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

Electrical Engineer


Electrical engineer develops and tests lighting systems, electronic products, and systems for a wide range of projects.

Electrical engineer applies the principles of electricity, electronics, and electromagnetism to develop electrical products and systems. They perform risk assessments and ensure compliance with safety standards and electrical engineering codes. They also conduct research to create new applications.

On a daily basis, the electrical engineer will carry out various engineering tasks, such as performing calculations to ensure our systems meet the global safety standards and collaborating with engineering, estimating, account executives and manufacturing to solve emerging issues. You will also be hands-on in the fabrication processes of the displays and elements constructed.

The electrical engineer will work closely with other departments on projects to ensure they are completed successfully from start to finish.


  • Design and implement lighting and electrical systems
  • Develop manufacturing processes according to global engineering codes and standards
  • Manage engineering projects and deliver them on time
  • Define customer needs and requirements
  • Ensure that installations and applications are in line with customer needs and safety standards
  • Collaborate with engineers and technicians to design and apply new system processes
  • Examine needs on new equipment, calculate costs and help prepare budgets
  • Monitor maintenance and inspection plans
  • Follow written instructions in English and read blueprint/drawing specifications
  • Follow PPE requirements, safety rules, work policies and procedures per verbal or written training/instructions
  • Ensure a quality product is completed according to specifications at the best possible production rate
  • Other duties as assigned


  • A degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Proven expertise as an electrical engineer
  • Hands-on experience
  • Knowledge of electrical manufacturing processes
  • Understanding of electrical engineering codes and safety standards
  • Knowledge of structural design integrity
  • Prior fabrication or construction experience desired
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak English effectively


  • Attention to detail
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Desire to “do things right the first time”
  • Ability to read and interpret shop drawings and fabricate from digital/stick templates
  • Ability to read a tape measure and understand dimensions
  • Ability to or willingness to learn to operate tools listed above and obtain new skills
  • Problem-solving abilities
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Self-starter


  • MS Project, Excel, Word, and Outlook proficiency required
  • CAD experience, preferably Solid Works or AutoCAD
  • Documented, excellent communication, and clarity is essential and expected
  • Strong attention to detail essential
  • This is a direct and full-time position with salary and benefits
  • Must have current and continuing right to work in the United States without sponsorship

Xibitz offers an exceptional work environment, competitive compensation, and great benefits, including medical, dental, vision, and 401K.  Take ownership of your career today!


Position Description: 

The Estimator develops and projects costs for custom handmade branding and ionic exhibit spaces. This role reviews plans and specifications to determine the appropriate fabrication methodology; including but not limited to millwork, metal fabrication, finishing, graphic production, design, and installation. Working with internal/external team members through the estimating process to create a high-quality proposal and budgets for new and existing customers.

Position Duties: 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Contribute, collaborate, and be willing to learn with our team.
  • Estimate required labor and material take-offs necessary to fabricate and install permanent installations.
  • Define and manage supplier pricing documents and quoting as needed by a job.
  • Develop estimate strategies to ensure an effective estimate process.
  • Develop high-level budgets based on conceptual design parameters.
  • Develop final proposals and bids based on architectural and design parameters.
  • Sequence labor steps to virtually develop a project.
  • Conceptualize engineering and fabrication methods for the purpose of estimation.
  • Create contract documents and proposals and scope of work language.
  • Manage the review and approval process for project estimates.
  • Cultivate, maintain, and manage vendor relationships.
  • Create preliminary production and preproduction schedules.
  • Create and track project change orders.
  • Manage multiple estimating projects on different timelines.
  • Manage projects of various levels of complexity and scope.
  • Provide ongoing support after the project is sold through the design, development, and fabrication phases.
  • Ability to occasionally travel to attend pre-bid meetings and site visits.

Leadership and Team Requirements

  • Possess strong organizational and communication skills with attention to detail.
  • Collaborate with and support design and project management to establish effective project goals and roadmaps.
  • Collaborate and consult with internal and external team members to formulate estimates and support project success.
  • As a team-based company, you will need to empathize, engage, collaborate and provide costing expertise on the team.
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • The ability to minimize financial risk.
  • Be able to manage workload and meet deadlines for assigned work.
  • A humbly confident team member whose experiences will expand the team and who is eager to learn new skills and techniques in a custom handmade manufacturing setting.

Job Requirements and Skill Sets: 

  • Education: High School Diploma/GED or higher with a preference for Construction Management and/or Cost estimating equivalent work experience
  • Experience: 4+ years of estimating experience in general construction cost estimating, custom millwork or museum fabrication on multi-million-dollar projects and smaller.
  • Required Technical Skills
    • Must have basic knowledge of construction and millwork
    • Must be computer literate and trained in MS Excel, MS Project, Word, Outlook, and virtual conference programs.
    • Must be able to read and interpret blueprints, architectural plans, design documents, and specification documents
    • Must be able to read and interpret RFQ and RFP documents and contractual requirements for bid work
    • Understanding and experience with DBE subcontractor requirements
    • Excellent mathematical skills
    • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Recommended Skills
    • Experience with metal fabrication and welding.
    • Experience with LED and low voltage lighting and control systems
    • Experience with audiovisual integration
    • Experience with AutoCAD or 3D Modeling programs like Solidworks
    • Build and construction experience in either the field or a shop setting

Job Type: Full-Time Salary


  • 401(k)
  • Paid Time off
  • Health Insurance
  • HSA with employer funding
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Profit-sharing