Legrand NA Fiber Engineering Intern (Summer) in New London, Connecticut

Legrand has an exciting opporuntiy for Fiber Optic Engineering Intern to join the Data Communications Division in New London, CT. The Fiber Optic Engineering Intern will be responsible for assisting the Fiber Optic Engineering group in the development, design, and testing of new and existing products.

About Legrand

Every day, Legrand brings power, light and data to millions of spaces around the world. Legrand is a global, publicly-traded company listed on the Euronext (Legrand SA EPA: LR) with 36,000 employees worldwide, a market cap of $16B, revenue of more than $5 billion, with products sold in 180 countries. Legrand is listed on the Forbes Global 2000 as one of the world’s best employers. Legrand’s CEO, Gilles Schnepp is one of Harvard Business Review’s best-performing CEOs in the world. For more information, visit legrand.com.

About Legrand North and Central America

Legrand North and Central America (LNCA) employs over 5,000 associates in 90 locations, working in 6 product categories (Electrical Wiring Systems, Building Control Systems, AV, Data Communications, Power Distribution and Control, and Lighting). LNCA offers distinctive benefits like high employer 401K match, above-benchmark paid maternity leave, paid time off to volunteer, and an active women’s network. LNCA is an employee-centered, growth company with tremendous opportunity. For more information, visit legrand.us.

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  • Currently enrolled in, or recently completed, BSME or other related engineering or physics field.


  • No experience required.


  • Creative approach to problem solving based on solid theoretical engineering and math skills

  • Proficiency in SolidWorks, which includes the development of assemblies using part models of components is preferred, however a general knowledge of CAD based design of mechanical systems is acceptable. Knowledge of sheet metal and plastic design in SolidWorks preferred.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Must have an acceptable level of interpersonal skills to work effectively in a positive team environment with the internal company Associates as well as outside suppliers and fabricators.

  • Must be able to contribute to several projects at a time. Must be eager to learn new design and testing skills by working with the Fiber Engineering team, and to effectively apply those skills on the job.

  • Prepare written and verbal reports with some possible presentations to staff level Engineers and Marketing Managers required.

  • Familiarity with common laboratory procedures and techniques and usage of Laboratory equipment such as an inspection microscope, hand held fiber cable tester, OTDR and an optical power meter/optical loss test set (preferred, but not required).

  • Experience making return loss and multimode launch condition measurements, use of fiber cable assembly test systems, use of an interferometer for inspecting fiber optic connectors, and fiber optic fusion splicing is a plus.

Main Job Duties:

  • Performs product testing and measurements in the Fiber Optics labratory, working with the Senior Fiber Optic Lab Technician, assisting in the development of prototypes and models of new designs using the internal company 3D printers or other fabrication prototype part fabrication techniques.

  • Supports Fiber Optic Engineers and CAD designers in product development activities.

  • Conducts engineering studies/investigations. These may include analysis and comparisons of functional engineering attributes of competitive fiber optic products in the marketplace. In addition, some review of competitive product patents may be required.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS : The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Mental Demands

While performing the duties of this job, employees are regularly required to:

  • Use written and oral communication skills

  • Read and interpret data, information and documents

  • Analyze and solve non-routine and complex office administrative problems

  • Use math and mathematical reasoning

  • Observe and interpret situations

  • Learn and apply new information or skills

  • Perform highly detailed work on multiple, concurrent tasks

  • Work under intensive deadlines with frequent interruptions

  • Interact with managers, staff, customers, the public and others encountered in the course of work

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, employees are regularly required to:

  • Sit, walk and stand

  • Talk or hear, both in person and by telephone

  • Use hands repetitively operate standard office equipment

  • Reach with hands and arms; and lift up to 25 pounds

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to adjust focus

External Company Name: Legrand North America

Street: 125 Eugene O'Neill Drive