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Outdoor Senior 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 Team:

If you want to be on the cutting edge of technology and touch multiple facets of business, then this is the group for you! This position will give you exposure to the Outdoor Discretionary Portfolio from Contractor Select to Home Center Products. Your efforts will make a direct impact to top line revenue via research, new products, product enhancements, and technology integrations. This position is responsible for new product development and design and sustaining engineering for existing products while giving you a platform to be a program manager and lead a cross functional design team in an electro-mechanical  environment while being on the forefront of IOT Technology and Controls Enabled Lighting.

As a OPD Senior Design Engineer, you will contribute by:

This role is responsible for new product development and design and sustaining engineering for existing product, which may involve resolution of field problems. Works in an electro-mechanical environment to do overall product design and redesign, part assembly and detailed part drawings. Works on prototyping, testing, and assembling prototypes and samples. Attends various Product Design/development projects. Lastly, a OPD Senior Design Engineer must be able to collaborate with of all cross functional members of the design team. In everything this person does, both in projects and daily tasks, LEAN Process methodology is applied to drive impact, streamline, and improve processes.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leads 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 (35%)
  • Partners with the internal manufacturing facilities to resolve part or assembly issues, deviation requests and bill of material errors in an effort to keep the manufacturing lines running and ensure quality product is produced. Conducts pilot/pre-production runs (15%)
  • Actively participates in, or lead on occasion, team meetings using the product delivery system (stage gate product development) for each major product (10%)
  • Initiates and develops 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. Ensures all concepts are agreeable with standard manufacturing methods utilized in the appropriate manufacturing facility (15%)
  • Continuously looks for, and actively implements process improvements related to productivity, quality, purchasing and manufacturing; to include sourcing new or alternate processes, equipment, and/or training of manpower. Looks for advancements or changes in technology via tradeshows, technology councils, vendors or other methods (10%)
  • Support ABS/LEAN Transformation by actively participating in Kaizen teams and completing post Kaizen activities. May lead aspects of the Kaizen as necessary (10%)
  • Submits test requests and works directly with the testing group as necessary on any required follow-up. Submits prototyping requests and works directly with the model shop for the production of prototypes and assembly of samples. Reviews functional specifications, project charters and competitors' samples (5%)

Qualified Applicants will have:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, or a related discipline
  • Three years of related experience in engineering in lighting, or a related field
  • Proficiency of 3D CAD and Microsoft Office programs required; SolidWorks software proficiency preferred
  • Ability to demonstrate LEAN & Six Sigma methodology and practices such as standard work, time study, cause & effect, 5WHY analysis and other tools of DMAIC
  • Possesses understanding in a number of manufacturing methods (such as stamping, drawing, casting, extruding of metals and plastics) and finishing techniques (such as painting, plating, anodizing, and vacuum metaling)
  • Understands applicable standards such as UL, DLC, and/or Energy Star standards and testing processes
  • 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
  • Ability to communicate verbally, in written form and through sketches, and engineering drawings
  • Ability to work in cross-functional team environments
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs; ability to travel approximately 20% of the time


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:  2717

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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

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