CAD Designer (Solidworks)

Date: Feb 8, 2024

Location: Lebanon, TN, US, 37090

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Company / Location Information

Water technology is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world, and, as a leading global water technology company, A. O. Smith Corporation is at the center of the trend. We are a $3.8 billion company with 148 years of history and employ more than 12,000 men and women globally.  We have sales and distribution in more than 60 countries around the world. A. O. Smith is committed to continuous improvement, not just in its factories and its processes, but in its people.


Recognized by The Tennessean as one of the top Nashville area Workplaces, Lochinvar (a business unit of A. O. Smith) is the leading producer of energy-efficient boilers, water heaters, pool heaters and commercial package systems.  We focus solely on serving our customers and have a solution for all your water heating needs, and because of this, have seen double digit company growth 35 of the past 37 years. 

Primary Function

The CAD Designer (Solidworks) will be responsible for participating in multidiscipline project team, developing, maintaining, and improving products. Generate complex mechanical and electro-mechanical models, drawings, and notes with minimal direction. Initiate material masters and maintain CAD structure to generate Engineering BOMs. Has a good understanding of 3D solid modeling software techniques and understands drawing details as they pertain to ANSI standards. Coordinate with other internal departments affected by design development.  Maintain technical coordination with engineer and project team.



  • Coordinate with project engineers on new product layout utilizing good verbal and organizational skills with minimal supervision. Assist in build up of prototypes during pre-pilot stage of project, making necessary corrections to design. Support manufacturing during initial production runs. Create full assemblies for fit up and alignment of parts.
  • Checks models, drawings, Product Change Processes and BOM’s (bill of material) for clarity, completeness, conformity to standards, procedures, specifications and accuracy of calculations, dimensions and tolerancing.
  • Possess strong knowledge of parametric modeling from part and sheet metal to full assembly modeling (i.e. sketches, placing constraints properly, etc.).
  • Generates 3D solid models of parts and assemblies to ensure proper fit, form, and function.  Performs interference and tolerance stack up analysis.
  • Processes Product Change Processes utilizing PLM system in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Ensure item and bill of material attributes are accurate and maintained in PLM system.
  • Understands policies and procedures within the department for assigning part numbers, redlining bills of material, revising drawings and working Product Change Processes while utilizing the company PLM system.
  • Possess good working knowledge of the Windows platform and understands basic windows commands and has a good understanding of windows file system.
  • Recommend menu and tool bar changes to Cad Department Supervisor for all design software to facilitate productivity.
  • Understands and demonstrates company safety policies and procedures.
  • Any other duties assigned to complete daily objectives.


  • Associate degree in related field
  • 3+ years of related work experience or training
  • A good understanding of data management or PLM is preferred.
  • Possess good working knowledge of the Windows platform and understands basic windows commands and has a good understanding of windows file system.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret documents such as, Engineering Change Request, Red lines, ANSI standards, operating and maintenance instructions, corporate rules and regulations as well as departmental procedures.
  • Ability to apply basic mathematical concepts such as trigonometry, geometry, algebra and basic equations.  Ability to apply mathematical operations to task for determination of area, percentages, volume and tolerance build up.  Ability to read measuring instruments to calculate overall dimensions fit and build-up.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. 
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

We Offer

Competitive compensation package and comprehensive benefits plans which include medical and dental insurance, company-sponsored life insurance, retirement security savings plan, short- and long-term disability programs and tuition assistance.



Nearest Major Market: Nashville

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