Gopher Sport is the leading direct-marketing company of unique, high-quality, innovative sports, physical education, fitness and early childhood products in the industry today. Since 1947 Gopher Sport has provided unsurpassed service to our customers and backed all of our products with an unconditional 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Gopher Sport is currently seeking a Product Development Design Coordinator to accelerate the expansion of our portfolio of proprietary products by assisting in the technical design and development of innovative, high quality, exclusive products.
Primary duties include:
- Interpret product concept into functional design by executing technical specifications and SolidWorks CAD that will achieve the product requirements.
- Execute manufacturable designs that will provide the supplier with complete information and specifications for molds and production.
- Troubleshoot and modify designs to resolve any design issues that prevent product from achieving the purpose for which it is intended.
- Product design should be developed and moved through the process while meeting stage gate timing.
Successful candidates will have an Associate’s degree in CAD, mechanical design or related field and 1-year success in a technical design role. Proficiency in SolidWorks; including drawing and 3D modeling, thorough knowledge of mechanical design drafting practices, strong capacity for technical design work and a general understanding of material and manufacturing. This position requires intense attention to detail and follow through on all projects, a passion for creativity and the ability to turn ideas into outcomes, the ability to take direction and achieve desired results independently and the ability to organize/prioritize multiple projects to meet or exceed aggressive project deadlines. Proven ability to make quick and timely information-driven decisions and excellent troubleshooting/problem solving skills. Catalog experience and a passion for physical education, sports and/or fitness preferred.
Gopher Sport can offer the right candidate a competitive compensation & benefit package, company-wide performance bonus, 401K, ESOP, tuition reimbursement, product discounts, company paid holidays and so much more! This position is located in Owatonna, MN (approximately 60-miles south of the Twin Cities).