What does a CAD Engineer do?
CAD engineers design, develop, test, and maintain tools and systems used for computer-aided design processes. They work in conjunction with designers and other internal teams to identify goals and challenges, and determine how to best develop and configure tools and programs to improve efficiency and achieve greater accuracy. They create models, technical drawings, and designs using CAD tools, and perform testing, simulations, and troubleshooting. They may also be responsible for overseeing QA testing programs.
CAD engineers typically have at least a bachelor’s degree in an engineering or computer science field, although an advanced degree is an advantage. They must have extensive knowledge of CAD design techniques and be comfortable using major CAD tools and programs. These engineers often have strong programming and development skills, and frequently have experience working as a designer.
- Develop processes for improvement in the use of software by the design/sales team and production team.
- Coordinate with production staff to ensure engineered projects are manufactured properly and ready for installation.
- Train subordinate engineers to handle volume as needed.
- Communicate directly with clients to address unique projects and any changes needed to original designs to acquire best outcomes with client approval.
- Bachelor's or Graduate's Degree in electrical engineering, computer science, eecs or engineering or equivalent experience.
- Experience with CAD related software and systems including 3D Studio Max, and AutoCAD.
- Fluency in surface chemistry, shell scripting, and debugging.
CAD Engineer Salaries
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CAD Engineer Career Path
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