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Senior Industrial Designer Position Atlanta GA

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

Formation Design Group is looking for a talented Senior Industrial Designer to join our growing team. This position calls for an accomplished industrial designer capable of demonstrating proficiency throughout the design process, from research to conceptualization to detailed technical follow through. Candidates are expected to demonstrate project management capability, possess exceptional communication skills and have a strong personal commitment to creating truly innovative work.

The ideal individual for this opportunity is a motivated, conscientious, collaborative designer interested in a solid career opportunity with a dynamic group of creative professionals. Candidates should have experience planning and managing product development programs while interfacing with representatives from allied business functions including marketing, research, engineering and management. Candidates should have experience with all aspects of the typical Industrial Design process including; design research, open ended creative brainstorming and concept development, sketching and rapid idea visualization, creation of descriptive 2D visualizations, geometrically accurate 3D CAD Data and detailed physical mock-ups.

We’re interested in individuals capable of big picture thinking characterized by a generalist approach. By generalist we mean a well-rounded industrial designer interested in applying the design process to a broad range of challenging problems. Formation’s team is focused on developing innovative solutions for our diverse client base and practice areas. Historically, our work can be described as invention and innovation focused with an emphasis on technically challenging spatial, functional, configuration, usability and aesthetic problems. If you admire designers like Charles and Ray Eames, James Dyson or Bill Stumph and consider yourself an innovator with a high aptitude for and interest in industrial design please contact us.

Desired Skills + Experience
• At least 5 years of relevant industrial design or product development experience.

• The ability to conceptualize and develop design concepts based on client’s business requirements and defined parameters.

• Proficiency with common industrial design software and tools such as Adobe Illustrator, PhotoShop, In-Design, KeyShot and digital sketching.

• Previous experience with and the ability use 3D Solids CAD software such as Solid Works and Siemens NX to develop parametric concept models.

• Strong communication and collaboration skills.

• The ability to identify and act on research, trend, consumer, market and merchandise opportunities to create successful concepts for Formation’s clients.

• An intuitive sensitivity to form, detail and color and the ability to develop concepts.

• The ability to present and explain design concepts and or research work directly to clients.

• Strong sketching and visualization skills.

We’re Hiring Mechanical Engineer Position – Atlanta

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Formation is looking for a talented Mechanical Engineer to join our growing team. This position calls for a creative, hands-on engineer capable contributing throughout the development process. This includes establishing the problem space through feasibility studies and configuration research through conceptualization, prototyping and detailed technical follow through to create mass produced products. Candidates are expected to demonstrate project management capability and a strong personal commitment to creating truly innovative work. Successful candidates will carry out design and development work in concert with an award winning industrial design team in a fast paced consulting environment.

The ideal individual for this opportunity is a motivated, conscientious, collaborative engineer interested in a solid career opportunity with a dynamic group of creative professionals. Candidates should have experience with all aspects of the design engineering process, including: open ended creative brainstorming & concept development and rapid idea generation, creation of descriptive 2D visualizations, geometrically accurate 3D CAD Data, and detailed physical mock-ups. Interest in and an aptitude for prototyping  and bread-boarding is a major plus. A degreed engineer is preferable with a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience. Exposure to varied manufacturing environments and familiarity with medical or automotive systems is desirable. Proficiency with parametric solid modeling tools such as Siemens NX (formerly Unigraphics), SolidWorks or Catia is essential.

We’re interested in individuals capable of big picture thinking characterized by a generalist approach. By generalist we mean a well-rounded Engineer interested in a broad range of challenging problems. Formation’s team is focused on developing innovative solutions for a diverse client base that includes products such as aircraft interiors and high volume consumer packaging. Historically, our work can be described as invention and innovation focused with an emphasis on technically challenging spatial, functional and configuration problems. If you admire Dean Kamen, James Dyson, Burt Rutan or Thomas Edison and consider yourself to be a tinkerer/inventor with a high aptitude and interest in hands on design engineering in a new product development context, please contact us.

Specific Qualifications + Requirements

Applicants must have 2+ years of relevant engineering or product development experience.

Understanding & working knowledge of fabrication techniques such as metal forming, cutting, joining and finishing methods

Understanding of plastic component design

Familiarity with production processes such as: injection molding, injection mold tool design, sheet metal forming, metal injection molding.

Proficiency in identifying, assessing and working with potential suppliers

Creating bills of materials and working with suppliers to generate cost estimates

The ability to provide technical guidance to internal teams for issues related to manufacturability cost, sustainability, manufacturing and supply chain strategy

The ability to identify alternate materials for cost, feasibility, efficiency or sustainability

 • The ability to conceptualize & develop concept solutions based on client’s business requirements and defined parameters.

Previous experience with and the ability use 3D Solids CAD software to develop parametric concept models is essential.

An intuitive sensitivity to and affinity for elegant & appropriate engineering solutions

The ability to present and explain engineering or research work directly to Formation’s staff and clients.

Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills

Senior Industrial Designer Position Atlanta GA

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

Senior Industrial Designer Job Requirements – Advertisement:
Senior Industrial Designer (multiple positions) – Atlanta, GA – Requires Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Design from NASAD accredited university. Requires 5 years of industrial design experience with 2 years experience developing aircraft interiors. To include 5 years of model shop experience and 2 years of experience with Solidworks, Siemens NX CAD Software, Corel Painter and BunkSpeed. Must have 2 years of soft goods design and prototyping experience. International travel up to 20% per year. Experience may be gained concurrently. Resumes/Portfolios to: Formation Design Group

Description:

Will work in all aspects of the Industrial Design process, including: open ended creative brainstorming, concept development, sketching and rapid idea visualization, creation of descriptive 2D renderings, geometrically accurate 3D CAD Data and detailed physical mock-ups. Will identify and act on trend, consumer, market and merchandise opportunities to create successful concepts for Formation’s clients.  Will conceptualize, develop, refine and communicate proprietary, new concepts for goods and services based on client’s business requirements and defined parameters.  Will develop products for use in commercial aircraft interiors, develop and prototype soft goods products, use standard model shop equipment and methods to develop design concepts.  In the performance of job duties, will apply an intuitive sensitivity to form, detail and color and the ability to develop concepts through computer-aided models. Due to Formation’s frequent involvement in global product development programs, will be required to work in Asia and will apply a deep understanding of Asian cultures and business etiquette. Will focus on client liaison, outreach and communication, including presentation and explanation of both Formation Design Group collateral material and project specific concept presentations to clients.  Will use Solidworks v10, Siemens NX7 CAD Software, Corel Painter and Bunkspeed to develop complex, geometrically accurate parametric CAD models to serve as inputs to toolers and manufactures.  Will use relevant specialized software programs such as Illustrator, PhotoShop, In-Design, as well as common office applications such as MS Excel, Powerpoint and Word.

Contact
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Formation Design Group
555 Dutch Valley Road
Atlanta GA 30324

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