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Industrial/CAD Designer - Technical

The Catch Company k

Chicago, IL

Feb 16
Job Description

Candidates must bring it creatively every day! At Catch Co., we are a fast-paced, industry-disrupting company. We are looking for candidates to push the boundaries and try new things. Fail fast to succeed fast.

We are looking for an experienced Industrial Designer with rich CAD design experience to support our current product portfolio’s expansion, as well as work on new category development within the fishing and outdoor space.

What you will do:

Participation in concept exploration and generation across all categories.
Strong emphasis on technical and CAD design within Solidworks.
Support CAD generation across all categories
Participate in industry/market research and discovery across all categories.
Participate in packaging design projects as needed.
Conduct on-the-fly market, user, materials, and usability research as needed.
Ability to work on mock-ups and prototypes as needed.
Ability to effectively communicate concepts and present to cross-functional groups.
Ability to work self-directed when needed, and take ownership of your workflow.
Support and aid the full concept and design process across all categories
You will work with experienced Designers, Design Engineers, Brand and Category Managers, Graphic Designers, Operations Associates, and our oversees manufacturing partners.
What experience you need:

3-5 years working in Industrial Design for consumer products.
At least 3 years’ experience working on Solidworks
Experience in CAD design for 3D printing and manufacturing
Ability to move from concept to final quickly.
Proficiency with Adobe CC.
Proficient in sketch-concepting.
Ability to create realistic renderings.
Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design or similar.
Solid understanding of plastic manufacturing concepts.
Ability to effectively communicate concepts and present to cross-functional groups.
What will make you successful:

Familiarity with Google Suite of applications a plus
Familiarity with a plus
Experience with overseas, specifically Chinese, manufacturing a plus
Fishing experience a plus, ?but not necessary. ?
Loving the outdoors is a good thing too.
Sense of humor
Being comfortable being uncomfortable
Curiosity: Always seeking to understand “why”. Always looking to make things better.
Passion: You are driven by a love for what you do
Optimism: The ability to bounce back quickly when something doesn’t work
Action: Knowing when to shift from planning to doing
Honesty: Transparency with customers, partners and teammates
Entrepreneurial spirit
Data-driven mindset
Candidates must include a portfolio showcasing work, or a link to one. Candidates without a portfolio or resume will not be considered.

Where work is the result of a collaborative design effort, please indicate such and specify which work was your own.

Portfolios should reflect your ability to think through a problem, relay your process of how you got there and why you made those decisions, and sketching, CAD, and rendering ability. And they should reflect your personality and what drives you creatively!

Catch Co. is passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Catch Co. recruits, employs, trains, compensates and promotes without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or any other protected status.

Our Benefits:

"Take what you need" paid time off policy
11 Paid Holidays + 4 additional paid days off specifically to enjoy the outdoors
Flexible working schedule & work from home opportunities (and a fully remote team throughout covid-19)
Medical, dental and vision Insurance - We cover 80-100% of the premium for yourself and your dependents
Paid parental leave
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Health Savings Accounts or Flexible Spending Accounts
Employer-sponsored disability insurance
Employer-sponsored life insurance
401(K) plan
Pet insurance
Pre-tax commuter benefits
Unlimited coffee and fruit snacks (once we return to the office!)
And more :)
Unfortunately, visa sponsorship is not available at this time.

The Catch Company

At Catch Co, our purpose is to rescue people from the indoors by connecting them with America’s top outdoor sport: fishing. More than 50 million Americans fish every year and Catch Co is the industry leader in creating products, content, and experiences that modern anglers love. Most importantly, we aim to be the industry’s most data-driven and customer-centric company.

We are building 3 unique businesses to deliver on that mission:

Mystery Tackle Box - Founded in 2012, MTB is the most popular fishing subscription service in the world, with over 5 million boxes shipped (and counting!).
Karl’s Bait and Tackle - Launched in 2018, Karl’s is a unique and exciting ecommerce experience that brings the local tackle shop to the Internet.
Catch Co. fishing products - Catch Co also designs and develops some of fishing’s most popular and innovative brands and products, sold online and in retail throughout the world.
To support these businesses, we have built a best-in-class foundation of creativity, technology, data, and a fun and supportive culture. We have also built durable partnerships with some of the industry’s most impactful content creators, influencers, product designers, and more.

As we execute against our mission, our team members remain curious, action-oriented, and collaborative. If that sounds like you, we would love to meet you.

Everybody can fish with us!

These are our core values:

Passion: We love what we do and we take pride in our work.
Action: We work hard to get stuff done, with urgency.
Optimism: We believe that we will succeed, and we are willing to keep trying new things.
Honesty: We tell it like it is, communicate issues, take accountability and use data to make decisions. We are transparent with customers, partners and employees.
Curiosity: We look for ways to make things better. We focus on solutions, not problems.
#happydance: We create happiness for our customers and for each other.
Our culture is fast-moving, hardworking, welcoming and friendly, and we keep our calendar full of opportunities to learn from coworkers and foster community. We love a good team event (like trivia or Quiplash), continued learning (fireside chats led by colleagues), and niche Slack channels like #mlb, #bachelor, #unpopular_opinions, #badjokes and #smallwins.