Industrial Design Engineer

Posted Date 1 week ago(11/23/2021 11:22 AM)
Requisition ID
2021-6507
Category
Engineering
Company : Name
148 LCI Plant
Location : Address
1205 E Lincoln Street
Job Location
US-IN-Nappanee

Overview

Who We Are

Every decision we make rests on whether or not we're bettering the lives and experiences of the people inside and outside of our walls. It's the way we innovate and rethink the possibilities of our products and services, it's the way we foster and build relationships with our team members and our customers and it's the way we prioritize our social impact initiatives to serve the communities we live, work and play in. With a rapidly expanding group of over 11,000 team members and a diverse portfolio of best-in-class brands — we've proven, time and again, by putting people first, our company's possibilities are truly endless.

 

Why We are Different:

At Lippert Components, Everyone Matters. We are striving to make lives better through meaningful relationships with our co-workers, our customers, and our communities. LCI team members feel a deeper sense of purpose at work, and we continue to build a better work environment by aligning our cultural and business strategies with the needs of our many team members. We measure success by how we touch the lives of people inside and outside our walls.

 

What You will Get:

  1. A company culture where everyone matters
  2. Healthcare + Dental + Vision + 401k with Employer match
  3. Career development and mentoring
  4. Tuition Reimbursement
  5. Annual flu immunization
  6. Holiday, personal and vacation days
  7. Local and national discounts
  8. Wellness offerings

Summary/Objective

We are seeking a confident and creative Industrial Designer with a strong flair for Italian designs. This person will be passionate about Italian designs. The Industrial Designer will develop the concepts for manufactured products, such as doors, steps, ladders, bed for the RV market. This Industrial Designer must speak fluent Italian and be able to travel to Italian to work with Italian colleagues.

Essential Functions
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions including the preparation and/or modification of the following…

 

  • Sketch ideas or create renderings of creative Italian concepts
  • Use computer software to develop virtual models of different designs
  • Create physical prototypes of their designs
  • Examine materials and manufacturing requirements to determine production costs
  • Work with other specialists, such as mechanical engineers and manufacturers, to evaluate whether their design concepts will fill needs at a reasonable cost
  • Evaluate product safety, appearance, and function to determine if a design is practical
  • Present designs and demonstrate prototypes to clients for approval
  • Work with others to create SolidWorks or AutoCad models/drawings of parts and assemblies
  • Where needed, improve the design of legacy parts and assemblies for function / manufacturability / updated aesthetics
  • As part of the Product Development Team, assist with concept generation and help turn those concepts into actual, documented prototypes and production components and assemblies
  • Work with manufacturing and sourcing to complete prototype builds and to develop processes and tooling necessary for production builds
  • Support R&D projects with creative ideas, innovations, 3D printed prototypes, rendered images, etc.
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Qualifications

 

  • Prefer Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or other related degrees.
  • Design experience primarily with (some or all): injection molded components, thermal forming, aluminum and steel forming, castings
  •  Hands on experience, experience, experience – working with market research to develop plans to market new product designs to consumers

Supervisory Responsibility

This role does not have any supervisory responsibility upon hiring.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position, and the expected work hours are 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday; weekend and overnight work could also become necessary.

Travel

Travel to Italy primarily

Required Education and Experience

  1. High school diploma and/or related associates degree in engineering or specific discipline and two years’ experience; or Four years related experience and/or training specialized in drafting, design, and engineering practices; or
  2. Equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
  3. Ability to read and interpret documents.
  4. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written or oral form.
  5. Solid CAD modeling skills (SolidWorks preferred); know the fundamentals; know how to best utilize planes, centerlines, and relations
  6. Drawings: apply best drafting practices; familiarity and usage of Y14 practices is a plus, including GD&T
  7. Design: be able to translate design intent into efficiently manufacturable product and readable, detailed drawing packages.
  8. Ability to safely use basic hand tools
  9. Capable with Microsoft Office packages

Preferred Education and Experience

  1. Manufacturing/industry experience.
  2. Experience working with multiple discipline projects
  3. Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office, MasterCam, Top Solid, Lectra 2/3D, and Solidworks
  4. Organizational skills, communication proficiency, initiative, thoroughness, and time management

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  • Fluent Italian as the mother language is required
  • English, A1 required

Work Authorization/Security Clearance

Must be able to pass EVerify.

AAP/EEO Statement
LCI provides equal employment opportunity to all Team Members and applicants, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected category.

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the Team Member for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Pay Group : AAP/EEO Statement

LCI provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected category.

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