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Technical Designer - Soft Goods

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Technical Designer – Soft Goods

Department: Corporate Engineering

Reports to: Director of Product Development for Hunting, ATV, Camping

We are an American company based in the heart of the Midwest, where the seasons shape the products we build. We live the outdoor rural lifestyle and we use our products. We design our products to be the best, and we also feature world class customer service. We have been making innovative outdoor product since 1960.

Job Summary:       

This position is responsible for developing new products in our hunting and camping categories as well as providing support for existing products. The purpose of this position is to lead the design, illustration and technical aspects of our hunting blinds, camping tents, etc. Seeking a candidate who has a passion for creating high quality products in the outdoor sporting goods market. Key focus of this position includes working closely with Engineers and related team members to understand project scope, goals for new product development and customer or market needs.  High levels of effective communication with management and suppliers is a must. 

Job Duties:

  • Create/illustrate technical drawings for hunting blinds and camping tents using Adobe Illustrator
  • Create and update bills of materials (BOMs) for new and existing products
  • Lead design projects and assist the Director of Product Development with product line development
  • Assist in creating/maintaining product standards and specifications
  • Measure, review and comment on incoming samples against technical specification packets and update based on team meetings and product testing
  • Communicate with Asian suppliers on product details as needed
  • Effectively communicate project status updates to management
  • Assist quality team in root cause analysis and finding solutions
  • Travel to Asian suppliers to develop new products, build relationships, support production and meet shipping schedule when needed

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Proficient in the use of Adobe Creative Suite, particularly Adobe Illustrator preferred. Other CAD software skills will be considered depending on applicant
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize workload from multiple projects
  • Detail oriented and strong time management and organization skills
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Hard work ethic and the ability to take on responsibility
  • Technical specification packet creation and technical writing
  • Understanding of sewn products quality: fit, stitches, seams, textiles, etc.
  • Basic understanding of costing and sourcing
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, SharePoint, PowerPoint)

Experience:

  • 2+ years of consumer product design experience is preferred
  • 2+ years of experience in soft good technical documentation
  • Experience and passion for the outdoors such as hunting, ATV riding and camping is a plus

Education: Four year college degree or equivalent experience in Industrial or Product Design, Apparel Design or related soft good design field. Those with 2-year technical degree and 3+ years of consumer design experience will also be considered.

Benefits: Health Insurance, Vision Insurance, Dental Insurance, Group Term Life Insurance, Long Term Disability, Personal Time Off, Paid Holidays, 401K Plan with Company Match, Flexible Spending Accounts (Dependent), Health Savings Account with Employer Contributions.

Duration of Employment: Full Time

Work Days: Monday - Friday

Hours / Day: 8

Work Shift: First Shift

Travel: Ability to travel up to 20% travel is required. Ideally the position is based in Cumberland, WI but could be based in Mendota Heights, MN depending on applicant. Will require weekly-monthly travel between our Headquarters in Cumberland, WI and our Satellite office in Mendota Heights, MN. Overseas travel may also be necessary.

Ardisam, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Ardisam, Inc. is a Substance Free Workplace and requires pre-employment drug screens.

To Apply: 

https://www.appone.com/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=2407823

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All weights, specifications and features are approximate and are subject to change without notice. Due to continuous product improvements, product images may not be exact. Warning labels in some product images may have been removed for photography purposes only. Props shown in photos not included. Some assembly may be required.

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