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CAD Designer


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Means Industries, headquartered in Saginaw, MI, is a Tier 1 global automotive supplier of high value transformational propulsion-system technologies.  Means leverages its unique process and product design capabilities to produce award winning innovations that improve fuel economy and reduce mass through its Controllable Mechanical Diode (CMD) Selectable One Way Clutch, Advanced Metal-Forming and Joining Capabilities, and our emerging Dynamic Clutch Technologies that are designed to enable efficient Propulsion Electrification. 

Established in 1922, Means continues to foster a culture of collaboration through two business units, Means Propulsion Systems and Means TransForm Products.  Our passion for problem solving drives everything we do and we remain committed to producing high quality innovative technology solutions at our three manufacturing facilities in Saginaw, Michigan; two manufacturing facilities in Sterling Heights, Michigan; a manufacturing facility in Shelby Township, Michigan; a manufacturing facility in London, Ontario, Canada and a Sales and Engineering Office in both Tokyo, Japan and Shanghai, China.  For more information about our company, please visit our website (

Means is a division of Amsted Industries (, one of the world’s largest transportation component manufacturers. Based in Chicago, Amsted specializes in products that serve the rail, heavy-duty vehicle, automotive, construction and general industrial markets. Amsted has 45 manufacturing facilities in 11 countries and employs more than 16,000 people throughout the world. Amsted is one of the largest 100 percent employee-owned companies in the United States.

Means Propulsion Systems, a business unit of Means Industries, designs, tests and produces some of the most sophisticated products for the global Propulsion industry.  Core technologies (traditional and electrified propulsion) include Selectable One-Way Clutches, Mechanical Diode One Way Clutches, Dynamic Controllable Mechanical Diodes and Integrated Shifting Systems.  Our engineers deliver robust engineering and manufacturing solutions by partnering with customers from the conceptual phase straight through to design and integration. Means Propulsion Systems has a manufacturing facility in Saginaw, Michigan and Sales and Engineering Offices in Tokyo, Japan and Shanghai, China.


*Please note that Means Industries is not offering visa sponsorship of any kind for this position.


Design and detail new and existing products in conformance to customer specifications and corporate manufacturing capabilities.


  • Design components and assemblies using 2D and 3D CAD software.  PTC Creo is preferred.
  • Maintain CAD system and files.
  • Prepare concept design and packaging studies.
  • Interface with Product Engineers, Analysts, Manufacturing Engineers and customer engineering as required.
  • Coordinate the translation of CAD files as required.
  • Prepare documentation for design reviews.


Education:     Associates Degree in Engineering Technology.

Experience:   3 years experience in Product Design.  1 year using Pro/E.

  • Powdered metal experience preferred.
  • Automotive tooling design experience a plus.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously with high attention to detail.
  • Proven project management skills with the ability to deliver assigned tasks on-time.


Means supports and cultivates creativity through a collaborative cross functional work environment.  By nurturing innovation at all levels of the company, Means’ desire for progress and improvement helps launch pioneering, transformative technologies within the automotive industry. 

With a high level focus on people development, you can grow and develop through diverse work experiences and quality training opportunities.  Means is experiencing exponential growth and supports a culture where employees take pride and ownership in their work.  As an employee owned company, you will recognize your direct impact on the business and be part of its success (US Only). 


Means offers a comprehensive range of benefits including medical, dental, vision, 401(k) with employer matching, a health savings account with contribution for US employees and an excellent retirement package.

Means is an Equal Opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.