R&D Associate Engineer

Job Description

Posted on: 
December 12, 2023

As an R&D Associate Engineer, you will be part of the Power Protection team, you will work in ELSP (Electrification Smart Power) in Richmond, Virginia, creating and evaluating the design of equipment, systems or installations, including specifications for manufacturing, fabrication or construction.In this role you will utilize your extensive skills and technical expertise to generate mechanical design project requirements, design and test to meet those requirements, document your design, and participate in cost reduction and coordination with other technical teams within our Power Protection business.


  • Oversee the mechanical design deliverables (design and documentation) required for the development of new or enhanced models of power protection equipment such as UPS.
  • Work with others cross-functionally to deliver designs in a timely manner with high-quality deliverables that meet customer expectations and project requirements.
  • Contribute to design reviews and verification following the established design review process, providing feedback on designs and making modifications.
  • Design and release mechanical prototypes, supporting the fabrication of those prototypes, and leading the improvement process following prototype fabrication.
  • Support transfer of conceptual designs into engineering documentation and in maintaining existing products.
  • Working with all areas of the business (production, supply chain, service, etc.) to ensure products being developed or enhanced meet the needs of the entire business.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or similar with 0-2 plus years of practical experience required.
  • Knowledge of solid modeling CAD design software (Solidworks, etc.) required.
  • Candidates must already have a work authorization that would permit them to work for ABB in the US.
  • Preferred Experience:
  • Experience with PLM software a plus.
  • Thermal and vibration simulation experience a plus.
  • Knowledge sheet metal design, detail part drawings, assembly drawings, and design for manufacturing in all the above.

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