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Remote, 4 - 6hrs per week

We are looking for a passionate Assistant Product Designer who can design products that look good, function well, and stay within budget to maximize community profit. You will also need to use your design skills and technical knowledge to improve the way that existing products work and look, and/or produce them at a lower cost.



  • Design new and innovative products that are easily replicable and financially beneficial for community recycling center.  

  • Consider comfort and usability when designing new products.

  • Refine existing product design where possible to improve functionality and aesthetic appeal.

  • Present preliminary sketches and design ideas to the executive team to ensure the product is in line with Recycle Rebuild image and mission

  • Work remotely with local Recycle Rebuild centers to produce prototypes and conduct testing of prototype if necessary.

  • Learn/understand Recycle Rebuild’s different materials and production methods



  • Ability to spot and anticipate product flaws.

  • Solid understanding of the relationship between design and fabrication in Recycle Rebuild unique context (you will be briefed on the types of material and machinery Recycle Rebuild uses).

  • The desire to learn how to design new products given the constraints of the recycled material at a given local recycling center and the scope of products that can be fabricated at our centers.

  • Be able to provide final designs in an Autodesk Fusion 360 format

  • Have listening and questioning skills for discussing design briefs and understanding feedback from colleagues

  • Enjoy problem solving and troubleshooting

  • Passionate about Recycle Rebuild’s mission


Volunteering for Recycle Rebuild means the materials you have to design products with are limited to items recycled and repurposed from the community, primarily plastic. We are looking for someone who can come up with innovative ideas no matter what materials the community recycling center yields.


At Recycle Rebuild we believe that a few obstacles are vital to innovation, and some of the best ideas come from expanding your perception of what materials can be used to make what products. If you share our desire to come up with inventive ways to repurpose plastic and help save our environment then apply below!

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