Job Description

Apex Tool Group (ATG) is one of the largest manufacturers of professional hand and power tools in the world, serving the industrial, vehicle service and assembly, aerospace, electronics, construction and serious DIY markets. We have a history of innovation that spans over 100 years of authentic tool making. Backed by this heritage we will advance our product offerings by gaining an intense understanding of our end users and delivering powerful and relevant product and system solutions. Our portfolio of over 30 innovative brands includes many category leaders, such as Crescent, GEARWRENCH, SATA, Weller, Wiss, Lufkin, Cleco and APEX. ATG also manufactures select, premier private label mechanics tools. Across the board, our tools stand for performance, quality and innovation. Known for solving the most demanding problems, they are intuitive and simple to use.
The UX Manager will oversee the following:
•Analyze existing product lines and competitive product, make assessments and present recommendations for improving the user’s experience.
•Design and conduct in-home/in-field ethnographic research.
•Must be able to fully conduct an entire usability study: moderate, take notes, plan and design the research activities.
•Provide budgeting, scoping, and project definition.
•Sell the benefits of research driven design across the entire organization, and provide educational content and training to ensure the company maximizes the value of the data.
•Serve as a mentor for the design team.

•Ten years + of relevant experience working as a usability/human factors professional in a corporate or consulting environment.
•BS or MS in Human Factors Engineering, Anthropometrics, Cognitive Psychology, Interaction Design, Anthropology or equivalent experience.
•Must be highly skilled in applying ergonomic and anthropometric data to drive requirements and improvements in products. Experience with ergonomic or anthropometric software such as 3DSSPP is a plus.

Application Details

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

APEX Tool Group

We are Apex Tool Group (, a $1.5 billion worldwide manufacturer of industrial hand and power tools, tool storage, and electronic soldering products. Apex Tool Group (ATG) and our 8000 associates have built a legacy of powerhouse brands, trusted to get the job done. Our brands include Crescent, Gearwrench, Weller, SATA, Lufkin, Wiss and Cleco, as well as several key private label products for major global retailers. With a heritage that began in the 1800’s with Wiss scissors, Nicholson files and Lufkin wood rules, today our tools and products support a wide variety of global industries, including automotive, transportation, aerospace, electronics, energy, hardware, industrial, and consumer retail.