Job Description

Product Designer

Department: R&D Overhead

Job Description




This Product Designer is responsible for planning and developing designs solutions, evaluations, and supporting documentation for production and training of those products. 


Essential duties and accountabilities


1.       Assist with preparation of the design benefit analysis. 

2.       Coordinates with other team members to identify Engineering Support and Design resources required to complete each assigned project. 

3.       Prepares schedules for assigned projects that identify major tasks and completion dates. 

4.       Maintains files that include electronic copies of all project documentation.  Scan and file non-electronic documentation appropriate to each project. 

5.       Designs Ballistic Garments and Accessories based upon specific design criteria.

6.       Conducts and document the results of Form and Fit Evaluations of Body Armor Systems. 

7.       Identifies potential system improvements based on the results of Form and Fit Evaluations and adjust or modify designs to improve Body Armor Systems. 

8.       Recommends changes to design criteria that may improve the form, fit, comfort and appearance of products.  Such recommendations will be considered by the Engineering Design Team and if appropriate presented to the Product Review Committee for approval. 

9.       Checks Patterns to insure they are complete and accurate prior to making Record Samples.  Provide an accurate Sample and Patterns to Engineering Support for their use in preparing the Production Package. 

10.    Evaluates new fabric and hardware items to determine whether they should be considered for use in the design and manufacturing of Ballistic Garments and accessories. 

11.    Coordinates and monitors the preparation of Production Package Items for assigned projects. 

12.    Presents Progress Reports and other information as requested to the Product Review Committee and Senior Management. 

13.    Coordinates the Certification of all Record Samples, Border Samples and Patterns by Quality Assurance prior to their release to Operations.

14.    Other duties as assigned.



Managing WorkManaging work to achieve results on time.  Understanding and supporting the organization’s vision, purpose and strategies. Understanding our products and services. In coordination with the Director, Engineering Design establishes work priorities and schedules for completing assignments.  Must take responsibilities for decisions, actions, and results of work activities and perform responsibilities with minimal supervision and general guidance. 


Communicating:  Communicating clearly and candidly; avoiding vagueness, ambiguity, and mixed messages. Contributing to an enthusiastic, positive work climate; energizing others.


Learning & Adapting: Demonstrating a willingness to take on new challenges, responsibilities, and assignments. Taking the initiative as problems or opportunities arise; being action oriented, willing to take risks.


Maximizing Resources:  Working collaboratively with people in our group and in other parts of the organization; supporting others when requested.   Working effectively with people who have diverse ideas, perspectives and values.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of garment construction, textiles, mechanical and architectural drawing, computerized design, and basic engineering and project management.  Possess the technical competence to create designs using mechanical and electronic tools.  Must have analytical and planning skills sufficient to determine resources and time required to complete design projects.  Must possess Technical writing and computer skills sufficient to prepare system specifications, product descriptions, training publications and other job related documents. Knowledge of Military and Law Enforcement equipment and weapons systems interface with the end users and their equipment. 



    Minimum (2) two years formal training in the design field or Associates Degree or Certificate in Pattern Making or Fashion Design or Industrial Design, or Drafting Must read, write and understand English. Minimum of (2) two years work experience as a Pattern Maker or Product Designer can be substituted for education requirements.    Team working ability. Must be experienced with a pattern making software such as Accumark, Optitex, Autocad or equivalent. Must be authorized to work in the USA.


      Solid modeling experience such as AutoCAD, Solidworks, Inventor, or equivalent. Ability to speak a second language. Digital or manual sketching abilities. Training or experience in use of sewing machines. Knowledge or experience in the area of soft goods production and/or mechanical automation.


      physical demands


      Sitting for long periods. Dexterity and coordination to handle files and single pieces of paper; occasional lifting of items weighing up to (25) twenty-five pounds such as files, stacks of paper, reference and other materials. Moving from place to place within the office; minimum reaching for items above and below desk level. Strength, dexterity, coordination and vision to use keyboard and video display terminal for prolonged periods.


      PBE is an EEO/AAP Employer. 

      s a Federal Contractor, Point Blank Enterprises, Inc. abides by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, compensation inquiries, discussions or disclosures. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, compensation inquiries, discussions or disclosures.

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      Job Type
      Full Time