Lead Industrial Designer

3m | Maplewood, Mn

Date listed

1 week ago



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3/5 (2600 reviews)

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Job description

This position provides an opportunity to transition from other private, public, government or military environments to a 3M career.

The Impact You’ll Make in this Role
As a Lead Industrial Designer with 3M’s Safety and Industrial Business Group, you will have the opportunity to tap into your curiosity and collaborate with some of the most innovative and diverse people around the world. Here, you will make an impact by:

*Independently and proactively leading multiple product design initiatives with strategic scope and complexity. This can include design research methods and activities
*Utilizing your strong observational skills, end user empathy, and the ability to identify insights from various forms of qualitative research.
*Combining creative thinking and industrial design skills with industry trends to provide unique brand and product experiences.
*Initiating and establishing good working relationships with multiple functions of the business to support and facilitate the design completion of programs.
*Coaching business and lab partners through the design process and final execution.
*Adapting and tailoring the design process / approaches to the specific project or business needs.

Your Skills and Expertise
To set you up for success in this role from day one, 3M requires (at a minimum) the following qualifications:
*Bachelor’s degree (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited university in Industrial Design or Product Design and five (5) combined years of working experience in industrial design, product design, and/or product development in a private, public, government or military environment or/a Highschool Diploma (completed and verified prior to start) and ten (10) combined years of working experience in in industrial design, product design, and/or product development in a private, public, government or military environment in lieu of the Bachelor's education requirement.

Additional qualifications that could help you succeed even further in this role include:
*Excellent sketching and or visualization of concepts and ideas.
*Strong written, verbal and visual communication skills
*Demonstrated understanding of ergonomic design
*Experience in Rhino and/or SolidWorks and Adobe Creative Suite a strong plus. Or the desire to learn quickly on the job.
*Commercial / Industry / B2B design experience
*Demonstrated capabilities of estimating time schedules and working towards aggressive deadlines
*Ability to bounce between tactical and strategic programs
*Basic manufacturing knowledge

Please attach a file or include a link to a non-confidential portfolio of design work along with your application.

Travel: May include up to 20% Domestic

Relocation Assistance: May be authorized

Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status).

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