Industrial Designer - Giro
Scotts Valley, CA, USA
Industrial Designer - Giro
We are seeking a talented Product Designer, Staff level and Sr. Level, to join our growing R&D team. Are you ready to help design and develop our future product lines for bike and snow categories? Can you think outside the box while pushing the boundaries of performance, to create innovative solutions combined with timeless style? If so, apply below.
Responsible for designing and developing bike helmets for recreation, mountain, road categories, and snow helmets in all categories, as well as snow goggles. Has the ability to handle moderate levels of difficulty, for which few precedents exist, through the use of shape, accent details, color, ergonomics and other design techniques in coordination with other cross-functional teams. The ideal candidate will bring experience working within a hard-goods or related consumer product industry and can support the activities of both product design and project execution.
Essential Job Functions:
Study consumer trends related to design. Proactively adapt and conceptualize these trends as suggestions for future products or product line introductions or enhancements.
Able to direct the execution of design concepts and ideas to others in 2-D or 3-D as deemed appropriate.
Coordinate research regarding materials and constructions for all projects.
Create mock-ups and prototypes to evaluate conceptual designs.
Direct the efforts of inside and outside resources to create drawings, models and prototypes.
Competence and familiarity with basic model shop tools and procedures.
Create sketches, drawings and specifications to translate ideas into models and working prototypes.
Conduct cost analysis on new product designs, partnering with other internal resources.
Evaluate designs relative to applicable safety standards in conjunction with engineering.
Test functional prototypes to verify design intent through virtual or physical methods.
Acknowledge that your work affects the quality level of the final product.
Keep informed of the latest developments in the field by reading trade journals, individual contacts and attendance at appropriate meetings and/or trade shows.
Can deliver both conceptual and executable designs that fits a specific target market
Experience in communicating with overseas vendors through written or visual means
Communicates with Product Marketing as to features and functions of new products.
Perform other tasks as assigned.
Domestic and international travel required as necessary (10%).
Education & Training:
Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Design (BSID) or related field.
5 years’ experience in a similar position.
Computer experience required. Knowledge of Microsoft (Outlook, Word, Excel) and Adobe software products (Illustrator and/or Photoshop) required. Rhinoceros, SolidWorks and/or other 3D modeling is a must
Capable of creating realistic 3d renderings
Mechanical aptitude in common manufacturing techniques including injection and compression molding, forging, die casting, extrusion, finishing, etc.
Softgoods product development experience a plus.
Fostering Partnerships - Building partnerships with internal customers.
Promoting Teamwork - Utilizing the power of the team over individual contributions; Appreciating the Mechanical Engineering / Industrial Design development relationship.
We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including: medical and dental, vision, disability and life insurance, 401K, PTO, tuition reimbursement, and the ability to add value to an exciting mission!
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veteran/Disabled
Apply online: http://vistaoutdoors.contacthr.com/80846693
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