Rugged Ridge is an exciting brand developed to provide quality & functional Jeep and Light Truck accessories for the growing aftermarket. As a Division of OMIX-ADA, the leader in replacement parts for Jeep vehicles, the Rugged Ridge pedigree is well established in the market. Rugged Ridge has created over 2,500 products that are custom designed to fit Jeep vehicles and even more are in the pipeline.
Omix-ADA/Rugged Ridge, leading Automotive Aftermarket Company specializing in Jeep® and light truck replacement parts and accessories seeks Industrial Designer to join product development team. This position plays a critical role in product development by contributing to the idea generation for new products, product improvement/updates, product styling and product line extensions. The candidate should be comfortable with the ambiguity often experienced on the front end of product development and possess exceptional presentation and design communication skills. The Industrial Designer generates 2D sketches, 3D models and physical prototypes including clay models of aftermarket automotive accessories with the ability to manage projects through to production.
Job Description Job Description:
Generate ideas for new products, product improvement/updates, and product line extensions
Create 2D Sketches, 3D models and physical prototypes including clay models of aftermarket automotive accessories with the ability to manage projects through to production
Apply creative problem solving and mechanical aptitude to overcome design challenges
Generate Installation Instructions, Bill of materials, New Product Data sheets, and other new product documentation
Bachelor’s Degree from accredited industrial design program
1-4 yr experience designing consumer products for mass production
Must possess strong problem solving, organizational, and time management skills
Adequate sketching, 3D modeling and design communication skills
Experience in 3D modeling software including advanced surfacing techniques
Adobe Illustrator/InDesign experience
Knowledge of manufacturing processes including Plastic Injection Molding, Vacuum Forming, Die Casting, Sheet Metal Stamping/Fabrication, Welding and others
Physical prototyping and hands on automotive experience is a plus.
Welcome to Omix-ADA, the world’s largest independent wholesale only Jeep® aftermarket parts manufacturer. With nearly 20,000 aftermarket Jeep® parts under one roof in our 230,000 sq-ft state of the art facility our products stretch from 1941 WWII MB’s restoration parts to the latest model Wrangler accessories, and every Jeep® model in between. Our close to $100 million inventory is the backbone to all Jeep® parts retailers and wholesalers in the US. and almost 100 countries around the world.