FORM (formswim.com) is a sports technology company with a mission to break down the barriers between what swimming is and what it could be. We’re looking for a Mechanical Designer to join our rapidly growing team.
At FORM, you’ll be part of a close team that’s redefining the sport of swimming. You’ll have the freedom to shape your role, how you own it, and how you grow with us. And you’ll be part of an amazing and diverse group of people who love to work and have fun together.
A Little Bit About Us
Founded in 2016 in Vancouver, Canada, FORM is the sports technology company behind the FORM Smart Swim Goggles and membership. The membership unlocks guided workouts, an ever-growing workout library, pre-workout tutorials, and much more. Now, swimmers can see real-time workout instructions, performance metrics, and progress updates in their goggles while they swim.
Since launching in 2019, our goggles have been awarded the RedDot Product Design Award “Smart Device”, iF Product Design Award, German Innovation Award, and an ISPO Brand New Award. Press, pro-athletes, and influencers love what we're doing and are proud to use our goggles. We have a great team of people who are fun to work with and serious about what they do; leveraging decades of combined expertise in consumer products, from sports eyewear design to activity-tracking algorithms.
To learn more, visit formswim.com.
-Location: based in Vancouver
-Job type: Full-time, permanent
-Compensation: Commensurate with experience
-Experience: 5+ years
-Reporting into: VP Product Design
-Working with: Director of Product Design and Manufacturing
-Develop and maintain detailed 3D CAD specifications
-Collaborate with Asian manufacturing vendors to support mass manufacturing
-Develop and maintain detailed part and drawing specifications
-Conduct design reviews illustrating different mechanical concepts; outlining pros/cons, risks, development path etc.
-Build prototypes to test and validate designs
-Engage with manufacturing vendors for DFM feedback and RFQs
-Generate detailed 2D reference drawings
-Support manufacturing with detailed documentation and timely communication
-Support cost reduction initiatives to reduce part count and simplify assembly processes
-Manage and communicate issues, risks, and propose mitigation strategies as required
Required Skills and Qualifications
-5+ years using SolidWorks 3D CAD, including SolidWorks surfaces
-Experience designing parts and assemblies for plastic injection moulding
-Experience using 3D printed prototypes to iterate and validate detail designs
-Domain expertise with consumer electronics and/or wearable technology devices
-Demonstrable experience with new product introduction (NPI)
-Knowledge of design for assembly (DFA) and design for manufacturing (DFM)
-Knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) standards
-Ability to focus on holistic outcomes, and prioritizing critical path tasks
-Clear communication skills and ability to explain analytical thinking to a broad audience
Nice To Have Skills
-Familiar with Google apps (Gmail, Docs, Sheets, Slides) and Google Drive
-Related experience using other 3D CAD solutions (Inventor, Pro Engineer, Onshape)
-Experience working in Industrial Design and/or Mechanical Engineering teams
-Experience with waterproof enclosures (up to 5ATM)
-Experience in a fast-paced, energetic startup environment
-Great communication and interpersonal skills
-Ability to effectively multitask and wear many hats
-Entrepreneurial spirit—self-starter and proactive
-Flexible and adaptable to rapidly changing business conditions and priorities
We’re daring, we’re focused, we’re human.
We thank you for your interest in FORM and to everyone who took the time to apply for this position, however, only qualified applicants will be contacted.
FORM is committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. We recognize that we are better able to achieve our goals and live our core values of being daring, focused and human, when we have a diverse team of employees. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment. We welcome the unique contributions that you can bring in terms of your education, opinions, race, colour, place of origin, religion, family status, marital status, physical or mental disability, sex, age, sexual orientation, or political beliefs.