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Aerotek Design Engineer in Gardena, California


10 Review customer design and functional requirements

10 Design reviews and evaluating styling inputs from other related departments

45 3D Surfacing

25 2D Drawing/Drafting

5 Customer Interface

5 Miscellaneous


DFM, CATIA, PLM, NX Unigraphics, People skills, Soft skills, Customer-facing

Top Skills Details:

  1. Strong DFM (casting, machining, finishing = key design requirements for manufacturing)

a. Familiar with full product life cycle.

  1. CATIA and NX (need to be strong in one) (Solidworks, AutoCAD, Inventor, any 2D or 3D modeling software)

a. Resourceful and most efficient

  1. Experience working with customers (if entry level, part-time job experience works too = goal is to bring someone in with good soft skills

Additional Skills & Qualifications:

60-70% design // 20-30% hands-on (working with designer or customer)

5-10% for issues that come up post-launch

Close to entry level (wants someone moldable) (mid-level ok but prefers entry level)

-Wants people with energy and enthusiasm. Used to fast-paced environment.

-Design experience in school

-Formula ONE / SAE / Baja = those people shine

-Willing to consider someone with 0 years of exp if they had a competition project. Working while going to school shows that they do well = builds soft skills.

  • primarily in office, then maybe work from home one day per week.

About Aerotek:

We know that a company's success starts with its employees. We also know that an individual's success starts with the right career opportunity. As a Best of Staffing® Client and Talent leader, Aerotek's people-focused approach yields competitive advantage for our clients and rewarding careers for our contract employees. Since 1983, Aerotek has grown to become a leader in recruiting and staffing services. With more than 250 non-franchised offices, Aerotek's 8,000 internal employees serve more than 300,000 contract employees and 18,000 clients every year. Aerotek is an Allegis Group company, the global leader in talent solutions. Learn more at

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.