Job Description

HYBRID POSITION (3 day in office)

General Responsibilities:
Your daily activities will vary depending on the stages of your projects, but you will be spending your time…

Ideating through communicative hand/digital sketching and rough mock-ups
Using SolidWorks to build your ideas, leading to 3D printed or hand-built functional prototypes to validate your ideas
Making stuff with your hands, breaking stuff, making it again, only better
Making beautiful forms in CAD or by hand- whatever works for you.
Communicating ideas/design specs and providing feedback to colleagues in the Midwest/Southeast U.S. and Asia using PowerPoint. Like everywhere else these days, lots of video conferencing, but in-person meetings are best. Must be willing to travel.
Delivering highly refined 3D CAD models and supporting documentation to engineering/manufacturing counterparts throughout the design phase
Preparing concept digital renderings for focus groups and management presentations
Installing car seats in lots of cars, repeatedly.
Interacting with caregivers, medical professionals and toddlers
Participating in/assessing consumer research/Marketing direction to identify opportunities for innovation in child safety and consumer convenience
Increasing your knowledge and worth by participating in child safety programs, conventions, community car seat checks and completing safety education

Required Technical, Core Competencies

Excellent 3D CAD surfacing, modeling and rendering skills (SolidWorks required. CREO/Rhino/Alias experience is a plus, as is Keyshot or similar rendering program)
Strong conceptual sketching skills
Expertise in Photoshop/Sketch Book (or similar), Adobe Illustrator, Power Point.
Keen sensitivity to form, proportion, color and detail
Strong mechanical aptitude and understanding of basic engineering principles,
Thorough knowledge of injection molding- draft constraints, line of draw, fit and finish
Able to work independently, as well as within a coordinated team environment
Finds quick ways to validate ideas and choosing a course of action to meet your goal
Can quickly get up to speed on the child safety marketplace and product trends

The ideal candidate will need to be more than a stylist and CAD wiz. We’ll rely on you to come up with a dozen ways to solve a problem, zero in on the best idea, refine it, validate it and make it a reality. If you’re a designer who is excited about the problem you’re solving because you care deeply about what you do, take pride in your work, and want to create a product that will save lives, get in touch.  We’d love to hear from you.