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Acuity Brands VAVE Design Engineer Job in Decatur, Georgia

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 all facets of business, then this is the group for you! This position will give you exposure to the entire Acuity Brands product portfolio and your efforts will make a direct impact to top line revenue via product enhancements and technology integrations. This position also generates bottom line margin improvement through value engineering and cost reductions. This role gives you a platform to be program manager and design engineer while at the same time learning the fundamentals of supply chain and business finance.

How you will contribute:

  • Develop concepts and prototypes for product enhancements and cost reductions for high volume product families

  • 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 facility to support Pilot and Pre-Production Assembly Runs

  • Support Lean Activities and seeking continuous improvement

Qualified Applicants will have:

  • 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 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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