Job Description

A member of the Product Development team, the Furniture Designer creates and updates product drawings, renderings and CAD assets to assist with product development, product improvement and direct sales. Assists in product design process to ensure adherence to technical specifications and test standards for functionality and overall performance. Collaborates cross-departmentally on solutions to address current and potential product problems. Researches and provides insight on relevant materials, technical information, test methods and construction capabilities. Performs inspection and conducts tests to ensure adherence to quality standards.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Product drafting & design:
• Create detailed product component and construction drawings for use in prototype development and production.
• Design and draft new product concepts to meet department and company goals.
• Design product customizations based on client and/or site requirements.
• Work directly with sales team to develop collateral and assets to meet client requirements.
• Research and recommend parts, components, materials to improve product performance, durability, and/or aesthetics.
• Understand and work within manufacturing capabilities including doing site visits, evaluating samples, preparing RFQ requirements.

CAD asset generation & management:
• Maintain and update furniture specifications and archive of 2D and 3D CAD drawings.
• Manages/updates bills of material (BoMs) for product designs.
• Serve on cross-functional technical team to ensure samples and production batches adhere to specifications.
• Investigate and test various drawing platforms and generate assets compatible with systems to best serve client needs.

Product testing & quality assurance:
• Conduct and participate in product testing for functionality, adherence to specs and overall quality.
• Investigates issues raised by product support and client relations to propose solutions.

The ideal candidate will possess
• Bachelor’s Degree or Technical degree in Industrial Design.
• Experienced in using CAD software such as Auto CAD, Vector Works, SketchUp, Mechanical Desktop, OnShape.
• Experience with business processes as they impact product design.
• Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite, especially Illustrator a plus.
• Proficiency with MSOffice suite.
• Practical knowledge of hardwood furniture construction.
• Ability to work independently toward long-term goals.
• Ability to effectively communicate technical information verbally and in documentation.
• Passion for furniture design and interior/exterior design.
• Excellent problem-solving skills.

Application Details

Technical drawing samples and Product Design portfolio samples recommended.

Country Casual Teak

5 Great Reasons to Join the Country Casual Teak Team
Our people: Bright, dedicated, customer focused, and passionate about what they do
Our products: We design and manufacture the highest quality teak outdoor garden and patio furniture available in the marketplace, and our products are sustainably grown. Only ecologically grown and harvested timbers from managed, sustainable forests can be used in the manufacturing of our teak furnishings.
Reliability: We’ve been in the business of teak furnishings for more than 40 years and are looking forward to the next 40! Our employees and customers know they can count on us.
Growth: Through the ups and downs of the economy, we continue to expand our customer base, increase revenue, and bring new products to the market.
Our work environment: We are committed to providing a workplace where communication is open, and problems can be discussed and resolved in a mutually respectful atmosphere. We seek to develop a spirit of teamwork; individuals working together to attain a common goal. We also offer a comprehensive benefits package.

Employee Benefits
Country Casual Teak’s employee benefit programs are designed to meet the diverse and evolving needs of you and your family today and well into the future.

Medical and Dental coverage to help keep you and your family healthy.
Paid Time Off to encourage you to take time away from work. We offer 2 weeks of leave during your first year, 3 weeks after your first year, and 4 weeks after 6 years.
401(k) Plan to provide financial security for your retirement through investment opportunities. Additionally, we match up to 4% of your pay, and those matching dollars belong to you immediately.
Tuition Assistance to support your professional growth and development.
Employee Assistance Program to give you access to free, confidential resources for advice regarding emotional, family/personal, work or risk-related issues, legal and financial matters, and child/elder care.
Flexible Spending Accounts to pay certain medical and/or dependent care expenses on a pre-tax basis.
Travel Assistance Plan to provide emergency personal and medical assistance when you travel away from home.
Company Discount to encourage your enthusiasm for and enjoyment of our products. A generous discount for you and your family and friends.

Mission Statement and Core Values
Mission Statement

To be the preferred source for teak outdoor furniture that exceeds our clients’ expectations of quality, design, and personalized service for a lifetime of value.

Core Values

Integrity: We create trust by acting with honesty, respect, and fairness.
Passion for Excellence: We strive for continuous improvement in our products, processes, and services.
Client Focus: We go above and beyond to exceed expectations and create clients for life.
Teamwork: We work collaboratively across the company to achieve shared goals and objectives.
Accountability: We deliver on our commitments by assuming responsibility for our products, decisions, and actions.
Positive Attitude: We value a can-do attitude and enthusiasm for what we do.