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CAD Developer
Tiffany & Co.
Cumberland
Luxury Watches and Jewelry
Full time
Posted 2 weeks ago
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Market: RI - Providence
Industry Segment: Luxury Watches and Jewelry
Category: Design, Production and Product Development
Seniority: Associate
Job Type: Full time

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Job Description

Key Accountibilities:

The CAD Developer will support and facilitate all aspects related to New Product Integration projects to meet design and manufacturing objectives and time-line commitments. The support includes creation of manufacturing models; technical artwork; creation and maintenance of design specifications and templates; identification and implementation of design technologies. The CAD Developer works closely with all New Product Integration team members, internal and external partners, and Internal Manufacturing counterparts to provide CAD models that result in the highest quality finished good product at best manufacturing yield and cost.

Prototype & File Creation

  • Create, maintain and organize 2-D, 3-D shared design standards, specifications and templates across all product families using Rhinoceros, Matrix, and/or Solidworks CAD software. Prepare engineering and design documentation, and archive, organize and maintain shared files properly.
  • Create drawings for components by translating designs into 3D models and/or all components to meet critical requirements for use in Jewelry manufacturing.
  • Create drawings with correct formatting for 3D printing slicer programs (Magics)
  • Hands on experience on 3D print prototyping (FDM, SLA) and knowledge about shrinkage and offsets for this process
  • Hands on experience on 3D scanning and comparing
  • Ensure All models created follow industry best practice and manufacturing standards (e.g., closed solid objects, minimal object density, model/structure organization, etc.)
  • In consultation with Model Makers, Engineers and Manufacturing partners, provide initial CAD direction on component breakout, construction, and methods of fabrication according to Critical Requirements Documentation.
  • Review designs and aesthetics with key counterparts in manufacturing to ensure CAD models meet manufacturability standards.
  • Coordinate CAD drawings for sample fabrication to support new product development initiatives.
  • Provide timely and innovative CAD solutions to complex mechanical problems, at any point in the production lifecycle
  • Maintain CAD archives using revision control software (i.e. Adept/SharePoint) to support ECN process/workflows

Communication

  • Establish and monitor individual timelines and ensure adherence to overall project timelines and accurate completion of projects. Identify and communicate potential barriers to meeting completion timelines as soon as they arise
  • Communicate effectively to keep team updated on project status, issues, and concerns. Identify potential barriers to meeting completion timelines as soon as they arise
  • Proactively flag critical issues for consideration that may impact design and/or design aesthetic when creating and transferring 3D Fgl-CAD models, and at any point in the production lifecycle
  • Proactively flag critical issues for consideration that may impact manufacturing and/or quality of final product (e.g., meeting of tolerances, reliability between 3D FG WIP CAD and final product) when creating and transferring 3D FG WIP Cad models, and at any point in the production lifecycle

Collaboration & Leadership

  • Attend New Project Team meetings to offer expertise during conceptual product development.
  • Support Npi project management teams according to project needs and lead related CAD discussions
  • Partner with Internal Manufacturing, Jdiw, Pd and Design on technical aspects of CAD development.
  • Support day to day management of Rapid Prototype lab, keep management updated on progress and issues
  • Partner with external Additive team when needed; expect local business travel: 25%

Technology Leader

  • When appropriate, work with department leadership and SMEs to research and operationalize innovative processes during the design, concept, and prototyping stages of the design lifecycle
  • Champion best practices in process improvement for manufacturing ability.
  • Develop and enhance new and existing CAD workflows, and supporting communication tools as needed
  • Remain current with industry standards and knowledge related but not limited to; CAD , Additive Manufacturing, Model Making, Gold/Metalsmithing, material properties of precious and non-precious materials from different manufacturing processes (e.g. stamped silver vs. cast silver), as well as Advanced Materials
  • When required, work with It and management to implement and troubleshoot new and existing CAD technology; update/advise management on departmental software/technology upgrades; and work with It and Design Administration to implement new technology
  • Provide CAD and Technology leadership for Npi coworkers, Engineering teams, and Manufacturing partners.
  • Build contacts and networks with external Engineering and Design technology developers.

Required Qualifications:

  • Combination of bachelor’s degree or related industry experience
  • Portfolio/Link to website depicting relevant Design/Sketches/Rendering
  • Relevant knowledge of Jewelry Manufacturing, CAD Design Tolerances, Craft, Craft Manufacturing processes is required
  • Expert in Rhino software, Jewelry Design
  • Proficiency in the use of solid modeling software
  • Proficiency in the Adobe Suite; Photoshop, illustrator, InDesign
  • Strong computer skills including all Microsoft Packages
  • Ability to work independently, good communication skills (written and oral)
  • Must be able to interpret scientific and technical documents
  • Innovative thinking, always keeping up to date with technology
  • Good interpersonal skills and team playerer

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with GrassHopper, Solidworks and CAD
  • Formal metalsmithing experience and/or training
  • Experience with Photorealistic rendering software
  • Ability to work in a manufacturing type setting
  • Creative design training and experience, with high degree of aesthetic sensibility

About Tiffany & Co.

In 1837 Charles Lewis Tiffany founded his company in New York City where his store was soon acclaimed as the palace of jewels for its exceptional gemstones. Since then TIFFANY & CO. has become synonymous with elegance, innovative design, fine craftsmanship and creative excellence. During the 20th century fame thrived worldwide with store network expansion and continuous cultural relevance, as exemplified by Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s and the film starring Audrey Hepburn.

Today, with more than 13,000 employees, TIFFANY & CO. and its subsidiaries design, manufacture and market jewelry, watches and luxury accessories – including more than 5,000 skilled artisans who cut diamonds and craft jewelry in the Company’s workshops, realizing its commitment to superlative quality.

The Company operates more than 300 TIFFANY & CO. retail stores worldwide as part of its omni-channel approach. To learn more about TIFFANY & CO. as well as its commitment to sustainability, please visit tiffany.com.

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Tiffany & Co.
Cumberland
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