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CAD Designer

Job Number:  45192
Group:  Magna Corporate
Division:  Magna Services of America (Troy Office)
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular




Job Number: 45192 
Group: Magna Corporate  
Division: Magna Services of America (Troy Office) 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: TROY 


Group Description 

At Magna, we create technology that disrupts the industry and solves big problems for consumers, our customers, and the world around us. We’re the only mobility technology company and supplier with complete expertise across the entire vehicle.


We are committed to quality and continuous improvement because our products impact millions of people every day. But we’re more than what we make. We are a group of entrepreneurial-minded people whose collective expertise gives us a competitive advantage. World Class Manufacturing is a journey and it’s our talented people who lead us on this journey.


Position Overview

The CAD Designer prepares 3D math data, working layouts and typical sections of automotive vehicle components/packaging, assemblies or systems from engineering specifications, prior layouts, well-defined sketches, and engineering instructions. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform design duties by utilizing intermediate to advanced-level knowledge and command of Catia software system 
  • Design parts and packages systems in a manner which reflects the forming processes and capabilities of manufacturing and assembly tooling  
  • Practice proper modeling techniques which allow part/package to be easily modified during later engineering changes 
  • Interpret and follow design direction with minimal additional direction needed to complete task 
  • Capable of prioritizing and performing multiple advanced modeling studies correctly and efficiently in order to contain all program timing 
  • Ability to understand and apply customer's given standards and procedures within the part or packaging design 
  • Create 2D drawings that are completed with enough data to ensure the part could be manufactured, quoted, or gauged for functionality 
  • Effectively use and interpret simulation applications during modeling and design 
  • Understand and apply geometric dimensioning & tolerance (GD&T) to component and systems designs 
  • Showcase solid understanding of automotive structure (part placement, usage, and performance) 
  • Understand and adhere to the company engineering work order system 


  • 3+ years’ experience with Catia software and with conceptual design and packaging v
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams) and PLM 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills     

Education / Experience

  • Associates Degree Required 

Special Knowledge / Skills

Physical Demands / Work Environment

  • Normal amount of sitting or standing, average mobility to move around an office environment, able to conduct a normal amount of work at a computer. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus. 

Awareness. Unity. Empowerment.

At Magna, we believe that a diverse workforce is critical to our success. That’s why we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire on the basis of experience and qualifications, and in consideration of job requirements, regardless of, in particular, color, ancestry, religion, gender, origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or gender identity. Magna takes the privacy of your personal information seriously. We discourage you from sending applications via email to comply with GDPR requirements and your local Data Privacy Law.

Nearest Major Market: Troy
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit

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