10 Jan 2017

Full-Time Surface Designer

Design Engine – Posted by jobsDearborn, Michigan, United States

Surface Designer

Job Description


Job Description
Position Overview/Description:

We are seeking skilled designers with CAD skills. This person will author CAD Class A surface design following approved Ford Surface CAD procedures.

This position will be performed in our Dearborn, MI offices.


  • Author Class A surface 3D data from Concept stages through Final release of Class A surfaces
  • Support program milestone surface deliverables following approved surface methods, procedures, feasibility requirements and design intent
  • Support program timing by delivering High Quality Class A surface with speed and efficiency
  • Support all CAD & digital surface reviews and confirm contextual design interface compliance
  • Support Design Verification digital & physical model reviews
  • Support surface development process by keeping management informed of progress, issues and resolutions through usage of Share Point database
  • Interface with program teams and downstream activities to enhance and optimize surfaces
  • Identify, analyze and resolve potential feasibility issues with creative alternative solutions and design proposals

Job Requirements:

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • 1 course passed in one of the following programs: ICEM Surf, ICEM Surf ISD, Alias Auto Studio, or Catia software

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associate Degree in Applied Science or equivalent preferred
  • Bachelor of Science Degree: Applied Technology or equivalent highly preferred
  • Proficient with Catia V5 C3P part filing system
  • Proficient with Team Center PIM. Proven ability to develop visible Class ‘A’ surface utilizing design sketches, verbal direction or point cloud data
  • Strong working knowledge of the Design Studio environment
  • Experience creating and artistic insight, and ensuring progression of surface data consistent with Design Language
  • Knowledge of Product Development Systems and Automotive Design Fundamentals and Feasibility
  • Knowledge of Microsoft suite (Power Point, Excel, Outlook and SharePoint)
  • Strong knowledge of designing around a brand philosophy
  • Good communication skills and strong collaborative behavior for daily interaction with Design Studio, Engineering, Manufacturing and other affected activities

The distance between imagination and … creation. It can be measured in years of innovation, or in moments of brilliance. When you join the Ford team discover all the benefits, rewards and development opportunities you’d expect from a diverse global leader. You’ll become part of a team that is already leading the way, with ingenious solutions and attainable products – and it is always ready to go further.

Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. TN visa holders may be considered.

Ford Motor Company is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.

How to Apply


Job Categories: Alias, Auto CAD, Automotive, Automotive Exterior, Catia, Design, and Design Engineer. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Alias 3D/2D, alias surfacing, automotive, CAD Engineer, design, design careers detroit, and Surfacing. Salary: BOE. Job expires in Endless.

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