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CNC Modeler 3

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Warren, MI

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Contractor (W-2)

Job Description

The main function of a modeler is to develop three-dimensional (3D) clay model development of scale and full size exterior and interior models of proposed corporate products. A typical modeler is responsible for assisting studio personnel in developing solutions to engineering and design problems.
Job Responsibilities:
* Sculpt 3D clay concept or production models to meet specifications.
* Set templates of clay to develop form and apply clay to armatures in preparation for surfacing.
* Take dimensions from model with data acquisition equipment to obtain accurate measurements and check dimensional information for duplication.
* Create new and improve existing clay and digital models using templates, points, and other software program data provided by a supervisor or designated leader.
* Coordinate input from internal and external customers to better understand customer needs and/or perceptions.
* Aid in design and engineering problem solving.
* Perform occasional instruction and training of other modeling personnel.
* Actively identify new areas for learning and takes advantage of learning opportunities.
* Monitor current product developments and trends in areas of expertise
* Serve as the single point contact for design management.

Job Requirements

* Expert knowledge of hard modeling, Automotive engineering, Sculpting, Clay Modeling, Form and Line development, 3D Models, Surfacing.
* Ability to create manufacturable math and 3D models (die pulls, draft angles, and part breakups) and present to leadership.
* Ability to use clay modeling equipment.
* Ability to read blueprints and/or engineering drawings.
* Ability to interface with engineering criteria.
* Basic knowledge of UG.
* Alias and animation experience.
* Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
* Familiarity with various email communication tools (i.e., Yahoo, Lotus Notes).
* Strong leadership and mentoring skills necessary to provide support and constructive performance feedback.
* Advanced ability to identify issues, generate solutions and choose appropriate alternatives using root cause analysis.
* Thorough understanding and abilities in surface, form, and line development.
* Strong written and verbal communications skills.
* Ability to work independently and with a team.
* Ability to work effectively with business partners to meet mutual goals.
* Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Design, Engineering, Sculpture, Ceramics, or equivalent experience.
* 5-7 years of experience required. 


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