Employment


MANUFACTURING ENGINEER

General Summary of Responsibilities:

Responsible for the design and documentation of high quality manufacturing equipment and tooling. Develops new manufacturing processes and equipment and contributes to the continuous improvement of existing capabilities. Performs administrative functions in support of daily Plant operations including updating Bill of Labors (BOLs) and dispositioning NCRs.

Job Duties:

  • Designs manufacturing equipment and tooling with consideration for quality, safety, performance, cost, reliability, and maintainability.
  • Provides complete component drawings, assembly drawings, electrical diagrams and other documents necessary to build manufacturing equipment and tooling.
  • Works closely with Plant Managers, Division Directors, and Product Development to ensure that manufacturing equipment developed is effective, safe, and consistent with the strategic needs of the organization.
  • Executes continuous improvement in the plants through lean manufacturing with emphasis on quality, labor and/or ergonomic improvements using lean tools such as DMAIC and OEE.
  • Coordinates New Product Introduction (NPI) process to ensure the successful launch of new products. This includes validation of new processes , procurement of equipment and tooling, and working with planning to ensure adherence to product launch schedule.
  • Initiates and updates BOLs to ensure accuracy of labor data.
  • Works with Quality, Production, Purchasing and Product Development to disposition NCRs.
  • Monitors and reports on adherence to project schedules and budgets.
  • Designs modifications and upgrades to existing equipment and processes..
  • Prepares detailed estimates of equipment and project costs including purchased components, machined and fabricated components, and assembly labor.
  • Evaluates manufacturing processes and makes recommendations when choosing between alternative technologies.
  • Occasional domestic and international travel is required.

Education, Skills and Abilities:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Manufacturing/Industrial Engineering.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • A thorough understanding of mechanical engineering principles as they relate to manufacturing equipment and tooling.
  • Familiarity with a wide range of industrial processes including machining, welding, casting, injection molding, tool-making, RF welding, etc.
  • Experience in the selection and application of pneumatic components, industrial heaters and controls, motors, bearings, industrial electrical hardware, power transmission components, etc.
  • Strong CAD skills including 3D modeling and standard drafting practices. Experience with Solidworks preferred.
  • Strong analytical skills. Must be able to approach technical problems methodically and develop, document, and execute effective problem solving plans.
  • Familiarity with Lean Manufacturing and tools such as DMAIC, OEE, Kaizen, Poke Yoke, Process Mapping, Kanban, FIFO, etc. to use in plant improvement efforts.
  • Familiarity with statistical methods used in process measurement and control.
  • Excellent technical communication skills. Must be able to summarize complex data and present technical information to other engineers and managers.
  • Ability to plan and execute multiple projects concurrently.
  • Previous training or familiarity with the principals of Lean Manufacturing.
  • Familiarity with occupational safety standards including general machine guarding, power press requirements, and ergonomic considerations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization.

Benefits: Full Benefits
Salary: DOE
Cascade Designs is a smoke and drug free work place.
Cascade Designs is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Consideration for employment is made without regard to race, color, religion, gender, or national origin.


To apply do one of the following:
E-Mail resume to:

jobs@cascadedesigns.com
Include the job code MFG in subject.

or mail resume to:
Cascade Designs
Attn: HR Department
4000 1st Ave. S.
Seattle, WA. 98134
No phone calls please.


DEALER SERVICES REPRESENTATIVE

General Summary of Responsibilities:

To be a point of contact for CDI’s Dealers , Sales Representatives and E-Commerce Customers in the U.S. and Canada, by responding to e-mail and phone inquiries, and providing them with answers to inquiries, and entering orders for requests for product.

Job Duties:

  • Immediate response to incoming Canadian and US sales phone lines, incoming e-mails and faxes for sales information orders, requests and problem resolution.
  • Interface with Dealers, Sales Reps and Sales Managers to process and track orders, revise existing pre-season orders and enter ASAP orders the same day they are received, with special attention to closeout sales, program orders and e-commerce orders.
  • Work with internal CDI customers (shipping, credit, inventory status) to ensure Dealers receive the best service in all their interactions from CDI.
  • Cross train within the Dealer Services Department to gain an understanding of all aspects of the position and to cover territories of other Dealer Services Reps.
  • Identify opportunities to suggest or increase sales.
  • Maintain CDI’s procedures and reputation with quality service.

Education, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written skills in English.
  • Pleasant, courteous and efficient telephone manner.
  • Ability to have excellent customer service approach.
  • Capacity to communicate effectively with a broad spectrum of dealers, reps, and consumers on a wide range of issues.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office 2010 Software such as Excel, Word, and Outlook.
  • Previous employment in the outdoor industry related to customer services and/or retail.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with our products.
  • Minimum high school diploma or equivalent, some college preferred.

Benefits: Full Benefits
Salary: DOE
Cascade Designs is a smoke and drug free work place.
Cascade Designs is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Consideration for employment is made without regard to race, color, religion, gender, or national origin.


To apply do one of the following:
E-Mail resume to:

jobs@cascadedesigns.com
Include the job code DSR in subject.

or mail resume to:
Cascade Designs
Attn: HR Department
4000 1st Ave. S.
Seattle, WA. 98134
No phone calls please.


DESIGN ENGINEER

General Summary of Responsibilities:

Ideate, design, analyze, document and support the research, development, testing and introduction of new and improved products.

Job Duties:

  • Design Engineering: Conduct engineering analysis, CAD modeling and drafting, detail design, materials and process studies, materials selection, initial BOM development, cost/benefit analyses, and other duties related to product design engineering. Make, change and check CAD models and drawings. Perform dimensional analyses, check tolerance stack-ups, fits and clearances. Authorize changes and assist in and direct ongoing BOM changes. Develop prototypes, draft patterns and layout recommendations, help define production steps and directions, and help develop initial costing for new and revised products. Interface with customers regarding custom product development. Coordinate design and material changes to increase product profitability and maintain or improve product function and quality. Use field, and user feedback to improve product value and performance.
  • Start-up Support: Follow through on production startup of new products.
  • Product Configuration: Draft and/or direct the development of working drawings, specifications, and other documentation for initial and revised product configurations.
  • Change Management: Coordinate changes to patterns, designs, materials and tooling as needed to support the ECOs. Initiate and check change documents for completeness and accuracy.
  • Non-Conforming Material Support: Assist in resolving NCR issues as required.
  • Product Testing: Plan, execute/monitor, and support product performance verification testing (lab and field) of designs during the concept development and detail design phases of development.
  • Intellectual Property: Assist in patent applications and reviews and trademark searches.
  • Design Documentation: Document and maintain necessary design and development notebooks, checklists, etc. for the products and projects assigned.

Education, Skills and Abilities:

  • B.S. in Engineering is required, Mechanical or design engineering focus is preferred. Active association and involvement in the field and professional registration is encouraged.
  • At least four years of progressive design engineering experience in a manufacturing environment is preferred. Experience in coordinating and supporting multiple, parallel development projects is preferred. Experience in the specialty outdoor sporting goods industry is preferred. Background in industrial design, materials science, textiles, plastics, and/or light assembly/manufacturing is preferred. Recent experience and current activity in human-powered, backcountry and paddling activities is recommended.
  • Demonstrated ability to engineer and develop new products in a manufacturing environment.
  • Skilled in all aspects of design engineering support to product development.
  • The ability to effectively communicate ideas and information while maintaining smooth, cooperative relationships.
  • Excellent verbal and written English skills.
  • Competent in math and statistics.
  • Prefer experience with Solidworks CAD program, MS Project and PowerPoint, and finite element modeling programs.
  • Sound decision-making and proven problem-solving skills.
  • Knowledgeable regarding materials and processes appropriate for the product lines.

Benefits: Full Benefits
Salary: DOE
Cascade Designs is a smoke and drug free work place.
Cascade Designs is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Consideration for employment is made without regard to race, color, religion, gender, or national origin.


To apply do one of the following:
E-Mail resume to:

jobs@cascadedesigns.com
Include the job code DE in subject.

or mail resume to:
Cascade Designs
Attn: HR Department
4000 1st Ave. S.
Seattle, WA. 98134
No phone calls please.


PUBLIC RELATIONS MANAGER

General Summary of Responsibilities:

The Public Relations Manager executes top-class marketing for Cascade Designs. This is achieved by developing and managing all public relations activities in support of business unit and brand objectives as well as Cascade Designs corporate presence.

Job Duties:

  • Work closely with the VP of Product Development and Marketing Services and business unit leadership (VP’s and Marketing Directors) to develop public relations plans in support of corporate, business unit, and brand objectives
  • Direct activities of external PR agencies that develop and implement communication strategies and information programs
  • Evaluate Business Unit advertising and promotion programs for compatibility with public relations efforts
  • Manage execution of public relations function including: Media relations and tracking, Community relations, Influencer relations, Corporate Communications including crisis response, Press trips, Media events, Sponsorship opportunities, Athletic relationships, Corporate social giving

Education, Skills and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, with a focus on Marketing.
  • 5+ years relevant experience in public relations, preferably in the specialty outdoor sporting goods industry
  • Active in outdoor specialty activities
  • Experience sourcing and managing external resources such as consultants, agencies and professional services firms
  • Project management experience

Benefits: Full Benefits
Salary: DOE
Cascade Designs is a smoke and drug free work place.
Cascade Designs is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Consideration for employment is made without regard to race, color, religion, gender, or national origin.


To apply do one of the following:
E-Mail resume to:

jobs@cascadedesigns.com
Include the job code PRM in subject.

or mail resume to:
Cascade Designs
Attn: HR Department
4000 1st Ave. S.
Seattle, WA. 98134
No phone calls please.


SEASONAL MECHANIC TECHNICIAN

General Summary of Responsibilities:

Serves as production maintenance with a focus on producing a quality product to schedule. Constructs, maintains and tests mechanical equipment, machinery and components. Identifies parts or machines that need new parts or need to be replaced and places orders as necessary. Requires a high school diploma or its equivalent. May be required to complete an apprenticeship and /or formal training in area of specialty. Requires 2 years of experience in the field or in a related area. May be familiar with standard concepts, practices and procedures within a given field. Is able to rely on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of complicated tasks.

Job Duties:

  • Provides support for production line problems
  • Perform repairs to equipment
  • Performs modifications to equipment
  • With supervision builds new equipment (Fabrication, machining, controls, etc.)
  • Preventive maintenance on equipment
  • Maintain Company Vehicles
  • Maintain forklifts

Education, Skills and Abilities:

  • Minimum high school diploma
  • Preferred 2 year technical degree
  • 2 years experience in industrial maintenance
  • Production line trouble shooting skills
  • Interpersonal skills a must
  • Must know Hydraulic, Pneumatics, mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems
  • Must be able to read and work from blue prints
  • Welding, fabrication and machining
  • Must be able to read and work from electrical schematics and ladder logic

Benefits: N/A
Salary: DOE
Cascade Designs is a smoke and drug free work place.
Cascade Designs is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Consideration for employment is made without regard to race, color, religion, gender, or national origin.


To apply do one of the following:
E-Mail resume to:

jobs@cascadedesigns.com
Include the job code SMT in subject.

or mail resume to:
Cascade Designs
Attn: HR Department
4000 1st Ave. S.
Seattle, WA. 98134
No phone calls please.