Mercedes-Benz R&D North America is hiring a

Clay Modeler Specialist

Carlsbad, United States
Embedded in a worldwide network Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America continuously strives to remain at the forefront of successful automotive research and development. MBRDNA is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California, with key areas of Autonomous Driving, Advanced Interaction Design, Digital User Experience, Machine Learning, Customer Research, and Open Innovation. In Farmington Hills, Michigan, the focus is on Powertrain and eDrive technology as well as in Long Beach, where the teams test durability of the latest driver assistant and telematic systems. The Digital Hub in Seattle focusses on developing a cloud architecture and building out the cloud platform for the next generation of connected car services. The Testing and Regulatory Affairs Division in Ann Arbor and the Advanced Vehicle Design in Carlsbad complete the competence center.

Mercedes-Benz Research and Development North America is seeking an Clay Modeler Specialist to support the continuous growth and improvement of the North American Design Studio located in Carlsbad, CA. This position requires an exceptional understanding of the clay modeling process defined by the interaction between design, engineering, and 3D model execution. The process requires knowledge and skills needed to produce a quality buck starting with the wood base, foam, and finish clay development, and dinoc for senior management review.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develops clay model surfaces from technical drawings, design drawings and rendering.
  • Follows design directives and provide input to the creative process.
  • Familiar with a variety of media including wood, fiberglass, metal and paint in the model making process.
  • Uses, and or is able to learn milling machine operation and digitizing equipment as required to retrieve data and input points on the models.
  • Maintains shop and studio equipment and tools in a clean and orderly manner.
  • Maintains shop and studio safety compliance.
  • Works and travels abroad as necessary.
  • Assumes other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum three years’ this position would require 6+ years’ experience of experience with automotive clay model development or equivalent college training
  • There is no college, which could produce the skill set needed for this position
  • Strong surface development and highlighting skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Highschool Diploma or the equivalent
  • Ability to transform design sketches and verbal instruction into a 3D model
  • This is a physical position that requires constant standing, walking, sitting, bending at the waist, stooping, reaching with arms, hands and additional repetitive motions. This position also requires touching and feeling with hands to manipulate and form clay and foam. Additionally, this position uses warm and cool materials and tools to manipulate clay and foam.

The successful candidate’s starting pay will be determined based on a wide range of factors, including, but not limited to, job-related education, skills, and experience, geographic location, and market conditions. The current salary range for this position is as follows and may be modified in the future: $120,000-$150,000.

Why should you apply?
Here at MBRDNA, you create digital ecosystems around cars, you design a language between humans and machines, you make a car even more intelligent - you make the new reality for cars. We have an open and flexible environment to allow you to push boundaries, join MBRDNA and design your future.

Benefits for Full-Time* Employees Include:
• Medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees and their families
• 401(k) with employer match
• Up to 18 company-paid holidays
• Paid time off (unlimited for salaried employees), sick time, and parental leave
• Tuition assistance program
• Wellness/Fitness reimbursement programs
• Vehicle lease subsidy or company car (for eligible employees only)

* Internships excluded from Full-Time Employee benefits

MBRDNA is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and strongly supports diversity in the workforce. MBRDNA only accepts resumes from approved agencies who have a valid Agency Agreement on file. Please do not forward resumes to our applicant tracking system, MBRDNA employees, or send to any MBRDNA location.  MBRDNA is not responsible for any fees or claims related to receipt of unsolicited resumes.

Mercedes-Benz Research and Development North America, Inc.

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