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Industrial Designer II

Johnson Health Tech k

Cottage Grove, WI

Jan 25
Job Description

Position Overview:
Johnson Fitness North America is seeking a mid-level industrial designer with 3-5 years of experience. We’d like you to join our team of dedicated design professionals and help solve the problems that our markets face. Our preferred candidate will have a varied background have had multiple product successes. As well, they should have a thorough understanding of the product development process. Industrial Designers work under the direction of the Director of Industrial Design.

We work on all aspects of the fitness markets: cardio, strength, and functional fitness. The work is engaging and offers many challenges. Some travel is expected for this position. This is a non-supervisory position but the expectation is that some small projects and tasks would be independently managed with other team members.

Send us at least 5 examples of your best work in PDF format along with your current resume. If you have a link to an online portfolio please send that as well. Portfolio samples should include development work [analysis, sketches, models, renders, etc.], CAD and examples of product concepts that made it to production. Submissions without portfolio work will NOT be considered.

*International candidates must hold a valid US working visa to apply.

**This position will have the ability to work from home following on-site training in Cottage Grove, WI. The selected candidate will be expected to work on-site full time following the pandemic.

Find us online:
https://www.matrixfitness.com/en
https://www.johnsonfitness.com/

Our offices are located in Cottage Grove, Wisconsin, about 10 miles away from Madison: voted consistently as one of the best cities to in live in within the US.

Responsibilities:
Personnel:
• Establishes and maintains good working relationships
• Strives to constantly improve skill sets: illustration, modeling, communication
• Involved with peers in professional development, classes or associations
• Works well with others in a team structure
• Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals
• Is open minded and creative
• Works under general supervision

Research & Development:
• Assists with research projects: conducts interviews, maintains budgets, distills data sets, and develops insights from data
• Develops concept drawings and designs from research driven data
• Supports brand efforts with industrial design, research and computer modeling
• Attends tradeshows regularly in and outside of the fitness industry

Product Development:
• Sketching, computer modeling, concept renders and graphics as needed
• Analysis of human factors and use data
• Contributes and promotes ideas within the development cycle

Quality:
• Maintains high quality work ethic: clear understandable sketches and illustrations.
• Demonstrates commitment to management system by completion of KPI’s on time or sooner

Marginal Job Functions:
• Other projects as needed.

Qualifications:
Education:
• Four year degree in industrial design

Experience:
• 2- 4 years experience within an industrial design environment as a consultant or as an in-house designer
• Requires evidence of a diverse portfolio

Other Requirements:
• Proficiency in 3D modeling and computer graphics: Illustrator, Photoshop, Corel, Freehand, Rhino, Solid Works, Alias or Form Z, Word Suite.
• Some domestic travel
• Some overseas travel
• Ability to work closely with others and independently
• Must have extremely good written and verbal communication skills

Skills:
• Has strong Industrial design skills: hand sketching, 2D vector art, 3D modeling. Solid communication skills: verbal, written.
• Understands common production methods and materials
• Understands shipping and marketing constraints
• Knowledge of injection plastic molding
• effective interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
• Strong sense of initiative and a sense of urgency, demonstrated by accomplishing tasks; improving current work processes; and assisting others when necessary
• Unwavering attention to detail and commitment to world-class quality
• Ability to embrace deadlines
• Able to project a positive and professional demeanor to all internal and external contacts

Benefits:
We offer an excellent compensation package and team-oriented work environment with growth opportunities.

Some of our outstanding benefits include:
• Health & Dental Insurance
• Company paid Life Insurance
• 401(k)
• Paid Time Off benefits
• Free access to our state-of-the-art onsite workout facility
• Product discounts
• Wellness programs

EOE/M/W/Vet/Disability

Application Details

Send us at least 5 examples of your best work in PDF format along with your current resume. If you have a link to an online portfolio please send that as well. Portfolio samples should include development work [analysis, sketches, models, renders, etc.], CAD and examples of product concepts that made it to production. Submissions without portfolio work will NOT be considered.

Johnson Health Tech

Johnson Health Tech is among the world’s largest and fastest-growing fitness equipment manufacturers and is home to some of the most respected brands in the fitness industry, including Matrix, Vision and Horizon. The company manufactures a wide assortment of fitness equipment for both commercial and residential use, including treadmills, elliptical trainers, exercise bikes, and strength training equipment.

Based just outside Madison, Wisconsin, our North American office houses our US business operations, plus global marketing, product design, research and development, and select quality responsibilities. Johnson Fitness & Wellness, our retail store division, has over 100 retail showrooms, and we operate an advanced strength production facility near Milwaukee, with East Coast, Central and West Coast warehouses.