Industrial Designer at MTD Products in Valley City, Ohio

Posted in Other 17 days ago.

Job Description:

At MTD Products, we do more than just design, manufacture, market, and sell outdoor power equipment. We are an industry leader driven by a greater purpose to inspire people to care for and enjoy the outdoors. As employees, we foster collaboration and teamwork, drive for results, champion change, and inspire and motivate others to high performance. We value stewardship, passion, respect, integrity, and gratitude. And, every day we build upon the strong corporate culture that makes MTD a great place to build a career.

Founded in 1932 and headquartered in Valley City, Ohio, MTD is a global company known for innovation and award-winning lawn mowers, snow blowers and other equipment for both residential and professional markets. Our family of brands includes Cub Cadet, Troy-Bilt, Robomow, Rover, and WOLF-Garten - all backed by our strong network of MTD support focused on uncompromising quality, service, and value through advanced manufacturing.


The Industrial Designer will design and develop a full range of battery and gas outdoor power equipment including: mowers, tractors, residential and professional zero-turns, autonomous mowers, and utility vehicles. The ideal candidate will apply his or her creativity and product design skills to the challenge of inventing what is next.

Essential Duties:

  • Creation of multiple concepts for new product introductions.

  • Create all necessary Visual Communication materials including but not limited to: Sketches, Digital Sketches, Renderings, CAD models, and presentation materials.

  • Deliver completed CAD surface models to Engineering and support development team through production.

  • Participate in or Conduct Ergonomic evaluations and apply knowledge of human behaviors, abilities, and limitations to all Design projects.

  • Participate in Comparative Product evaluations and teardowns.

  • Participate in Consumer Insights Research events.

  • Work independently and as part of the Design Team.

  • Work with cross-functional development teams including: Product Marketing, Consumer Insights Research, Engineering, Industrial Design, Graphic Design, Prototyping, Manufacturing, Tooling, Project Management, Etc.

  • Maintain effective channels of communication with all project team members.

Specialized Knowledge/Skills:

  • Creative thinking with the ability to design solutions for today with an eye toward tomorrow

  • Strong sketching skills for visual communication

  • Strong skills relating to Adobe Creative Cloud suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign.

  • CAD Modeling Skills: Autodesk Alias / KeyShot preferred.

  • Knowledge of Human Factors for Product Design.

  • Passionate about latest technology advancements and consumer trends

  • Flexible and comfortable with quick short-term projects as well as longer-term development initiatives

  • Comfortable with fast-paced environment with flexibility to handle occasional rapid priority shifts.

  • Prior experience in product development is desirable

  • Willing to challenge the status quo

Experience/Educational Requirements:

  • Minimum Bachelor's degree in Industrial Design

  • Min 1-3 years of experience in Product Design. Other levels of experience will be considered.

  • Experience in CAID software. (Autodesk Alias preferred)

  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Cloud Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign.)

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office tools (e.g. Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).

Work Environment:

  • Ability and desire to work in an office setting as well as a prototype shop. Willing to work on outdoor power equipment in outdoor environment when needed. Able to lift (up to 40lb), reach, bend otherwise work on and around outdoor power equipment such as lawn tractors, professional and residential zero-turns, snow throwers, utility vehicles, and handheld power tools.

  • The position requires occasional travel, approximately 5%

MTD offers a competitive salary and benefit package that includes 401k, Defined Contribution Plan, Health and Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Tuition Reimbursement, paid vacation, and paid holidays.

MTD is an equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V.

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