2 Feb 2018

Full-Time Riddell – Industrial Designer (Solidworks, PTC Creo, Rhino)

jobsDes Plaines, Illinois, United States

Industrial Designer

Job Description

Industrial Designer

We are looking for an Industrial Designer to join our team! Reporting to the Research and Development Manager, the Industrial Designer is responsible for supporting the design and development of innovative, world-class protective sports products from ideation to production. The ideal candidate should have proven experience in developing football protection concepts in a cross functional team.

Riddell is a premier designer and developer of protective sports equipment. Part of the BRG Sports family, Riddell is the leading manufacturer of football helmets, shoulder pads and reconditioning services (cleaning, repairing, repainting and re-certifying existing equipment). Riddell has evolved alongside the game of football…innovating to meet players’ protective needs for more than 80 years. We build on the strengths of our technologies, welcome the challenge to protect and perform in a smarter way, outpace the needs of today’s athletes and continue to move the game of football forward.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Establish creative concepts for opportunities not yet identified in the field
  • Tackle all aspects of the design process – from user research to preparing product concepts using sketches, 3D rendering, 3D CAD, conceptual models, and/or rapid prototypes that show a clear and concise vision to design leadership
  • Manage multiple projects through all stages of development: from building relationships and conceptual work to industrialization and market launch with the responsibility for overall quality, innovation and creative vision
  • Evaluate designs relative to applicable safety standards
  • Collaborate with Manufacturing and Operations departments in the development and launch of new products with a focus on design for lean manufacturing and robust design methodologies.
  • Keep abreast of trends, manufacturing methods, materials, and research competitive products as needed
  • Create and maintain design documentation such as engineering drawings, product and material specifications, and bill of materials to assure quality in product designs
  • Produce accurate and complete technical document packages for all projects and products, to ensure that design intent is carried out to expectations.

Qualifications and Skills

  • BS Industrial Design or equivalent work experience
  • 5-7 years experience designing personal protection products
  • Advanced CAD experience required: has demonstrated high proficiency in 3D modeling of complex parts with Solidworks, PTC Creo, or Rhino, and creation and manipulation of advanced surfaces
  • Computer experience and knowledge of Microsoft applications required (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite
  • Ability to work in a cross-functional team environment
  • Strong sketching skills, including rapid visualization
  • Working knowledge of human factors and ergonomics
  • Mechanical aptitude and working knowledge of basic mechanisms
  • Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan
  • Fostering Innovation – looking beyond the norm in developing new product or practices and embracing necessary change
  • Effective Communication – Clear communication to internal and external customers in multiple formats
  • Project Management – strong organizational skills, acute attention to detail to ensure timely delivery of projects.

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • Industrial Design: 4 years
  • CAD: 2 years

Required education:

  • Bachelor’s

How to Apply

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Job Categories: 3D CAD, Creo, Industrial Design, Rhino, and Solidworks. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: 3d, 3D CAD, 3D Rendering, jobs, PTC Creo, Rhino, and SolidWorks. Salary: BOE. Job expires in Endless.

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