The furniture design team is responsible for all new furniture product design as well as improvement of existing products. We are looking for a savvy maker, experienced woodworker, or machinist (or all of the above) to assist the furniture design team by building high fidelity wooden prototypes of new product concepts. It will be your job to take design specifications in the form of drawings, CAD models, sketches, and mockups and turn them into fully dimensioned, functional wooden prototypes for use by the design team. This work will require a natural talent for problem solving, comfort with precise hand work and machine tools, technical prowess in CAD and CAM, and an independent spirit.
You will have at your disposal the full model shop, CNC routers, hand tools, and the decades of experience embodied by existing manufacturing staff. As an integral part of the design & development process you will report to both the head of the furniture design department and the director of Manufacturing.
Develop functional prototypes to provided specifications
Work as needed with others designers, engineers, and machine operators to problem-solve through new product development
Manage assigned project responsibilities and tight deadlines
Read and understand specification drawings and Solidworks Parts / Assemblies.
Manage and operate the Model Shop, while keeping a clean and effective workspace.
Program CAM for CNC routers as needed for prototyping projects.