3D Production Technical Manager

Sunnyvale, CA
Job Terms:
up to ~$100/hr, DOE
Start date:
Posted By:
Jennie Brandon

Job Description:

The 3D Production Technical Manager, Development possesses strong design development skills - particularly in engineering and fabrication - in addition to project management, supplier management, and partner management skills to deliver against a wide variety of 3DVM initiatives. You will be instrumental in supporting the design development process as a technical resource, advising our design team on engineering options and implications, consulting with suppliers to drive smart and innovative solutions while upholding quality standards and managing budget and time constraints.
Our team delivers best-in-class quality through collaboration with our Design groups and dedication to strong partnership with agencies, suppliers and cross- functional teams.

• Lead technical aspects of the design development process including: model reviews, engineering methodology, fabrication guidance, supplier selection/management
• Guide and advise in engineering and fabrication discussions with production, design and supplier teams; provide context and translation between 3DVM team, engineering and business units
• Provide proactive, innovative solutions and lend strategic thinking to all projects, discussions and processes
• Organize and manage supplier reviews; present options, document feedback and capture action items
• Execute against project strategy and negotiate project shifts with nimble, innovative and strategic approach
• Collaborate with design, project management, producer, cross functional teams, procurement, legal, production teams and supplier partners to deliver best-in-class solutions
• Serve as an ambassador for the 3D Production Team, establish and maintain trusted and productive relationships with cross-functional, agency and supplier partners

Key Qualifications
• 7-10 years of design development and fabrication experience in a design agency, architecture firm, corporate in-house studio or fabrication shop or manufacturing facility
• Project leadership experience managing the design development process for 3D physical deliverables
• Ability to advise and educate design teams on engineering, fabrication options that may influence design outcome
• Design CAD proficiency
• Experience reviewing models and understanding drawings
• Experience across various fabrication methods and understanding of testing, validation, compliance and certifications
• Manage and document prototype builds and installations
• Aptitude for project management, strong eye for quality and high attention to detail
• Curiosity and desire to explore new solutions and creatively problem solve
• Ability to thrive in ambiguous environments and self motivate
• Proactive, innovative, highly organized, and calm under pressure approach
• Ability to work flexibly, both as a team member and a project lead
• Ability to build relationships through clear communication, transparent collaboration and dependable results
• Ability to make accurate and timely decisions
• Strong written, verbal communication and presentation skills

Industrial Design, Product Design, Mechanical Engineering degree preferred or relevant experience

This role is based in Santa Clara Valley, with international and domestic travel lasting up to 10 days at a time

Client Description:

Our client, a leader in consumer electronics, is one of the greatest, most innovative, world-changing companies ever created! More like a cluster of start-ups versus a large company, they are single-handedly credited with creating some of the most impactful products of this generation.

Working alongside some of the brightest and most talented people, the work you do here will add up to something big that could not be done anywhere else.  There is no doubt that your best work will be brought out achieving some hefty goals at a heroic pace.

One thing we know is that you WILL NOT ever be bored.​

WORKING WITH AQUENT: long-term assignments with Aquent gets you access to some pretty cool things:
- You're paid weekly
- Subsidized health (including term life and LTD) and dental benefits after your first four weeks of work (averaging at least 20 hrs/wk)
- Access to Fidelity 401(k)
- Access to FSA Program
- Direct deposit for your pay check
- Access to our Talent Rewards Program (we reward for referrals!)
- Access to free online courses via Aquent's Gymnasium, to help you develop your skills: http://gymnasium.aquent.com/
- Access to free online courses via Lynda.com
- Aquent support: your Aquent Agent checks in with you during the course of your contract to make sure you're happy and progressing according to your expectations (we're also there to be looking for new opportunities for you when you're close to wrapping up)