• CAD Designer

    Job Location US-IN-Elkhart
    Posted Date 3 months ago(11/1/2018 9:54 AM)
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  • Summary

    Divisions of Patrick Industries are seeking CAD Designers to join growing Business Units throughout the Company! In these exciting positions, you will work closely with other Designers and Engineers throughout Patrick Industries to create new products and upgrade existing ones with a Customer First focus.

    Due to growth, Patrick Industries is hiring talented Designers like you who can bring new ideas and skills to the team!

    This position brings opportunities to prove your design capabilities and learn from other experienced industry professionals. With the growth of the company, new and exciting projects are limitless and we are looking for someone with the skill set, creativity and customer service skills to continue helping us grow and come up with innovative ideas for our Customers!

    Specific Responsibilities

    • Create and update 3D models, drawings, and procedures to develop new products and maintenance of existing ones while ensuring quality and thoroughness of engineering documentation is correct
    • Modify existing drawings and create new designs based on Customer specifications
    • Communicate with Internal and External Customers regarding projects
    • Work with Engineering Department to brainstorm new ideas and concepts
    • Analyze job orders, drawings, blueprints, specifications, and design data in order to calculate part dimension compatibility with machines, tool selection, machine speeds, and feed rates
    • Observe machine trial runs or conduct computer simulations to ensure that programs and machinery will function properly and produce items that meet specifications
    • Coordinate with other functional areas as needed to implement Engineering Changes as needed
    • Provide progress, status, and troubleshooting reports to management
    • May occasionally perform special projects; Perform other duties as assigned


    • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Engineering Technology, or equivalent; Associate’s degree in Engineering Technology or equivalent with equivalent experience will also be considered 
    • Candidates must have Inventor/AutoCAD 3D modeling and 2D drawing experience 
    • Minimum of 5 years related experience
    • Exceptional documentation skills are mandatory
    • Prior experience operating a CNC is desired
    • Ability to professionally communicate and work with others
    • Attention to detail and ability to handle multiple, changing priorities
    • Blueprint reading, basic math, and understanding of measuring devices
    • Able to keep team members well informed and to draw on other's expertise when required
    • Write appropriate machine-level instructions, including revisions to existing programs- desired


    At Patrick Industries, our Customer First Culture has positioned us as a leading manufacturer and distributor to the RV and Manufactured Housing Industries. A focus on exceeding our customer’s needs every day; anticipating and providing the products and service which they want; investing time and effort to understand our customers business, products, and needs; going beyond what is expected; and doing what we say we will do, is critical at every level of our organization.


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