1 Feb 2018

Full-Time Industrial Designer 1-17000M1 – Garmin (SolidWorks, Keyshot)

Garmin – Posted by joballianceOlathe, Kansas, United States


Job Description

Great ideas sometimes come from singular inspiration, but more often they’re a result of collaborative effort. Inside Garmin, we like to foster an environment of participation and engagement. We support professional development, offer well-designed career paths and adhere to a policy that prioritizes promoting from within the company to maximize the opportunities for our associates. We are also committed to being a good corporate citizen and providing opportunities for associates to contribute toward a healthy, sustainable world.

A world-class company needs world-class designers. Our award-winning industrial designers are the aesthetic and ergonomic hands behind our products – nüvi®, echo™, eTrex®, Forerunner®, just to name a few. Our designers collaborate closely with engineering, marketing and management teams to explore, innovate and execute the designs you know and love. They concept new designs and improve the form and function of existing products in all of our markets – automotive, OEM, aviation, marine and outdoor/fitness. We also have designers for exhibit/retail and soft goods. If working with your hands, creating sketches on paper and by computer and building prototypes from materials sparks your creativity, then Garmin wants to see your portfolio!

We are looking for a full time industrial designer to work with experienced designers in the conceptualization and development of new products through sketching, 3D modeling, rendering or physical mock ups at our headquarters in Olathe, Kansas. In this role, you’ll also be responsible for working collaboratively and professionally with our engineering and product managers to achieve goal and produce superior solutions on design products. Other essential functions include:

Utilizes good free hand sketch skill to communicate design concepts and details throughout the development process
Develops SolidWorks skills to communicate design concepts, details and physical model preparations and learns how to break parts for prototyping
Coordinates with suppliers to ensure component parts orders are completed accurately and delivered on time such as Chromatech (dry transfer decals)
Communicates status of work clearly providing visibility to supervisor or mentor verbally
Collaborates with and communicate to segment team in engineering and product managers to produce superior solutions as common goal
Keeps current on design trends and competitors’ design for appropriate segment
Stays abreast with new prototyping, presentation or computer graphics techniques and software
Generates fresh ideas and design concepts in freehand sketches and computer generated images


Qualified candidates for this role will possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Design, Product Design, or another field relevant to the essential functions of this job description from a four-year college or university OR an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. Other requirements include:

Must demonstrate knowledge, education, experience and/or training necessary to use tools such as SolidWorks, Keyshot, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, and Sketchbook Pro
Demonstrated strong and effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
Demonstrated courage to drive innovation

As part of our ongoing commitment to helping associates maintain a healthy balance between work and life, we sponsor company-wide and individual wellness initiatives, as well as world-class sporting events—and even some of the participating athletes. In each of the communities in which we do business, Garmin has a strong philanthropic and civic presence. Our associates benefit from these connections in many ways, including through discounts on products and services, opportunities to attend sponsored events, and even help with work-life initiatives, such as pilot certification and adoption assistance.


How to Apply

Apply online at: https://careers.garmin.com/en-US

Job Categories: Industrial Design. Job Types: Full-Time. Job expires in 7 days.

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