Industrial Designer, Parts and Accessories

Frome, Somerset
30 Aug 2019
27 Sep 2019
Contract Types
Full Time
Design Disciplines
Other, Product
Job Functions

At Dorel Sports, innovation and product is at the heart of what we do. Every project, every meeting, every moment is an opportunity to create the perfect ride for millions of consumers around the world. From a Sunday family ride to the Tour de France, Dorel Sports employees are helping people find the perfect ride.

Walking the Talk.

Health insurance and a retirement savings plan is just the beginning for our employees. Our culture is as fun and lively as the lifestyle brands we represent.


Position Summary

Highly creative industrial designer responsible for product design of bicycle parts and accessories from concept to production with a focus on providing product with unique rider centric innovation.

Reports To

Program Manager

Others Served

Product Management and Marketing 

Physical Demands

  • Working conditions are normal for an office environment.
  • Must be able to sit for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to use a computer keyboard and view a monitor for extended periods of time.
  • Traveling 15 - 25 % of the time including international travel
  • Use of hand tools
  • Must be able to travel domestic and international
  • Conceptualize, prototype, engineer, innovative bicycle helmets
  • Ability to solve complex problems though developing and evaluating options and implementing solutions.
  • Defines, maintains and evolves brand design language.
  • Produce 3D and traditional concept models and functional prototypes for concept evaluation
  • Keep products current with new and developing trends in design, development and manufacturing.
  • Work with Product Management to define user requirements
  • Fully accountable for multiple project schedule coordination and tracking within a fast-paced product/development/manufacturing implementation environment.
  • Strong understanding of and experience with the manufacturing processes including raw materials, production processes, injection molding, rapid prototyping and quality control procedures.
  • Work with suppliers to optimize production techniques, tooling and part cost, pre-production testing and troubleshooting
  • Understanding of social and environmental impacts of design decisions for the product’s entire lifecycle
  • Ability to work in a team environment required.
  • Maintains and improves ID shop area.
  • Follow internal controls and company policies as set by Dorel Sports & Cycling Sports Group, as well as, the job function.
  • Contributes to the success of Dorel Sports and Cycling Sports Group by leading or assisting with other projects and tasks as assigned.

Essential Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in industrial/commercial design or engineering related field required.
  • Proficiency with 3D CAD software & advanced surface modeling.  Solidworks, AutoCAD Fusion 360 strongly preferred, PTC Creo is advantageous
  • Proficiency with 2D and 3D rendering software such as Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and Keyshot.
  • Flexible to work in a fast-paced, open team environment, while working on multiple projects in varying levels of development and quickly adjust to market opportunity
  • 3D printing experience
  • Hand sketching and modeling
  • Familiarity with PC computer systems required
  • Knowledge of MS Office applications required.
  • Deep understanding of latest manufacturing techniques and materials
  • 2D drawing with geometric tolerancing
  • Domestic and International travel required.
  • Ability to work in a team environment required.
  • Excellent written, oral and visual communication skills required

Beneficial Qualifications

  • Interest in cycling
  • Experience in bicycle/sporting goods product development and design
  • Mechanical finite element analysis set up and analyzing experience
  • Experience working with international vendors and manufacturing
  • Proficiency in Workfront, Rhino, Viewforia software programs
  • Fundamental understanding of electronics, PCB production and battery technology
  • Experience in working with fabric manufacturing techniques
  • Generative design experience
  • Bicycle parts and assembly knowledge
  • Paint spray booth experience
  • Metal machining
  • Experience maintaining and servicing 3D printers

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