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Designer - Product Development (Head Protection)

MSA, The Safety Company
Cranberry, PA 16066
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MSA, The Safety Company

Designer - Product Development (Head Protection)

US-PA-Cranberry Twp

Job ID: 2021-4455
Type: Full-Time
# of Openings: 1
Category: Engineering
MSA, The Safety Company


MSA Safety is a global leader in the development of safety equipment and pioneering technology that helps protect people and facility infrastructures around the world. We are committed to providing the latest in innovative, best-in-class safety solutions that feature integrated systems capability and allow our customers to return safely to their families and friends. Every day our customers place their lives in our hands. In response, we provide them with protection they can trust. It is gratifying to lead the way as a source of inspiration. Would you like to join our team of more than 5,000 employees world-wide dedicated to this purpose? We hope so.

We are looking for a talented Product Designer to join the New Product Development (NPD) team at MSA! This position reports to an NPD Engineering Manager. The successful candidates primary responsibility will be to design and develop innovative and exciting safety equipment in collaboration with a product development team. This will be accomplished by applying MSAs established New Product Development process.


  • Collaborate with engineers, project managers, and other teammates to develop and prototype new designs of components, assemblies and systems
  • Use Solidworks to prepare models and drawings of parts and assemblies
  • Utilize engineering input, customer feedback and specifications, and product test data to drive design direction
  • Incorporate appropriate dimensional tolerances as determined by manufacturing requirements and material selection
  • Incorporate cost considerations, manufacturability, and user experience into design development
  • Build physical models and perform testing to support verification and validation
  • Document and communicate work performed for internal or external stakeholders
  • Proactively recognize discrepancies, errors and roadblocks and propose solutions or design alternatives
  • Consistently meet work deadlines while producing high quality work
  • Facilitate timely new engineering documentation and change requests in accordance with documentation control processes


Special Skills, Knowledge and Abilities Required:

  • Personal initiative; the ability to drive projects and tasks through to completion
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic, cross-functional team environment
  • Demonstrated proficiency with SolidWorks in solid modeling, surface modeling, assembly creation, and detail drawings
  • Ability to multitask and efficiently manage time in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and ability to confirm quality of work
  • Solid written, presentation, and verbal communication skills
  • A growth mindset; a desire to learn and develop skills
  • Creativity in problem solving and a willingness to innovate


  • Experience with plastic injection mold part design
  • Experience with machined component design
  • Demonstrated experience with SAP enterprise management software and Atlassian tools
  • Hands-on experience and/or formal education with personal protective equipment
  • Familiarity with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) and ASME engineering drawing standards
  • Experience in working with regulatory requirements and design standards

Education required:

  • Associates degree or related two-year technical school degree in Drafting or Computer Aided Design or equivalent

Experience required:

  • Level II: Minimum 3 years related experience in 3D modeling
  • Senior: Minimum 5 years related experience in complex 3D modeling


  • Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA) or Certified SolidWorks Professional (CSWP) certification


MSA is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and to providing a workplace that is free from unlawful discrimination.

As such, it is MSA's policy not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of the person's age, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, race, religion,
gender, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, veteran's status, genetic information, political affiliation, disabling condition,
or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. MSA also makes reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities who are otherwise qualified to perform a job unless such accommodations would impose an undue hardship.

If you are an individual with a disability and need an accommodation to assist you in navigating this career site, let us know.Contact Us MSA is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities/Females/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans.

Posted: 2021-01-23 Expires: 2021-02-24

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