CAD Designer (Jr Engineer) in Whitehall, MI at Arconic

Date Posted: 1/16/2020

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Job Description

This opening is with Arconic Engines – a world leader in the investment casting of superalloys, aluminum and titanium primarily for jet aircraft and industrial gas turbine markets.  For more information on Arconic, visit us online at
This CAD Designer (Jr. Engineer) position will be in Plant 10, Whitehall Casting Operation.  The key responsibilities for this position include:
  • Interrogate CAD models for accuracy and completeness.
  • Create job mold models and design tooling and fixtures for manufacturing such as SCAR, core flush, auto wall, pinner, Auto Finish fixtures as well as program CNC tool paths using Unigraphics (NX9.0 version)
  • Confers with vendors to determine product specifications and arranges for purchase of equipment, materials, or parts, and evaluates products according to specifications and quality standards.
  • Confers with management, engineering, and other staff regarding manufacturing capabilities, production schedules, and other considerations to facilitate production processes.
  • Support the rebuild, start up, and installation of new tooling and existing tooling that has been modified
  • Ensure tooling-built specifications and quality requirements.
  • Monitor equipment to identify areas for improvement and cost reduction


Basic Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma or GED from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum of 10 years CAD experience.
  • Successfully meet the standardized testing requirements. If applicant possesses a minimum of an associate degree or completed apprenticeship, testing is not required.
  • Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States.  Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.  Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
  • This position is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) which requires U.S. person status. ITAR defines U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. %22Green Card holder%22), Political Asylee, or Refugee.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience overseeing and offering guidance in a maintenance department.
  • Ability to read blueprints.
  • Tool design experience
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization. Having good team building skills, excellent people skills; ability to handle multiple tasks, technically oriented.
  • Must be energetic and a self-starter, able to promote and implement change, have good PC skills, good telephone skills, strong organizational skills, and ability to promote a continuous improvement atmosphere.