Tuesday, August 31, 2010

What does a CAD Technician do?

Are you thinking about getting into computer modeling or design work? CAD technicians are typical entry level positions throughout the industry. The CAD Technician works as a member of a team that is responsible for modeling and detailing activity associated with engineering services.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

The following duties and responsibilities are illustrative of the primary functions of this position and are not intended to be all-inclusive.

CAD Technicians must have ability to:

  • Operate computer and effectively use various CAD software packages, including CATIA V5, Siemens' UG-NX, SolidWorks, Pro/E, AutoCAD, etc.
  • Generate 3D models of parts and assemblies
  • Perform meshing for analysis
  • Effectively communicate CAD model creation and conversion related issues or concerns. These would include model design, software issues or complex attribution.
  • Track own progress against bid hours using sources available to ensure project deadlines are met


 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Previous CAD experience a plus but not required
  • Good basic computer skills
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail and work accurately
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member
  • Be flexible to cross-train and work on various projects as needed
  • Be self-directed to pace own work and meet necessary project deadlines
  • Good verbal communication skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other CAD Technicians, manager, supervisor and other staff
  • Willingness to continuously learn different aspects of CAD-type applications
  • Understanding of engineering drawings and legacy CAD digital files a plus
  • Bachelor's degree in related field a plus

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