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CAD Design Technician III

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Date: Aug 25, 2021

Location: Tewksbury, MA, US, 01876

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 48021


Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives.

Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges.

As a leading developer, manufacturer, and global supplier of scientific laboratory products for 100 years, Corning’s Life Sciences segment collaborates with researchers seeking new approaches to increase efficiencies, reduce costs and compress timelines in the drug discovery process. Using unique expertise in the fields of materials science, surface science, optics, biochemistry and biology, the segment provides innovative solutions that improve productivity and enable breakthrough discoveries.

Scope of Position:

  • Scope of work includes producing sophisticated designs using Computer Aided Design (CAD) Tools.
  • Read and understand prints, provide detailed drawings and take accurate measurements.
  • Support tooling/fixturing design projects for new and existing products.
  • Working with other team members to tackle difficult technical, engineering related problems.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Design plastic and sheet metal parts using both 2D and 3D CAD software.
  • Supervise and manage new orders including design target dates and documentation of design reviews with associated action items.
  • Complete design packages including component drawings, assembly drawings, and the associated test plans. Perform mechanical simulations as needed for supporting documentation.
  • Control all drawings and documentation using Product Data Management (PDM) software.
  • Enter Bill of Materials with descriptions, quantities, drawings, and revisions into the planning system.
  • Ensure that drawings incorporate all design features and maintain the product style.
  • Contribute design modifications to improve the quality and function of the product. Project Responsibilities:
  • Revise mechanical drawings per approved “red-lines”. Build, track, and finalize the associated change orders.
  • Utilize 3D CAD to build detailed design models in support of Injection Molding and Prototyping efforts.
  • Work with Project Leaders to evaluate the feasibility of reducing the number of unique components in order to reduce complexity and cost.
  • Prepare models and other supporting documents for entry into the PDM system.
  • Gather feedback from internal customers on the proposed models and documents.
  • Understand Corning’s intellectual property management process and follows that process in documenting any intellectual property developed as part of a project. Collaborative Opportunities with Supervising Engineer:
  • Work with a supervisor to handle project priorities.
  • Develop innovative solutions for Bioreactor design and single use consumables design.
  • Understand, accept, and document Customer product requirements. Collaborate with Engineering, Materials and Manufacturing Engineers to understand specific mechanical or application requirements.
  • Utilize modeling and design software to create graphical representations of proposed solutions.
  • Contribute to the project plan to ensure timely execution of project.
  • Develop new solutions and intellectual property to enhance CLS’s technical leadership position.
  • Collaborate with Manufacturing to design products that can be manufactured efficiently to deliver cost and quality targets.
  • Demonstrate commitment to Total Quality by consistently looking for ways to improve.


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:

standard hours 8-5 with potential for flexibility



Associate degree in Computer Aided Design or equivalent. Bachelor’s degree preferred.



8 years related experience working with drawings, designs and schematics in a manufacturing environment.


Required Skills:

  • Mechanical design using 2D CAD.
  • Mechanical design using 3D CAD (SolidWorks preferred).
  • Able to make sound decisions using analytical thinking and practical judgment.
  • Clear written and verbal communication.
  • Understand and apply GD&T.
  • Use of Microsoft Excel and Word.


Desired Skills:

  • Understanding of PDM Product Data Management systems (SolidWorks preferred)
  • Understanding of plastic parts and single use consumables.
  • Knowledge of materials (metals and plastics preferred).
  • Understanding of machining, plating and assembly processes.
  • Knowledge of metrology and sophisticated measurement technologies.
  • Mechanical stress / strain simulations (linear or non-linear Finite Element Analysis preferred).


Soft Skills:

  • Responsive to Customer requests
  • Effective listener and communicator
  • Creative yet detail oriented
  • Committed to quality and continuous improvement
  • We value a positive teammate who is open and engaging to effectively collaborate in teams in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Intellectually curious and willing to accept new challenges.


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.





We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status.


We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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