CAD Process Engineer 

LOCATION: Avon / Ohio (US-OH), United States | BRAND: Bendix | REQUISITION ID: 3350 | JOB GRADE: 16 


Want to help shape tomorrow?  At Bendix we’ve been doing it for 90 years…setting the standard with advanced dynamic solutions that drive improved commercial vehicle performance and safety.  We’re part of the Knorr-Bremse Group, the global leader in braking technologies. As part of our team, you’ll collaborate with a world of talented and dedicated colleagues whose sense of purpose complements your own. You’ll find rewarding opportunities, diverse experiences, partnerships, and an unwavering commitment to ethics and integrity. Innovation is part of our DNA. Achievement drives our culture. Learn more today!



CAD Process Engineer





Position Summary:


Lead and work with product development teams in coordinating, defining, developing, and modernizing processes/methods/standards to support the design of R&D products. Drive and lead projects to improve the connectivity of R&D product information into customer support and manufacturing processes and information systems. Coordinate and collaborate closely with CVS PLM Teams in the recommendation and implementation of global R&D tools and functionality in support of R&D productivity improvement initiatives.


Essential Functions:


  • Develop Global CAD R&D strategies, processes, methods, and best practices to support R&D product design requirements and integrate product data into business processes such as manufacturing, and supply chain, and customer support.
  • Coordinate closely with CVS PLM team in implementing new functionality, data migrations and manage ongoing data migration processes such as Ideas to NX or NX to Creo.
  • Develop and maintain CAD Model/Drawing release processes, design rules, standards, methods, and procedures - harmonize across all design teams.
  • Drive initiative towards MBD (model-based design) and design automation methods.
  • Lead CAD Community of Practice group and coordinate user issues, user requests/ideas for specific product team functionality, business case tests for release upgrades and new functionality.
  • Identify, develop, and Implement design quality assurance standards such as model checking tools and coordinate customer specific CAD requirements.
  • Identify and implement DFM best practices and strategies to support MFG processes such as casting, machining, stampings, sheet metal, plastics, assembly, and GD&T.
  • Evaluate, conduct/coordinate training needs.
  • Coordinate closely with remote CAD Process Administrators to improve CAD design sustainability in BCC locations
  • Coordinate product data transfers to external partners.
  • Maintain R&D design standard libraries such as ASME, ISO and SAE.
  • Manage inventory of non-standard CAD/R&D design tools.
  • Coordinate closely with CVS PLM team in CAE tool administration to assure CAD & CAE tool uptime (CAD Tools, FEA, CFD, VSA, Fatigue, etc.)




  • Familiar with common engineering tools (Teamcenter, PTC)
  • Working knowledge of Siemens Teamcenter PLM system and related integrations (NX Manager and IPEM).
  • Working knowledge of Dassault SolidWorks PDM system a plus.




  • 6 years related experience or master’s degree plus 5 years related experience. 
  • Experience in identifying, developing, and rolling out companywide R&D CAD design processes, methods, and standards.
  • Delivering group training to adult technical audiences as well as providing individual coaching
  • Experience in MBD (Model Based Definition) and modernization of CAD methods




  • Demonstrated proficiency in applying CAD design standards and methods
  • Proficient (application and administration) in advanced CAD Design tools such as CREO, NX, SolidWorks.
  • Possess skills in leadership, communication, and Organizational Change Management in the rollout of R&D process improvement initiatives.
  • Possess skills in coaching and training adult learners and application of adult learning principles.
  • Change oriented – ability to influence, collaborate and lead improvement initiatives - team player.




  • Bachelor’s degree required with a preference in design engineering; Advance degree preferred.  



  • Up to 15% depending on projects.


Position Requirements: 


The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.




What does Bendix have to offer you? 
- Work/life balance that includes Paid Vacation & Holiday Paid Time Off 
- 401k Plan with Company matching 
- Retirement Savings Plan
- Educational Assistance Program (Tuition Reimbursement)
- Wellness Program and incentives
- Telework policy
- On-Site Fitness Center
- On-Site Cafeteria with Healthy menu options
- Health and Welfare Insurance Benefits that start on your 1st day of employment:

Company-Paid Benefits:
- Basic Life Insurance
- Basic Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
- Short Term Disability
- Business Travel Accident Insurance
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Voluntary Employee-Paid Benefits:
- Medical and Prescription insurance
- Dental insurance
- Vision insurance
- Supplemental Life Insurance Plans
- Supplemental AD&D insurance for Employee and Family
- Long Term Disability
- Accident Plan
- Critical Illness Plan
- Hospital Indemnity Plan




Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron