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CAD Designer

SVS Group Columbia Heights Full-Time
$30.00/ hour
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SVS Group is currently hiring a Design Draftman in the Minneapolis (Columbia Heights), MN area. Monday - Friday / 7:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Independently lead computer-aided design (CAD) & concepts for new and existing products to meet customer & product specifications, with minimal supervision.
  • Fully utilize Autodesk Inventor (Version 15) to create new CAD models of complex mill liner or cone crusher components and assemblies, and detailed mechanical drawings.
  • Ensures compliance with required design standards, manuals, safety factors, geometric tolerances, and customer, marketing and engineering specifications.
  • Execute an engineering change order (ECO) in a timely manner with minimal supervision using Autodesk Professional Vault application.
  • Evaluates tolerance stack-ups to insure proper fit of components and proper application of GD&T techniques.
  • Interfaces with pattern shop maker, quality, and marketing to conduct a cross-functional design review before drawings are finalized and released for production.
  • Understands and implements elements of design for manufacturability (DFM), design for assembly (DFA), and design for operation (DFO) during the product design process.
  • Travel, on a limited basis, to other company locations and customer sites.


  • 2 year Technical degree or approved equivalent in the field of Drafting or Design
  • Exceptional mechanical design drafting practices, including proficiency and full compliance with ASME Standard Y14.5 – 2009 and relevant GD&T standards.
  • Extensive Autodesk Inventor knowledge with advanced features.
  • Thorough knowledge of Autodesk Vault Professional is needed.
  • Well verse with MS Office Products.
  • Good understanding of top down modeling and 3D parameterization techniques is a plus.
  • Good Interpersonal & Communication skills to work with others in the department, pattern engineers, customers, salespersons and Marketing staff.
  • Ability to work independently in a team-based environment and produce quality drawings and models in a timely manner.
  • Foundry or Mining background a plus.

*Must be able to pass background check and drug screen.

Recommended skills

Computer Aided Design
Autodesk Inventor
Autodesk Vault
Design Review
Tolerance Analysis
Design For Manufacturability (Industrial Design)
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