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Interior Designer, Senior Alias Modeler, Exterior Designer

Hyundai KIA America Technical Center, Inc. (HATCI), Irvine, California

Hyundai Design North America and Kia Design North America are looking to grow their design teams in California with both Interior and Color/Trim design positions available. We have available entry level designer through senior level designer positions within Color/Trim and Interior.

At Hyundai KIA America Technical Center, Inc. (HATCI), you will have the opportunity to design for both our advanced concept vehicles focused on leading innovation and our entire line-up of design lead production programs. With Hyundai's rapid growth curve in the industry, we offer a fast-paced creative environment with an opportunity to have a huge design impact on numerous vehicles including our new Genesis line-up.

Interior Designer

  • Location: Irvine, CA
  • Employment type: Full Time
  • Bachelor Degree in Industrial, automotive or transportation design
  • Any Level of Experience

Job Description

Kia America Design Center is currently looking for a Kia Interior Designer for our Design Studio in Irvine, CA that will:

  • Create striking interior design proposals and design details for show cars and production projects
  • Visualization and development of these design proposals in form of sketches, renderings and 3-D models, and their presentation to the management
  • Research and analyze trends in overall packaging, dimension, materials and products using online and print resources and by attending auto shows and other events
  • Provide Guidance and direction of CAD- and clay modelers during the design development phase
  • Meet with Management, Engineering, Marketing and Design Team to discuss design criteria. Incorporate design criteria provided
  • Provide oversight, guidance and support to vendors producing one-of-a-kind 'Concept Vehicles' for auto shows worldwide
  • Travel to Korea to oversee further product development by working with the Korean Design and Engineering teams
  • Benchmark competitive vehicles to aid design direction

Experience and Skills

  • Bachelor's Degree in Industrial, Automotive, or Transportation Design
  • A Minimum of three years of substantial experience in Automotive Interior Design. 
  • Valid Driver's License and satisfactory driving record
  • Candidates applying for positions with Hyundai Kia must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position, TN visa candidates will be considered
  • HATCI is an Equal Opportunity Employer including Disabled and Veteran. VEVRAA Federal contractor

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Senior Alias Modeler

  • Location: Irvine, CA
  • Employment type: Full Time
  • High School Diploma (GED)/ Technical or Vocational Training in CAS
  • 8 years’ experience in Computer Surface and 3D modeling for an Automotive OEM

Job Description

Hyundai KIA America Technical Center, Inc. (HATCI) is currently looking for a Digital Modeler at our KIA Design Center in Irvine, CA that will:

  • Utilize ALIAS AutoStudio/Surface to create Class-A (Single Span) 3D models from 2D drawings and input from Designers
  • Utilize ALIAS AutoStudio/Surface to create interior/exterior vehicle Models based on scan data through reverse engineering for visual review and based on designers' illustrations/verbal direction for visual review
  • Utilize ALIAS AutoStudio/Surface to create interior/exterior vehicle Models for fabrication with Rapid Prototype machines, and CNC milling machine
  • Utilize ALIAS AutoStudio/Surface to create Models of 'hard parts' - for example headlight, taillight, etc. - based on scan data/ engineering criteria, sketches and verbal direction
  • Meet design specifications from Engineering and deadlines established by Design Managers
  • Create Digital Models assuring accuracy of the general appearance and the articulated parts while realizing the requirements of the fabrication team
  • Create animations - for example turn table and various parts in - for presentations and reviews
  • Maintain clean and safe work environment
  • Create and present technical reports as assigned
  • Perform additional projects as assigned
  • Work closely with Designers, Engineers, Fabricators, Clay Modelers, and Color & Trim in a harmonious fashion

Experience and Skills

  • High School Diploma
  • Technical or Vocational training in CAS
  • 8 years’ experience in Computer Surface and 3D Modeling for an Automotive OEM
  • Valid Driver’s License and satisfactory driving record

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Exterior Designer

  • Location: Irvine, CA
  • Employment type: Full Time
  • Bachelor Degree in Industrial, automotive or transportation design
  • Any Level of Experience

Job Description

Hyundai Kia America Technical Center, Inc. (HATCI) is currently looking for a Kia Exterior Designer for our Kia Design Studio in Irvine, CA that will:

  • Create compelling and appropriate design proposals for various concept and production car programs in the form of sketches, renderings and 3D digital models
  • Research and analyze trends in overall packaging, dimension, materials and products using online and print resources and by attending auto shows and other events. Report on these trends to Management using PowerPoint presentations
  • Create and display 'virtual sketch board' presentations or physical drawings on whiteboard incorporating ideas. Select various themes based on trends and research
  • Meet with Management, Engineering, Marketing and Design Team to discuss design criteria. Incorporate design criteria provided
  • Develop design over engineering package using ALIAS software. Oversee the development of CAS 3D Digital models
  • Oversee the development of the 1/1 and scale models by clay sculptors and fabricators. Develop hard parts using ALIAS and other CAD software. Consult with Engineering and Manufacturing to meet styling and manufacturing requirements
  • Create high-quality 'Publication Images' for use in Press Releases and Design Brochures using Photoshop, ALIAS Design Studio, and photographed images
  • Provide oversight, guidance and support to vendors producing one-of-a-kind ': Concept Vehicles' for auto shows worldwide
  • Travel to Korea to oversee further product development by working with Namyang Design and Engineering teams
  • Benchmark competitive vehicles to aid design direction

Experience and Skills

  • Bachelor's Degree in Industrial, Automotive, or Transportation Design
  • 2 Years of Exterior Design experience in Automotive field preferred
  • Valid Driver's License and satisfactory driving record

Apply here:

* Candidates applying for positions with Hyundai Kia must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa Sponsorship is not available for this position.

HATCI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran. VEVRAA Federal contractor.