CAD Designer

Manufacturing/Production/Ops POWAY, California


Position at Motion Industries

Under limited supervision, the CAD Designer assesses engineering requirements, translates requirements into blueprints or drawings, and uses software to model complex designs.



Documents, illustrates, and digitally models engineering designs.

Assesses engineering requirements and translates into technical blueprints, drawings, layouts, and simulation models using CAD/CAM/CAE software.

Prepares detailed drawings of products from sketches, using software tools.

Applies standard CAD/CAM/CAE techniques to digitize, edit, and revise engineering drawings of components, parts, and assemblies.

Customizing CAD/CAM/CAE software to model complex or unusual designs.

Ensures that drawings incorporate all design features and maintain the product style.

Creates digital proto-types and conducts design simulations to verify reliability, safety, and optimizing engineering processes.

Recommends changes to component designs based on outcomes of digital proto-typing and design simulations.

May provide materials lists and cost estimates.

Performs other duties as assigned.



Typically requires a high school diploma or GED and three (3) to five (5) years of related experience.



Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

Attention to detail.

Ability to read prints is essential.

Demonstrated working knowledge of Computer Aided Design (CAD) software.

Demonstrated ability to proactively investigate and resolve technical design problems

Strong technical written and verbal communication skills.

Able to multi-task on multiple projects.

Where permitted by applicable law, successful applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to start date. COVID-19 vaccination is a condition of employment, subject to an approved accommodation, and proof of vaccination will be required on or prior to start date.

GPC conducts its business without regard to sex, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, age, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, disability, military status, status as a veteran, or any other protected characteristic. GPC's policy is to recruit, hire, train, promote, assign, transfer and terminate employees based on their own ability, achievement, experience and conduct and other legitimate business reasons.