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Industrial Designer - QuietKat

Company: Vista Outdoor
Location: Eagle
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

QuietKat, founded in 2012 by twin brothers Jake and Justin Roach, is the #1 hunt, fish and overland premium electric bike brand on the planet. Our rugged all terrain eBikes were originally designed to elevate the backcountry experience by replacing traditional ATVs and combustion-powered vehicles with a nimble, quiet and efficient alternative.We are growing quickly and looking for passionate outdoor enthusiasts to take our company to the next level. QuietKat is strategically located in Eagle, Colorado, home to legendary powder days, endless MTB trails and award-winning trout streams.Since May 2021, QuietKat has been a proud member of the Vista Outdoor family of brands.The Industrial Designer translates brand language, mechanical function, and current market trends into concepts that define the future generations of product. This position is responsible for the development of industry-leading concepts from research, concept development and presentation, through models for manufacturing, and on to production.The Industrial Designer will develop, refine, and present manufacturable, and consumer-valued product concepts that ultimately support future products that provide a benefit to the consumer, while striving to achieve or exceed standards beyond state of the art for return value to the company. - -PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Owns all design activities for specified projects, from ideation and first prototype through commercialization and production
  • Uses brand guidelines and mechanical requirements to develop new concepts for both hardgoods and soft goods
  • Incorporates feedback from market trends, customer experience, sales, and marketing to return designs that demonstrate quality product experiences
  • Works collaboratively with mechanical and electrical engineers as well as product managers and service professionals to design products that satisfy requirements laid out in the Product Brief
  • Creates 2D AND 3D drawings (both analog and digital), produces photo-realistic renderings for concept presentation, translates these to mechanical drawings with assistance from engineering.
  • Tests functional prototypes to verify design intent through virtual or physical methods
  • Meticulously updates, creates, and organizes design documentation and, to assure consistency and quality in product designs
  • Keeps informed of the latest developments in the field by reading trade journals, individual contacts, and attendance at appropriate meetings and trade shows.
  • Takes on minor, major level projects.
  • May be involved in communication with suppliers overseas using chat and video conferencing technologies. This may require work beyond the typical 9am-5pm hours.QUALIFICATIONS
    • Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Design or similar (BFA), Manufacturing & Design Engineering (BS MaDE) or equivalent work experience
    • At least 3 years in the mountain bike industry or similar life experience with outdoor sporting goods industry in support of technology, components, design and concepts
    • Experience designing with Sketching/Creative (Adobe Suite or Similar) and Computer Aided Design (CAD) Software (SolidWorks)
    • Computer experience/knowledge of Microsoft applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Teams, Sharepoint)
    • Understanding of the mechanical requirements of a mountain bike and related accessories as well as manufacturing and assembly principles for common processes in this industry (DFMA)
    • Experience working with, and managing, international suppliers for tooling and part manufacturing
    • Experienced and competent with basic model shop tools and mechanical assembly
    • Experience designing, building, or generally creating "things", whether for work, school, or simply funThe salary range for this position is $65,000 to $93,000 depending on experience.We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including: medical and dental, vision, disability and life insurance, 401K, PTO, tuition reimbursement, gear discounts and the ability to add value to an exciting mission!Our postings are not intended for distribution to or use in any jurisdiction, country or territory where such distribution or use would violate local law or would subject us to any regulations in another jurisdiction, country or territory. We reserve the right to limit our postings in any jurisdiction, country or territory.Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veteran/DisabledWe 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

Keywords: Vista Outdoor, Vail , Industrial Designer - QuietKat, Other , Eagle, Colorado

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