The position: Model maker for Radio Flyer
Location: Chicago, Ill.
Job duties: Will be involved in all aspects of the model making process, including the fabricating, welding, building, sanding, polishing, painting and assembly of prototypes. Expected to use creative problem solving to optimize the model making process and resolve fabrication-related challenges. Develops prototypes in various stages of completion including rough mock-ups, conceptual models, engineering testing models and mechanical assemblies. Collaborates with engineers and designers to brainstorm solutions to design problems. Ensures model shop projects meet deadlines, and also helps to keep the shop clean and well-maintained.
The company: Known for their famous little red wagons, Radio Flyer is a toy company that specializes in creating wagons, tricycles, scooters and other ride-on toys.
Requirements: Associate's degree or certificate program diploma is required. Must have five years of experience in model making, with an emphasis on finishing skills. CAD/CAM, CNC or Solidworks experience would be a plus. Must be skilled at visualizing a 3-dimensional product from mechanical drawings, hand sketches or a CAD file. Applicants must be effective problem solvers who can bring lots of energy and enthusiasm to the role.
Extra perks: The company offers an HMO plan that's available at no cost to employees. There's also a tuition reimbursement program and a casual dress code, along with discounts on company products. Plus, the company will cover half the cost of employee's membership in programs for fitness, weight loss or athletic events.
Interesting info: All new hires get to select three company products to take home with them as a welcome gift.
Other opportunities: There are other opportunities in the design department, such as an opening for a CAD design engineer. The company also needs a senior talent acquisition specialist, a customer service rep and a financial analyst.
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