SAES Getters S.p.A.

The Opportunity

SAES Getters is a multinational advanced materials company that operates in some of the most advanced application sectors: from particle accelerators to compostable food packaging.

Design House is the design innovation lab of SAES, working on two main fronts: research and development in material science with design-driven methodologies and the design of industrial products for the B!POD brand, for which it is responsible for all design, logistics, budget, art direction and marketing activities.

Job Description: 3D Modeler

The 3D Modeler reports to the Design Manager. They are responsible for developing models for various applications, including all B!POD branded products and all models developed in research projects. They are responsible for developing functional models for prototyping and production. Alongside the Design Manager and Industrial Designers, they are tasked with proposing innovative architectures using 3D mathematics as a medium. They interface directly with the production and prototyping departments to gather information on product development processes.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Responsible for the quality of mathematical models for the design of all products developed by the division.
  • Product development in collaboration with the Design Manager and Industrial Designers
  • Development of maquettes and models for DFAM and DFM.
  • Collaborate with the Design Manager on developing products from sketches to production, building not only the product but the entire production chain.
  • Work creatively and technically to solve problems related to technical and ergonomic requirements, developing a range of solutions that synthesize usability, utility, manufacturability, and desirability.
  • Participate in user research, usability testing, and clinical research labs.
  • Passionately engage in cross-functional team meetings and other forums, proactively driving efforts forward.
  • Utilize a range of 3D tools and techniques to develop and communicate design solutions.
  • Show interest in experimenting with computational and procedural design and in general non-standard workflows.
  • Open to travel (approx 10 %).


  • A portfolio that demonstrates exceptional ability in developing complex 3D models, excellent surface and fillet management skills, class A modeling skills, development of complex models with inside-out logic. Development of complex models for DFM and DFAM.
  • Successfully worked with engineering and production teams to develop designs and bring products to market.
  • Extensive experience in CAD, including complex surface modeling and intricate assemblies.
  • Curiosity to experiment with new tools, collaborating with other designers on different platforms.
  • A good base knowledge of key manufacturing processes for polymers, ceramics, and metals.
  • A medium-level skill in prototyping ideas functionally.
  • Ability to effectively communicate creative and technical ideas using CAD and other medium.
  • A deep understanding of materials, manufacturing processes, and DFM, including draft analysis, tolerances, snap-fit systems, screw systems, and assembly strategies.
  • Proficient in Italian and English languages.

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum Bachelor Degree or higher in Industrial Design.
  • Minimum 6 years of experience in relevant 3D modeler roles.

Preferred Skills:

  • Problem solver capable of collaborating to generate results.
  • Experience bringing projects from concept to production.
  • Strong aesthetic sensibility.
  • Passion for materials and innovation.

Additional Information:

Workplace: up to 2 days per week, the percentage of onsite work will be defined by the Design Manager.

At SAES, we are committed to fostering a workplace that embraces all aspects of diversity and inclusion, ensuring our practices are equitable so that our people feel a sense of belonging. We respect and demand respect for all forms of culture, religion, gender identity, and personal preferences. We do not tolerate discrimination of any kind. You will be encouraged to bring your whole self to work and be supported to perform at your best. Salary compensation is based on current market expectations, as well as your proven skills and experience.

Think you’ve got what it takes? Apply on SAES website with your CV and portfolio.


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