CAD Designer, Knoxville

Closing Date:

May 27, 2022

Job Type:

Full Time



Why Principle?

Principle is a global brand and implementation consultancy with 22 offices and operations in more than 70 countries.  Founded in 1987 in the UK, we work with many of the world’s leading companies to ensure that their brands are brought to life in any environment – from retail stores to pop-up brand experiences to corporate offices and production facilities.  We work with clients in a range of industries and our priority sectors include automotive, financial services, retail, telecommunications and other large global corporates.
Principle has four divisions:
  • Principle Intelligence – Our brand and business consultancy that sets strategic direction and develops platforms for growth
  • Honest – Our creative studio that crafts powerful brand identities and experiences across every channel
  • Principle Management Office (PMO) – Our program management office that drives brand transformation, efficiently and effectively
  • Principle Implementation – Our implementation practice that executes sustainable brand change at speed and scale
Please visit our website for more information


Purpose of the Role

Serves as a product manufacturing and design specialist for millwork, cabinetry, and metal fixtures and signage industries.

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities:

  • Create and review detailed design drawings for manufacturing and installation use. Using both 2D and 3D CAD software.
  • Provides support to manufacturing engineering for new product introductions.
  • Assist in maintenance of drawings resulting from ECNs.
  • Maintain drawing registries
  • Maintain customer standards and documentation of those standards.
  • Provide technical assistance to project management, manufacturing and installers as needed
  • Travels if technical assistance is needed for install or manufacturing.
  • Complies with all rules, policies, and procedures of Principle Group.
  • Provides high quality work.
  • Remains reliable and dependable relative to punctuality and attendance during work hours.

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes - Essential:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering preferred; equivalent training and experience may also be acceptable.
  • Must have two years of Computer Aided Design experience (preferably SolidWorks or AutoCAD and). Model Space and Paper Space knowledge preferred. Five years experience preferred.
  • Must obtain thorough knowledge of Principle Group products, vendors/components, manufacturing processes, and engineering processes.
  • Must have experience in a millwork manufacturing environment and/or signage manufacturing environment.
  • Must have wide experience in designing different types of engineered products.
  • Must be able to create drawings and part lists for complex products and programs.
  • Must be able to work under limited supervision.
  • Must have a strong mechanical aptitude.
  • Must have exceptional interpersonal and project management skills.
  • Must have personal computer skills (preferably Microsoft Word, Excel, or similar packages in Windows).
  • Demonstrated customer service orientation.
  • High degree of personal motivation and energy. Pro-active.
  • Must provide strong leadership, communication, problem solving, and team skills.
  • Ability to multi-task while providing a high level of attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of retail fixtures preferred (materials, lighting, and wire management preferred)
  • ADA and UL regulations knowledge preferred.


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