CAD Admin/Sr. Designer

Organization: 
Cepheid - US
Job Location: 
Sunnyvale, CA
Job Description: 

Responsible for CAD administration, designing, detailing and releasing Engineering Documentation working in a group of highly-skilled development engineers.

- Lead the installation, support and implementation of SolidWorks and Enterprise PDM
- Proactively manage and maintain the CAD database to ensure data integrity
- Assist Mechanical Engineers regarding best design practices and efficient use of Enterprise PDM
- Administer, develop and maintain corporate design standards
- Train and develop others with the use of PDM and SolidWorks
- Collaborate with Engineers and Technical Lead to ensure that designs and directions are consistent with overall program objectives
- Actively participate in project teams
- Establish working relationships with vendors and other key internal departments
- Support company goals and objectives while following company policies and procedures
- Communicate status and results by preparing technical reports and presentations to a cross functional team
- Use SolidWorks to revise, design and detail parts and assemblies for release to Operations
- Specify components, prepare specification sheets and release to Production
- Support documentation releases by preparing release packages to Document Control per company policies and procedures
- Achieve quality, cost, and schedule deliverables in fast-paced environment with tight timelines

- Highly proficient in working with SolidWorks 2012+ and Enterprise PDM
- High school diploma or GED
- Minimum of 5 to 8 years experience designing, detailing and drafting of machined, molded, sheet metal and injection molded parts
- Strong verbal and written communications skills and ability to multitask and work effectively at all levels in a fast-paced environment
- Working knowledge of drawing standards that meet ANSI Y14.5M - 1994 requirements
- Successful experience with ordering parts, assembling prototypes and feeding changes back into the documentation system
- Strong hands-on experience developing automated electro-mechanical systems
- Experience with Engineering Change Order release process employing Agile or equivalent system
- Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite

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