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Since launching in 2012, Hot Pop Factory grew from one Makerbot in our living room to the leading design and fabrication practice in the heart of downtown Toronto. Eager to grow, we are looking for forward-thinking and collaborative people to join our team!

Industrial / Visual Designer

Full time, Permanent

We are seeking a design professional with diverse talent spanning industrial design, visual design and user experience. You will be working directly with the firm’s partners and key clients to develop new products, help refine and employ brand identity and research innovative applications of digital manufacturing techniques like 3D printing and laser cutting.

Responsibilities

  • Develop new products that take advantage of digital manufacturing techniques like laser cutting and 3D printing.
  • Work with key clients to develop design solutions to business challenges by utilizing digital manufacturing methods.
  • Research vendors, source and integrate components into product designs.
  • Perform design for manufacture analysis to assess suitability of designs for digital manufacturing processes and produce production drawings for manufacturing.
  • Balance design requirements, manufacturability and cost considerations in projects.
  • Conduct design research, including new possibilities for digital manufacturing and mass customization.
  • Support sales and marketing teams with visual and physical collateral for direct sales and content marketing efforts.
  • Work with the firm’s partners, sales and marketing team to develop project proposals to win new clients.
  • Ensure that Hot Pop Factory’s brand standards are upheld in all visual and physical collateral produced by the firm.
  • Help guide and oversee web design work in order to grow and strengthen our web presence.

About Us

We are an energetic design and technology firm specializing in digital fabrication technologies like 3D printing and laser cutting in the heart of the downtown Toronto. Our tight knit team of 8 packs a big punch working on high profile, cutting edge projects that explore new frontiers of high tech manufacturing. 

We take on unconventional problems in search of new applications for these technologies. Our philosophy puts our team first, we care for each member of the Hot Pop family and support one another. We care deeply about our customers, always there to help reach their goals in an engaging and professional way. Creative, hardworking individuals looking to solve interesting technical and design challenges will fit in well.

About You

You’ve got a strong portfolio, impeccable taste and know how to see projects through to completion. You’ve got an entrepreneurial spirit having taken on projects independently in the past, possibly as a freelancer or via design competitions. You understand the design process and are able to iteratively develop concepts into prototypes and final products with little outside guidance. Your verbal and graphic communication skills are top notch. You believe strong design work can solve hard problems and tell engaging stories.

Qualifications

  • A strong portfolio demonstrating outstanding visual design work and examples of completed projects involving manufacturing or physical prototyping.
  • 3+ years of experience with at least one 3D CAD package such as SolidWorks, Rhino or Fusion 360.
  • 3+ years of professional experience in the design industry.
  • High level of proficiency with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.
  • Experience with digital manufacturing methods like 3D printing or laser cutting a plus.

Perks

  • Health and Dental Benefits
  • Free access to 3D printers and laser cutters for personal projects
  • Sponsored membership at a non-profit makerspace or workshop program in a related field
  • Work in downtown Toronto, surrounded by a tight knit team of people who love their job, with a huge variety of clients including high profile international brands
  • Enjoy a rooftop solarium and patio for meetings and lunches
  • Ability to self manage and take ownership of goals, lots of room to grow

How to Apply

To be considered for this position please email your application, which must include a cover letterresume, and portfolio, to work@hotpopfactory.com with the subject line 'Hot Pop Factory - Industrial Designer'.

 

Sales Assistant

Entry-Level, Full-time, Permanent

The Position

At the forefront of 3D printing and laser cutting in Toronto since 2012, we are seeking a sales assistant to grow our diverse roster of clients. You will be working directly with the co-founder and president to help a wide range of customers (from Fortune 500 brands to budding startups) bring their custom designs to life. You will also be working in a fast-moving start-up environment with a passionate team of young professionals. You will also have the opportunity to launch cutting edge custom design work into the market, while applying what you learn towards actionable improvements to our offerings.  Each day will be different from the one before, with interesting challenges and lots of room to grow.

Responsibilities

  • Work closely alongside the firm co-founder and president, directly under their mentorship and guidance
  • Implement customer discovery and lead generation
  • Answering, qualifying and nurturing inbound customer inquiries through the sales pipeline
  • Provide friendly, professional and knowledgeable customer service
  • Assist in client pitches and proposals
  • Organize customer database using CRM software
  • Generate sales and marketing reports and collect customer feedback
  • Assist in the creation and distribution of sales collateral
  • Work with the internal team to understand the production process
  • Coordinate attendance at tradeshows and events
  • Take on administrative tasks to support the managing partners

About Us

We are an energetic design and technology firm specializing in digital fabrication technologies like 3D printing and laser cutting in the heart of the downtown Toronto. Our tight knit team of 10 packs a big punch working on high profile, cutting edge projects that explore new frontiers of high tech manufacturing. 

We take on unconventional problems in search of new applications for these technologies. Our philosophy puts our team first, we care for each member of the Hot Pop family and support one another. We care deeply about our customers, always there to help reach their goals in an engaging and professional way. Creative, hardworking individuals looking to solve interesting technical and design challenges will fit in well.

About You

You are a talented and tenacious young business grad who is eager to get your feet wet at an innovative and growing industry. You thrive when given a challenge and have a hungry, competitive spirit. You are excited and curious about new technology and eager to learn about the possible applications for 3D printing. You have integrity and take a genuine interest in the people you meet. You are an attentive listener and have no problem engaging in conversation with strangers, either digitally or IRL.

Qualifications

  • Outstanding verbal and written communication
  • Willing, and quick to learn
  • Proactive and resourceful
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Ability to self manage
  • Proficiency with CRM software, CMS platforms and other marketing content management tools.

Perks

  • Health and Dental Benefits
  • Free access to 3D printers and laser cutters for personal projects
  • Sponsored membership at a non-profit makerspace or workshop program in a related field
  • Work in downtown Toronto, surrounded by a tight knit team of people who love their job, with a huge variety of clients including high profile international brands
  • Enjoy a rooftop solarium and patio for meetings and lunches
  • Ability to self manage and take ownership of goals, lots of room to grow

How to Apply

To be considered for this position please email your application, which must include a cover letter and resume to work@hotpopfactory.com with the subject line 'Hot Pop Factory - Sales Assistant'.