Design Engineer

Decatur, GA

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

If you want to be on the cutting edge of technology and touch all facets of business, then this is the group for you! This position is responsible for the technical liaison between various groups including but not limited to product development, product support, customer service and production. This position will work in an electro- mechanical environment and will be essential with the product design, part assembly and detailed part drawings. You will work on prototyping, testing, and assembling prototypes and samples. In this position, you will be working with a cross functional team to improve quality, reduce cost and ensure consistent delivery of products using various engineering fundamentals.

Key Tasks & Responsibilities (Essential Functions)

  • Provide engineering support for product reliability and performance.
  • Execute the product delivery system (stage gate product development) for select product development projects.
  • Develop test plans for luminaire certification (UL/CSA), validation of new features, and interoperability of new components within the product
  • Integrate cutting edge controls technology into luminaires
  • Manage project timelines while interfacing with cross-functional team Manage Phase-In and Phase-Out (PIPO) on high volume product families
  • Travel to production facilities to support Pilot and Pre-Production Assembly Runs, Support Lean Activities and seeking continuous improvement
  • Submits 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.
  • Interacts with the manufacturing facilities to resolve part or assembly issues, deviation requests and design errors.

Skills and Minimum Experience Required

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, or a related discipline
  • Two years experience working in engineering in lighting, or related field, preferred Knowledge of engineering fundamentals
  • Proficient use of 3D/2D CAD, MS Office, etc.
  • Understanding of Lean & Six Sigma methodology and practices such as standard work, time study, cause & effect, 5WHY analysis and other tools of DMAIC
  • Some understanding of manufacturing methods such as stamping, drawing, casting, extruding of metals and plastics Ability to communicate verbally, in written form and through sketches, and engineering drawings. Works well in cross- functional team environments
  • Demonstrated experience collaborating with cross functional team members Ability to travel up to 20% of the time as needed
  • Physical ability to lift up to 50 lbs

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.

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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