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Industrial Designer

Emerson Tool Company k

St. Louis, MO

Oct 1
Job Description

If you are an INDUSTRIAL DESIGNER looking for an opportunity to grow, Emerson has an exciting opportunity for you! Based in our ST. LOUIS, MO location, you will design products and components for our new product development (NPD) programs. This will include aesthetics, ergonomics, trade dress, and graphics. You will work in an exciting, cross-functional design environment, with a company that financially recognizes patentable contributions.


Create new concept themes for product visual appearance to capture and maintain market interest/awareness with a mind to careful integration of mechanical and electrical innovations that address both met and unmet user needs

Actively participate on the global R&D/Technology team to ideate new products, features, and commercial strategies

Participate in the development of market research data, and interpret and incorporate that data to create highly desirable products for our customers
Ensure a consistent product design language regarding styling, trade dress, graphics, and packaging

Be a subject matter expert on current trends in Industrial Design and adjust the product line as necessary to keep ahead of the competition

Prepare applications for Industrial Design Awards, including photos, video, application forms, specification sheets, etc., and represent the company at award shows

Manage contracts and relationships with outside Industrial Design firms to provide services to supplement the in-house Industrial Design functions, as necessary, to keep up with the new product programs

Prepare and/or manage the development of ID concepts and appearance models for new products

Participate in the outside Industrial Design Research projects, such as collaborative university ID studios, that are conducted

You can take a creative idea and put it into practice. You learn quickly when facing new situations. You make new connections and build relationships in other areas and teams. You can make decisions and take actions without the total picture. You build and deliver solutions that meet consumers expectations. You anticipate the impact of emerging technologies and make necessary adjustments.


Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design or focus in Industrial Design

0-3 years of demonstrated ability designing high volume durable consumer products, preferably appliances and/or tools, with a knowledge of manufacturing and molding

A portfolio of previous design work demonstrating an artistic aptitude including strong conceptual sketching and rendering skills; the ability to create drawings both manually and with computer/CAD systems

Prior 3D modeling experience, preferably in a CAD environment

Experience communicating key information, both verbal and written, with cross-function groups, including organizational leadership

Adobe Creative Suite expertise

Knowledge of Keyshot

Ability to travel up to 5% for the role.

Legal authorization to work in the United States - Sponsorship will not be provided for this role.


Strong visual presentation skills

Attach portfolio and/or link to portfolio website


Our Commitment to Our People

Across the globe, we are united by a singular Purpose: We drive innovation that makes the world healthier, safer, smarter, and more sustainable. We invest in our employees to ensure they have the marketplace knowledge, skills, and competencies to bring this Purpose to life while competing and leading in a global economy. Our training programs focus on end-to-end development, from onboarding through senior leadership.

Flexible Work Schedule – Remote Work Option and Core Hours
This role has the flexibility of a remote work option up to three days a week and a core hour schedule. You can choose to flex your start and stop times given you are working during the core hours of 9:00am - 3:00pm. Our teams work together to ensure our chosen work schedules enable our creativity and productivity as we serve the needs of our customers.

Emerson places a high value on ensuring that team members have a good work-life balance. We provide access to a competitive benefits package, including the following: medical insurance, dental and vision coverage, 401k participation with a competitive immediate match, fitness center, tuition reimbursement, parental leave, and an online wellness rewards program. Immediate vacation and holiday leave available. Team member resource groups ensure that the Emerson values are incorporated into everyday team member life.

Why Work in St. Louis, Missouri
Our facility is in St. Louis, famous for its Gateway Arch standing at 630 feet tall. St Louis is a family-friendly, historic metropolitan area with a low cost of living and first-class schools. The city offers excellent restaurants, shopping areas, art galleries, and numerous festivals throughout the year, making this an exciting place to live and work.

About our Location
This location is the host of Emerson’s corporate headquarters and Commercial and Residential Solutions Tools, Hermetic Motors, and other businesses. Our products, such as the InSinkErator, Sensi, and RIDGID have become household names that support the comfort and well-being of our customers. The ComRes platform employees at this location provide support to the various businesses within Commercial and Residential Solutions, allowing for many networking opportunities across businesses. The connectedness between ComRes and Corporate employees allows for a close relationship and the opportunity to explore opportunities across Emerson.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

At Emerson, we are committed to fostering a culture where every employee is valued and respected for their experiences and perspectives – and that reflects the world around us. We believe a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment contributes to the rich exchange of ideas that inspires innovation and brings the best solutions to our customers. This philosophy is fundamental to living our company’s values and our responsibility to leave the world in a better place. Learn more about our Culture & Values and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Emerson.

Work Authorization

Emerson 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 such as E, F-1, H-1, H-2, L, B, J or TN, or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Emerson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment.

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Emerson Tool Company

Emerson is a leading global technology, software and engineering company providing innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and residential markets.

Our Automation Solutions business helps process, hybrid and discrete manufacturers maximize production, protect personnel and the environment while optimizing their energy and operating costs. Our Commercial & Residential Solutions business helps ensure human comfort and health, protect food quality and safety, advance energy efficiency and create sustainable infrastructure.

We help customers in the world’s most essential industries solve the biggest challenges of modern life. Every day, our global workforce fulfills our unified Purpose and lives out the Values we hold close as an organization: Integrity, Safety & Quality, Support Our People, Customer Focus, Continuous Improvement, Collaboration, and Innovation.
Our Causes – Planet, Humanity, Champion, Inclusion and Future – shape, define and fuel Emerson’s culture while inspiring our innovative spirit and driving our focus.

Whether you’re an established professional looking for a career change, an undergraduate student exploring possibilities, or recently received your MBA degree, you’ll find opportunities with us. Join our team and start your journey today!