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2Oct

CAD Designer

Flexsteel Industries Inc, Dubuque, IA

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Assist development team in meeting project goals at cost targets and on time;
• Process Engineering Change Requests (ECRs) as assigned in a timely manner;
• Create drawings and other product documentation for use by PD&E, Manufacturing, Quality, and Marketing/Merchandising;
• Enter and maintain product data in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system as needed;
• Communicate and review component and product designs with engineers, supervisor, supplier(s), and manufacturing as needed;
• Perform other duties as assigned.

PATTERN DESIGN (FABRIC & UPHOLSTERY MATERIALS):
• Interpret design sketches of new products to create fabric and upholstery material patterns in 2D CAD software.
• Finalize 2D fabric and upholstery material patterns in 2D CAD software based on preliminary designs and/or paper patterns in preparation for creating manufacturing cut files.
• Create individual pattern drawings as needed for supplier or manufacturing.

POLY DESIGN (COMPONENTS & ASSEMBLIES):
• Create poly component and assembly designs and drawings based on new product information and existing designs to meet external and internal customer requirements.
• Specify materials used based on product requirements and well-established design guidelines.
• Communicate product specifications to suppliers and order prototype materials.

WOOD DESIGN (STRUCTURES & FRAMES):
• Model wood frames and structures utilizing 3D CAD modeling software based on product sketches, shop drawings, and/or product requirements following standard practices and techniques while working closely with product designers, PD&E colleagues, and manufacturing facilities.
• Create supplier wood drawings and/or production Frame Spec Books with component drawings, assembly process steps, manufacturing information, and needed Bill of Materials.
• Define ERP information as needed for component part numbers, manufacturing routing, production rates, and cost related to wood components and wood frames.
• Create CNC router programing for plywood frames as needed.

METAL DESIGN (FRAMES & COMPONENTS):
• Creates designs of new metal components, spring units, linkage assemblies, frames, etc. based on standard practices and well-established design and manufacturing guidelines.
• Reviews design and other concerns with Project Engineers.
• Completes all detail and assembly drawings and bills of materials following standard dimensional, tolerance, and specification guidelines.
• Provides illustrations or information as needed for spec books.

PRODUCT CAD MODELING (COMPLETE FURNITURE REPRESENTATIONS):
• Create 3D CAD model representation of new furniture designs based on previously created models.
• Follow established design & modeling practices to create CAD models.

MANUFACTURING INSTRUCTIONS:
• Detail out manufacturing instructions as defined by engineers, shop personnel, and/or specification writers following standard formats and defined guidelines.
• Creates and adds figures, models, and/or photos to specifications to visually show manufacturing and assembly operations.
• Assembles and issues final specification documents for production use.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
REQUIRED:
• Associate’s Degree in CAD Design/Drafting or related technical field
• Three (3) years 2D CAD experience
• One (1) year 3D CAD experience
• Ability to create and read engineering drawings; understanding of ANSI/ASME Y14.5
• Intermediate level in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook
• Excellent written and oral communication skills;
• Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate with other departments.

PREFERRED:
• Experience using Optitex (2D CAD pattern software)
• Experience using SolidWorks (3D CAD modeling software)
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
• Furniture development experience or equivalent
• Experience in a short-run manufacturing environment

Flexsteel Industries, Inc. offers a competitive salary, along with an excellent full-time benefits package, paid holidays, a friendly, supportive work environment, Flexsteel furniture discounts, and professional growth opportunities. EOE M/F/H/V

Application Instructions:
Please apply online at http://www.flexsteel.com/about-us/careers

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Contact Information:Flexsteel Careers
Careers email
Phone: 563-585-8330
Email: careers@flexsteel.com
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Job Details

Req Num --
ID 537387
Location
Dubuque, IA
Positions 1
Type
Employee
Status
Full Time
Pay --
Categories
Manufacturing
Benefits
Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Retirement Plan
Paid Vacation
Paid Sick Leave
Paid Holidays

Preferred Candidates

Years of Experience 2-5 Years
Education Associates

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