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Cable Design Engineer

City:  Willimantic
Country:  US

Are you a highly motivated individual with a passion for innovation?


Are you seeking a role that will continue to challenge you in a company committed to championing your growth?


Prysmian Group is the world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry. Spanning 50 countries, 112 plants, 25 research and development centers, and employing over 30,000 associates, we have a strategic footprint that allows us to service emerging markets and communities across the globe with ease. Prysmian Group is presently on a full integration path with General Cable. This growth is only the beginning. We are presently looking for top talent to join our team during this exciting time.


Prysmian Group is seeking a people-oriented and change management champion to support our Energy business.  In your new role, you will be reporting directly to the manager of the Energy Cable Design Engineering group in Willimantic and will be integral to the continued success as well as the future growth of our customers.  Your role will interact with the business, plants and customers in order to understand the requirements for the products and our ability to produce. 


Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Create/maintain product designs and costs, and general product data sheets/drawings.
  • Review customer/industry specifications to determine capability of the Prysmian group facilities to meet the requirements
  • Utilize the in-house cable design tools (Cable Builder and/or Common Analisi) to create BOMs and routings for manufacturing of Prysmian Group products at its facilities
  • Utilize in-house ERP systems (HFA/SAP) to review and maintain material master data
  • Develop and analyze costs for quotations/production. Develop benchmarking analysis when requested for comparisons between facilities
  • Interaction with Commercial and Manufacturing personnel for processing requests in the most expeditious manner
  • Maintain in Design system(s) all process guidelines (such as TI’s, SOP’s, and FOD’s) with all current prescribed changes and ensure strict adherence for design requirement.
  • Maintain and update products lines when necessary.
  • Evaluate and propose innovative ideas for new products and product enhancements.
  • Provide ideas/track Design to Cost projects.
  • Act constructively as a team player on technical teams supporting special projects to improve production efficiencies, continuous improvement, and product and process development.
  • Provide the Technological function with required assistance for process and product development
  • Maintain strong operating knowledge of appropriate industry standards and including all updates as well as ICEA, UL, CSA and other certification listings
  • Prepare design documentation for factory level experimental trials/product development concerning new compound implementation and associated cable products.




  • Bachelors of Science in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering preferred or equivalent
  • 2 - 4 years of experience in manufacturing environment
  • Outstanding ability to communicate (verbally and in writing) with shop floor associates, peers and upper management
  • Strong Analytical and Problem-solving abilities
  • Technical writing
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft tools (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Access)
  • Computer literate
  • Function in a team environment
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision

Work Environment/Physical Demands:

  • Works out of a normal office environment with standard office equipment available.
  • Will be required to sit, bend, kneel, squat, use keyboard, read, write, and speak fluently.
  • Employee will regularly be required to lift and carry objects of 10-25 pounds as needed.
  • Employee will occasionally be required to lift and carry objects of 25-30 pounds as needed.
  • Employee will be required to work productively and cooperatively in a high-volume, fast paced, highly pressured environment and be able to respond efficiently and courteously to unanticipated problems and crisis.
  • This role is not typically exposed to adverse environmental conditions, except excessive eye strain and possible lifting injuries
  • When travel is necessary, will be exposed to typical travel environment and surroundings

Prysmian Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons shall have the opportunity to be considered for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, alienage or citizenship status, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, military service and veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Prysmian will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you believe you require such assistance to complete this form or to participate in an interview, please let us know.


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