CAD Designer

CAD TECHNICIAN – AUSTIN, TX

About Kendra Scott:

We are a fun, talented and driven team dedicated to providing our customers with gorgeous products and a WOW! experience. Family, fashion and philanthropy are at the core of our company and though we move at a very fast pace, we are committed to maintaining a family-oriented work environment and giving back to our community. A passion for great design, dedication to innovation and a strong social media presence are our building blocks for creating a unique and engaging lifestyle brand across all channels, including retail stores, wholesale accounts and e-commerce. Our headquarters are located in the heart of Austin, Texas, and we embrace the unique vibe and energy of our hometown as an inspiration for our brand and company culture.

Position Overview:

The Kendra Scott Design team has an exciting opportunity to facilitate design projects in order to meet aesthetic and manufacturing objectives according to timeline commitments. Reporting to the Design Manager, the CAD Technician will support various aspects of the Design process including the creation of manufacturing models, technical artwork, and design specifications as well as implementation of design technologies.

Responsibilities:

CAD/CAM Model Creation

  • Plan, develop, and maintain mechanical 3D CAD models, drawings and images for product based on manager's direction
  • Provide 3D CAD models and technical specifications to yield the highest quality finished products within a specified timeline
  • Adjust factory-produced CAD models to meet aesthetic and functionality expectations for styles
  • Explore non-traditional jewelry techniques to create CAD models
  • Operate and maintain 3D printer
  • Contribute to technical innovations and design
  • Create photo realistic renders from CAD files

CAD Technology

  • Keep current with design technology; Report findings and make recommendations for new technologies to management
  • Troubleshoot existing technologies

Operations

  • Establish, monitor, and ensure timelines and accurate completion of projects while keeping management updated on project status
  • Identify opportunities for improvement and create best practices within area of responsibility and overall department
  • Provide operational leadership among coworkers

Shared Resource Management

  • Maintain and organize 2D and 3D shared files and design standards
  • Partner with Design team members and Technical Design to organize standards

Design Team Member

  • Maintain a high level of communication with other members of the Design team to ensure continual progress toward timely assortment completion
  • Adapt personal aesthetic to be compatible with brand aesthetic and changing market trends
  • Stay open to team adjustments to all samples and models and be prepared to follow other designer's aesthetic direction and changes
  • Maintain a clean, efficient and safe working environment

Our Ideal Candidate Will Have:

  • 6 years of CAD/CAM experience within jewelry industry
  • Ability to produce models in Matrix and Rhino software, working with polysurface, T-splines, and mesh files
  • Ability to create models using Zbrush
  • Experience with EnvisionTec printers
  • Knowledge of costume and fine jewelry construction-stone settings as well as working mechanisms including clasps and hinges
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent listening and communication skills
  • Ability to receive and apply constructive feedback
  • Basic problem solving skills with an eye for technical detail
  • The ability to contribute to a pleasant and fast paced work environment
  • Familiarity with JewelCAD, Adobe Photoshop, and Illustrator are preferred
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite is preferred

Meet Some of Kendra Scott's Employees

Sean W.

E-Commerce Product Manager

Sean analyzes and improves how customers interact with the website to make everything from shopping to curating lifestyle inspiration intuitive and on-brand from the back-end forward.

Melanie A.

Area Retail Manager

Melanie facilitates operations in the Houston area to grow the local market. She also aims to make every customer feel the family-like atmosphere that drives Kendra Scott behind the scenes.


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