Universal Presentation Concepts
  • Madison, WI, USA
  • Full Time

So what's the role?

Universal Presentation Concepts (UPC) is looking to hire a full-time Industrial Design Engineer to join our team at our Madison, WI facility to create exciting new retail store fixtures and point of purchase (POP) displays. Do you enjoy tackling a new challenge every day? Are you both creative and analytical? Are you ready to build your career with an industry leader? Are you innovative and creative? Are you customer-focused? Are you an energetic team player with a can-do attitude? Do you have 3-5 years of experience in this industry? If so, you might just be perfect for this Industrial Design Engineer position! If so, please read on!

What will my day look like?

As an Industrial Design Engineer, you design, engineer, and update our products. You arrive each day determined to provide continued work for the rest of our company by finding cost-effective ways to give our customers what they want. As customers make requests, you are the one to make it a reality!

According to your deep understanding of our customers' needs, you design and engineer new products. You research and find new innovations that are cost-effective. You turn your researched ideas and drafts into technical plans for prototypes that will impress our customers. From there, we work as a team to turn the concept into a working model for our production crew.

But once we have a prototype, your work has just begun! Tests are run on the prototype and you make the appropriate modifications. And, then, you retest! You repeat that process as needed before the product is finally ready for manufacturing.

It's a good thing that you are known for being persistent! Your excellent communication skills also come in handy as you report to project managers and clients throughout the process. You work closely with the production team with all new products to ensure success upon roll out. You enjoy the variety and challenge inherent in your work and feel good about the part you play in keeping our customers coming back for more!

What experience and skills do I need to be successful?

  • 5 years of industrial product design and engineering experience
  • 5 years of mechanical engineering experience
  • Proficiency with computer-aided design software, AutoCAD and Solidworks
  • Proven ability to create 2D and 3D renderings
  • Solid understanding of manufacturing processes and materials
  • Experience with furniture, cabinets, retail displays, or merchandising would be a huge plus

What will my schedule look like?

This is a salaried role generally working office hours Monday-Friday 8a-5p. We can be flexible on start and end times as long as you are meeting business needs. Salaried team members at UPC are expected to contribute a minimum of 45 hours each week.

Amazing Perks and Benefits Package:

This position pays a competitive wage commensurate with direct experience, skills, and time spent in the manufacturing industry. We also offer fantastic benefits and perks including a 5 different health insurance plan options through Quartz, dental and vision insurance through Delta, a 401(k) plan with 50 cents paid for every dollar contributed up to 6% of your salary, voluntary short-term disability, long-term disability, and life insurances through Unum, paid time off, 6 paid company holidays, an Employee Assistant Program for all employees starting day 1 providing 5 free mental health counseling sessions annually, monthly perfect attendance awards, employee appreciation lunches and awards, free apparel on your work anniversary, coworkers that feel like family, and unlimited opportunities for training and growth. This is only a sampling of what of your total rewards package includes- learn more when you join the team!

Tell me more about Universal Presentation Concepts (UPC):

We are an employee-centric company of 50 employees and growing where the leadership knows not just your name, but what's important to you. We believe that our continued success is dependent on the well-being of our valued employees. This is proven by our investment in a competitive benefits package, competitive pay, internal career paths, and the incredible 60 percent of our team that has been with the company 15 years or longer. We are rapidly growing and need great people to take us into the next chapter of UPC success.

For over 40 years, we have been a family owned manufacturing retail store fixtures and point-of-purchase displays in Madison, WI. We cater to a wide range of industries including stationery, gift, housewares, home appliances, and sporting goods. We have become the industry leader in designing and manufacturing quality fixtures and displays for consumer products and are proud that our products are made in America! We are unique because we have many processes done in-house. We work with a variety of materials on a daily basis. Our processes include: large format printing, silk screening, CNC machining, vacuum forming, edge banding, finishing, plastic fabrication, custom/studio work, assembly and packaging, warehouse and shipping.

So how do I join?

First step is applying by submitting your application and resume. If your qualifications look like a fit, we will reach out to learn more in a phone conversation. If we both agree to move forward after our initial discussion, we'll invite you onsite to meet our team and tour the facility. It's important to UPC to hire team members that are a great fit for our long-term success.

Universal Presentation Concepts (UPC) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need. Diversity is valued and UPC will not tolerate discrimination or harassment in any form. Candidates for the position stated above are hired on an "at will" basis. Nothing herein is intended to create a contract.

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