Prototype Manager

Prototype Manager for a Design Studio
  • Salary: US $80000-120,000 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: New York
  • Sector: Architecture
  • Job Ref: 49927

About this role

Seeking a proactive, organized and thoughtful Prototype Manager to support our Systems Design team. Candidate will be involved in the design, procurement, management and execution of both functional and marketing prototypes, and will engage in collaboration with suppliers and partner fabrication facilities.Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate prototypes between System Design team members and prototyping partner facilities.
  • Design tests for performance and execution of assemblies and components to evaluate criteria established by the System Design Team.
  • Keep tests focused, solving specific criteria at minimal budget and fast schedules.
  • Create 3D digital models, drawings, and material lists for fabrication of components of tests.
  • Maintain schedules and budgets for prototypes.
  • Thoroughly document and organize prototype tests results through video, photography, measurement, data capture, etc.
  • Manage coordinate travel and access to prototyping partner facilities for colleagues to review prototypes and ensure compliance with safety standards of those facilities.

Skills and Experience:

  • Highly organized, and have experience managing complex schedules.
  • You are detail and data-oriented.
  • Have the ability to work both collaboratively and independently.
  • You have 3+ years experience in a full time position at a manufacturing or fabrication environment, whether Industrial Design, Manufacturing Engineering, or Fabrication.
  • Proficient in relevant 3-D modeling software.
  • Excellent communication skills, and the ability to thoroughly record, document and deliver processes in a clear and organized manner.
  • You have basic spreadsheet and project management software knowledge.
  • Proficiency in Catia, Rhino, Solidworks, and / or Inventor.
  • Strong managerial experience with scheduling, budgeting, and project logistics in a fabrication environment.
  • A degree in a related field, such as Engineering, Architecture, Industrial Design, Interior Design.

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated candidate to join a leading NYC studio.

Brian Baxter

Bio: Brian is a graduate of the Syracuse University School of Architecture. After spending ten years in architecture he took the opportunity to help grow a small menswear company. His passion for architecture didn’t wain and he recently joined Bespoke New York where he uses his considerable knowledge and experience to place architects with practices in NYC.

+1 (212) 321 0909

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