CMC is an employee- owned life safety manufacturing company . Our purpose is to help save lives. With a mission to innovate the equipment and education that keep people safe in high-risk environments, we build the tools and develop the training to help our customers perform their jobs with greater safety and efficiency.
Under the general direction of the Director of Engineering, the Product Designer will create innovative new tools that solve problems, enabling professionals in the rope rescue, rope access, and work at height industries to do their jobs with greater safety and efficiency. This position will be hands on, collaborative and team based working closely with Engineering, Product Strategy, Operations and Marketing teams as well as the CMC School and industry experts.
Product Design 60%
• Lead new product design efforts (rope rescue hardware, harnesses, bags, packs, systems, etc.) from initial concept into production.
• Update and improve existing product lines to ensure continued market success.
• Drive product innovation through new materials, technology integration, and
advanced manufacturing methods.
• Create and implement a cohesive design language across our product portfolio.
• Create and maintain complete product data packages including design drawings, bill of materials, tech packs, and component specifications for both new and existing products.
• Document design and analysis efforts in technical reports and design review presentations.
• Perform project management responsibilities that include developing budgets and schedules, estimating tasks and resources, holding project meetings, etc. as necessary.
• Coordinate with the product management team to develop products requirement and specifications.
• Coordinate with operations and manufacturing engineering to implement Design for Manufacturability (DFM), and ease of assembly techniques into product development projects.
• Coordinate with supply chain to evaluate and qualify new suppliers and processes.
• Travel occasionally, with medium customer interaction and high vendor interaction.
Prototyping and Testing 25%
• Use rapid manufacturing and onsite equipment to develop physical prototypes to bring life to ideas, inform design decisions, prove concepts, and drive the development process.
• Develop and support test programs using the CMC Lab, CMC School and other industry experts.
Research and Experimentation 15%
• Research market trends and their impact on new product designs.
• Explore new concepts, ideas, processes and technologies to enhance our design processes and inform our product strategy.
• Document and present learning to a cross-functional team.