Furniture Manufacturing, Product Development, CAD (Computer Aided Design) Designer

Williams-Sonoma Sutter Street Manufacturing   Claremont, NC   Full-time     Design
Posted on May 28, 2024
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Title:    Product Development CAD Designer
ID:    32865221806
Date Posted:    May 24, 2024
Date to Apply By:    N/A
Reports To or Hiring Manager:    Bailey Farra
Department:    4003
Shift:    Monday - Friday
Grade Level:    10
Employment Type:    Full Time Non-Exempt
Location:    Claremont, NC
Proposed Salary Range:    N/A
About Williams Sonoma - Claremont, NC

Since it was founded in 1956, Williams - Sonoma has grown from Chuck Williams’ single store in Sonoma, CA into one of the largest retailers in the country, with some best known and most beloved brands in home furnishings, including Williams – Sonoma. Pottery Barn and West Elm.

Our Distribution Centers serve as vital connections between factories and our retail, online and mail-order customers around the world. The Supply Chain environment is dynamic and fast-paced, and the network is expanding rapidly. If you have a background in distribution, manufacturing, engineering, transportation, finance, human resources or home delivery – and are looking for a job with a strong opportunity for gaining new skills and for advancement – our Supply Chain Organization could be just the place for you.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc Supply Chain Overview

In 2024, Williams-Sonoma was recognized as a Great Place to Work ® and Forbes Best Employers for Women and Diversity, honors which reflect that we are truly a people-first organization. Our operation includes:

Over 4,000 Full-Time Associates across the Supply Chain
15.1M square feet of small parcel, personalization, furniture, and manufacturing space in the domestic US, Williams-Sonoma has developed an agile and capable distribution network consisting of the following: 
Large package / furniture distribution centers located in Southern California, Northern California, Texas, Georgia, and New Jersey totaling 9.2M square feet plus another 1.2M square feet of standalone final-mile furniture hubs.
Small package eCommerce distribution centers located in Mississippi, Arizona, and Tennessee totaling 3.9M square feet, consisting of over 1,000 full-time associates and 1,500 seasonal/temporary associates in Mississippi and Tennessee
Manufacturing facilities located in North Carolina and Mississippi totaling 861k square feet with over 1,500 full-time employees producing approximately $900 million - $1 billion in sales of upholstered furniture3 Sutter Street Upholstery Factories located in North Carolina and Mississippi with over 1,400 FTE’s producing approximately $900 million to $1 Billion in sales of Upholstered furniture
Transportation Department for Ocean, Air, Trucking, and Rail consisting of over 30 transportation professionals located in Memphis, TN
700 associates in our Sourcing offices in 10 countries in Asia and Europe including China, Vietnam, Singapore, India, Italy, and Turkey
The CAD Designer position is located in Claremont, NC.


You'll be excited about this opportunity because you will....

Modify drawings per brand direction.
Ensure design content is captured.
Create component libraries.
Utilize design/CAD software to create product models through the use of component libraries and on-screen development.
Ensure all product changes are updated to models.
Create patterns per Product Development blueprint specifications for new and existing styles.
Organize, analyze data, and prepare technical reports and specification sheets for vendors to ensure proper workflow for plant productivity.
Per brand direction develop new product raw materials and revise existing specs.
Other duties assigned by Manager.
Note: This job description reflects essential functions, it does not prescribe or restrict the number or types of tasks that may be assigned or reassigned during the conduct of business

Check out some of the required qualifications we are looking for in amazing candidates….

Associates degree in CAD, or equal work experience with CAD/pattern software.
2-3 years’ experience creating pattern/CAD to be used in the production of upholstered furniture.
Up to 2-3 years of experience working in furniture manufacturing.
Experience in reading and understanding design of raw material components for furniture.
Possess excellent time-management skills, including the ability to work independently with little supervision.
Ability to interpret instructions and operate computer efficiently.
We prefer some of these qualities as well….

Ability to interpret instructions and operate software efficiently.
Ability to perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment to ensure delivery requirements.
Have the ability to follow documented procedures and standards.
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
Ability to keep accurate records.
Review these physical requirements, as they play a major part in this role….

Ability to lift between 30-50 lbs.
Ability to bend and twist.
Our company benefits are second to none in the industry….

Generous discount on all Williams-Sonoma, Inc. brand products
401(k) plan and other investment opportunities
Paid vacations, Employee Assistance Programs, Time Off to Volunteer, Matching Gifts Community Service Program, and Holidays (in some locations)
Health benefits, dental and vision insurance, including same-sex domestic partner benefits, Legal and Identity Protection Plans and Pet Insurance
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