadership position in specification grade, commercial downlighting, and track by developing products which delight our customers by integrating the latest technologies in the areas of mechanical, electrical, optical, controls and IoT.  The position for Design Engineer will work within the Acuity Brands' Product Development System (PDS) to drive projects to closure in a timely manner, according to established schedules.  This person will be responsible for new product development, design and sustaining engineering for existing product, which may involve resolution of field problems. This role requires that you work in an electro-mechanical environment to do overall product design and redesign, part assembly and detailed part drawings. You will work on prototyping, testing, and assembling prototypes and samples. This person will attend various Product Design/development projects. You must be able to collaborate with of all cross functional members of the design team.

How you will contribute:

  • Involvement in various aspects of the design process including, but not limited to, the development of part geometry, assembly design and drawing generation. Design work varies from new product development to product enhancements and cost reduction activities. Develops and distributes engineering data in the form of Engineering Change Notices, bills of material and parts tracking.
  • Interact with the manufacturing facilities to resolve part or assembly issues, deviation requests and bill of material errors.
  • Attend team meetings using the product delivery system (stage gate product development) for each major product.
  • Initiate and assists with the development of concepts for new products from Project Charters, and Specification Matrix provided by the Product Manager and other avenues such as reviewing competitor's samples and documentation, and free design techniques. These concepts must be agreeable with standard manufacturing methods utilized in the appropriate manufacturing facility.
  • Assist the team with any/all process improvement activities and related research.
  • Support ABS/Lean Transformation as a Kaizen team participant and assist with the completion of post-Kaizen activity/assignments as appropriate.
  • Submit test requests and interacts with the testing group as necessary. Submits prototyping requests and interacts with the model shop for the production of prototypes and assembly of samples. Reviews functional specifications, project charters and competitors samples.

Key requirements for the role:

  • 1-3 years of experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Knowledge of engineering fundamentals.
  • Proficient use of 3D CAD, MS Office, etc. Learning uses of LEAN & Six Sigma methodology and practices such as standard work, time study, cause & effect, 5WHY analysis and other tools of DMAIC.
  • Ability to communicate verbally, in written form and through sketches, and engineering drawings.
  • Ability to work well in cross-functional team environments.
  • Possess some understanding of manufacturing methods such as stamping, drawing, casting, extruding of metals and plastics.

Physical Requirements

  • Light work

We invite you to apply today to join us as We Light the Way to a Brilliant, Productive, and Connected World!


Please utilize the internal career site to apply if you are a current employee at Acuity Brands. 


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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Accommodation for Applicants with Disabilities:  As an equal opportunity employer, Acuity Brands is committed to providing reasonable accommodations in its application process for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans. If you have difficulty using our online system due to a disability and need an accommodation, you may contact us at (770) 922-9000.  Please clearly indicate what type of accommodation you are requesting and for what requisition. 


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Req ID:  2217

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

Job Segment: Manufacturing Engineer, Design Engineer, Electrical, Engineer, Drafting, Engineering

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