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Designer I

Company: Hyundai-KIA America Technical Center, Inc.
Location: Irvine
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

Create appropriate design proposals for concept and production car programs in the form of sketches, renderings, and 3D digital models. Oversee the development of Computer Assisted Simulation (CAS) to create 3D Digital models and 1/4 scale and 1/1 clay models to execute selected concepts. Consult with Management, Engineering and Marketing to incorporate design criteria and to resolve issues related to design proposals. Assist Color & Trim Designers to develop appropriate colors and fabrics.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities, including but not limited to:

Meet with Management, Engineering, Marketing and Design Team to discuss design criteria. Incorporate design criteria provided.

Create compelling and appropriate design proposals for various concept and production car programs in the form of sketches, renderings and 3D digital models.

Research and analyze trends in overall packaging, dimension, materials and products using online and print resources and by attending auto shows and other events. Report on these trends to Management using PowerPoint presentations. Create and display image board presentations or physical drawings on whiteboard incorporating ideas. Select various themes based on trends and research.

Develop design over engineering package using ALIAS software. Oversee the development of CAS 3D Digital models.

Oversee the development of the 1/1 and scale models by clay sculptors and fabricators. Develop hard parts using ALIAS and other CAD software. Consult with Engineering and Manufacturing to meet styling and manufacturing requirements.

Create high-quality 'Publication Images' for use in Press Releases and Design Brochures using Photoshop, ALIAS Design Studio, and photographed images.

Provide oversight, guidance and support to vendors producing one-of-a-kind 'Concept Vehicles' for auto shows worldwide.

Travel to Korea to oversee further product development by working with Namyang Design and Engineering teams.

Benchmark competitive vehicles to aid design direction.

Maintain clean, orderly, efficient workspace.

Create and present technical reports as assigned.

Perform administrative functions such as purchasing requests, timecard, vacation requests, travel requests, etc.

Perform additional projects as assigned.

Travel up to 20% of time domestically and internationally.

Qualifications and Requirements

Knowledge of consumer design trends and forecasting

Knowledge of Automotive Industry design, engineering and manufacturing

Proficient knowledge of Design Aesthetics

Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities

Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality and demonstrate integrity and ethical behavior.

Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree in Industrial or Transportation Design

Experience working in culturally diverse team environment

Required Skills

Expert Concept Ideation skills

Expert sketching and rendering skills

Proficient in Adobe applications - Photoshop

Proficient in ALIAS Studio

Proficient Project Management skills

Proficient skills in MS Office - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook

Proficient time management and organization skills

Proficient self-management skills

Proficient oral and written communication skills

Physical Demands and Work Environment

Office Environment - no specific or unusual physical or environmental demands

Studio Environment - exposure to woods, plastics, metals, clay, paints and resins; exposure to extreme temperature changes indoors and outdoors.

Shop Environment - exposure to fuel, compressed air/gas, emissions and exhaust fumes; pinching, tripping, electrical, and chemical hazards

Valid Drivers License and Satisfactory Driving Record

Candidates applying for positions with Hyundai KIA must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.

HATCI is an Equal Opportunity Employer including Disabled and Veteran. VEVRAA Federal contractor.

Keywords: Hyundai-KIA America Technical Center, Inc., Irvine , Designer I, Other , Irvine, California

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