Industrial Designer at Fox Factory Performance Vehicle Development

Posted on: 09/30/2021

Location: Birmingham, AL (ON-SITE)

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### Job description Job Responsibilities ? Interpret sketches and develop CAD models of moderately complex components, assemblies, and subassemblies. ? Focus on satisfying aesthetic criteria amidst chances to infuse personal style into designs. ? Incorporate engineering requirements, manufacturing processes, and material properties into the design progression. ? Proactively approach design, automatically solving for, or knowing when to escalate, foreseen problems before they become unmanageable. ? Solicit feedback from service and installation personnel to continuously improve and inform the designs. ? Solve technical challenges and validate concepts through appropriate studies with pre-production prototypes and first article samples. ? Participate in Design Reviews and creative brainstorming sessions, both scheduled and informal, with peers, management, and strategic brand partners. ? Participate in Design for Manufacturing Reviews between the design team and suppliers for refinement of part & tool designs and identification of process opportunities. ? Track multiple project imperatives towards goals and report to management at key milestones. ? Ensure the complete, accurate, and timely creation and maintenance of design drawings, including production prints, quality prints, & related documents. ? Implement design & engineering changes with clear and concise documentation as required. ? Contribute to the continued evolution of the team’s workflows and processes to further improve quality and performance. ? Stay current with design trends, new technology, and competitive products. ? Actively pursue personal improvement and take advantage of learning opportunities. ? Be an executor who derives satisfaction from completing objectives, chasing down answers, and fine-tuning every detail until a design is right. Desired Characteristics ? Strong visual, verbal, & written communication skills, with the ability to distill complex subjects to a wider audience. ? Solid understanding of drafting techniques and familiarity with engineering terminology. ? Experience with a variety of manufacturing processes and fabrication methods (i.e. injection molding, thermoforming, stamping, extrusion, etc.) ? Prolific and iterative approach, instinctively generating a large volume of potential solutions to problems. ? Relentless commitment to exchange critical dialogue, with an objective self-awareness towards defending design decisions. ? Discernment to screen out bad ideas and identify good ones, ignoring ego and avoiding attachment to any one idea. ? Tactful ability to build consensus and drive team decision making to accomplish objectives. ? Excellent interpersonal skills to effectively collaborate and engage with team members. ? Flexible attitude towards shifting work priorities, handling change smoothly and with agility. ? High personal work ethic, with a dedication to overcome and embrace new challenges. Eat challenges for breakfast. ? Readiness to implement and improve design best practices and design tools. ? Evidence of strong character with integrity, honesty, and accountability. ? Passionate about the automotive and transportation industry. ? Willingness to work long hours as needed. Requirements/Qualifications ? Bachelor’s Degree with a major in Product Design, Industrial Design, Engineering, or related field. ? 3+ years of relevant design experience. ? Intermediate skill-level in CAD software and tools; preferred platforms include Rhino, SolidWorks, & Alias. ? Demonstrated creative proficiency with supporting portfolio.