Sr. Industrial Designer / Engineer - Automotive Accessory Development

Exeter, RI
Full Time
Product Development
Experienced

The Company. Vision X USA's and DENALI Electronics' product development and vehicle application division is located in Exeter, Rhode Island and shares facilities with Vision X's Twisted Throttle motorcycle accessory division. The vehicle application division designs and develops industry-leading lighting and electronics solutions for the motorcycle, ATV, Side x Side, and automotive markets globally.

Vision X USA is a division of Brown and Watson International (BWI). BWI is an Australian-owned and operated company behind several innovative and market-leading brands operating within the automotive electrical and portable power management spaces. Our stable of established industry names includes NARVA, Projecta, Philips Automotive, OSRAM, Big Red and Maxi-Lite. Local and international advancement opportunities are available.

The Position. Join our global product team and work alongside some of the most talented industrial designers, engineers, and brand managers in the industry. The primary responsibility for this position is to execute the industrial and mechanical design of innovative LED lighting and consumer electronics products for the automotive and powersports industry. This position requires exceptional Solidworks CAD modeling and rendering skills, and a proven track record of developing successful consumer products from concept through production. The candidate will be responsible for creating the final production-ready CAD parts and assemblies where the materials and manufacturing techniques have been optimized for efficient and cost-effective mass production. A passion for automotive and powersports vehicles is strongly preferred as it requires a deep understating of market trends and consumer needs to deliver truly innovative products. This position reports to the Director of Product Development.   

 

Responsibilities and Duties: 

  • Work closely with the Director of Product Development to execute the industrial and mechanical design of key new product development initiatives 
  • Create and present professional product concepts utilizing traditional sketching, Adobe design software, Solidworks CAD, and Solidworks Visualize rendering software   
  • Use CAD software to design and engineer production ready parts and assemblies that meet the target cost and performance requirements
  • Specify and validate the appropriate materials and manufacturing techniques for efficient and cost effective mass production
  • Operate 3D scanning, 3D printing, CNC cutting, bending and other prototyping equipment to build and test product prototypes
  • Coordinate product quotations, product samples, assembly instructions, and product inspection reports with our network of global manufacturers
  • Analyze production costs and market research to propose competitive product pricing
  • Manage and maintain a comprehensive schedule of projects to ensure that the product, sales, marketing and production teams are executing assignments on time  
  • Create professional product assets required for product launch including, renderings, data sheets, technical illustrations, and product instruction manuals.
  • Create and maintain an organized file system of all product documentation including drawings, CAD models, installation photos, and assembly bills of materials

Skills & Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of job experience in mechanical engineering or Industrial Design of consumer products (Bachelor's degree in Industrial Design or Mechanical Engineering preferred)
  • Experience developing automotive products or consumer electronics required 
  • Proficiency in Solidworks CAD Software required
  • Basic understanding of 12v automotive wiring required
  • Strong verbal and visual communication skills required 
  • Experience managing other designers and engineers preferred 
  • Experience with 3D printing, 3D scanning, CNC, and general shop equipment preferred 
  • Knowledge of databases and spreadsheets, including Access and Excel, preferred
  • Applicants must provide a portfolio of work to apply (Examples of proficiency in Solidworks required)

 

Working Conditions: Enthusiasm for off-road vehicles and motorcycles is preferred for all positions at Vision X USA and DENALI Electronics, as enthusiasm for any sport, outdoor, or adventure activity is key to fitting in with our passionate culture. (All new hires without previous motorcycle experience are provided an opportunity to attend the motorcycle safety course and obtain their motorcycle driver's license.) Whether you are a motorcycle enthusiast or not, count on the contagion of our organization’s passion and drive. You will work in an office environment with a great management team that loves to work hard, have fun, and win!


Benefits and Perks: We provide competitive benefits for full-time staff, including multiple health, dental and vision insurance options, Health Savings Account (HSA), Flexible Spending Account (FSA), term life insurance equivalent to one year's pay, 401k with company match, an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), subsidized classes and convention entry for professional development, and paid time off that grows with your time at the company. AFLAC benefits, including Cancer, Life, Disability and Accident plans, are also available.

 

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