Dexter Axle

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Engineering / CAD Designer

Engineering / CAD Designer

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Dexter, the premier supplier and manufacturer of axles, doors, venting products and related components in the utility trailer, boat trailer, recreational vehicle, heavy duty and manufactured housing markets, has an opportunity for a CAD Designer at our company headquarters in Elkhart, Indiana - conveniently located near Bristol, IN, Mishawaka, IN, Goshen, IN, Middlebury, IN, South Bend, IN, White Pigeon, MI, Three Rivers, MI, Cassopolis, MI, Dowagiac, MI, and Niles, MI.


Dexter is an industry leader with a highly developed distribution network and plants in the states of Indiana, Oklahoma, Georgia, California, Tennessee, Florida, and Texas and in the provinces of Ontario and Alberta in Canada. Dexter has achieved its many years of success through a commitment to the principles of superior quality, continuous improvement, and unparalleled customer service.


Dexter has achieved its many years of success through a commitment to the principles of superior quality, continuous improvement, and unparalleled customer service. In 2013, Dexter expanded our product offering with the acquisition of Unique Functional Products (UFP), a leading axle manufacturer in the marine industry. In the late 2014, Dexter Axle Company also acquired AL-KO Axis. In 2015 Dexter acquired the Titan Brake and Actuator business. In September 2016, Dexter purchased Rockwell American. In December of 2016, Dexter purchased the heavy duty axle and suspension manufacturing assets of Ingersoll Axles, along with the light duty axle manufacturing assets of Standen’s from the IMT Group. In February of 2017, Dexter purchased the axle, brake and actuation business assets from Tie Down Engineering.  Dexter is well known for providing superior quality, service, and support.


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Dexter offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits. Dexter’s benefits package includes Health, Dental, Vision, Life, STD, LTD, FSA, HSA, and 401(k) Plan with company contributions.

Position Summary

The position is located at the company headquarters location in Elkhart, IN and reports to the Engineering Services Supervisor.


The primary responsibility of the CAD Designer is to handle day to day CAD and Solid Modeling work including:

  • Reviewing work orders and procedural manuals to determine critical dimensions of designs
  • Calculating figures to convert design dimensions to resize dimensions specified for subsequent production processes
  • Maintaining and updating files relating to specified design project database library
  • Retrieving design information from project database library and displaying designs on CAD equipment display screen
  • Conferring with engineering and design staff to determine design modifications, making changes using CAD and saving information in project database library
  • Entering specified information into computer-aided design (CAD) system and peripheral equipment to produce graphic representation (hard copy) of design for review and approval by engineering and design staff
  • Create, update and maintain bills of materials in ERP system
  • Other tasks or duties as assigned


Position requires an Associates’ Degree in Computer Aided Design, Engineering Technology or a comparable discipline and 2 years of experience in performing same or similar job function; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Position requirements include proficiency in Solid Modeling/CAD (such as Autodesk Inventor and Vault), engineering changes, and design for manufacture and assembly experience. Familiarity with manufacturing processes including casting, stamping, machining, and forging preferred. Must be detail oriented, mechanically inclined, and a team player.