CAD Engineer

Development/CAD Engineer Responsibilities and Task

The CAD Engineer position at Xibitz uses experience and knowledge of metal and wood fabrication, architectural design, structural engineering and CAD (Solidworks and AutoCAD) to fulfill a dual role of helping to develop build methodology on complex and unique projects, and also to generate and analyze production-ready detail and parts drawings.  This position strategizes closely with the CAD Engineering Supervisor, and works both independently with limited direction/information and in teams with precise design/build objectives to generate solutions that are equal parts aesthetically pleasing, fitting to the design, efficient, structurally sound, cost-effective, transportable, and buildable.  The Development/CAD Engineer requires a high level of sensitivity to understanding creative intent, build/structural concerns, vendor/construction timelines, project flow strategy/timelines, transportation/installation sequence, and construction/material capabilities and costs. 

Primary Responsibilities

  1. Review available data (RFP, Work Order Descriptions, Designs and/or Detail Designs, Architectural Plans, etc.) to compile list of objectives, materials and problems that require solutions
  2. Work with other engineers, fabricators, estimators, designers, project managers, account executives and vendors to develop solutions, suggest materials, research vendors, or otherwise facilitate resolutions to open items
  3. Review requested and/or recommend any sampling, mockups, prototypes, research, analyses, or other testing that may be required to prove out designs and build methodologies
  4. Adhere to timeline and strategy to facilitate solutions
  5. Communicate effectively with supervisory team to align daily tasks with schedules and strategies
  6. Estimate time required to complete aforementioned tests, details, or any other assigned tasks
  7. Create, maintain, and recommend improvements to methodologies, procedures and standards
  8. Generate detailed construction drawings, plans and vendor files in 2D and 3D (as required by individual projects)
  9. Perform site surveys to measure, laser map, photograph, and otherwise evaluate site conditions required to successfully design, detail, fabricate and install projects
  10. Regularly review fabrication process on shop floor to ensure adherence to design intent, build methodology, material specifications, and to flag any concerns

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • High attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of standard wood and metal fabrication techniques/methods
  • High-level understanding of CAD and Engineering principles
  • Ability to manage multiple competing priorities in a stressful environment
  • Proficiency in Solidworks or similar
  • Desire and curiosity to work on a variety of projects, with unique materials, demands, and expectations

 Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Design Engineering, Product Design or similar; or relative professional experience using parametric modeling for custom fabrication

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to work in moderate to high noise levels in a manufacturing environment
  • Ability to move about frequently changing physical environments: printing, prep, paint, assembly
  • Ability to stoop, lean, bend, squat, step over, duck, feel, to visually inspect projects
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made for candidates and employees with disabilities