Gemmy Industries is looking for a creative Industrial Designer with a mechanical engineering mindset who can drive design and innovation across our product categories in multiple materials. In the Sr. Industrial Design Engineer role, you will work closely with our product development and creative design teams to generate and enhance a variety of products we bring to market each year.

  • Embedded in the design process to ensure new products are manufacturable, cost efficient, safe, easy to assemble and ships on time
  • Research and evaluate competitive products and propose new products 
  • Study design trends, customer insights and new technology to identify opportunities
  • Create sketches & visuals of advanced industrial design concepts
  • Design, rapid prototype, and test product components
  • Responsible for executing designs that achieve feasibility at a production & engineering level
  • Communicate with Product Development and international teams during the design process to optimize designs for cost and manufacturing while meeting design requirements
  • Inspects and approves Pre-Production and meeting samples
  • Participate in user testing, as appropriate, during development and post product launch
  • Take part in cross functional brainstorms, market walks, and competitive testing and analysis
  • Assist in the pursuit of design and utility patents by submitting invention records and actively supporting intellectual property efforts
  • collaborative mentality
  • A passion for problem solving with hands-on approach - unafraid to try things as a way of learning
  • Possess a good understanding of various production & engineering processes – how they influence design and fabrication
  • Growth oriented and forever curious 
  • Prototyping with the use of a breadboard a huge plus!
  • Comfortable with ‘progression’ in the context of multiple iterations of testing and learning
  • Excellent communication (verbal & written) and presentation skills
  • Manage constantly changing requirements and priorities
  • Enthusiastic on learning about products, manufacturing techniques, and new technologies
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial or related field of study and/or work experience
  • 6+ years project leadership and product development experience
  • Proficient in SolidWorks/Rhino, to generate or alter designs from international R&D teams
  • Travel Domestic & International trips (10%) for competitive market research & product development
  • Strong CAD 3D modelling and 2D documentation skillset
  • Requires knowledge of molding, plastics, soft goods (not required but a plus) and printing basics and have a strong focus on the design, aesthetic elements, and manufacturability of products.
  • Must possess a body of technical work commensurate with their years of experience including but not limited to demonstration of strong graphic and presentation skills, hands-on prototyping, and drawing conclusions based on a collection of basic data and interpretation

Founded in 1984 in Dallas, Texas, Gemmy Industries has been a groundbreaker in the
novelty, animation and seasonal décor industries. Gemmy’s animation expertise created
such pop culture classics as Pete the Repeat Parrot, Douglas Fir and, of course, Big
Mouth Billy Bass. The originator of Airblown® Inflatable, Gemmy pioneered the way for
life-sized figures in Christmas and Halloween decorating and also blazed new trails in
lighting solutions and technology – most notably with LIGHTSHOW® LED projection

Gemmy products have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today and The
Washington Post, as well as being prominently featured on The Tonight Show, Late
Night with Conan O’Brien and The Colbert Report.


Gemmy Industries offers an exceptional benefits package and employee perks, including:

  • Health coverage, including dental and vision
  • 401K participation/company matching
  • Spacious, open workspace with Varidesk work stations
  • Onsite gym and complimentary boot camp classes
  • Gemmy Central, a full kitchen and break area
  • Stocked gourmet food and snack options
  • Complimentary filtered water and customizable coffee drinks / hot beverages
  • Continental breakfast on Fridays with bagels or donuts and fruit
  • Summer hours with Friday afternoons off

Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience, a performance based bonus program, a benefits package that includes insurance coverage, 401(k), and career growth opportunities.

If you have the skills to work as part of our fun, energetic team and would like to be considered for this opportunity, please submit your resume to:

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