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Industrial Designer

Posting Start Date: Mar 16, 2023

Location: Guelph, ON, CA

Company: Cascades

Your challenge!

Reporting to the Design Supervisor, the Senior Industrial Designer’s mission is to take charge of layout, design and technical production activities aimed to achieve high quality design projects. You use your professional knowledge of design equipment to optimize designs and target areas for improvement and innovation. You also communicate with internal or external suppliers to verify quotes, as needed. In this way, you ensure that you design products that reflect your customers’ reality and that completely satisfy their needs. 

Individual responsibilities


Design solutions that meet the customer’s needs while taking into account the manufacturing reality, respecting deadlines and budget, to the customer’s / user’s satisfaction

Gather required information and communicate expected costs/timeline to completion for each project to Marketing and Sales



Analyze and understand customer needs

Manage and document your activities and projects (new requests, matrices, specifications, samples, contract reviews, etc.)

Provide technical support and optimize designs

Identify opportunities for improvement and propose solutions

Support the Design Team in its various tasks and participate in the development of the team

Write technical documents

Find innovative manufacturing processes, materials, and finishes

Collaborate in the testing and prototyping of these materials and processes as required

Present concepts to management and other stakeholders

Support and advise our customers, as well as our business partners, in the analysis of their needs and the development of solutions, demonstrating professionalism, exceptional communication skills, and a high level of service and knowledge

Support Design Supervisor in establishing team objectives and vision

Experiences and strengths

DEC (college diploma) in Industrial Design Technology or equivalent

Minimum of 1 year of experience

Strong design skills

Good attention to detail

Ability to work independently

Innovative mindset and high level of creativity

Ability to proactively address issues and problems by proposing solutions

Outstanding ability to quickly understand and meet customer needs

The energy that makes it possible to get things done

Rigour and agility to handle projects based on their scope, budget and timelines

In-depth understanding of our industry

Outstanding communication skills and professionalism

Ability to create relationship with our customers

Proficiency in technical design software

Core competencies defined for this job

Planning and organizing
Advisory role
Action-based focus

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Cascades believes in the success of an inclusive organization that values diversity within its team. All qualified candidates will be considered for this position in a fair manner. 


About Cascades
To be part of Cascades is to reveal the full potential of materials, people and ideas. We are source of possibilities since 1964. Cascades have been providing sustainable, innovative and value-creating solutions in packaging, hygiene and recovery. Join 10,000 talents working in a network in almost 80 operating units located in North America. 

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