February 12, 2019

WS is seeking to add a new addition to our team of 33:

  • PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE / PATTERN DESIGn

This is a full-time, dynamic and high-touch role that bridges client experience and passion for product/design/making.  

If you or someone you know in Chicago (only) could be a superstar here, we want to meet. Serious inquiries only please.

Accepting resumes through February 25th with starting dates to follow as soon as selections are made.  

Salary competitive and based on experience. Health insurance offered.

*** Please submit PDF cover letter and resume via email to general@westsupply.com with subject line: “[ROLE TITLE (per below)] / [YOUR NAME]” ***


 

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE / PATTERN DESIGN
 

Role Description

  • Production orders - prep 2D/3D files for cnc/printed parts

  • Shop drawings, revise 3D models, produce models from maquettes

  • Purchase parts/materials: lighting/hardware/outsourced moulds

  • Communicate with vendors regarding pricing and RDDs

  • Ability to interface with clients as needed

  • Willingness to engage in some hands-on work and facilitation in the workshop

  • Manage 3D printers

  • Manage plotter, make 2D templates

  • Manage out-sourced waterjet for welding templates, registers, parts

 

Traits

  • Interest in learning Fine Art and Design Production with specialization in Bronze, Cast Glass, Sculpture and Lighting at highest levels of craftsmanship.

  • Ability to work confidently and efficiently with crew members at all levels with positive, energetic, humble attitude, relationship building

  • Organization: Detail-oriented, versatile and self-driven with the ability to multi-task and take ownership of projects

  • Creative problem solver: Instincts to identify production challenges and respect that all aspects of casting (and therefore quality and cost) are driven by the files made in this role

 

Skills

  • Rhino

  • Solidworks

  • Autocad

  • Adobe Creative Suite - Illustrator / Indesign / Photoshop

  • Excel / Google Sheets