Industrial Design Co Op at
Delta Faucet Company

The Opportunity

Delta Faucet Company, one of the largest decorative plumbing products manufacturers in the world, is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our design team is an award-winning group providing creative direction and product portfolio management for an array of products in the kitchen and bathroom spaces including:

  • Kitchen and lavatory faucets
  • Tub and shower faucet units (i.e. valve controls, tub spouts, showerheads, hand showers, body sprays, shower panel systems, etc.)
  • All manner of accessories such as pulls and knobs, shelving systems, towel bars and rings, robe hooks, tissue holders, bud vases, votive holders, mirrors, etc.
  • Lighting
  • Sanitary ware including toilets, etc.
  • Bathing products including all varieties of tubs, shower surrounds, tub/shower combos, shower doors, etc.
  • And integrating electronics, technology and IoT into almost all of the above

It is a fun category to work within as you design products everybody interacts with in many ways multiple times a day, all while working with water as a design element. Whether it’s the utility of the kitchen environment or the quiet retreat of the bathroom, water is essential. Have you ever really thought about how much water affects your daily life? Well, the products on which you'll be working truly have an impact on people’s lives.

Working with interdisciplinary teams provides you the chance to create the wide variety of products listed above. With these creative experiences, you will never be bored! From an industrial design standpoint, we handle virtually every project making it into the product plan, so whoever fills this spot will be in a position to become a major contributor rather quickly.

Responsibilities:

  • Solving product related design and styling problems in creative, timely, and cost-effective ways with a strong focus on products in retail channel.
  • Preparing sketches, renderings, and models of innovative product designs
  • Presenting ideas in a clear manner through visual, written, and verbal form to internal team, consumers, customers and suppliers to accurately complete design assignments
  • Participating in and conducting consumer research for new product development and advanced concept projects leading you to product innovation and consumer preferred designs
  • Providing input to ID management to further define portfolio needs
  • Submitting and managing design patents
  • Assist ID team in projects when needed.

Education & Experience:

  • Working towards BA/BS or BFA in Industrial, Design, Product Design or Furniture Design

What you can expect from the Co-op Program:

  • Proficient in Creo (Cad program)
  • Mentorship
  • Participate in real projects
  • Have yours designs to be part of the research set – top designs will be pitched to buyers
  • Understanding of consumer preferred products
  • Managing/leading your own projects as well as juggling multiple projects
  • Conducting consumer research with team
  • We have a strong track record of having co-ops leave with design patents and products launched, hopefully that will be the same for you.
  • How to create design patents
  • This will push graduation back a year.

Company: Delta Faucet Company

Shift 1 (United States of America)

Part time

 

Delta Faucet Company (the “Company”) is an equal opportunity employer and we want to have the best available persons in every job. The Company makes employment decisions only based on merit. It is the Company’s policy to prohibit discrimination in any employment opportunity (including but not limited to recruitment, employment, promotion, salary increases, benefits, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment) based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, pregnancy, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, physical/mental disability, medical condition, marital/domestic partner status, military and veteran status, height, weight or any other such characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. The Company is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of the Company regardless of where the employee is located and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Company.

Delta Faucet Company is an E-Verify employer. E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that allows participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees in the United States. Please click on the following links for more information.

E-Verify Participation Poster:  English & Spanish 

Location

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