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Industrial Designer - Hardgoods

Black Diamond Equipment k

Salt Lake City, UT

Sep 2
Job Description

We are looking for an exceptional industrial designer that shares our passion for design, gear, and outdoor sports. This is an opportunity to create the equipment that people love. We need a hardgoods designer with a proven track record to execute at every level of the design process – from concept to final design.

The Industrial Designer works in tight coordination with a Design Engineer and Developer on all aspects of design for each product they are assigned to. The Industrial Designer is specifically responsible for the form, color, human interaction, ergonomics, graphics, and all other aesthetic aspects of the products assigned.

Further details specific to an Industrial Designer III:
Designs Black Diamond’s biggest and highest consequence hardgoods products.
Often assigned to work on cloud projects
Takes a design leadership role in all aspects of the design process – research, concepts, modelling, prototyping, design execution

Essential Functions:
Generate concepts through brainstorming and other creative processes.
Create sketches, renderings, surface models, solid models, mock ups, prototypes or other representations of the design as appropriate to each specific project.
Generate appropriate color options, product graphics, logos, and other markings.
Select appropriate materials and manufacturing processes.
Work closely with the Design Engineer and Developer to ensure the selected vendor is building parts and products to the design intent.
Follow and adhere to the timeline requirements of the assigned project.
Present project status in regular design reviews.
Process design change orders in a timely and accurate manner.
Research new materials and technologies for potential use for Black Diamond products.
Travel domestically and internationally to conduct research, work with vendors, attend trade shows and other job-related functions.


Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Design (or other closely related field) or relevant work and design experience.

Work Experience:
Required: 4 years post-graduation experience.
Preferred: 6 years post-graduation experience.

Skills and general experience:

Must demonstrate a track record of creative and compelling designs and a portfolio of successful products. Must demonstrate the ability to sketch, create renderings and model products in a way that clearly communicates design intent. Must have 3D modelling and surfacing skills and ability to work with the design team to create high quality CAD data for prototyping and production. Must possess an in-depth working knowledge of outdoor sports. In addition, this position requires the ability to conduct research, present project status, communicate clearly, meet deadlines, use word processing, spreadsheets, email and other basic computer skills. Experience working with suppliers to execute on high quality product is preferred.

Required licenses: Driver’s License, Passport.

Black Diamond is and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact a Black Diamond Equipment HR representative.

Black Diamond Equipment

Here at Black Diamond it's all about climbing and skiing. We share the same experiences that you do on rock, ice and snow and these experiences push us to make the best gear possible for our worldwide family of climbers and skiers.

What began with a backyard anvil and a hammer has now grown into a global company with offices on three continents. Black Diamond is a company that's not just for rock climbers and skiers, but one that stands for the spirit of the sports we live, their values and goals, past, present and future. Since 1957, our innovative gear designs have set the standard in numerous areas. This is partly the result of dedication, desire and diligence on the part of an incredible team of people. It's also a product of the fact that each of us are climbers and skiers ourselves.

We're a company of users. It's who we are. We're the greatest dreamers about what could be, and the harshest of critics about what exists. Because of this, the creation of Black Diamond is a process that will never end. The company today is more committed than ever, thanks to the many people here in the U.S. and at Black Diamond Europe whose limitless energy and hands-on involvement have created a promising future for all climbers and skiers worldwide.