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Sr. Designer (CAD)

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S&S Cycle, Inc.






Viola, Wisconsin, United States







Develops powertrain product concepts, designs, models, prints, and checks detailed designs, for prototype and production, with all specifications for parts and finished products.  Can work independently and is able to act as a mentor to other designers.



  • Work independently to create design solutions involving complex 3-D designs and assemblies
  • Analyzes engineering sketches, specifications and related data to determine design of size, shape and arrangement of parts
  • Creates layouts of parts and determines angles, weights, surface areas, dimensions, radii, clearances, tolerances and hole locations, using established S&S and industry standards
  • Determines if part meets safe working stress levels with engineering input and adjusts design to suit
  • Drafts detailed multi-view prototype and production drawings of parts, sub assemblies and main assemblies
  • Ability to work with purchasing, suppliers, and manufacturing to obtain project related information with minimal guidance
  • Conducts engineering design reviews with all stakeholders to determine if design changes are required
  • Reviews with manufacturing engineering, confirming manufacturability and assembly
  • Revises design as required to accept supplier process capabilities
  • Experienced in accurately checking drawings and models of any complexity
  • Advanced knowledge of and ability to create and modify bills of materials using engineering change orders
  • Thoroughly understand and adhere to the department goals, objectives, and strategy
  • Establish and maintain credibility throughout the organization as an effective developer of solutions
  • Present and maintain positive morale amongst employees
  • Preferred: Experience using CAD based FEA and/or related engineering software to evaluate design iterations



  • Flexible, energetic, forward-thinking, and creative with high moral and ethical standards
  • Minimum (5) years experience working as a CAD Designer with proficiency using software like Solidworks, Creo, CoCreate, Solid Designer, Pro-E, Inventor, or similar software
  • Previous experience with castings, machining, material selection, and ERP systems
  • Experienced with Design for Assembly, Design for Manufacture, Design for Cost  
  • Able to relate to people at all levels of the organization in a positive fashion
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; working knowledge of computer applications
  • Knowledgeable in use of GDT
  • Preferred: Knowledge of I.C. engines, materials, and manufacturing processes



Employee is regularly required to:

  • Stand, Use hands to manipulate objects, tools, or controls, Talk and hear, Walk, stoop, crouch and bend, Reach above shoulders, Frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds unassisted and up to 100 pounds with assistance
  • Close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and depth perception
  • Must comply with safety equipment standards; safety glasses, hearing protection, steel toed shoes



  • Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be required