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 Subject : Steelcase Model Maker – Grand Rapids, MI.. 11/12/2018 09:52:34 PM 
Samanthi Martinez
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Job Description

Who we are:
Steelcase was founded as an office furniture maker, and we've evolved into the international leader in workplace solutions. We apply our insights to the intersection of space, technology, and furniture, helping individuals and teams in leading companies around the world to be more successful at work.

We pursue innovation, strive for sustainability and develop insights in every part of our business.

Why people choose to work with us:
Let's start with the cool workspace—after all, that's our business. But that's just one of the ways we help people like you do their best work. We encourage curiosity and critical thinking, we embrace well-being in its broadest sense and we provide mentoring and inspiration at every step of your career journey.

Are you inspired to make things? Like bringing an idea or concept to life? Enjoy working with your hands to prototype cutting-edge products? Steelcase, with $3B in annual sales and the global leader in workplace environments, is uniquely positioned in our market to provide insight-based office solutions to our clients. We are creating connected systems for the workplace - intelligent spaces that are defined, designed and developed on a foundation of deep research and insight into people, space and technology.

We’re growing our Model Making team in Grand Rapids, Michigan and are looking for smart, passionate and creative people to join us. We provide a flexible work environment, the latest tools and a best in class Model Shop, competitive compensation, and a culture of innovation. Even better, we’re offering the opportunity to help influence, innovate and design the way people will work in the future.

We are hiring multiple positions from Associate to Senior level.

Required Skills
  • Facilitate, coordinate, and engage in collaboration with Engineering, Design, others in Ideation processes
  • Ability to leverage expertise in technical knowledge of processes and materials to develop an appropriate/effective model based on quality, cost, and timing needs defined by product teams
  • Ability to leverage processes and materials to demonstrate new ideas and prove feasibility
  • Ability to operate a variety of equipment effectively and safely relative to applied area of modeling
  • Collaborate with Product Teams on prototyping and use of new and emerging materials and processes
  • Participate and leverage professional networks and relationships
  • Demonstrate the ability to serve as Subject Matter Expert to Product Development Teams and Cross functional groups
  • Monitor specific areas of compliance: materials, safety, government regulation, environmental, personal protection, etc.
  • Provide input on the design and manufacturability of concepts, materials, and methods to cross functional areas
  • Effectively communicate technical information to Engineering, Design, Testing and Quality and external customer base.

Required Experience
  • Preferred degree in Industrial Design, Model Making or Apprenticeship in a technical area
  • 2 to 5 years’ experience in Model Making or Design related field

We are proud to have a diverse and inclusive workforce, and we're always looking to get better. We value applicants who are comfortable interacting with people different than themselves. Women, people of any race or national origin, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, veterans, working mothers and fathers, and everyone else are all invited to apply.

Steelcase provides employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, color, creed, genetic information, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, or veteran status and bases all employment decisions only on valid job requirements.

Job Location
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States

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