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Industrial Designer

Company: Rochester Optical
Location: Rochester
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

Rochester Optical was established in Rochester, New York in 1932. The owner, at the time, saw a growing need for protective tactical eyewear for the Armed Forces, aircraft pilots, and police officers. Later, Rochester Optical became one of the few military prescription glasses frame manufacturers in the country and supplied both the Army and the Air force with combat-ready ballistic eyewear for soldiers. After WWII, the tactical eyewear company expanded its services to include creating and selling prescription eyeglasses for the public. Rochester Optical quickly became one of the best glasses frames and prescription eyeglass manufacturers in the area, producing many popular glasses frame styles of the time with polarized tints.Since then, Rochester Optical has added a large, full-functioning optical lab, added a wholesale business line and stock lens facility, and created wearable device solutions using augmented reality technology.Rochester Optical is poised to be an optical leader and innovator in the eyewear space, and we continue to expand in our national and international reach with our headquarters located in Rochester, NY. We are recruiting for talented Industrial Designer to join our team.Position Summary: The Industrial Designer is responsible for providing professional product design, engineering, and product production solutions.Essential Job Functions:--- Manages new product design and development.--- Responsible for the creation and management of Industrial design, mechanical engineering, model making, rapid prototyping, production and manufacturing engineering, tool design, procurement, cost analysis, package design, branding, retail display design and manufacturing, sales and marketing collateral creation, 3D Renderings, technical illustration, technical writing, video editing and production.--- Manages the design and development of new parts, configurations, and existing or new mechanical components and assemblies.--- Analyzes product specifications and performance requirements to determine design form factor, design trade studies, and product modifications which are produced and implemented by internal and external manufacturing or processing facilities.--- Designs and modifies and maintains mechanical portions of existing and future products using SolidWorks parts and assemblies for manufacturability and cost objectives.--- Manages existing and new supply chain, works with manufacturing, optical, and mechanical engineering to develop robust product designs and improve existing product lines.--- Designs, assembles, and tests prototypes.--- Manages in the design of production tooling and assigns manufacturing engineering in transitioning to production as well as ongoing production support.Skills & Abilities:--- Industrial design, mechanical and/or electrical engineering, model making, rapid prototyping, production and manufacturing engineering, tool design, procurement, cost analysis, package design, branding, retail display design and manufacturing, sales and marketing collateral creation, 3D Renderings, technical illustration, technical writing, video editing and production..--- Through knowledge and understanding of design, engineering processes and manufacturing procedures as it applies to the optical industry, 3D printing, laser cutting.--- Great presentation skills--- Thorough understanding of project management--- Able to manage, lead, work and communicate effectively with other engineers, designers, marketers and suppliers to develop products from concept through commercialization in a cross-functional team--- Strong problem solving and analytical skills--- Effective oral, written communication and presentation skills--- Must be able to handle multiple tasks/projects and manage project closureEducation & Experience:--- Bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or related experience.--- Five (5) to ten (10) years' experience in Research and Development position--- SolidWorks, 3DS Max, Adobe suite, CorelDraw, Microsoft Suite, Final Cut ProBenefits PackageThis position is eligible for a benefits package that includes 4 medical plans with employer contributions to Health Savings Accounts, dental plan, vision care plan, group life and group long-term disability plan, Paid Time Off program, paid holidays, as well as a 401(k) Plan with annual company match.Rochester Optical is committed to equal opportunity for all, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic. Rochester Optical will make reasonable accommodations for known physical or mental limitations of otherwise qualified employees and applicants with disabilities unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business.EOE/M/F/Veteran/Disabled

Keywords: Rochester Optical, Rochester , Industrial Designer, Other , Rochester, New York

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