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4 Things We Look for when Hiring a CAD Designer

Author: Brittney Boe / On: Jan 5 / Categories: Careers at KEI

Now, I know it can be difficult to decide where you would (and wouldn't) like to work. Getting a good idea of what a company is like when you're on the outside looking in isn't always easy. Since we have CAD designer jobs currently available at our company, we wanted to give you a clearer picture of what we're looking for, and at the same time give a window into what it's like to work with us.

4 AutoCAD Designer Qualities We Seek

Instead of rewriting the AutoCAD Designer job posting here, I'm going to share some of the qualities and skills that translate well into Knobelsdorff's work environment. 

1. Ability and Willingness to Learn

4 Things We Look for When Hiring a CAD Designer

There's no doubt about it, Knobelsdorff is a learning environment. All of our team members regularly learn new skills and grow their capabilities, CAD designers included. Beyond on-site safety trainings, our CAD designers are trained in and outfitted with the most up-to-date software programs available. 

You'll learn from behind a desk and out on job sites, too. Many of our Project Managers have backgrounds in Electrical Engineering, meaning they can help you expand your skills and capabilities. 

2. Strong Communication Skills

As a CAD Designer at KEI, you would work most closely with Project Managers and Controls Engineers, and it's important to remember that every member of your team is working toward a common goal. In order to learn and grow, being comfortable asking questions or voicing concerns is a must.

New team members are never expected to know everything - heck, even someone who's been here a decade isn't expected to know everything. Getting a project done is always going to require some communication with your team.

3. Ability to Work Independently

Although our projects are team-based, much of the time spent designing is independent work. Our AutoCAD Designers always have people they can call on whenever questions come up, but the bulk of the work is done independently. 

4. Work Ethic and Self-Discipline

At KEI, there won't be someone right above you telling you what they want and telling you when they want it. We don't micromanage here. Our designers plan their days in order to meet their project deadlines, and there's a good amount of freedom in how they structure their work time. If you have a strong work ethic and enjoy having the freedom to plan and structure your workload, you'll fit in. 

Like I mentioned above, we are taking applications with the hope of hiring a CAD designer to join our team. If you have some of the qualities listed above and you fit the job posting requirements, I encourage you to apply

We're growing, which means, we're hiring. Interested in joining our team? Apply Now