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Color and Materials Designer

Navistar Inc, k

Lisle, IL

Jan 6
Job Description

Come join the Navistar Innovation and Design Team in the pursuit of excellence, innovation and making a difference!

As a Color and Materials designer, you will be an integral part of the Innovation and Design Team, helping to create the future of commercial truck and bus industries. As a global company under TRATON Group, our Design Team is actively involved in the development of emerging technologies, electrification, autonomous driving, and environmentally conscious products.

What You’ll Do:
Ideate, visualize, and develop design proposals for colors, materials, and finishes with the highest level of craftsmanship for our brands - International Truck and IC Bus.
Develop digital and physical CMF presentations that show a future vision for our vehicles.
Review and approve color, materials, and finishes for all vehicle exterior and interior surfaces utilizing cutting-edge technology/equipment.
Collaborate and strategize with cross functional teams, including Marketing, Engineering, Manufacturing and Quality.
Establish and maintain relationships with suppliers and vendors to manage design and color intent through color tuning and material mastering.
Opportunities to explore other design disciplines: Industrial, Graphic and UI/UX Design, prototyping.

Creates and develops interior and exterior colors, paints and fabrics.  Presents ideas in product design development or adaptation. 
Applies company policies and standard practices/procedures to perform routine and structured work assignments or to resolve routine issues or problems of limited scope.  Has limited to no discretion to vary from established procedures.  Builds stable working relationships inside of the organization. 

As a level in the Professional Track, work is accomplished through independent contributions or project work requiring advanced subject area knowledge and decision-making skills.  Has wide-ranging experience, using professional concepts and company objectives to resolve complex issues in innovative and effective ways. Requires specialized comprehensive knowledge in specific area, with depth and/or breadth of expertise.  Solves complex issues and problems; takes a broad perspective to identify solutions, and using applicable functional knowledge and existing methodologies.  Exercises judgment in selecting best methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.  Interprets internal or external business issues and recommends solutions/best practices.    Ability to execute highly complex or specialized projects; adapts precedent and may make significant departures from traditional approaches to develop solutions.  Is recognized as an expert in own area within own discipline/function within the organization.  Networks with key contacts outside own area of expertise. Level at which career may plateau.  Serves as a resource for best practices/quality on functional teams or projects.   Works independently, with guidance in only the most complex situations.  Trains, guides and mentors other professionals or colleagues with less experience.  Determines methods and procedures on new assignments and may coordinate activities of other personnel, lead functional teams or projects, and serve as a best practice/quality resource.

Basic Requirements:
Bachelor's degree OR at least 2 years of design experience.

Desired Skills:
Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite
Proficiency in Microsoft Suite
Preferred BA in CMF/Industrial/Transportation Design
Rendering software knowledge (Keyshot, Vred preferred)
CAD Software knowledge (NX, Alias, or equivalent)
Understanding of Color Theory and Material Properties

Additional Requirements:
Qualified candidates, excluding current Navistar employees, must be legally authorized on an unrestricted basis (US Citizen, Legal Permanent Resident, Refugee or Asylee) to be employed in the United States. Navistar does not anticipate providing employment related work sponsorship for this position (e.g., H-1B status).

Navistar Inc,

Navistar is a purpose-driven company, reimagining how to deliver what matters to create more cohesive relationships, build higher-performing teams and find solutions where others don't.

Navistar is the Lisle, Illinois-based parent company of International® brand commercial trucks and engines, IC Bus® brand school and commercial buses, all-makes OnCommand® Connection advanced connectivity services, aftermarket parts brands Fleetrite®, ReNEWed® and Diamond Advantage® and Brazilian manufacturer of engines and gensets MWM Motores Diesel e Geradores.

With a history of innovation dating back to 1831, Navistar has more than 12,000 employees worldwide and is part of TRATON SE, a global champion of the truck and transport services industry.

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Navistar is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.