Galvion’s Shared Services team supports the mission critical work being done across all of our business units, as well as our larger corporate objectives. Our dynamic divisions require innovative, proactive and intelligent strategies, processes, tools and systems to meet their specific business needs, and rely on Shared Services to work collaboratively with them to ensure smooth day-to-day operations in our fast-paced environment. This is your opportunity to build more than just a career. It is your chance to contribute to the development of solutions that make a difference.

The Active Systems division adheres to a 9/80 work schedule, with every other Friday off. In a two-week period, employees will work 9 hours per day, Monday through Thursday, the first week Friday is an 8-hour workday, while the second week Friday is off.

PRIMARY EMPLOYMENT OBJECTIVES

The Advanced Design team supports the company’s strategic long-term vision, the product and technology roadmaps, and various product development efforts by providing design directions and creating innovative concepts for the next generation of soldier systems and military protective equipment’s. As a key member of the Advanced Design Team, the Industrial Designer will be at the forefront of creating the vision for how new technologies could be incorporated into products that would drive new ways of operating for the Warfighter.

SPECIFIC ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

People:

  • Participate in user interviews, assessments, and observation (shadowing)
  • Participate in brainstorming sessions
  • Liaise with other departments and suppliers as required during the product development process.

Process:

  • Actively participate in the entire design process
  • Search for and explore design trends
  • Demonstrate concepts through sketches, mock-ups and prototypes
  • Create 3D CAD models of composite, metal or injection-molded components.
  • Create 3D realistic images (renderings) and animations
  • Validate designs through user assessments and subject matter experts (SME) evaluations
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Performance:

  • Clearly communicate new ideas thru high quality sketches and mock-ups.
  • Develop CAD models taking account of technical constraints and limitations while ensuring the design intent is maintained
  • Ability to be an integral member of a cross functional team and demonstrate strong collaboration skills

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelors degree in Industrial Design
  • 3+ years of experience in Industrial Design.
  • Exceptional creative problem solving and design skills
  • Experience in Advanced Surface Modeling is a plus
  • Functional knowledge of standard design practices, specifically as it relates to product development in the plastic injection industry.
  • Strong free hand and digital sketching skills.
  • Must be proficient in the use of software tools primarily SolidWorks and graphics software such as Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and Keyshot.
  • Fundamental understanding of 3D Printing and Post-Processing.
  • Demonstrate strong critical thinking skills to translate user insights into a product solution.
  • Willingness to adapt and pivot to quick project changes and updates.
  • Capability to manage and control configuration of technical data using Solidworks PDM.
  • PDM (Product Data Management) manager/administrator experience, a plus.
  • Good manual skills for creating mock-ups and prototypes, experience is a plus
  • Creative and ability to work autonomous and part of a team
  • Experience with production environment is a plus
  • Strong verbal communication and writing skills required.
  • Knowledge of and experience of working with Military and Personal Protective Equipment Standards, a plus

BEHAVIORAL COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS

  • Customer focus
  • Creativity
  • Problem solving
  • Functional or Technical skills
  • Action oriented
  • Peer relationships

WORK ENVIRONMENT (include physical requirements)

  • Office base and manufacturing environment.
  • Some travel may be required between Galvion facilities.

About Galvion:

At Galvion, we believe in human-centered innovation. Everything that we do starts with the end-user - the warfighter, the law enforcement officer, the first responder. We work proactively to identify and solve the problems left unsolved by others. We continuously strive to exceed expectation and imagination, whether in a partnership that we facilitate, a solution we provide or a product that we deliver.

Our Armor, Active Systems and Focused Solutions divisions work independently as well as collaboratively to design, develop and deliver best-in-class, purpose-built, advanced solutions that enhance the agility and survivability of the world’s most demanding military and tactical end-users. We exist to empower their missions: we protect the people who protect us. We are thinkers. Doers. Pioneers. We are passionate about what we do. Always looking to the future. Always one step ahead. And with almost 400 people working across design, manufacturing, sales, testing, research, and administration, we’re able to create integrated solutions that genuinely challenge perceptions about what’s possible.

This is your opportunity to build more than just a career. This is your opportunity to play a central role in our life-saving, life-changing work. Join our team and our mission today.

Galvion provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Galvion complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.