Class A Surface Modeler (Alias)


Troy, MI

Oct 11
Job Description

Alias Design Modeler

Job Locations: Metro Detroit, Greensboro NC, Southern California
• Responsible for creating Class “A” Surface data for scale and full size exterior and interior models of proposed corporate products.
• Work involves a considerable amount of creativity and initiative.
• Exercise wide latitude for independent judgment with only moderate supervision given by management.
Major Job Duties and Responsibilities:
• Strong ability to translate sketches into finessed model with minimal design direction
• Create multi-media visual presentations, with high impact renderings and graphics
• Intuitive to new technology and applying them to improve existing techniques
• Create 2D and 3D graphic collages, studio documents
• Creates new and improves existing digital models using other software programs
• Produces finished data, renderings, and animations to specification
• Assists studio personnel in developing solutions to engineering and design problems.
• Coordinates input from internal and external customer to better understand customer needs and or perceptions
Required Skills/Experience:
• Expert and Fast – dedicated professional Alias Modeler. Strong ability to create production math models (i.e. die pulls, draft angles, stitching, part breakups, etc.) using high tolerance specifications. Previous employment as a Clay Modeler will be viewed positively.
• Ideally worked in a production environment with a good understanding of engineering issues.
• Proactive communicator who work exceptionally well with and for the direction of the Creative Designer and Studio Engineers
• Day to Day Responsibilities INCLUDE – Develop Alias surface for Advanced Concepts and Production Themes. Work closely with Creative Designers and Studio Engineers.
• Day to Day responsibilities DO NOT INCLUDE – Do not include concept sketching or personal creative theme development or submissions, do not include development of animations.
• We do not want a person who wants to be a Creative Designer. We want a professional Alias Sculptor.
• Background – Ideally the candidate will have a strong Alias background who knows how to develop surface, highlights and resolve issues. We also will highly value clay sculpting experience.
• Able to demonstrate a portfolio of “A” class surface development across a wide variety of automotive related projects.
• They must be a proactive communicator and work exceptionally well with the Creative Designer.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and with others
• Ability to work under tight timelines and handle multiple assignments
Required Education:
• Bachelor’s Degree with a major in Industrial Design or equivalent experience

NOTE: International candidates must hold a valid US working permit.


Alten-Cresttek develops and delivers engineering expertise to world-leading companies. Our committed team of consultants serves customers found in the Automotive, Rail, Aerospace, IT and other industry sectors. We support the entire product life cycle, from concept to detailed product design, to manufacturing, quality and aftermarket. Alten-Cresttek is a part of the ALTEN Group, a global leader in technology consulting and engineering with 28,000 employees in 20 countries worldwide.