Industrial Designer I

Industrial/Product Designer I (fort wayne) compensation:

Competitive, DOE D&W Fine Pack is one of the largest foodservice packaging firms in North America and operates fifteen facilities throughout the U.S., Canada and China. D&W offers multiple packaging options utilizing various types of plastics and aluminum for merchandising our customer's packaging needs. D&W proudly serves the foodservice, supermarket, food processor, and institutional markets and offers a large product line that includes plastic and aluminum food containers to cutlery.

We have an immediate opening for an Industrial Designer I in our Fort Wayne, IN location

Position Summary The purpose of this position is to design and develop drawings of thermoformed food packaging products and tooling in collaboration with the Marketing & Sales, Engineering, and Manufacturing departments. This individual reports to the Corporate Product Development Manager. Essential Functions and Responsibilities Essential Functions and Responsibilities Generates all Phases of Product Design and Development for High-Quality Food Packaging Coordinates multiple projects, priorities, and resources simultaneously in a compressed time frame manufacturing environment Coordinates and communicates all phases of product development as needed to achieve successful timing, quality, and completion Generates and implements new product and design standards Drives project time frame and requirements to meet project goals and company standards Attend customer meetings / ideation sessions to ensure project scope / details are complete Maintains direct interaction with Marketing & Sales and clients during the development of new products Engages in preliminary research, project planning & scope of new product benchmarking Creates designs and drawings for thermoforming, injection molding, and foil products, with a particular emphasis on thermoforming Generates design concepts and production level CAD drawings to support new products and existing product improvements Creates product renderings to include with product drawings for presentations of new designs Interprets customer requirements into functional and manufacturable designs Interacts with Engineering technical resources, Tooling, Plant Operations, etc. during design process Engages in detailed product engineering reviews for cost, manufacturability, reliability, improvement, real world application, and recommendations Develops product specifications for newly developed and existing products Supports production facilities to drive product improvement, cost reduction, and product specification efforts Requests quotations for materials, prototype and production tooling, etc. (including specifying tool detail requirements) Interacts with Tool Design Engineer in the transition of product design to production tooling Mentor and Lead Industrial Design Tech on D&W's best practices in product and tool designs Supports Prototype and Plant Trial activities Designs tooling for prototype sampling of new product designs Supports and builds prototypes, samples, tests and trials; evaluates samples for proper form-fit-function per customer requirements and provides reporting and analysis of new products Supports machinists, plant personnel, and other engineers with tooling assembly and testing as needed during prototyping and or new product start-ups Attends Plant trials at the production location to assist with the start-up and product approval. Attends customer trials as needed. General & Administrative Performs tasks as assigned by Corporate Engineering Managers/Supervisors and other managers Regular internal reporting as required Indirect leadership responsibility for assigned projects and initiatives Performs in a cross functional team environment involving team members from diverse cultural backgrounds No direct supervision responsibilities Median level of Mentoring expected Median level of creativity and latitude expected Travel as required up to 20% Qualifications To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA) required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Experience, Education and/or Licensing/Certification BS degree in Industrial Design or AS Degree in an Engineering related field; or experience and/or education equivalent with education 4+ years of CAD experience; SolidWorks, Solid Edge, and Pro E highly preferred; MasterCam programming knowledge a plus 2+ years experience in product and/or tooling design preferably in a thermoforming, injection molding, or plastics extrusion application Prototyping skills (basic machine shop skills) and knowledge of plastic materials processes and materials Demonstrated creative problem-solving around product design and tooling design/debug Solid communication skills, both written and verbal Highly proficient in MS Office Suite

Interested Candidates can apply by following the link to the application:

  • Contact Person: Jessica Skuta
  • Contact Person's Position: Human Resources Generalist
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  • Phone Number: 847-378-1276