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CAD/CATIA Specialist in Irvine, CA at Karma Automotive

Date Posted: 5/27/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Irvine, CA
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    2 to 5 years
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Job Description

Karma Automotive is passionate, responsible and uncompromising. 

We promise to deliver our customers beautiful cars with high-technology and clean propulsion, and a memorable customer experience.

If these commitments excite you, we would love to talk.

The CAD/CATIA Speicalist is the first line of CAD support for all of Engineering and any other CAD users. Responsible for training users in CATIA V5 & Composer / CAD Management methods and SmarTeam, and ensures that those methods are followed.  General support for Engineering Processes Team.


Together with Engineering Processes Team, the CAD Specialist defines, implements and provides training on all topics related to CAD/CATIA “best practice” methodologies, in order to ensure consistent methods and processes are used throughout different platforms & programs.

Training, Work Instructions and Standards:

  • Develops CAD related training materials. Writes and facilities release of CAD Standards and Work Instructions.  Trains & supports Designers and DREs regarding all CATIA / CAD related topics.
  • Participates or facilitates in CAD Committee Meetings. Documents and uses Designer’s feedback to enhance/build “best practices”.
  • Support CAD Systems Engineer in the identification and implementation of new CAD Solutions

CAD Checking and Maintenance:

  • Ensures CAD design best practices are followed to maintain high fidelity CAD Data for downstream users by implementing and utilizing an automated CAD Checker.
  • Supports CAD Systems Engineer and Engineering Processes Team to designs systems and programs to meet highly complex business needs.
  • Prepares detailed specifications from which programs are developed and new solutions/tools are identified/developed

Involvement in ECR Process and Data Checks:

  • Primary “CAD Checker” in the ECR process.
  • Ensures that data from suppliers falls within the Karma Automotive Data Integrity Standards before introducing and releasing the data into our systems.

Support for Engineering and Vehicle Integration (VI):

  • Supports virtual build activities. Together with VI, Ensures Module and Vehicle DMU data is current and accurate.
  • Assists the Dimensional group with standardization and formatting related to Drawings. Assists the Dimensional Team in checking, importing and releasing supplier Drawings into SmarTeam.
  • Assists 3DPAD and Aftersales Illustration teams with Assembly Instruction formatting and standardization in CATIA Composer.


  • BS degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent or CAD working experience
  • A minimum of 2 to 5 years in CATIA V5 environment with PLM applications (SmarTeam preferred)
  • Extensive knowledge of CATIA V5 modeling
  • CATIA/CAD management, configuration, administration and support experience preferred
  • Knowledge of automotive business process, part design, assembly design preferred
  • Exposure to / experience in a PDM environment (SmarTeam preferred); exposure to CAD-PLM solutions
  • Ability to perform tasks from multiple projects simultaneously
  • Experience in training and support preferred
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate to various levels of management and internal business partners
  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to lead and promote change in an environment of rapidly changing technologies and business processes.
  • Outstanding analytical, problem solving and conceptual skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and excellent organizational skills.

NO 3rd Parties, Principles Only, Please

Come and join the great Karma Team, where you can make a career! Karma Automotive offers a complete benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life, STD, LTD; paid vacation, holidays and personal days; and a 401K with matching contributions. Relocation assistance is available.

Karma Automotive LLC is an equal employment opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of gender, color, race, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, national origin, age, religion, veteran status, genetic information, citizenship status or any other group protected by law. Karma Automotive LLC, complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act to ensure equal access to all qualified individuals with a disability. Valid driver’s license may be required based on essential duties.


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