Job Name:
Senior CAD Designer

General information

Location: Cottage Grove, MN
Date:
15-Jun-2022
Company:
Renewal by Andersen
Ref #:
1667
Job Category:
Engineering
Cottage Grove
MN

Description & Requirements

Senior CAD Designer

Job Location Cottage Grove, MN (Hybrid: On-Site and Remote)

 

ANDERSEN CORPORATION SUMMARY:

We’re focused on bringing more light into people’s lives by helping them create healthier, happier spaces to build memories and do what they love. This applies to our team, too. By celebrating our differences and embracing a positive work-life balance, we are recognized as a Yellow Ribbon company, one of Forbes Magazine’s 2021 “America’s Best Large Employers” and a “Best Employer for Diversity.” As a 2021 Energy Star Partner of the Year, Andersen is also committed to environmental health and sustainability. No matter your role, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference.

 

Andersen is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, disability, marital status, national origin, citizenship, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

SUMMARY

The Senior CAD Designer generates 3D models and assemblies for moderate to complex product designs with only basic engineering direction, while considering the needs of other business areas such as manufacturing, material technology, supply chain, safety, and environmental impacts. The Senior CAD Design leverages all CAD & CAE technologies and techniques to turn ideas into solutions. 

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

·        Assist in developing product design solutions by providing input, ideas, and options, from conception through build and manufacture.

·        Complete assignments of all complexities, using independent judgement, converting the engineers’ preliminary product design ideas into working 3D CAD models and detailed 2D drawing.

·        Communicate effectively and collaborate with engineers throughout the design process. Take appropriate action to resolve details not completely defined.

·        Perform tolerance stack ups to ensure proper fit in assemblies.

·        Work with engineers and suppliers to develop and evaluate materials, parts, products, and processes while offering insights on their improvement.

·        Manage CAD data file structures, revisions and versions using a PDM system.

·        Maintain standards by reviewing 2D engineering drawings, 3D models and supporting documentation.

·        Utilize CAD Finite Element Analysis tools (FEA) for design stress capabilities and CAD Kinematics for design motion analysis to provide recommendations for design changes.

·        Develop physical prototype parts from CAD geometry.

·        Identify and schedule deliverables, milestones and required tasks required for projects and take corrective action to achieve timelines.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:

 

MUST HAVE QUALIFICATIONS:

·        2-year associates degree in engineering or technology with 5+ years’ experience preferred.

·        Proficient 3D solid modeling CAD skills (Autodesk Inventor® preferred) with design fundamentals.

·        Working knowledge of basic design analysis tools and working knowledge of material characteristics and tooling concepts.

·        Proven capabilities to troubleshoot problems with other technical employees, suppliers, and outside experts.

·        Strong communications skills, both written and verbal.

·        Must be able to work well in a fast-paced team environment.

NICE-TO-HAVE QUALIFICATIONS:

·        Understanding and knowledge to design components using the following manufacturing processes: plastic injection molding, profile extrusion, die casting, machining, and stamping.

·        Experience in an engineering or research environment

·        Posses a Society of Manufacturing Engineering Certificate

·        Demonstrates effective presentation skills

 

CULTURE AND BENEFITS: 

“Be Orange. Be You” is how we express our belief that by embracing our differences and empowering you, we’ll be a stronger team able to accomplish what otherwise wouldn’t be possible. This Orange spirit has helped us become the #1 innovative window and door brand* and the one homeowners love the most.** It’s also why we’re committed to supporting you to approach each day with a bright outlook. 

Benefits include, and are not limited to: 

·        Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance  

·        Health Savings Account contributions  

·        Paid holidays plus PTO  

·        401(k) plan & contributions  

·        Professional development and tuition reimbursement opportunities  

·        Charity contributions 

·        Nationwide career opportunities 

We look forward to seeing how your unique skills, background and experiences will inspire our team and help us continue to be the leader we are today. 

 

* 2020 Andersen brand surveys of U.S. contractors, builders & architects 
** 2020 Andersen Brand Survey of U.S. homeowners 

 

Profit Sharing

During 2022, each eligible Andersen employee will receive $1,000 for each full fiscal quarter they are actively employed and fully vaccinated against COVID-19. An eligible employee hired during a quarter will receive a prorated payment based on the number of days employed during the quarter. Those eligible include fully-vaccinated regular full-time and part-time employees (at least 20 hours per week) who are not subject to a collective bargaining agreement. These and other terms and conditions of Andersen’s 2022 Profit Sharing Plan, including the definition of full vaccination against COVID-19, are subject to change or termination without notice.


Andersen is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, disability, marital status, national origin, citizenship, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.