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CAD Engineer

Position Purpose and Objectives:

To streamline the concept to production processes utilizing computer-aided design software, computer-aided manufacturing software, computer controlled (CNC) machines and three-dimensional digitizer equipment.


Essential Job Functions:

Aid and advise in the development of new products
Bring concept illustrations and clay models to real scale digital data
Analyze 3D models for functionality and compatibility of desired specifications
Create visual renderings and technical drawings to be reviewed
CNC machine in-house tooling for new product prototyping (fiberglass parts)
Send out digital models for rapid prototyping (custom cast parts)
Create specification drawings for prototyping and manufacturing of new products (common parts)
Create full size working static prototype models of  design concept for Production Engineer/Cost Analysis
Create wood mock-ups of internal new components for pre-production installations and problem solving
Create digital patterns and templates to insure new hull concepts and deck tooling is reproduced in master hull/deck molds


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

Involvement in recreational water sports
Experience with computer-aided design and drafting software
Experience in design and problem solving
Experience in three dimensional design
Experience in free-form 3D modeling
Experience in computer-aided manufacturing software and CNC routing



Supervisory Responsibilty:



Working Conditions:

50%- Office – AC/Heat environment, minimal lifting and bending

25%- CNC Routing- Exposed to the elemental weather conditions while in the shop areas as well as various chemicals that are tested periodically by Nautique Boat Company for safety purposes
25% Hands on prototyping- Elements listed above


Success Factors:

Be able to work well in a team environment with all departments within Nautique Boat Company to promote that concept for the overall benefit of a corporate success
Have the ability to evolve personal working skills in a continuing effort to insure that the Product Design and Development team is always revolutionizing to benefit Nautique Boat Company
Willingness to accept a continuing education process in order to enhance the position for personal and overall corporate advantage
Promote and display the highest standards of ethics and practices both internally and externally as agents for Nautique Boat Company

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