Howden is Hiring | CAD Automation Engineer |

Position – CAD Automation Engineer
Company – Howden
Location – Chennai, Tamil Nadu, In

Job description

The Big Picture:

  • To undertake automated draughting development activities (3D modelling and 2D drawing production) relating to Howden products, primarily centrifugal fans.
  • To give required automated draughting support to sales/proposals, operations and after-sales areas of the business and to actively support an ongoing continuous improvement and safety culture.

What needs to be done?

  • Develop models and drawings for an automated design drawing system for innovative technical solutions within agreed timeframes that adhere to Howden standards and can be used to accelerate customer projects.
  • Manage links with Howden selection software to populate automated design parameters.
  • Communicate with design engineers and manufacturing to ensure all aspects of design and manufacture are addressed and automated.
  • Provide automated draughting support to design engineers and other project team functional disciplines to ensure maximum uptake of the automated drawing system.
  • Communicate any identified technical issues to appropriate project manager/engineering software developer and offer practical solutions where available.
  • Plan and organize workload in conjunction with project management to ensure timely availability of automated drawings releases/functionality.
  • Evaluate elements of sub-vendor design drawings/data to assist 3rd party component parameterisation.
  • Support enabled value targets by optimizing efficiencies through reduction of costs and improvement of quality and delivery of project drawings.

What do you need to bring?

Essential skills, knowledge & behaviours
  • Minimum Education: B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering discipline or suitable experience backed up by an appropriate engineering qualification.
  • Sound understanding of engineering drawings and principles
  • Proven experience in 3D-Modeling using AutoDesk Inventor & NX CAD
  • Experience in parameterisation
  • Experience in using Inventor iLogic
  • Experience in basic coding (
  • Experience in Microsoft Excel (formulas, data storage & manipulation, macros, etc.)
  • Experience of fabricated/welded structures.
  • Good communication, presentation, and reporting skills
  • Good problem-solving ability and a creative approach for new ideas
  • Good team-working skills and ethic
  • The ability to prioritise and plan effectively
  • The ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.

Desirable skills, knowledge & behaviors

  • A high level of computer literacy, particularly 3-D computer-aided design tools
  • Proven experience in 2D Drawing creation using AutoDesk AutoCAD
  • Good draughting skills to produce arrangement and detailed drawings covering various aspects of Howden products.
  • Good detail draughting skills relating to general fabrications and miscellaneous steelwork such as platforms, ladders, etc.
  • Practical experience or knowledge of welding and fabrication practices
  • Knowledge of general mechanical components and piping systems.
  • Familiarity with Quality, HSE, and Environmental Management Systems
  • Undertake basic supporting calculations (weights, plate developments, etc)

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