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Senior Industrial Designer

Department: Marketing

Senior Industrial Designer

At Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc., a leading designer, marketer and distributor of small household and commercial appliances, our culture is one of hard work, ethical behavior, and teamwork.  We roll up our sleeves and work hard to create products that have been pleasing customers for over 100 years.   We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package which includes health, dental, and vision insurances, HSA contributions, Profit Sharing, and a 401(k) plan with vested contributions beginning Day One.  We provide paid vacation and holidays, summer hours and a paid charitable day off. To offset the cost of staying fit we offer a quarterly subsidy, and you can purchase our products at a discounted cost. We have a casual dress code, flexible hours, and development opportunities. These are just a few of the advantages of working for this dynamic company.  

We are seeking qualified candidates for a Senior Industrial Designer opportunity at our corporate office located in Richmond, VA. Our in-house Design and Innovation team is responsible for developing meaningfully unique small household and specialty housewares appliances as well as commercial restaurant products under a broad portfolio of top brands such as Hamilton Beach, CHI, Brita, Bartesian and Weston.  This is an amazing opportunity to work on a diverse scope of projects across all categories in the organization.  You will have the chance to make a real difference for the business and the end-user through the products they interact with every day.  Please include a PDF sample of your portfolio.

Responsibilities of the position include:

  • Lead ideation, concept generation, design, and development for a wide range of product categories from mass to premium retail as well as platforms for commercial environments
  • Envision engaging product experiences based on identified user needs and develop refined aesthetic solutions with thoughtful details that communicate relevant brand attributes and delight end-users
  • Collaborate within Innovation team to identify unmet user needs through discovery, definition and rapid prototyping phases leading to breakthrough design opportunities
  • Develop, document and apply experience brand language design principles specific to each brand in the portfolio
  • Explore a wide variety of compelling design options and effectively select and advance those that are relevant for each brand, market, and target user segments
  • Accurately establish deliverables and project timelines while applying solid project management skills that deliver highly detailed and usable designs that reflect knowledge of manufacturing processes and assembly methodologies
  • Conduct research, user interviews and perform usability testing to create a deep empathy for end-users of our products
  • Design, develop and rapidly prototype key user interface touch points (mechanical and digital UI/UX) incorporating solid ergonomics and usability to enhance the product design experience.
  • Ability to lead, direct, and inspire our internal designers, engineering and marketing teams with a collaborative and positive style that builds consensus towards next steps through articulate verbal and influential visual storytelling
  • Analyze current and future trends related to color, material, finishes and create specifications for production

Requirements of the position include: 

  • BS/BFA in Industrial Design from accredited Industrial Design program
  • 6+ years of experience as an Industrial Designer
  • Excellent rapid sketching/visualization skills
  • Advanced 3D SolidWorks surface and solid modeling capabilities and proficient Adobe CC skills, Rhino 3D experience a plus
  • Demonstrated success developing progressively more complex product design projects from concept through production
  • Well-versed in manufacturing methods that allow you to collaboratively align with engineering teams to ensure your design intent is delivered in final product solution
  • Solid understanding of a wide range of materials and how they relate to manufacturing and cost
  • Examples showing solid understanding of mechanical problem solving
  • Ability to create impactful renderings using Keyshot or equivalent software
  • Curious problem solver who is positive, passionate, and enthusiastic about crafting highly usable and relevant products
  • Graphic User Interface development experience is preferred
  • Cooking/food related interests and/or experiences is preferred

Our employees enjoy working in a tobacco-free and drug-free environment. We do not consider candidates who use tobacco products.  Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc. is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce.  We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. Our company uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www.E-Verify.gov.#LI-HYBRID

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