Industrial Designer 2 - Products at
Garmin

The Opportunity

We are seeking a full-time Industrial Designer 2 - Products for our headquarters in the greater Kansas City area.

Responsibilities

Essential Functions

  • Leads and takes ownership of a design and/or project for small display or exhibit projects and/or sub-projects and ensures accountability for meeting deadlines for relevant design deliverables throughout the process
  • Collaborates and contributes value in design reviews and communicates to teams in engineering and product managers to produce superior solutions
  • Works with mechanical engineering on material selection, textures and surface finishes
  • Communicates a design through clean and detailed documentation without errors and develops free hand sketches to communicate design concepts and details
  • Estimates level of effort, evaluates new options of similar technology, offers suggestions to improve processes, and provides comments on some electrical design aspects
  • Provides feedback on design concepts/skills to help improve display design solutions
  • Presents and defends design concepts/deliverables in Industrial design and segment team meetings regarding exhibit/display design concepts and construction details
  • Leverages understanding of plastic injection molding process and other production methods to ensure design solutions are manufacturable

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Design, Product Design, or related field AND a minimum of 3 years relevant experience OR a minimum of 3 years work experience as an Industrial Designer at Garmin
  • Excellent academics (cumulative GPA greater than or equal to 3.0 as a general rule)
  • Demonstrated knowledge and proficiency using design tools such as SolidWorks, Keyshot, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, and Sketchbook Pro
  • Demonstrated solid understanding and proficiency using design standards and procedures

 

OTHER ATTRIBUTES PER AREA OF SPECIALIZATION:

Automotive OEM Designer:

  • Automotive and/or related vehicle design experience (school projects are acceptable, portfolio examples are required)
  • Environmental, display, and tradeshow design experience (school projects are acceptable, portfolio examples are required)
  • Demonstrated critical thinking and advanced problem solving skills (portfolio and problem solving examples required)
  • Research minded (a desire to better understand what motivates customers, as well as how people use technology)
  • Passion for design (automotive, interior, exterior, mechanical, form, shape, color, etc.)

Aviation Designer:

  • Aviation product and/or cockpit layout design experience (school projects are acceptable, portfolio examples are required)
  • Demonstrated critical thinking and advanced problem solving skills (portfolio examples required)

Consumer Automotive Designer:

  • Consumer electronic product design experience (school projects are acceptable, portfolio examples are highly preferred)
  • Demonstrated excellent hand sketching skills (Wacom Tablet experience preferred)
  • Demonstrated ability to rapidly explore a wide variety of styling options (form, colors, finishes, materials, etc.)

Marine Designer:

  • Demonstrated excellent hand sketching skills (Wacom Tablet experience preferred)
  • Demonstrated ability to rapidly explore a wide variety of styling options (forms, colors, finishes, materials, etc.)
  • Passion for water/marine based activities (fishing, boating, sailing, rafting, kayaking, paddling, surfing, etc.)

Outdoor and Fitness Designer:

  • Outdoor and/or fitness product design experience (school projects are acceptable, portfolio examples are highly preferred)
  • Demonstrated excellent hand sketching skills (Wacom Tablet experience preferred)
  • Demonstrated ability to rapidly explore a wide variety of styling options (forms, colors, finishes, materials, etc.)
  • Passion for outdoor and/or fitness activities (hiking, camping, climbing, hunting, running, cycling, paddling, etc.)

Area 51 Concept Designer:

  • Demonstrated track record of innovative design and challenging the status quo
  • Various product design experience (school projects are acceptable, portfolio examples are highly preferred)
  • Demonstrated excellent hand sketching skills (Wacom Tablet experience preferred)
  • Demonstrated ability to rapidly explore a wide variety of styling options (forms, colors, finishes, materials, etc.)
  • Passion for exploratory activities
  • Critical thinking and advanced problem solving skills (portfolio examples required)

Desired Qualifications

  • Outstanding academics (cumulative GPA greater than or equal to 3.5)

Aviation Designer:

  • Familiarity with avionics and/or aircraft certification processes preferred
  • Pilot certification or other aviation experience preferred

Location

Olathe, KS, USA google maps

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