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Industrial Designer

Fox Head, Inc - Irvine, CA

Posted: February 22nd, 2021


Description

As Industrial Designer, you will utilize your extensive skill set for creating, exciting and innovative products from beginning to end. Your main responsibility is to strive to conceptualize and create market leading Motocross and Mountain Bike products including helmets, personal protective gear, boots, goggles and others. This includes the execution of initial through final design concepts, development of innovative technical features and materials, the completion of technical specification packages and working with product development, all while adhering to company timelines. This position requires a mix of collaboration with the entire product team and independent work

Essential Functions Of This Role

The essential duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Execute the Industrial Design of complete products for all aspects inside and out, including but not exclusive to their function, aesthetics, usability, and comfort
  • Create designs that respect the visual language of the Fox and Shift brands, while contributing to their evolution
  • Provide solutions to design issues through a clear understanding of user and market needs
  • Deliver complete technical packages which supply development and manufacturing partners with all information required to understand, sample, color, material spec, create molds for, price quote and commercialize the intended product
  • Working closely with product development, ensure that the margin and timeline targets of each product are achieved
  • Actively engage in research of target market, industry competitors, and cultural trends
  • Keep abreast of manufacturing innovations through tradeshows, vendor discussions, and internet research
  • Understand and design to the certification standards of each product category
  • Assist product development in the commercialization of products through changes and tech packs

Competencies

  • Excellent visual communication skills and demonstrated ability to create highly sculptural forms through products that have been brought to market or in personal projects
  • Ability to iterate quickly and present multiple innovative solutions to a single issue
  • Effective communication skills that serve to share and defend ideas and to maintain a flow of information necessary for project success
  • A deeply enthusiastic attitude towards the Motocross, Mountain Bike, Action Sports industries
  • A self-starter who is able to execute based on company priorities and multiple project timelines

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None

Work Environment

  • This job operates within the corporate offices.

Physical Demands

  • Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or other move objects, including the human body.
  • Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery

Expected Hours Of Work

  • May be required to work more than 8 hours during a workday.

Travel

  • Domestic and International travel to trade shows, sales events, vendor visits, etc. as needed.

Required Education, Experience And Skills

  • 3-5 plus years of design experience, specializing in technical, consumer product
  • A working knowledge of material properties, manufacturing processes and product development
  • Proficiency in the Adobe Creative Suite software packages and Microsoft Office

Preferred Education, Experience And Skills

  • 2 year or greater degree
  • Exceptional surfacing skills in 3D CAD or hand sculpting

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  • Must be able to travel internationally

Work Authorization/ Security Clearance

  • None


About Fox Head, Inc

Fox Head, Inc. is headquartered in Irvine, CA, with additional offices in Morgan Hill, CA and Barcelona, Spain. The Fox brand is the most recognized and best selling brand of motocross apparel in the world today. Fox built its business by developing clothing for high intensity, physically demanding motorsport of motocross. Through sponsoring and working closely with the best riders in the history of the sport - riders such as Ricky Carmichael, James Stewart, Damon Bradshaw, Rick Johnson, Mark Barnett, Doug Henry, Jeremy McGrath and Steve Lamson - our company has researched and developed race clothing that provides riders with maximum protection and performance and freedom of movement. For more than three decades Fox has created the best motocross riding apparel in the world, which is able to withstand the elements and the torturous racing conditions that are a major part of motocross.

Fox Racing first opened for business in 1974, when Geoff Fox, a Ph. D. who taught physics at the University of Santa Clara, launched Moto-X Fox, a tiny distribution business for European motocross parts and accessories in a 1,500-square foot building in Campbell, California. Within two years, Moto-X Fox was manufacturing high-performance suspension and engine components for racers looking for an on-track advantage. In the spring of 1977 Geoff was determined to show the American motocross public that his products were superior to those of the competition. He created his own privately-owned professional motocross team, Team Moto-X Fox. Going up against the might of the Japanese factory teams, Team Moto-X Fox riders became the top non-factory riders in the series, finishing fifth, sixth and seventh in the highly-competitive AMA 125cc National Championship series, thereby achieving Geoff's goal of proving that his handmade parts were the best that money could buy.

During the series, Team Moto-X Fox riders wore bright red, yellow and orange race outfits. Handmade by Fox, the clothing became an instant hit with the fans and interested enthusiasts started calling the Fox shop in Campbell inquiring about its availability. Over the course of the next few years Fox was completely reorganized to become a major player in the U.S. motocross apparel industry. In 1980, Fox rider Mark Barnett won the company's first National Championship, and two years later, Brad Lackey won Fox 's (and the United States') first World Motocross Championship. In the ensuing two-plus decades, Fox-sponsored riders have won over 40 National Motocross and Supercross Championships. In 2006 Fox rider Ricky Carmichael won the AMA Supercross Championship, while Lifelong Fox rider James Stewart won the FIM World Supercross Championship.

Today, Fox remains a family owned and operated business, with the second generation working full-time at the company. During the last three decades, Fox Racing has become an international leader in the youth lifestyle clothing market with its famous Fox Head logo seen worldwide. In doing so, the family has held steadfast to Geoff Fox's original goal of making the best motocross products money can buy. Constant research, development, and fine-tuning goes into Fox race apparel and performance gear. Through the guidance and feedback of Fox's championship-winning athletes, the company continues to lead the charge by utilizing the best technology and design talent available to enhance and optimize the quality, comfort and performance of all of its products. It is through lessons learned through relationships with the best athletes in the world that Fox will continue to create and offer the finest lines of apparel and clothing available today.