Principal Industrial Designer

Techtronic Industries Power Equipment, Inc.

Charlotte, NC

Job Description:

Employer: Royal Appliance Manufacturing Company (dba TTI Floor Care North America)

Title: Principal Industrial Designer

Location: 8405 IBM Drive Charlotte, NC 28262

  • Work across brands and categories in the consumer and commercial industries. The fast-paced work covers the entire range of corded and cordless floor care appliances.
  • Work directly with cross functional teams from project start to mass production to bring compelling product solutions to market.
  • Gather complex inputs and utilize the design process in a fast paced, dynamic environment to create products which satisfy the business objectives.
  • Serve in a design leadership role on individual projects.
  • Provide coaching and thought leadership on design process and execution to the broader design team.
  • Identify end user needs through various research methods.
  • Creatively problem solve for identified user needs with prototyping and rigorous user testing.
  • Integrate relevant research and insights into design goals and project scope.
  • Work closely with cross functional teams to define project criteria in order to support business objectives.
  • Tactically adapt and tailor the design process to the specific project or business need.
  • Develop concepts which accommodate usability, performance requirements and brand language.
  • Design within the constraints of manufacturing and cost.
  • Independently manage multiple projects simultaneously with minimal supervision.
  • Define the design intent and work closely with engineering to maintain it through product launch.
  • Evaluate and analyze the marketplace and competition.
  • Stay current on color, material, and cultural trends that help drive product design.

Job Requirements:

Master’s or equivalent degree in Industrial Design or similar technical field and 4 years of relevant experience; or a Bachelor's or equivalent degree in Industrial Design or similar technical field and 7 years of relevant experience.

Experience must include:

  • Designing and developing new products for manufactured consumer goods.
  • Utilizing 2D and 3D modeling to communicate design ideas.
  • Demonstrating end user experiences through physical prototypes.
  • Applying fundamental ergonomics to product design.
  • Aesthetics, design function, and human factors.
  • Product manufacturing and injection molded part design.
  • Photoshop, Illustrator, and Keyshot.
  • 3D surface development using parametric CAD (Solidworks, NX, or Creo).

Up to 5% domestic and international travel required.

Partial weekly work from home is allowed on a regular basis.