CAD Designer

By Charlotte
Alexandria, Sydney (AU)
01 Oct 2021
01 Nov 2021
CAD Designer
Contract Type
Full Time

By Charlotte is now seeking a CAD Designer to join the brand. This role is a full-time position and will be based at the By Charlotte Support Office in Alexandria.

Role Intention

The CAD Designer provides a seamless link between artistic design and production. This role works closely with the Director, Head of Design, Product Development Manager and factories to develop CAD renders and deliver consistency in sampling and production.

Required Qualifications & Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years CAD experience in the jewellery industry
  • Experience in CAD in the jewellery manufacturing environment is essential to this position
  • Experience with Software Rhinoceros or Matrix
  • Strong attention to detail, thinking and reasoning skills
  • The ability to hand draw will be looked up on favourably for this position

Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Digitalise¬†2D hand drawings, concepts and design ideas into 3D CAD models and photo-realistic images
  • Act as a vital link in the design process and develop CAD renders that deliver consistency for the production, design and factory partners of the business
  • Develop timely and innovative CAD solutions for complex designs and mechanical problems
  • Proactively flag critical issues that may impact design, aesthetic, quality or completion timelines
  • Develop a stable and easy process for CAD development and share with factories for consistency in quality and sampling
  • Collaborate with Head of Design and the Product Development Manager to develop files that are aligned with the creative vision and sampling needs
  • Work with the Head of Design to ensure that the artistic design and CAD design are aligned
  • Ensure all models are created with best practice and manufacturing standards in mind
  • Collaborate with the Product Development Manager to ensure the CAD file translates well into production
  • Work alongside Head of Design and the Product Development Manager during the CAD development, sampling and post-production phases
  • Provide CAD direction on component breakout and construction
  • Develop early sample 3D printing in line with the creative briefs from the design team
  • Anticipate and discuss production issues with the Product Development Manager
  • Prepare sample production files for CAM
  • Work closely with the 3D printing contractor
  • Present the result of early samples to the Director and Head of Design
  • Develop and prepare the technical sheet and production file for the designs and share with the Product Development Manager
  • Develop the final production file for the factories and the product technical sheet for the relevant stakeholders
  • Provide special renders for marketing and other stakeholders as requested
  • Strategise the workflow of the CAD renders to allow the design team to approach seasonal collections 12-months in advance
  • Own the development of a CAD library for the BC brand by reworking the existing renders and creating and building new renders
  • Create and maintain a structure for the CAD library¬†
  • Manage and update workflow tracking documents and reporting on projects, development statuses and completion timelines