The position of a computer aided design (CAD) supervisor is employed by companies in a variety of industries, including marketing, turnkey solutions, and graphic design. Most companies are searching for applicants who have a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Graphic Design, though some companies are willing to accept applicants with a high school diploma. The amount of required experience with CAD varies depending on the company, but generally ranges from three to as many as ten years. Furthermore, some organizations will require additional experience in their industry and/or multiple years of management experience.
CAD supervisors will certainly need to be proficient in the software required for the job, such as AutoCAD, Makefile, TCL, and others, depending on the industry. These supervisors generally work in an office setting, usually at a desk with a computer, and there is little to no travel required.
The main responsibility of those in this position is to manage a team of CAD engineers who develop various designs using software programs; the supervisor will be in charge of ensuring that deadlines and budget matters are fully-met and satisfied, and the work is satisfactory and meets all quality standards. He/she may also be asked to train and hire new employees as necessary. This is, of course, a supervisory position, so applicants should expect to manage a small group of employees, assign them tasks, and set deadlines for projects.