SCHERDEL Sales & Technology, Inc., located in Muskegon, MI since 1999, with a Metro Detroit office in Brighton, MI, is a subsidiary of SCHERDEL GmbH, located in Marktredwitz in the state of Bavaria, Germany. We are currently managed by the fourth generation of the founding family with sales and manufacturing activities at 42 sites in various European countries, North and South America and in Asia. SCHERDEL is strongly value driven and has a long track record of caring for our associates in many ways.

Job Function:

Scherdel Sales & Technology is a sheet metal stamping and bending company that produces springs and clips. The Engineering CAD Designer requires experience in technical design work. The Engineering CAD Designer works within the Engineering, Product Development and Sales team to provide design assistance, 2D and 3D component and assembly drawings, 3D solid models for rendering and prototyping and overall coordination of drawing details and standards. The Engineering CAD Designer provides support for new and existing products and associated documentation (Detail Manual, Installation Instructions, etc.). They will also provide technical support to operations and manufacturing team members.


  • Design tools and dies accurately and efficiently, within specified time frames, and to Scherdel's engineering specifications
  • Create a bill of materials for all designs with recommended spare tooling and ware items
  • Manage engineering CAD files in an organized and comprehensible format
    • Works closely with the tool room to debug tools and keep CAD files up to date
    • Create and update detailed drawings required for manufacturing using the company’s CAD system
    • Attend design review meetings as needed – determine customer requirements, production issues & timing considerations
    • Produce drawings for customers and production personnel
    • Work with Engineering department to develop the conceptual, preliminary, and detail design
    • Draw preliminary sketches of dies for review
    • Prepare strip layouts and detailed drawings making certain the design meets the customer piece part and die or machine specifications, taking into consideration how the job was quoted
    • Select items per company standards to incorporate into the project and makes sure job materials and component are ordered in a timely manner
    • Check, document and communicate the progress of jobs as they are being built
    • Aids with trainee’s going through tool room, design or prototype
    • Prototype blank design and fixture design
    • Works according to Scherdel’s quality and environmental system requirements, and customer quality requirements

    Position Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering preferred
    • Associates degree in mechanical engineering, manufacturing engineering, or CAD design or equivalent number of year of experience required


    Training through an accredited program and experience in tool and die design/engineering.
    Computer literacy with a solid knowledge of computer operating systems and related software (Windows, MSOffice Products.)
    Extensive knowledge of CAD systems, Siemens NX and Solidworks.
    Ability to read and understand specifications, blueprints/drawings and other technical data. 3D modeling experience required.
    Ability to understand and implement geometric tolerance.
    Willingness to travel outside the USA for training purposes including Germany & Mexico.



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