Lead Designer works closely with Engineers and Senior Designers preparing designs and drawings of a complex nature. Assures that anticipated problems in manufacture, assembly, installation, and operation of equipment are resolved by the designs produced. Provides advice and guidance to Drafters and may serve as a coordinator/ planner for design projects. Expert 3D CAD user. Good interpersonal skills and problem solver.
Analyzes engineering sketches, customer specifications, related data and drawings to determine design impact. Applies personal creative conceptual abilities to this process.
Uses advanced modeling and assembly practices within a 3D solid modeling CAD environment (Unigraphics NX, ProE Wildfire, Solid Works, AutoCAD Inventor, etc...)
Develops layouts of equipment, computes angles, weights, surface areas, dimensions, radii, tolerances, and clearances.
Drafts detailed multi-view drawings of assemblies, subassemblies and mono-details as required.
Determines sizes, shapes and fit to components to be designed.
Uses thorough knowledge of structural steel and aluminum shape geometry, steel and aluminum sheet gauge thicknesses, and material types and strengths in every day design work.
Compiles and analyzes test data to determine effect of various factors on design. May design and execute engineering tests of components or assemblies.
Modifies designs to correct operating deficiencies and/ or reduce production problems.
Prepares bills of material for components and assemblies properly and accurately.
Prepares Engineering Orders, Change Notices, and other engineering documentation.
Investigates engineering design/ production problems and initiates appropriate action.
Must be able/ willing to adhere to Engineering Department procedures in the context of both general production and/ or special assignments.
Must be able to function in a team based environment.
Calls team meetings and checks on progress of individual team members. Identifies weaknesses and supports the effort to train and improve team members.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the potential to be able to perform each essential duty satisfactory. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Associate's degree (A.A.) or equivalent from a two-year college or university in Engineering or a Technician Trade School Certificate with five to seven years of related experience; or partial completion of a four year Engineering degree or Trade School and five to seven years of related experience; Bachelor’s degree in a design technology program and three years or related experience, or ten or more years experience in the design/drafting field (Mechanical or Electrical).
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
This position requires the following computer skills or similar: MicroSoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Syteline, Teamcenter, Unigraphics.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 55 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus. Must be able to clearly view and analyze in detail drawings, other printed documents, computer screens, parts and components, measuring devices and instruments.
WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, outside weather conditions, risk of electrical shock, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.