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A CAD designer uses software and computer-based tools to create, analyze, and optimize designs. CAD, also known as computer-aided design, is often used in architecture, engineering, mechanical design, product development, and toy development. These design drafters crafts and refine designs before prototypes are created.

The job overview

We are seeking a CAD designer to join our engineering and construction company. You will be responsible for drafting and refining product designs as we expand our catalog of engineering products. You will collaborate with engineers and designers to create quality, unique, and valuable products to help establish our company as an innovator in the construction industry. 


A CAD designer with our company holds several important responsibilities: 

  • Develop working relationships with engineers and architects across different departments to facilitate collaboration and communication
  • Collaborate with product development and sales teams to identify target audiences, quality objectives, product goals, and timelines
  • Work with project managers, CAD technicians, CAD software drafters, and other design engineers to develop a drafting and review process
  • Use CAD design software to create initial workups and technical drawings based on concepts and specifications
  • Review all designs prior to submission to ensure quality control and industry compliance
  • Incorporate feedback and revise CAD drawings as necessary
  • Train and manage a team of design support staff

Job qualifications and skill sets

Our ideal CAD designer candidate will have the following skills and qualifications: 

  • A minimum of an Associate’s degree; Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in mechanical drawing, engineering, or a related field is preferred
  • Minimum of five years of experience preparing CAD drawings based on architectural and engineering concepts, blueprints, and layouts
  • Familiar with AutoCAD computer software like Revit, SolidWorks, and Autodesk
  • Excellent communication skills and the willingness to collaborate with team members, supervisors, and senior executives
  • Experience reading and understanding architectural, engineering, and mechanical drawings
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to meet deadlines
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