Job Vacancy Mechanical Design Engineer II Legrand North America

Job title: Mechanical Design Engineer II

Company: Legrand North America

Job description: Title: Mechanical Design Engineer II

Location: US-NC-Hickory | US-CT-New London | US-TX-El Paso

Number of Positions: 1

Category: Engineering

Position Description

At a Glance

Legrand has an exciting opportunity for a Mechanical Design Engineer II to join the Ortronics Team in New London, CT. Responsible for the design of opto-mechanical components and assemblies, including product test validation, for new products, product enhancements, and VAVE/cost savings. Works individually or as part of a design team to develop, evaluate, and validate product designs and specifications. Also conducts design reviews, validates and approves documentation packages, preproduction builds, and production transfer. Provides mentor guidance and support to engineering team members across disciplines.

What Will You Do?

Main Job Duties:

  • Provide direction and project management for opto-mechanical design and test validation efforts. Work closely with Product Marketing, Manufacturing and other Engineering personnel during product conceptualization phases and throughout the project phases.
  • Work closely with Project Management to schedule, track and maintain up-to-date project schedules and milestone due-date requirements.
  • Provide maintenance of existing opto-mechanical products and documentation (design improvements, VAVE cost savings, etc.) and product databases through the Engineering Change process.
  • Design and develop opto-mechanical systems and customized solutions, utilizing many methods such as injection molding, metal forming, casting, and extrusion processes.
  • Utilize 2D and 3D SolidWorks CAD systems to perform detailed design analysis, including kinematic and kinetic, structural, thermal and finite element analysis methods.
  • Provide mechanical materials and tooling DFMA cost studies. Work with appropriate vendors to develop cost effective realization of design.
  • Work with Product Management to develop technical Product Requirements specifications and quality assurance protocols.
  • Initiate, lead, and participate in cross-functional opto-mechanical design reviews with other engineering, manufacturing, and marketing personnel.
  • Coordinate rapid-prototype validation requirements with internal Tooling Manager and Outside Design supplier.
  • Provide detailed test report summaries and analysis for all product test validation requirements.
  • Perform other similar and related duties as required.


Required Skills

Education: BS in Mechanical Engineering

Experience: 5 years related product engineering work experience. 4 years minimum design experience in mechanical design and/or opto-mechanical systems required. Leadership and project management skills and experience required. Some manufacturing experience desired.


Extensive experience with SolidWorks 2D/3D modeling software required

  • 5+ years opto-mechanical or mechanical system design experience
  • Enterprise PDM knowledge
  • SolidWorks Professional Mechanical Design proficiency
  • Product compliance and Environmental Process knowledge
  • Utilization of DFMA tools to reduce product complexity and cost

Experience with device-level physical packaging & production processes

  • Materials design (Plastic, metals, composites)
  • Manufacturing Process knowledge
  • MIG & TIG welding
  • Powdercoat paint processes
  • IMD, IML, screen-print, pad-print decorative techniques
  • Anodize and Electrolysis-coating processes

Preferred knowledge and/or experience with product engineering requirements

  • Experience and expertise with fiber optic product design and related standards for domestic and international markets, with an emphasis on fiber optic connector design.
  • Knowledge in fiber optics and relevant metrologies, such as insertion loss, return loss, and end face geometry interferometric measurements
  • Familiarity with TIA, IEC, ISO/IEC, & IEEE standards related to fiber optics, fiber connectivities and other relevant fields
  • Engineering documentation, BOM data management, material management & outsource management
  • Mold flow and tool design
  • Tolerance stack-up analysis
  • Knowledge of GD&T
  • Structural FEM/FEA methods and procedures
  • Thermal management CFD methods and procedures (Optional)
  • Engineering ECN process implementation
  • Knowledge in product production (prototype to production transition, production test plan, DFMA)
  • Knowledge in product quality and reliability (environmental test, stress test etc)
  • Familiar with mechanical test and measurement systems (i.e. Vision measurement, force)
  • General knowledge in product safety, sustainability, and other regulatory requirements (UL, CE, RoHS)
  • ISO-9001 documentation principles
  • Sustainability & Eco-Design principles
  • 3d print technology familiarity
  • Color theory
  • Rendering design experience

Must have strong computer skills, proficient with Microsoft Office word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and data base software, e-mail and meeting management software. Ability to use internet and web based resources efficiently and effectively.

Requires strong organizational and time management skills, close attention to detail and be-able-to effectively handle multiple priorities. Must possess excellent project management skills, including demonstrated ability to develop and manage to a project plan, establish priorities, work to deadlines, and control a number of projects at various stages of work.

Must have excellent verbal and written communications skills and be able to communicate effectively across all levels of the organization. Must be an effective listener, able to extract necessary information and validate understanding of the information.

Must have strong scientific analytical skills and proven ability to efficiently research and summarize information in an effective manner and make recommendations based upon analysis.

Must be highly collaborative and able to work in a team based environment. Fosters open communication and support an environment of innovation and creative change.

Willing to travel as necessary (per LNCA COVID-19 Travel Policy).

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 .

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

About Legrand’s Data Center Power and Control Division

Legrand’s Data, Power & Control (DPC) division is a global provider of award winning technology and infrastructure products which serve the expanding requirements of today’s data centers and related ecosystems. Our innovative products are principally sold under the Starline, Raritan, Server Technology, US Safety Trolley, and L
egrand brand names. As a leading provider of best in class overhead power supply system’s, intelligent PDUs, KVM switches, connectivity, cabinet and containment solutions, our goal is to support next generation technologies with flexibility for future growth and energy and installation efficiencies, united by superior design. For more information, visit and

Equal Opportunity Employer



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Location: Hickory, NC

Job date: Mon, 20 Jun 2022 07:11:40 GMT

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