Senior Clay Modeler

Embedded in a worldwide network, Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America (MBRDNA) continuously strives to remain at the forefront of successful automotive research and development. MBRDNA is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California, with key areas of Advanced Interaction Design, Digital User Experience, Machine Learning, Autonomous Driving, Customer Research and Business Innovation. In Redford, Michigan, the focus is on Powertrain and eDrive as well as in Long Beach, CA where the F-CELL team brings hydrogen vehicles to the road. The Testing and Regulatory Affairs Division in Ann Arbor, MI and the Advanced Vehicle Design in Carlsbad, CA complete the competence center. Together, all the developers, technicians, engineers and designers take on the challenges of creating the next innovation. They’re inspired by the newest trends, find the best solutions for the customer, develop the latest and greatest technologies and create the next generation of connected, safe, sustainable and luxurious vehicles.

Here at MBRDNA, we are looking for talented, energetic, and committed individuals to join our diverse team. Our employees are the key to our success, and we support each individual in fulfilling his or her potential. We proudly continue the pioneering work initiated by founders Gottlieb Daimler and Carl Benz over 125 years ago.

Role Overview:

  • Develops clay model surfaces from technical drawings, design drawings and rendering.
  • Follows design directives and provide input to the creative process.
  • Familiar with a variety of media including wood, fiberglass, metal and paint in the model

making process.

  • Uses digitizing equipment as required to retrieve data and input points on the models.
  • Maintains shop and studio equipment and tools in a clean and orderly manner.
  • Maintains shop and studio safety compliance.
  • Works and travels abroad as necessary.
  • Assumes other duties as assigned.

Minimum Skills Required:

  • Minimum three years’ experience with automotive clay model development or equivalent

college training.

  • Strong surface development and highlighting skills.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to interpret design sketches into a 3D model.

MBRDNA is an equal opportunity employer that offers generous benefits and compensation, work/life balance tools and several methods of recognition and rewards. Our benefits include medical, dental and vision insurance, 401K savings plan, tuition and fitness reimbursement programs and much more.


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