Generac Power Systems – Work with the leader in the power industry! Our office in Waukesha, WI is seeking a Senior Industrial Designer.
The Senior Industrial Designer interacts with all teams throughout the Generac organization contributing to product development, innovation and marketing. The Senior Industrial Designer discovers and satisfies the unmet needs of consumers while balancing the engineering and manufacturing constraints of a given project. Design outputs could include computer or hand drawn renderings, illustrations, physical prototypes, 3-D models and other forms of samples. This professional is accountable for achieving the highest quality deliverables under tight timelines, budget constraints and competing projects.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Collaborate with various teams in the company to build insights and develop compelling research materials to drive development and brainstorming.
Lead brainstorming sessions to gather innovative ideas with various groups throughout the company, balancing strong opinions with multiple personality types.
Explore and expand knowledge constantly of product lines, competitive products, retail environments and retail environments.
Discover new product categories and innovations outside of current product lines and communicate to upper management.
Assist in the creation and implementation of Visual Brand Language documentation.
Execute against VBL and brand strategies at a product and category level while constantly ensuring brand and product guidelines are being met.
Define, own and communicate clearly details, while helping teams understand relationships between details and overall design intent.
Manage and guide the development of other designers to improve consistency and output of work from ID group.
Mentor new designers about the market and how to navigate through the organization.
Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design or related field required;
Minimum of 5 years design experience.
Excellent communication skills and creative aptitude. Problem-solving skills are important as work is both team-based and individual-based;
Ability to create compelling, clear and focused designs that meet sales and marketing objectives;
Ability to successfully persuade/influence team members, sell ideas effectively and deliver results;
Ability to operate SolidWorks, Adobe Creative Suite and Sketchbook Pro to develop various concepts that clearly and effectively communicate design intent;
Ability to lead in all phases of product development, translating innovation to concepts and working with project teams to bring concepts to production.
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear; and use hands to manipulate objects or controls. The employee is regularly required to stand and walk. On occasion the incumbent may be required to stoop, bend or reach above the shoulders. The employee must occasionally lift up to 25 pounds. Specific conditions of this job include are typical of frequent and continuous computer-based work requiring periods of sitting, close vision and ability to adjust focus. Occasional travel.