Research and Development Design Specialist

Posting Date 1 month ago(8/15/2022 9:05 AM)
Requisition ID
Job Location(s)
Bloomington IN United States
Less than 10%
Position Type
Full Time
Cook Polymer Technology


The Research and Development Design Specialist is responsible for revising, creating, checking, filing and maintaining CAD based documents in both electronic and hard-copy versions.  This position also supports all departments of the company by providing geometric or pictorial solutions to product, tooling, fixtures, and machine system designs.  Utilizes CAD software, computer programs, analog and digital measuring devices, hand tools and inspection.


• Collaborate with engineers on new product, tooling and fixture designs

• Collaborate with production engineers on process and system designs

• Provide CAD models and prints for new and existing designs

• Advanced 3D design paradigms such as surface modeling and top-down design

• Work within change management system for drawing approval

• Collaborate with engineers on 3D printed options for quick turn-around prototypes

• Work with machine technicians/operators to improve tooling and fixture designs

• Proactive in providing design solutions to new and existing product and process designs

• Must work and interact effectively and professionally with and for others throughout various levels of the global organization

• Maintain regular and punctual attendance

• Must have effective oral, written and presentation communication skills

• Ability to work in collaborative and independent work situations and environments with minimal supervision



• AAS and applicable work experience, or 5+ years' work experience designing for product and manufacturing
• 3D CAD software/Solid Works/Auto CAD

• Blueprint and engineering drawing literacy

• Proficient with ASME Y14.5

• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Software (ie Word, Excel)

• Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing

• Creo Parametric, PTC Windchill

• 3D Printing, CNC functionality

• Photo rendering, Adobe Illustrator

• Manufacturing capabilities and limitations for plastics and metals


Physical Requirements:

• Stand or sit (stationary position) with movement of drawing mouse

• Walk around equipment, underneath or over measurements

• Use hand/fingers to handle or feel inspection gage/devices

• Climb stairs/ladders

• Light work: exerting up to 20 pounds of force

• Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Cook does not intend to provide sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position


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