Crown Equipment Corporation is one of the world’s largest material handling companies, with a reputation for award-winning product design, advanced engineering and technology, and superior after-sale service. Crown produces a broad range of forklifts and automation and fleet management technologies that are revolutionizing the material-handling industry.
As an Industrial Designer, you will be responsible for the conceptualization and development of new and innovative products and solutions, working in collaboration with Engineering, Manufacturing, Purchasing, and Sales and Marketing.
Research - Research and document user needs, product requirements, competitive products and industry trends. Conduct field research of users and products, including onsite observations, interviews, filming and task analysis. Follow-up with field research after product introduction. Attend trade shows and professional events.
Conceptual Design - Conceptualize new and innovative products and solutions, including creating aspects of form, aesthetics and physical/psychological interactions between users and products. Create sketches, renderings and models as necessary to convey design intent. Create layouts and test bucks as necessary to resolve basic user ergonomics. Determine material, construction, mechanisms, shape, color, surface finish and manufacturing processes in cooperation with Engineering and Manufacturing. Communicate design solutions to management and other team members.
Design Development & Support - Create 3-dimensional CAD models of appearance parts. Validate surface geometry with rapid prototype samples. Collaborate with Engineering and Manufacturing to ensure that manufacturability requirements are met. Review CAD files, engineering drawings, tooling, prototypes and productions parts to ensure that design intent is maintained. Communicate appearance quality standards and coordinate with suppliers as necessary. Assist with product graphics. Support Engineering and Manufacturing in the development of prototypes, Manufacturing Check Samples and pre-productions units. Conduct field testing in conjunction with Engineering to ensure user needs have been met. Support continuous improvement projects after product introduction.
Miscellaneous - Support project leader with project documentation. Assist with product photography. Create and submit for design competitions. Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor degree in Industrial Design
Industrial design experience preferred (Salary will be commensurate with experience)
Good written communication, verbal communication, and interpersonal skills
Analytical problem solving and judgement
Must have valid driving privileges
Ability to travel occasionally with overnight stays (0-5%)
Crown will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States. This is not a position for which sponsorship will be provided. Individuals with temporary visas or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.
No agency calls please.
Compensation and Benefits:
Crown offers an excellent wage and benefits package for full-time employees including Health/Dental/Vision/Prescription Drug Plan, Flexible Benefits Plan, 401K Retirement Savings Plan, Life and Disability Benefits, Paid Holidays, Paid Vacation, Tuition Reimbursement, and much more.
EO/AA Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled