Product Designer



As the number one manufacturer of indoor air quality products, we know that smart, accomplished people are the reason for our success. It is because of those team members that we’ve been providing the best indoor air quality products to our customers for 79 years. To create the best, we need to be the best and that’s Aprilaire, a division of Research Products Corporation has been designated by InBusiness magazine as one of Madison's Best Companies to Work For and why we are a Worksite Superstar Award Winner and a Bicycle Friendly Business.


We are a very successful, proactive, growth company!  We are seeking a talented Product Designer who is motivated to join a winning team. 



  • Develop design concepts that address the specific needs of the product including reliability and durability, conformance to standards, manufacturability, and aesthetics.
  • 3D modeling of parts, assemblies, and products.
  • Documentation of designs.
  • Preparing bills of materials.
  • Performing tolerance stackup calculations.
  • Working with vendors to develop specifications and obtaining quotations for cost estimates. 
  • Working with purchasing department for vendor qualification and selection.
  • Preparing prototypes for testing.
  • Performing engineering analysis to select optimum design.
  • Adherence to processes and procedures for management of CAD filters and project documentation.
  • Adherence to Quality Management System. 


  • Requires a two-year technical degree.
  • Over 5 years’ experience in 2D CAD design and drafting.
  • Over 3 years solid modeling experience using either Pro-Engineer or Solidworks .
  • Understanding of a variety of manufacturing methods and processes including sheet metal fabrication and plastics.
  • Understanding of prototyping process and techniques.
  • Ability to read and generate specifications and drawings including physical, operational, reliability, and performance; the ability to prepare creative multiple solutions to problems presented. 
  • Ability to operate, Excel, Word, and Power Point.  
  • Knowledge of HVAC systems and equipment.
  • Analytical skills (means, standard deviations, power, and sampling); basic electrical household wiring knowledge; and an understanding of sheet metal and plastic part and tooling design.
  • Skilled in 3D modeling.
  • Skilled in the use of Pro-Engineer or SolidWorks.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Organizational skills.
  • Innovative problem solver.


We offer a competitive salary and a generous benefits package including 401(k) with company match and profit sharing, a platinum health insurance plan, a comprehensive wellness program, dental and vision insurance,  short and long-term disability insurance, a flexible spending account, holiday pay and vacation, career development, a team environment with strong corporate values, an office located in vibrant downtown Madison, and more. 


Apply online with your resume. Online applicants only please.  www.aprilaire.com/jobs



Aprilaire, a Division of Research Product Corporation

1015 East Washington Avenue

P.O. Box 1467

Madison, WI 53701-1467



Applicants have rights under federal and state employment laws:

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)  En Español

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)  En Español

Wisconsin Family and Medical Leave Act (WFMLA)  En Español

Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA)  En Español


Aprilaire is an E-Verify company.


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