The Designer will be a member of the Specialty Play Group Design team and will be creating product concepts and taking these concepts to a production ready design. These designs will consist of many different materials from steel, rotomolded plastic and HDPE. This position works in the Fort Payne, AL, and Chattanooga, TN offices.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Generate new product concepts through sketching and or computer layouts while keeping manufacturing methods in mind.
Develop product concepts to finalized models and assembles in AutoDesk Inventor which will be used to generate shop drawings and installation sheets.
Provide input to drafter on new products being developed for project completion and check output for accuracy.
Participate in concept work for new products by taking nebulous ideas and put them on paper using sketching and/or electronic drawing skills.
Must be able to understand and convey scale and perspective of designs in conceptual drawings, sketching, 3D modeling, Photoshop work, etc.
Produce proposal deliverables, utilizing concept sketching as well as refined digital and manual renderings.
Build prototypes and study models when necessary to gain a sense of scale.
Participate in playground installations ranging from first articles, photography and trade show displays.
Must be able to work and meet deadlines and work well under the pressure of a fast paced environment.
Must have a knowledge of materials and methods of manufacturing.
Other duties may be assigned by Manager or Supervisor.
Education and/or Experience
Industrial Design degree and/or 5-10 years relevant work experience required.
Must have a strong working knowledge of materials and methods of manufacturing. Experience with sheet metal, pipe, routed HDPE and rotationally molded plastic is a plus.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should be proficient in AutoDesk Inventor and AutoCad for design work, concept and production modeling. Utilize Adobe Photoshop and other Adobe products for concept deliverables.
Must be eager and willing to quickly learn, operate and apply new software to improve quality and production efficiency.
Play & Park Structures a PlayCore company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
NOTE: International candidates must hold a valid US working permit.