Job Description

Cartier Retail Innovation Lab is looking for a detail-oriented model maker to help answer unknowns and bring ideas to life. This role will support the design and technology teams by designing and building prototypes and fixtures to facilitate the ongoing testing of a new, experimental device. The ideal candidate is comfortable working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment, and strives to be a pioneer in subject matters that are ambiguous. Experience in mechanical engineering is a plus.

This is a 3-month freelance position, with potential for extension.

Assists in making prototypes, fixtures, test rigs, and technical drawings
Perform tests and document results
Evaluate and test the technical feasibility of new concepts
Develop and iterate more complex prototypes with a goal of technical reliability and replicability
Ability to translate discussions and concepts to working drawings and prototypes
Independently manage any outsourced fabrication jobs
Contribute to team discussions

3+ years of technical expertise in physical interaction development, physical prototyping, and design for manufacturing
Bachelor's degree in industrial design, mechanical engineering, or similar
General familiarity with industrialized fabrication processes
Can parse and prioritize complex, interdependent questions
Understands and follows the concept of “thinking through doing”
Find creative solutions from limitations
Highly structured and organized
Able to operate machine tools
CAD skills (such as Solidworks, Rhino, Revit, Illustrator)
Experience in working with glass (cutting, bonding, tinting, etc.) is a plus