Industrial Design Intern - Summer 2021

Job Title
Industrial Design Intern - Summer 2021
Job ID
Garland,  TX 75040
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​​​​​Industrial Design Intern - Summer 2021


Department: Innovations/Marketing

Manager: Industrial Designer

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt (Hourly)

Location: Garland, TX



Fortress Building Products is seeking a qualified industrial Design Intern to join our Product & Brand team. Be a part of a team that is responsible for the design and creation of new products. As the Industrial Design Intern, you will contribute through product development, marketing, and presentation. You will have the opportunity to work closely with our Innovations team to produce visual content to be used to present/display our product. You will work in KeyShot and SolidWorks to create photorealistic rendered images and build 3D renderings as well as, assist with creating workflows and processes for the team. Additionally, not only will you work with the Innovations team but also interact with top Marketing leadership on upcoming ideas for a future product launch. If you have an interest in product design, this internship is for you!

This will be a full-time 3-month summer internship in Garland, TX, with the possibility to extend longer and offer part-time hours during the school year. Candidates must be entering their 3rd or 4th year in an accredited undergraduate design degree program and will need to be local for the duration of the internship. We will also consider recent May 2021 graduates.

A portfolio of work is required for consideration. Please include a link to an online portfolio in resume or email a PDF to



Lead Global Change in the Way People Build and Live



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Work Hard, Play Hard – We seek passionate people. We take our work seriously and we take the enjoyment of our lives seriously.

Positive, Can DO Attitude – We are optimistic, we set challenging goals and we find a way to accomplish them. We approach challenges with the intention of finding solutions.

Compete & Win As A TEAM – We put the TEAM first. Our team is what makes our company great. We are a competitive group that like to win. We keep score.

Innovate & Seek Continuous Improvement – We believe it can always be better. We want better products and processes. We want to be better individuals. We want to be a better organization.

We Are Respectful – We respect fellow team members, our partners, ourselves and our company. We are known to be “the good guys”.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Create photorealistic rendered images of individual SKUs for use as e-commerce photography.
  • Convert existing SolidWorks files to KeyShot files for use on the website.
  • 3D model parts and pieces for new Fortress’ products being developed.
  • Build 3D renderings of retail displays and merchandising bays.
  • Work closely with the Innovations and Marketing teams to build a workflow and repeatable processes and 3D model development and file naming conventions.
  • Organize and create a process for storing files in PDM.



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COMPETENCIES: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Attendance/Punctuality – Is consistently at work and on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrives at meetings and appointments on time.

Attention to Detail – Demonstrates thoroughness in accomplishing a task through concern for all the areas involved; carefully monitors the details of own and others’ work to ensure accuracy and quality; plans and organizes time and resources efficiently; completes all work according to procedures and standards.

Communications – Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; exhibits good listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses appropriate communication methods.

Continuous Learning – Assess own strengths and weaknesses; seeks feedback to improve performance; pursues training and development opportunities; strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; shares expertise with others.

Design – Generates creative solutions; translates concepts and information into images; uses feedback to modify designs; applies design principles; demonstrates attention to detail.

Innovation – Displays original thinking and creativity; meets challenges with resourcefulness; generates suggestions for improving work; develops innovative approaches and ideas; presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others’ attention.

Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

Teamwork – Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.

Use of Technology – Demonstrates required skills; adapts to new technologies; troubleshoots technological problems; uses technology to increase productivity; keeps technical skills up to date.


QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education/Experience/Additional Requirements

  • Undergraduate student currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design or related field
  • Experience working frequently with 3D CAD and 2D design tools like SolidWorks, KeyShot, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign), etc.
  • Basic knowledge of SolidWorks (create parts and mating parts in assemblies)
  • Moderate knowledge of KeyShot
  • Moderate hand sketching skills
  • Interest in developing consumer products
  • ·Strong ability to utilize user-centric thinking and good aesthetic sensibility to align our brand to customer needs
  • Strong ability to think outside the box and bring fresh ideas to the department and projects
  • Willingness to work on a team as most projects will require engagement and teamwork
  • Ability to work collaboratively with multiple cross-functional teams on complex technical programs in a fast-paced environment
  • Contribute concepts and problem-solving across multiple projects
  • Must have a reliable form of transportation


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WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand; talk, hear, and use hands and fingers. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision requirements. Light to moderate lifting is required.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor.

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