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Posted: Sunday, July 23, 2017 12:07 AM



Creative Design Engineer

SMC, a world leader in the design and manufacture of mountaineering and rope rescue equipment is seeking a creative design engineer with both a passion for creating category-defining products and the perfect balance of creative and analytical skills.

Primary Responsibilities

The creative design engineer will be part of a team that takes products through the design process from user research through concept, design, engineering and prototyping phases. The ideal candidate will be eager to learn new skills on the job and grow into a position with more responsibility.

Experience & Education

· 2-4 years of design or engineering professional experience
· Degree in engineering or equivalent combination of education & experience
· Experience with mountaineering and/or technical rope rescue is a plus
· Knowledge of manufacturing processes is a plus

Skills: Required

· Creativity/divergent thinking
· Analytical/convergent thinking
· Attention to detail
· Self-sufficiency; the ability to plan, organize & manage your time
· Communication: verbal, written and graphic
· Proficiency in solid modeling CAD software
· Proficiency with engineering calculations
· Knowledge of mechanics and physics
· Ability to create technical drawings using critical dimensions & tolerances
· Microsoft Office Suite

Skills: Ideal Candidate

· Proficiency with FEA software
· Ability to sketch by hand
· Proficiency with solid and surface modeling in Solidworks
· Prototype fabrication including use of common machine shop tools
· Test fixture design and fabrication
· Testing protocols
· Adobe Creative Suite


As SMC celebrates its 50th anniversary, we look forward to a future of creating category-defining products for the mountaineering and technical rescue markets. We design and manufacture our equipment for elite climbers and rescue technicians in the shadow of Mt. Baker in Ferndale, Washington. Our location between the North Cascades and the Salish Sea is an inspiring setting to create and test our designs during working hours and offers unlimited recreational opportunities for the off-hours.

Candidates should send a cover letter, resume and either a PDF portfolio or a link to an online portfolio to with the subject “Creative Design Engineer”.

Salary dependent upon experience. SMC is an equal opportunity employer.

• Location: Bellingham, Ferndale

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