Dexter Axle

Engineering / CAD Designer

Location US-IN-Elkhart
Posted Date 2 months ago(5/11/2022 4:16 PM)
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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 an Engineering CAD Designer at our corporate office located in Elkhart, Indiana.


Dexter has been a leading manufacturer of trailer axles, brakes and actuation, along with entrance door and venting products for over 50 years serving the utility trailer, recreational vehicle, heavy duty, manufactured housing, agricultural, marine, and specialty markets. Dexter is headquartered in Elkhart, Indiana employing over 2,800 people and operating 18 manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and Canada (Indiana, Georgia, Oklahoma, California, Tennessee, Texas, Florida, Utah, Ontario, and Alberta). Dexter has achieved its many years of success through a commitment to the principles of superior quality, continuous improvement, and unparalleled customer service. Dexter is a wholly owned subsidiary of DexKo Global, Inc


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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 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 modify dimensions specified for subsequent production processes
  • Maintaining and updating files relating to specified design project database library
  • Retrieving design information from project database libraries
  • Conferring with engineering and design staff to determine design modifications, making changes using CAD and saving information in project database libraries
  • Entering specified information into CAD systems 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, Vault, and/or SolidWorks), 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. 


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