Senior Industrial Designer–Vista Professional Outdoor Lighting

February 17, 2020 [addtoany]

Since 1984, Vista Professional Outdoor Lighting has been producing innovative lighting for the architectural and landscape industries. The company designs, manufactures and supplies a diverse line of distinctive lighting fixtures, transformers, HID ballasts and accessories ideal for residential, commercial, public area, resort and institutional applications. All of Vista’s products are American-made at the company’s headquarters in Simi Valley, Calif. Vista also custom-builds and ships each light fixture in just days after receiving a distributor’s order, providing superior personalized service, quality and reliability without compromising design.

Senior Industrial Designer Opportunity

Key Responsibilities:

  • Knowledgeable in the processes used to create parts for use in lighting fixture: Die Casting, Injection Molding, Compression Molding, Stamping and Sheet Metal Fab, Extruding, Elastomers, and Glass Molding and Fab.
  • Ability to problem solve including determining what is known and unknown, where to find the unknowns, what monuments exist and what can be changed in order to come up with an optimum solution
  • A complete understanding of the new product development process from concept to delivery into manufacturing.


  • BSME or Industrial Design degree with 10-15 years experience in New Product Design.
  • Strong mechanical skills with the ability to use hand and machine tools to prototype.
  • Proficient in the use of SolidWorks 2016 or later version.
  • Ability to visualize, solid model, and design in 3D
  • Ability to generate part prints, assembly drawings, and BOM’s
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office: Word, PowerPoint, Excel
  • Knowledge of how to seal an assembly against water entry.
  • Knowledge of heat transfer and how to remove heat from a system.
  • Knowledge of LED’s and pairing them with appropriate drivers a plus.
  • Knowledge of optical design and understanding photometrics and photometric reports a plus.
  • Knowledge of tool design a plus, specifically die-cast tooling.
  • Knowledge of UL 1598 a plus.
  • Proficient in the use of Photopia a plus.
  • A proven track record of designing and delivering new products to a commercial industry.
  • Ability to work well with others as a team


  • Bachelor’s (Preferred)


  • Competitive

Please submit resume and salary expectations to:

Vista Professional Outdoor Lighting
Attn: Human Resources Department
1625 Surveyor Avenue
Simi Valley, CA 93063

or email