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Industrial Designer II/III - The Toro Company

Engineering Design

Bloomington, Minnesota

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We’re looking for a highly motivated problem-solver who has a passion for the latest technology. This position demands someone with a curious mind and attention to detail. Our ideal candidate is a natural collaborator, open-minded and forward-thinking.

Success Profile

What makes a successful Engineer at The Toro Company (TTC)? Here are the top traits we’re looking for:

  • Curious Learner
  • Collaborative
  • Detail-Oriented
  • Problem Solver
  • Customer-Centric
  • Innovative

Responsibilities

Job ID JR8991 Date posted 12/01/2023

Industrial Designer II/III- The Toro Company

Who Are We?

The Toro Company is a homegrown, Minnesota-based company that has been in business since 1914. We pride ourselves on providing world class equipment to help maintain the environment that we love, while putting an emphasis on giving back to the communities that surround us. From residential lawns and gardens, to venues such as St. Andrews Links and Target Field, we are a company with a global footprint and a passion for helping people beautify whatever landscape they may be in. With 100 years of operation under our belt and an average employee tenure of 15 years, come find out what makes The Toro Company the best place in the Twin Cities to build a career. 

The Industrial Designer II/III, is responsible for creating, developing and implementing product design for Worldwide Toro products.Supports product development across Toro product lines, ensuring the effective execution of concepts and specifications that optimize the function, value and appearance of products and systems for the mutual benefit of Toro and the end user.

Sponsorship:

Visa/Employment Sponsorship is not available with this opportunity.

Work Location:

This opportunity is on-site atThe Toro Company Corporate Headquarters, in Bloomington, MN.Candidates should prepare for 5-days on-site for the majority of the schedule.

What will you do?

  • Researches and analyzes the intended use of products and user preferences.

  • Designs and develops product concepts that optimize the function, value and appearance of products and systems for end users and internal stakeholders.

  • Supports product development across multiple product lines.

  • Collaborates with stakeholders including engineering, manufacturing, marketing, and suppliers to produce final designs that meet safety, manufacturability, timeline, and cost constraints.

  • Translates user insights and market requirements into sketches, renderings, prototypes, and CAD models to visually communicate the design concept.

  • Provide human factors/ergonomics direction with sensitivity to visual, tactile, safety and convenience criteria of user interface.

  • Uses a variety of 2D/3D sketching, CAD, rendering, prototyping, and animation tools

  • Keeps abreast of new developments, materials, manufacturing processes, media advances and competitive products.

  • Ensures industrial design, branding and safety conform to appropriate Toro standards.

What do you need?

  • Industrial Designer II, Intermediate: Bachelors Degree in Industrial Design; plus 2-4 years of related experience.

  • Industrial Designer III, Senior:Bachelors Degree in Industrial Design; plus 4-10 years of related experience.

  • Working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop is required. Experience in Pro/Engineer, Sketchbook Pro, or Keyshot is a plus. Requires 4-7 previous experience and working knowledge of various PC based graphics and presentation software packages currently used within the industry.  Uses that experience to apply software skills to problem solving. Experience in consumer outdoor products, human centered design or power sports is desirable.

  • Job requires the ability to work in a number of mediums; including hand sketching and model making in foam core and cardboard, digital sketching, and other mediums.

  • The ideal candidate will have excellent hand/digital visualization skills, intuition for user needs, eye for detail, and strong mechanical aptitude.

  • Strong communication, interpersonal skills, and organizational skills with the ability to manage many projects at the same time. 

  • 0 to 10% travel (Travel to test sites, vendors, manufacturing facilities, customers and others, as necessary). Ability to maintain an active, valid driver's license and passport. Overseas and interstate travel maybe required.

What Can We Give You?   

At The Toro Company, we are always working to make sure our employees know just how valued they are. In addition to a competitive salary, an affordable and top tier medical/dental/vision plan, 401k, and many other great benefits - The Toro company offers employees at our Bloomington, MN HQ location a variety of perks, including:  

  • Dress for your day - We know you're more productive when you're comfortable, which is why TTC employees are encouraged to take advantage of our casual, corporate environment. 

  • Location – Conveniently located near both St. Paul and Minneapolis, we are centrally located for most commuters! 

  • Food- Take advantage of our onsite café, which serves both breakfast and lunch. With a Caribou Coffee attached, you can grab a snack and a coffee at any time during your day. 

  • Wellness - The Toro Company’s HQ offers complimentary use of our onsite fitness facility to employees. In addition to physical wellbeing, TTC offers a variety of mental health and financial health resources to all employees.

  • Competitive SalaryThe pay range takes into account skills, experience, education, and location. It is not common to be hired at or near the top of the range; compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. If you need to, you can access your pay early withthe One@Workapp, formerly the Even app.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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Benefits

People are at the heart of what we do at TTC. And we strive to ensure our people have access to the resources and programs that will allow for a healthy lifestyle and build financial security for the future.

  • Health Care

  • Dental Care

  • Health and Wellness Programs

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan

  • Parental Leave

  • Paid Time Off

Career Path

No matter your role within our organization, there are countless learning opportunities. We’ll help you enhance your existing skills and take your career to the next level. Whether it’s through tuition reimbursement or online training, there are always new resources being rolled out, and if you need support to reach your next milestone, you can find it here.

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  • Engineer Mechanical, Manufacturing, Automation, Product, Product Safety, Simulation, Robotic, Project, Test, Software, Mechatronics, Design leads to Senior Engineer
  • Senior Engineer leads to Principal Engineer
  • Principal Engineer leads to Chief Engineer
  • Chief Engineer ends this career path
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“I’m impressed by the company culture and innovation that I see here every day. I am inspired to grow at TTC as a software engineer and plan to stick with software engineering in the future.”

Ellie D.

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Culture

At TTC, we have a long, proud history of putting our people first. Here, we are continually shaping a more sustainable, inclusive and innovative workplace where people and performance are valued equally and ethics are a way of life. Join us and become an integral part of the better tomorrow that we’re building.

  • Dependability, Stability & Career Growth

    We’re a company that’s been committed to delivering superior innovation and customer care since 1914. Come make an impact and build a lifelong career here driven by a greater purpose.

  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

    TTC has a long, proud history of putting our people first. Grounded in values of excellence, integrity and belonging, we foster a safe, warm culture where you can be your true, authentic self, inside and outside of work.

  • Innovation

    We know what it takes to stay ahead of the curve. Across our global brands, we’re always finding new, innovative solutions to break new ground for the customers we serve.

  • Sustainability

    We’ve been longtime advocates for sustainability – and our sights are always on the future. Our commitment to the planet is deeply rooted in our genuine desire to help our customers solve their challenges in the most efficient way and improve the rapidly changing world in which we live.

  • Giving Back to the Local Community

    Volunteering enriches our workplace culture. That’s why we address the issues that are important to us as a company and to our employees by giving back to the community.

Sustainability That Endures

Sustainability is not a new concept for TTC. It’s deeply rooted in our purpose to enrich the beauty and productivity of the land and create a better future for our planet. We continue to pursue this mission through focus, innovation, and transparency, which allows us to meet the demands of the rapidly changing world. Watch the video to learn more about our commitment and contribution to sustainability.

  • Benefits

    We offer a full range of benefit options for your present and future needs including competitive salaries, 401(k)s, paid vacation days, and more.

  • Sustainability

    Sustainability is not a new concept for The Toro Company. It is deeply rooted in our purpose—to help our customers enrich the beauty, productivity and sustainability of the land.

  • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

    To be a truly successful and sustainable global company, we must treat each other with dignity, respect, and fairness.

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