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Farm, a Flex company, has over 49 years of experience providing award-winning development services for medical, life sciences, and consumer healthcare companies. Our talented researchers, designers, and engineers work in a highly collaborative environment on innovative products designed to improve people's lives. At Farm, you'll learn from bright, like-minded individuals excited to tackle the world's healthcare technology challenges.
Located in Southern New Hampshire, our employees have the best of both city and country living with a convenient drive to Boston, the ocean, and the mountains. We attract talent from all over the world and offer competitive salaries and benefits.
Farm is seeking an Industrial Designer, the role includes collaboration on product strategy, creating user workflows, synthesizing data, problem framing, brainstorming, designing, creating mock-ups, sketching and rendering, developing solutions of form, function, usability, ergonomics and branding. Development of digital interfaces would be an additional opportunity to exercise or expand your skill set. You will help build convincing presentations that sell ideas through story. You'll have the chance to be the support designer on a primary program while having a secondary support role on others.
Here is a glimpse of what you'll do…
- Act as an Industrial Designer on client programs. Be responsible for deliverables and have a general awareness of your project deliverables given internal and external program constraints such as client goals, budget and schedule.
- Conceptualize, create, and develop new products involving aspects of form, aesthetics, human factors, and ergonomics having a medium to high level of sophistication, complexity, and/or breadth of scope while applying knowledge of design principles.
- Show a developing awareness of the overall product and its primary function as it relates to the user(s) and “system” in which it lives. Acquire the knowledge through client inputs and formative research to inform the design process.
- Possess some knowledge of manufacturing processes and techniques and apply design for manufacturing and assembly principles as needed.
- Create necessary documentation to convey the design solution to management and clients through CAD, renderings, hand crafted models, prototypes, and written reports
- As applicable, design user interfaces, icons, packaging and product graphics.
- Engage/manage outside vendors for prototyping, gathering of DFx feedback, obtaining cost/schedule estimates, etc.
- Work with user research and mechanical engineering to implement a design that meets end-user needs and marketing requirements while applying a high value to functionality and manufacturability.
- Interact with the research, engineering, operations, business development, and quality disciplines to develop good processes, close working relationships, and successful products.
- Receive assignments, instructions, and guidance from Manager and Program Managers.
- Provide accurate, well-defined, and articulate verbal and written presentations to clients and other team members that effectively communicate the value of his/her designs.
- Possess a developing understanding of your capabilities and work commitments and be able to provide estimate/schedule for work deliverables.
- Contribute to the continuous improvement of the department and its staff by maintaining an awareness of and promoting state-of-the-art designs, methods, standards, systems, and development techniques.
- We'll give you responsibility and the chance to lead tasks as a designer with the understanding you will be a “self-starter”, responsible for doing great work, creating strong deliverables and meeting client deadlines.
Here is some of what you'll need (required)…
- Bachelor's degree in Industrial Design or relevant work experience
- Proven creative capacity as evidenced by the ability to invent, conceptualize, and abstract.
- Expertise in a range of user-centered design methods.
- Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills.
- User Interface skills are a plus
Here are a few examples of what you'll get for the great work you provide:
- Full range of medical benefits, dental, vision
- Life Insurance
- Matching 401K
- Employee discounts at local retailers
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