Best Industrial Design Jobs in Knoxville, TN: Senior Industrial Designer

Best Industrial Design Jobs in Knoxville, TN: Senior Industrial Designer

Do you love working with your hands? Are you driven to create? Did you find school boring and frustrating because you have a "doer" personality? Are you able to assemble things without the instruction manual? Are you able to put yourself in the customer’s shoes? Do you have exceptional spatial reasoning and always find yourself being able to "see the solution" in your head? Do you love CAD (SolidWorks, etc.), Adobe, Rhino, Blender and similar programs?

Senior Industrial Designer is a senior position on the Design & Marketing Team reporting directly to the Design Director. The position also works closely with the CEO, Supply Chain Manager, and the Operations Team (Manufacturing, Customer Experience, etc.) to move products from design into production. The Senior Industrial Designer is in charge of some of the most important company assets: bringing our new product visions to life and getting them production ready. This role is more important than ever as we are a vertically integrated company, meaning we invent, design, engineer, manufacture, brand, market, sell, distribute, and fulfill every product we make, all in-house. We’re looking for someone committed to seeing their work realized everyday in pursuit of supporting our customers across our Military and Safety lines to improve and save lives. If this sounds too good to be true, then we want to hear from you.

Senior Industrial Designer responsibilities:

A. Soft Goods design - ideation sketches, prototyping, Tech Pack creation (Bill of Materials, pattern, assembly instructions, callouts), materials identification and sourcing

B. Hard Goods design - ideation sketches/concepts, 3D modeling (Fusion360), prototyping (printing, clay, etc.)

C. Field and Lab Testing/Validation for all new product concepts, prototypes

Required proficiency:

  • 5-10 years as a professional Industrial Designer
  • Visual Communication Skills (sketching and rendering)
  • Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, XD, After Effects, etc.)
  • CAD (Rhino preferred, but not required)
  • 3D printing/additive manufacturing
  • Soft goods construction, prototyping (sewing, cutting, pattern making)

Familiarity strongly preferred:

  • welding (RF, Ultrasonic)
  • woodworking
  • hard goods design
  • tool construction/design
  • blow and injection molding
  • 3D Modeling
  • Backpacking
  • Crossfit, Running, 
  • shooting/firearms experience
  • Military, Law Enforcement, First Responder background/experience

How we will measure success: iterative process with Design , project handoff to Production, ability to internalize and design "on brand" and ability to internalize end-user empathy.

Big advantage if you have a background in any of the following:

Military, Law Enforcement, Firefighter (Urban or Wildland), First Responder/EMT, SAR/CSAR, Backpacking/Hiking, Mountaineering/Climbing, Outdoors, Travel, Food Service, Consumer Electronics, Crossfit, Running/Marathons, Combative's/D-TAC

Click here to learn more about our recruiting process and working at Qore Performance®.


  • All candidates must have the legal ability to work in the USA without sponsorship
  • Ability to clearly communicate in a fast-paced work environment
  • Ability to pass a background check
  • Ability to perform physical tasks required of the job

Work location: Qore Performance® Headquarters in Knoxville, TN MSA.

Please submit a condensed resume (click here for guidance), portfolio, and an expression of interest for review. Work location: Knoxville, TN. All candidates must have the legal ability to work in the United States without sponsorship.

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