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Senior Industrial Designer

Pella Corporation k

Pella, IA

Apr 24
Job Description

Our team is looking for a curious, creative, and hardworking industrial designer to join our small and fast paced Design and Insights team. As a senior industrial designer on our team, you will cross-collaborate and lead human centered design activities within a variety of areas in our business. You will enjoy this role if you love tracking and implementing the most recent design trends, designing highly desirable products for a wide range of markets, and inspiring and leading teams to quickly visualize conceptual products. If you have this drive and innovative skill set, we’re looking for you.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities of the Senior Industrial Designer:
The work carried out by the Industrial Design varies and may include some of the following:
Using human centered design methodology to observe and understand how products are used by our customers
Ability to define a design language for product and hardware collections
Ability to digitally create sketches that display iterative form development, CMF designs, storyboarding for research, and more.
Ability to proficiently create CAD models for concept development, renderings, and animations
Ability to evaluate design ideas based on factors such as appearance, ergonomics, design-function relationships, and materials to determine if a design meets consumer/customer specifications
Ability to present and communicate your process of concept exploration, innovative and divergent solutions, a clear process, and visually appealing presentations
Ability to create prototypes by hand and leveraging machines such as 3D printers, CNC’s, laser cutters, and more
Collaborate with product management and product development to bring designs from concept to manufacturing ready products.
Manage a team of industrial designers to deliver differentiated product concepts while considering business
Experience managing multiple concurrent projects successfully, while also meeting deadlines and setting clear expectations
Experience collaborating with external partners to achieve business objectives

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience
5+ years working as industrial designer

Computer Skills
3D modeling skills - Solid Edge and SolidWorks (preferred) or any other equivalent
Rendering and Animation skills – Keyshot preferred.
Proficient in Sketchbook Pro, Adobe Creative Suite - Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
Excel for data analysis and project tracking

Language Skills
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to effectively communicate and present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Mathematical Skills
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Condition of Employment
Pella Corporation is committed to workforce diversity. Pella is a Tobacco-Free Work Environment. Pella participates in E- Verify. Pella will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Pella Corporation provides a working environment free of discrimination and harassment. Pella Corporation treats all persons equally, regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age or disability, as each is protected under federal law. A number of states in which Pella operates have laws protecting classifications of Team Members not necessarily protected under federal law. Therefore, Pella also treats all persons equally, regardless of political affiliation and belief, pregnancy, national origin, age, creed, marital status, military status, sexual orientation, mental disorder, veteran status, ancestry or handicap as each category is protected under a municipal ordinance or state law.

Pella Corporation

In the small Dutch Community of Pella, Iowa in 1925, Pete and Lucille Kuyper invested in a new invention – a window screen that rolled up and down like a shade. The couple went on to found a company based on the principles of traditional American values, integrity and the desire to enrich the homes and lives of our customers.

Today, Pella Corporation is still privately owned and continues to be a leader in technology and product innovation. In fact, they've been awarded more than 150 product and design patents. And the team at Pella is as committed as ever to continuing the company's proud heritage of building innovative windows and doors.

At Pella, we want to help you find what makes you an extraordinary team member. That’s why we offer individualized talent development plans, cross-functional experiences, and opportunities for career advancement through personal and professional development.

Our national brand is supported by 7,000+ team members at 17 manufacturing sites and 70+ sales branches across the country who are dedicated to serving our customers with Pella Passion — a way of being that inspires us to go above and beyond for each other, our customers, and our communities. Pella Passion has guided our actions for 95 years and will carry us forward as we capture the rare blend of inspired design and exceptional detail in our work and our lives.