8 Mar 2016

Full-Time Senior Mechanical Designer – Graco (3D CAD)

Graco – Posted by joballianceMinneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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Job Description

This position provides computer-aided (CAD) conceptual design and layout and drafting support to new product development and standard product support engineering activities. This position involves providing layouts for detailing, as well as CAD designing guidance, to a lower level CAD operator.
Graco is a global leader in the design, development, and manufacture of highly-engineered systems for numerous industrial and commercial applications. This position will support our Industrial Products Division (IPD) in Minneapolis, MN. In IPD our product line includes finishing products, such as paint spraying systems used in the aerospace and automotive industries, as well as on furniture, windows and doors (http://bit.ly/1nPSYut).

Essential Duties:

CAD design and documentation:
Provide conceptual designs of new products in cooperation with a design team consisting of engineers, other designers and lab technicians.
Produce concept design layouts, CAD models and detail drawings.
Revise and redraw, as required, production drawings of existing standard products.
Use and apply Graco design and drafting standards, including geometric tolerancing, and provide guidance to other designers.
Complete ECOs by utilizing PDM and other tools.
Perform tolerance analysis on critical assemblies.
Perform engineering calculations as required to provide sound designs.
Development project activities:
Work with Model Shop, Purchasing, Technicians, and Manufacturing as required to produce designed products.
Communicate with manufacturing and suppliers to develop cost effective parts designs.
Release drawings to manufacturing and facilitate the manufacturing progress throughout the pre-prod cycle.
Identify design activities and solve problems.
Perform engineering calculations as required to provide sound designs.
Project management & leadership:
Assist lab technicians in completion of test plans.
Provide leadership of entry level designers or technicians.
Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements:

Two-year technical degree or equivalent.
Consistent highly effective performance at grade 8.
Thorough knowledge of mechanical design drafting practices.
Capable of using and applying Graco design and drafting standards.
Minimum 3 years experience in drafting including two years at design level.
Demonstrated ability to perform basic design calculations (example: thread strength, press fits, cylinder stress, etc.).
Demonstrated ability to independently generate major, complex designs.
Knowledge and capability to design for multiple tooling methods.
Thorough knowledge of relevant manufacturing processes.
Thorough knowledge of use and application of geometric tolerancing and tolerance analysis.

Proven Quality. Leading Technology.

Launch your career with Graco!

Graco offers attractive compensation, benefits, and opportunities for both professional development and career progression. Graco’s comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, stock purchase plan, 401(k) and tuition reimbursement.
Our expectations are high. That’s why we are always looking to hire the brightest and the best!

How to Apply

Apply online at: http://www.jobs.net/jobs/graco/en-us/

Job Categories: Mechanical Design. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: 3D CAD.

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