CAD Designer in Hendersonville, TN at ITW Specialty Products

Date Posted: 3/13/2018

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Job Description

Description Position at ITW Dynatec


Position Title: CAD Designer
Location:Hendersonville, TN

Classification: Entry-Level 2+ years
Reports to:      Engineering Manager

Date:                February 2018

Business Description

ITW Dynatec, a division of Illinois Tool Works, designs and manufactures a full range of industrial adhesive applications for the disposable hygiene products, automotive, and packaging industries worldwide.  ITW Dynatec’s systems are used globally in the manufacturing of diapers and a wide range of other consumer and industrial products. The company’s state-of-the-art technology is backed by a worldwide network of industry-leading customer service and support.  Our vision is to put hot melt adhesive exactly where our customers want it each time, every time, better than anyone else in the world. 

Job Summary 

The position will be based in our headquarters Hendersonville, TN. 15 miles northeast of downtown Nashville. The CAD Designer will assist engineering design personnel in the preparation and carrying out of original or adaptations to designs and design changes to improve on or maintain quality of existing products and/or customer requirements. Prepares simple design documentation and completes detail and layout drawings. Makes layouts of components and all supporting documentation. This position will provide engineering support on divisional projects, approximately 75% office Solidworks/CAD/ECO support, 25% lab support. Percentage split will vary throughout year based on projects. No relocation available.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Use SolidWorks/AutoCAD to design/draft software to develop designs in 2D and 3D environments
  • Prepare design documentation: part and assembly drawings, bill of materials, illustrations for patents and owner’s manuals.
  • Prepare minor cost studies and provide innovative designs which lower manufacturing costs.
  • Design and document manufacturing fixtures and engineering test instruments.
  • Setup instrumentation and perform various engineering tests to obtain temperature, pressure, flow, and stress measurements using data acquisition system.
  • Build prototypes by: modifying existing components, procuring rapid prototyped parts, build wire harnesses, sheet metal fabrication, and hand tool general assembly.
  • Assist in manufacturing problem solving as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned by Engineering Manager

Minimum Requirements

  • Associates Degree in Design Drafting or Engineering Technology
  • At least 2 years of relevant experience required
  • Experience with SolidWorks & AutoCAD or similar CAD programs, MS Word & Excel
  • Candidate must be able to work effectively in a team environment, and as an individual contributor with minimal supervision
  • Candidate must be a highly motivated team player with a positive attitude, and able to prioritize tasks and utilize time effectively
  • Understanding of DC circuits, PLC programing, and test data acquisition automation is a plus.
  • Understanding of Visual Basic for Applications and macro development is a plus.


Take this opportunity to join a successful and enthusiastic global team where you can make a significant impact immediately. You will enjoy a competitive salary and a generous benefits package that includes health, dental, life, LTD insurance, 401k (with company match), employee assistance, wellness and 100% tuition reimbursement programs. ITW is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.