This is a full-time position, requiring a minimum of 1-3 years of industry experience in the field of architecture, product and/or industrial design. The ideal candidate is flexible, technically-oriented and has a general understanding of the architectural sales cycle. Design Engineers work with clients, contractors and the design and production teams in the design of architectural solutions. They work from a sketch or construction documents to make an idea or design translate into something that can be easily manufactured and installed.
Experience: Minimum 1-3 years in architecture and/or product design. Comfortable in high tolerance CAD/CAM production via CNC, as well as the production of shop drawings. Experience with digital fabrication techniques as well as CNC and/or prototyping experience is a must.
Education: Degree in Architecture, Industrial Design or a related field. MA preferred, but not required.
Knowledge & Competencies: Ability to read and translate construction documents, ideation and form development, knowledge of materials and manufacturing process, hands-on experience in mock-ups, prototyping & mechanical aptitude. Able to prioritize and manage project deadlines.
Skills:High-degree of proficiency in Rhino 3D and Adobe CC (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator) required.
Experience with Grasshopper/Dynamo, Revit/AutoCad preferred. Visualization skills in vRay, 3DS Max, etc. also a plus.
Portfolio: Required. Include a website link or PDF copy with resume. Work must be contemporary. Should be familiar with current design channels.
This position works out of the Firehouse (Chicago office), reports to the Design Manager and is exempt from overtime. Lifting 10-20lbs, could accommodate wheelchair and non-walker.
Essential Job Functions:
The DE (Design Engineer) develops drawings and documentation through the lifecycle of the project from Design, to Engineering, and stewarding the drop into Production.
DE seek peer review for projects and customizations to evaluate and verify product implementation.
DE have ownership of projects from assignment through to install, ensuring successful implementation. They work together with the various departments as needed.
Communicates schedule and project needs to the (DM) Design Manager to ensure accurate loading and scheduling.
Verifies product layout and use, communicating with the DM, CPM, PDM, AM, and PM to ensure accuracy.
Follows TURF design drawing standards.
Creates all project drawings and documents for Design, Engineering, and Production.
Works on product development or special projects in tandem with the PDM and PM.
Packages the complete product specification for Design, Engineering, and Production.
Follows best practices in digital housekeeping of project files and documentation, ensuring accuracy and organization.
Maintains a physical presence and assistance on the Production and Assembly floor as scheduled.
Advocates and balances the client's best interests with TURF's.
Meets or beats deadlines.