Generac Power Systems

  • Industrial Designer

    Job Locations US-WI-Waukesha
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Posted Date
    2 weeks ago(12/5/2018 8:58 AM)
    MKTG - Marketing
  • Overview

    Generac Power Systems - Work with the leader in the power industry!  Our Corporate Headquarters in Waukesha, WI, is seeking an Industrial Designer to join our team.


    The Industrial Designer is responsible for interacting with all teams throughout the Generac organization contributing to product development, innovation and marketing. A Designer should discover and satisfy the unmet needs of consumers while balancing the engineering/ 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.
    • Attend brainstorming sessions to gather innovative ideas with various groups throughout the company, balancing strong opinions with multiple personality types.
    • Constantly explore and expand knowledge 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 all phases of product development, translating innovation to concepts and working with project teams to bring concepts to production.
    • Assist in the creation and implementation of VBL documentation.
    • Execute against VBL and brand strategies at a product and category level while constantly ensuring brand and product guidelines are being met.



    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Design or related field or equivalent experience
    • Minimum of 1 years design experience, including internships.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Excellent skills in communication and creativity. Problem solving skills are important as work is both team based and individual, depending on the specific project;
    • Ability to create compelling, clear and focused designs that meet sales and marketing objectives;
    • Ability to use Solidworks, Adobe creative suite and sketchbook Pro to develop various concepts that clearly and effectively communicate design intent.

    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 are typical of frequent and continuous computer-based work requiring periods of sitting, close vision and ability to adjust focus. Occasional travel.


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