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Quality Bicycle Products 3D Digital Modeler in Bloomington, Minnesota



Are you an experienced 3D Digital Modeler who has a passion for beautifully surfaced consumer products? Pursue your passion and help QBP build an industry-leading 3D Modelling team. This is your opportunity to join the successful and expanding QBP team.

You will be a digital sculptor bringing our products to life. Your models will bridge our Industrial Design team's aesthetic vision and our Engineering team's functional vision. These models become the products that QBP’s brands release. As we continue to grow, we are planning to build a 3D Digital Modelling department at QBP. Will you be our first hire?

Quality Bicycle Products (QBP) strives to be an extraordinary business and we have made good on that goal for over 35 years. As a values-driven company, making the world a better place is at the heart of everything QBP does. We believe that our actions as individuals and as a company can make a difference, so we work every day to improve the sustainability and health of our industry and our communities. It’s important to us that everyone lives our core values: Act with Integrity, Be a true partner, Create something special, Deliver greatness, and Keep the customer first.

Everything we do is centered around one basic idea: get more butts on bikes. To do that, we need team members with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We’ll do our best to make this your favorite job ever. Our community is passionate about pushing creative boundaries, sparking innovation in the industry, living healthy lifestyles, and having fun. QBP employees enjoy several rad perks - product discounts, commuting incentives, fitness and wellness programs, flexible schedules and the ability to bring your dog to work just to name a few.


1) CAD Modelling

  • Operates computer aided design (CAD) equipment to prepare production-ready Class-A surface models at the direction of the Industrial Design and Engineering teams.

  • Pull item numbers and create multilevel assemblies that communicate product structure.

  • Apply 3D techniques to turn rough sketches, notes, and verbal instructions into CAD models.

  • Create 3D-printed prototypes at intermediate levels of model completion for review, as requested by Engineering or Industrial Design.

  • Perform CAD model manipulation to support Design Review activities.

  • Provide completed design documentation to Engineering for approval.

2) Document Management

  • Maintain CAD documentation on the SolidWorks Product Document Management (PDM) Server.

  • Critically analyze existing legacy CAD models for modelling conflicts and issues.

  • Notify Engineering when existing documentation is insufficient relative to current standards.

    3) Modelling Practice

  • Lead the practice of CAD modelling and drafting at QBP.

  • Provide insight and troubleshooting aid to Industrial Design and Engineering in their modelling efforts.

  • Think critically about identified problems and be ready to suggest improvements and solutions for Engineering consideration.

  • Interact collaboratively with ID and Engineering peers to develop best practices around surface development and drawing standards.

*Other tasks and responsibilities as assigned


You will support the Industrial Design and Engineering teams and will report directly to the Engineering Manager. Remote work arrangements will be considered.


  1. Primary Qualifications (must-have’s):
  • 4+ years of experience with visual-surfacing-intensive modelling in SolidWorks

  • 4+ years of experience with the a PDM system, preferably SolidWorks PDM Standard, Professional.

  • CWS-E certification, or equivalently strong CAD skillset including BOMs, complex surfacing, and weldment assemblies.

  • Ability to perform work under both direct and general supervision across multiple projects.

  • Ability to balance workload over several simultaneous projects with prioritization from their supervisor.

  • Ability to thrive in an international work environment and overcome language barriers

  • Strong desire for feedback and collaboration on designs and concepts.

  • Extremely detail oriented.

  • Ability to identify and seek needed information/research skills.

  1. Physical Requirements:
  • Ability to use the computer extensively.
  1. Secondary Qualifications (all of these are “is/are a plus.”)
  • Experience with CAE Analysis, especially SolidWorks Simulation.

  • Experience with other CAD modelling programs, especially 3D Sub-D type (e.g. 3D Sculptor, Fusion 360, Rhino, Alias, Maya, or ZBrush)

  • Experience with a complex phase-gate release process involving multiple departments.

  • Experience with ISO qualifications standards, especially ISO 4210.

  • Familiarity with welding, metal forming, machining, assembly, and/or heat treatment processes from either a shop-tech or engineering perspective.

  • Familiarity with carbon fiber, aluminum hydro- and mechanical-forming.

  • Ability to bring a diverse skillset and perspective to our team.

  • Willingness to take initiative and work effectively without close supervision in the rapidly evolving climate of a consumer-facing product.

  • Willingness to remain adaptable, flexible, and positive under the pressures of deadlines and change.


  • Act with integrity

  • Be a true partner

  • Create something special

  • Deliver greatness

  • Keep the customer first

All candidates are subject to a pre-employment criminal background check.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)