Job ID: 42543

CAD Designer-Control Systems
Our client is a global manufacturing company headquartered in Portland, OR with their brand in over 110 countries around the world. They are looking for a CAD Designer with electrical drafting experience to join this growing, dynamic team! The person in this role will be responsible for creating and maintaining engineering documentation for their new manufacturing equipment and facilities, as well as supporting the build and repair of automated equipment. Working with a wide variety of customers, this role is responsible for using CAD software and data management tools to create documents that help their internal customers perform their work safely and efficiently. Working within their Machine Design group, this role focuses on creating and documenting the electronic control systems on their custom manufacturing equipment.

Creates or modifies layouts, schematics, detail, and assembly drawings using CAD software (AutoCAD primarily, potential to adopt SolidWorks Electrical).
Reviews and develops change requests with the project engineer for clarity as needed.
Creates and updates Bills of Materials (BOMs) as required in ERP system (SAP).
Creates and distributes print packages per local plant procedures.
Converts legacy drawings to current CAD software and templates.
Incorporates redline changes into revision controlled documentation.
Establishes new part numbers for custom and commercially available components or documents.
Contributes to development and maintenance of department standards.
Helps customers find or clarify information regarding engineering documentation.
Looks at ways to improve their own methods focusing on reducing inefficiencies and throughput time of changes.
Helps distribute workload amongst other members of the design / drafting team.
Supports ERP data creation and modification for the entire department as needed.
Consults with suppliers to identify obsolete components and appropriate replacements.
Consults with internal and external control panel builders to ensure functional and quality needs are met.
Collaborates with electricians and other technical team members to identify potential solutions to production issues.

Five to seven years’ electrical drafting experience required.
Exposure to machine/equipment drafting and facility layouts desirable.
Able to complete responsibilities in a timely, professional and quality-focused manner.
Solve problems analytically; search out relevant information and gauge its importance when making decisions.
Effective written and oral communication skills; able to express oneself clearly and in appropriate terms for the target audience.
Creative and logical thinker.
Demonstrate ability and willingness to learn; seek out development activities to improve skills and increase knowledge; learn from other team members and own mistakes.
Collaborative and effective team player able to work with globally dispersed teams.
Take initiative, seek and act on opportunities to improve organization performance.
Ability to translate specific goals into action and follow through to achieve goals.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Word, Excel) and data management software (SAP preferred).
CAD software proficiency - must be able to create 2D drawings to acceptable drafting practices (ANSI, NEC, etc.) in a timely manner.
Able to document new equipment designs well as revise existing designs with help of engineering staff.
Able to create, modify, and interpret Bills of Materials and Engineering Change Orders.


Benefits are available to eligible VanderHouwen contractors and include coverage for medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability, and matching 401k.

About VanderHouwen 
VanderHouwen is an award-winning, Women-Owned, WBENC certified professional staffing firm. Founded in 1987, VanderHouwen has been successfully placing experienced professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationwide.  Our recruitment teams are highly specialized in either Technology and IT, Engineering, or Accounting and Finance career markets. Our recruiters value building meaningful, professional relationships with each candidate as well as developing honed knowledge of companies' staffing needs and workplaces. Partner with us to land your next exciting career.

VanderHouwen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. VanderHouwen does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal civil rights laws.”




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