Industrial Designer

Reporting to the Riddell Research and Development Manager, the Industrial Designer is responsible for supporting the design and development of innovative, world-class protective sports products from ideation to production. The ideal candidate should have proven experience in developing football protection concepts in a cross functional team.

Responsibilities and Duties

Essential Functions:

  • Establish creative concepts for opportunities not yet identified in the field
  • Tackle all aspects of the design process - from user research to preparing product concepts using sketches, 3D rendering, 3D CAD, conceptual models, and/or rapid prototypes that show a clear and concise vision to design leadership
  • Manage multiple projects through all stages of development: from building relationships and conceptual work to industrialization and market launch with the responsibility for overall quality, innovation and creative vision
  • Evaluate designs relative to applicable safety standards
  • Collaborate with Manufacturing and Operations departments in the development and launch of new products with a focus on design for lean manufacturing and robust design methodologies.
  • Keep abreast of trends, manufacturing methods, materials, and research competitive products as needed
  • Create and maintain design documentation such as engineering drawings, product and material specifications, and bill of materials to assure quality in product designs
  • Produce accurate and complete technical document packages for all projects and products, to ensure that design intent is carried out to expectations.

Qualifications and Skills


  • BS Industrial Design or equivalent work experience
  • 5-7 years experience designing personal protection products
  • Advanced CAD experience required: has demonstrated high proficiency in 3D modeling of complex parts with Solidworks, PTC Creo, or Rhino, and creation and manipulation of advanced surfaces
  • Computer experience and knowledge of Microsoft applications required (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite
  • Ability to work in a cross-functional team environment
  • Strong sketching skills, including rapid visualization
  • Working knowledge of human factors and ergonomics
  • Mechanical aptitude and working knowledge of basic mechanisms
  • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan
  • Fostering Innovation – looking beyond the norm in developing new product or practices and embracing necessary change
  • Effective Communication - Clear communication to internal and external customers in multiple formats
  • Project Management – strong organizational skills, acute attention to detail to ensure timely delivery of projects.

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

  • Bachelor's

Required experience:

  • Industrial Design: 4 years

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