Computer aided design (CAD) engineers are responsible for creating technical design drawings using specialized software. They are in charge of effectively conducting field surveys. They review and integrate requests into the computer-generated designs, and they must follow company policies and industry procedures when incorporating technical specifications into master files. The CAD engineer's expertise helps them decide if a project is feasible and helps to avoid future issues when recreating the design in real life. They develop design flows, back up files to prevent data loss, review tools, and select specific software for design functionality.
Most of the time, CAD engineers monitor data holdings such as databases and existing drawings to check customer drawing standards. They recommend technical solutions to advanced technical issues, as well as prioritize relevant tasks and schedule documentation review. CAD engineers must track the progress of completed work and report their progress to the engineering manager in their department. These engineers must able to multitask on several design projects at the same time and demonstrate a solid understanding of front-end and back-end development.
This position requires a bachelor's degree in computer engineering or a related field. Previous experience working with CAD files may be preferred. They should have relevant computer skills and work well with a team, as they provide support to other engineers on a regular basis. They must be organized, work well independently, and pay strong attention to detail.
Computer Aided Design (CAD) Engineer Tasks
- Configure CAD environment infrastructure and automation development.
- Produce and estimate final design specifications and costs.
- Development and maintain a drawing numbering system and contractor revisions.
- Maintain, update, catalogue, and back up drawing files.