SolidWorks 3D Design Engineer in Rockford, IL at GDH

Date Posted: 8/9/2018

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Design Engineer

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Innovative Fixture Solutions is seeking a self-driven, design engineer to join our engineering staff working with retail displays, fixtures, and signage through development and manufacturing. In this position, you work closely with our sales team, design, project management, prototyping, and manufacturing to develop and implement ideas from brands and marketing agencies into innovative and cost-effective in-store solutions.

The primary function will be to produce highly-accurate technical drawings for internal and outsourced manufacturing and assembly. We are looking for engineers with experience working mostly with wire, sheet metal, and tubing through various forming and welding processes. A knowledge of metal forming and welding is a strong bonus. While we powder coat, assemble, and ship all finished goods from our manufacturing facility in Rockford, IL, we often outsource parts from various vendors in wood, plastic, electronics, or other materials as part of the design.

Must be a strong CAD user.  A strong working knowledge of SolidWorks is mandatory.

Must be detail-oriented, quick to respond, and able to get things done. This is a fast-paced job. Some of your time daily may be “on the floor” being in a manufacturing environment, and the other in front of your computer designing product. If you like to be “hands on,” this would be a good fit.

Key Attributes
• 5-10 years’ experience in consumer product engineering
• Demonstrated ability to develop ideas and concepts into real products
• Skilled in experimentation, testing, analysis and research
• Demonstrated experience leading teams and projects
• Enthusiasm for new technology, design and innovation
• Accountability, sense of humor, proactive nature and work ethic
• Self-managing and motivated; experience in a start-up environment a plus
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Experience in some electronics, LED lights and power storage a plus

Technical skills

• Advanced 3D CAD skills in SolidWorks, including multi-part mechanical assemblies.

Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite i.e. Outlook, Word, Excel is required.
• Ability to design parts for high volume manufacturing processes, including tooling, production and assembly processes for metal forming and sheet metal
• Technical knowledge of a wide range of materials and coatings is a bonus
• Knowledge of prototyping processes, including rapid prototyping

Please submit your cover letter and resume. Portfolio is not required, but examples of past projects/drawings would be a bonus. 


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