Polaris Industries Senior Sculptor (Clay Studio) in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Req No. 11040BR

Title Senior Sculptor (Clay Studio)

Job Category Industrial Design

Job Description

A Sr. Sculptor is responsible for roughing in clay geometry by packing clay, creating templates and creating initial surfaces utilizing clay modeling tools and interpreting sketches and renderings. They are also responsible for building clay and hard model armatures to CAD and sketch specs. They will then take the models to a presentation level of A surface refinement either alone or by leading a team of Associate Sculptors and Sculptors to a high level of accuracy while coordinating the project with the Lead Industrial Designer and Management. The process will be self directed with a high level of execution, speed and efficiency. They will also be responsible for creating cast components utilizing a variety of casting processes such as plaster and fiberglass. This person must be adaptable to change and refinement in programs.

A Sculptor will also be responsible for organizing and providing housekeeping duties to the clay studio, shop area and display room.

A Sculptor is responsible for:

Armature building

Packing clay

Roughing in clay

Casting processes

Creating templates

Use of shop equipment

Interpret drawings

Able to use material

Day to day upkeep of areas

Assembly and disassembly of vehicles

Interpret sketches/renderings

Lead programs singularly

Coordinate projects with Industrial Designers

Able to achive a presentation level A surface finish

Achive a high level of accuracy

High level of execution, speed and efficiency

Understands and executes process from start to finish

Leads at least one Major program with Associate and Sculptors

Excellent communication skills

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Duties: % Time Spent:

1.Roughing in clay geometry by packing clay, creating templates and creating initial surfaces utilizing clay modeling tools and interpreting sketches and renderings. Building clay and hard model armatures to CAD and sketch specs.

Take the models to a presentation level of A surface refinement with high accuracy, speed and efficiency

Lead a team of Associate Sculptors and Sculptors on a program.

Coordinate the project with the Lead Industrial Designer and Management.

Self-directed process with a high level of execution, speed and efficiency.

80%

2.Creating Cast components utilizing a variety of casting processes.

15%

3.Upkeep of clay, shop and display room areas

5%

T = 100%

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & EDUCATION:

BS/BA or equivalent experience in the art of sculpting, Industrial Technology, or Industrial Design.

10+ Years experience

Powersports or Automotive experience a plus

Mechanical knowledge required

Good team player

Strong leadership skills

Class A surfacing skills

Flexibility with a changing environment

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Team-based, collaborative, fast-paced, studio environment

Location US - Minneapolis, MN

Status Full-Time

Education Requirements 4 Year Degree or Higher Preferred

Years of Experience Required 10+ Years Experience

About this location This opportunity is located approximately 30 minutes from Minnesota's Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. These neighboring cities consistently rank as two of the United States' top cities to live in. Minneapolis's thriving art scene, outdoor culture (even in the winter), affordable prices, and friendly atmosphere make this Midwest metropolis a perfect place to live.

About Polaris Recognized as the leader in the powersports industry, Polaris Industries is a fast growing, innovative, global organization. The people here at Polaris don’t just create products — they are part of a lifestyle. It’s the passion & execution of those people and their ideas that inspires the innovation that runs through everything we do.

Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) is a global powersports leader that has been fueling the passion of riders, workers and outdoor enthusiasts for more than 60 years. With annual 2017 sales of $5.4 billion, Polaris’ innovative, high-quality product line-up includes the RANGER®, RZR® and Polaris GENERAL™ side-by-side off-road vehicles; the Sportsman® and Polaris ACE® all-terrain off-road vehicles; Indian Motorcycle® midsize and heavyweight motorcycles; Slingshot® moto-roadsters; and Polaris RMK®, INDY®, Switchback® and RUSH® snowmobiles. Polaris enhances the riding experience with parts, garments and accessories, along with a growing aftermarket portfolio, including Transamerican Auto Parts. Polaris’ presence in adjacent markets globally includes military and commercial off-road vehicles, quadricycles, and electric vehicles. Proudly headquartered in Minnesota, Polaris serves more than 100 countries across the globe. Visit www.polaris.com for more information.

Polaris prides itself on recognizing and developing top talent to take its people and company to the next level. Competitive salary, generous benefits and a comprehensive relocation plan are just a few components of the total compensation package offered at Polaris. Are you ready to join a company where you will work hard and play hard, and be rewarded for your performance?

Polaris is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Click here to access our Affirmative Action Policy - and will make all employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law. EEO is the law: Click here to read more.