Fruit of the Loom

Design Associate

Job Locations US-IA-Jefferson
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 5 days ago(1/23/2023 8:33 AM)
Category (Portal Searching)

Position Summary

American Athletic, Inc is a major sports equipment manufacturing company located in Jefferson, Iowa. We are owned by Spalding; a division of Fruit of the Loom, an independent, wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., & leading international basic apparel company.


We currently have an opening for a Design Associate. The Design Associate develops new, and updates existing documents related to sales and manufacturing of Spalding / AAI products. This includes drawings, specifications, and product assembly instructions. This position also provides support for athletic facility projects, new product development, and works with the Product Designer and Customer Service teams on custom solutions for customer-specific needs.


AAI is the official equipment supplier to USA Gymnastics®, NCAA® Gymnastics Championships, the YMCA® National Championships, the Nadia Comaneci International Invitational, and the Bart Connor Invitational. AAI is also an official supporter of the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame. Spalding has been the official backboard of the NCAA Final Four Championships since 2009 and is one of the most well-known brands in the industry.


Our Jefferson, Iowa facility has been in operation and supporting our local community since 1954.


Specific Responsibilities

Utilize SolidWorks, AutoCAD, and MS Office software to create new and revise existing drawings, specifications, and instruction sheets.


Assist with creating AutoCAD / DraftSight drawings for Sports Construction projects.


Participate in new product development research and design.


Support custom product solutions by creating drawings and bills of materials in the manufacturing software system.


Support other engineering and manufacturing needs as required.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate degree in engineering, design or a related field, or equivalent years or related work experience
  • Working knowledge of SolidWorks, AutoCAD / DraftSight, and Microsoft Office
  • Attention to detail
  • Effective communication skills
  • Problem solving and creativity

Minimum Job Experience Required

  • Previous work experience not required (minimum of 2 years related work experience is required in lieu of an Associate degree).
  • Drafting experience in a manufacturing environment is a plus.


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