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Design Engineer Job
at Acuity Brands
Des Plaines, IL

Design Engineer Job
at Acuity Brands
Des Plaines, IL

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We Light the Way

Acuity Brands (NYSE: AYI) is transforming the lighting industry. We take pride in our 13,000 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.  


Acuity’s lighting and building management solutions vary from individual devices to intelligent network systems. With fiscal year 2018 net sales of $3.7 billion, Acuity Brands has operations throughout North America, and in Europe and Asia. Individual devices include lighting controls, lighting components, controllers for various building systems (including HVAC, lighting, shades and access control), power supplies, and prismatic skylights. Among other benefits, intelligent network systems can optimize energy efficiency and comfort as well as enhance the occupant experience for various indoor and outdoor applications, all the while reducing operating costs. We continue to expand our solutions portfolio, including software and services, to provide a host of other economic benefits resulting from data analytics that enables the “Internet of Things” ("IoT") and supports the advancement of smart buildings, smart cities, and the smart grid. 


Located in our Des Plaines, Illinois facility, this role is ideal for someone desiring project ownership with a focus on new product development.  From owning the development of the mechanical design to executing the project management, this role provides great opportunity to be the focal point of a new product launch while executing a variety of tasks.  In this role, you will work cross functionally with the co-located staff of product management, marketing, and sourcing.  You will also Interface with a diverse network of factory locations from local, regional, and international sites to execute the product launch.  Products developed in this role provide great value to our Residential and Commercial customers by focusing on technologically rich products with exciting new features for emerging market segments at the lowest possible cost.

As a New Product Design Engineer, you will contribute by:



  • Developing creative new product designs that focus on product quality at the appropriate cost targets
  • Managing project timelines while interfacing with cross-functional teams
  • Developing test plans to execute 3rd party certification approvals such as UL, Energy Star, and CEC Title 24
  • Being on site at production facilities to support Pilot and Pre-Production Assembly Runs



Qualified candidates for the New Product Design Engineering position will have:



  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, or a related discipline
  • Minimum of 2 years of product development experience.  Lighting industry product development experience is preferred.  Injection molding, metal casting, and/or metal stamping product development experience is preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience as a project manager while collaborating with cross functional team members


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


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