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CAD Designer/ Drafter

Splintek, Inc.

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Lenexa, KS
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Job Description

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Job Overview:

Description

We are currently seeking to hire a CAD Designer/ Project Engineer. Design of initial CAD models, feedback from testing, and various generation prototype phases. Prototype designs are printed in 3D concept visualization and multi-phase testing. Desire to learn plastic injection molding and mold layout functions are required. Part of the design must be conscious of cavity notams such as draft, flow, wall thickness, gates, venting, etc.; molding machine specs and capacities must also be considered. 

Approved prototype designs will be programmed for CNC 3D surface machining. CNC programming and cutter path verification knowledge are necessary. Prototypes may be machined in various metals for true proof of concept. Basic knowledge of plastics and plastic mold interaction is required. Specific resin analysis is performed to determine characteristic values such as strength, geometry, and shrink.


 Splintek is a Lenexa-based, made-in-the-USA manufacturing company in the business of providing high-quality healthcare products to Retailers, Professionals, and direct to consumers since 1996. Innovation, team-based, high energy, casual business environment. Splintek’s mission is to enhance the quality of life globally by innovating healthcare products for better sleep, more comfort, and overall health. Please visit our website at www.sleepright.com  


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES / ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Consult with and take direction from Engineering Management to prepare initial conceptual CAD designs of company products 
  • Interpret the directions provided by management with an understanding of the customers’ needs as well as the company’s capabilities 
  • Create designs in 2D and 3D through rendering, technical drawings, and assembled samples 
  • Designs must address cavity notams such as the draft, flow, wall thickness, gates, venting, etc. as well as molding machine specs and capacities 
  • Work with all departments as directed to ensure that proper interpretation of designs is executed into prototypes 
  • Print prototype designs in 3D concept visualization for multi-phase testing 
  • Review prototypes for quality, as well as the correct and complete interpretation of designs. 
  • Communicate problem issues to the appropriate department 
  • Seek feedback from testing and various generational prototype phases and incorporate the findings and change orders into upgraded designs. 
  • Ensure efforts are following compliance with regulatory requirements 
  • Adhere to the production schedule, prioritize diverse assignments, and meet assigned deadlines 
  • Make suggestions to continuously improve existing processes to increase throughput, reduce scrap, decrease costs, and improve quality 
  • Participate in the plastic injection molding and mold layout processes

Requirements

EDUCATION

REQUIRED:

  • Associate degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field, or equivalent experience 

PREFERRED:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering 

EXPERIENCE AND SKILL

REQUIRED:

  • Minimum of 2 years of CAD Designer experience 
  • Cutter path verification experience 
  • Basic knowledge of plastics and plastic mold interaction 
  • Proficiency with SolidWorks, Master-Cam, and CAD/CAM software 
  • The ability to work with mathematical concepts such as portability and statistical inference and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Must have the ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, rations, and proportions to practical situations 

 PREFERRED: 

  • 5 years of CAD Designer experience 
  • Experience with Hurco machines and Win Max Controllers 

 

**We are NOT interested in working with recruiters or employment agencies at this time. Please do not email about potential candidates.


WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Vision: Use vision to read, write, type, operate office, electronic, and manufacturing equipment, and make fine adjustments.

Speaking/Hearing: Give and receive information through speaking and hearing.

Motor Coordination: Requires hands to operate equipment.

Lift/Carry: Regularly lift, push, and move up to 50lbs.

Environment: Office and warehouse environments may be dust, contain sharp edges, include areas that are not well lit, the floor may be uneven or cracked, and the facility may be subject to variations in temperature.