WAGNER - Powered by Talents

With more than 2,000 employees at 21 locations worldwide, we are one of the market-leading manufacturers of innovative coating technology. Do-it-yourselfers, craftsmen and industrial customers all over the world trust in our innovative products, resource-saving technologies and our personal, fast service. We know that inspiring technology only comes from inspired people. In our quest for ever new, forward-looking technologies, we therefore need talented people who think and act like us: enthusiastic all-rounders, thinkers and doers, technicians and tinkerers who, in all their diversity, respect, trust and complement each other in order to shape the future of coating technology together.

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CAD Designer

Plymouth, MN, US, 55447


Thank you for your interest in Wagner. We always have our eyes open for talented people who want to learn, grow and expand their capabilities with Wagner. From start to finish, you'll enjoy a fun and colorful career at Wagner.  

Wagner is small enough that you matter and large enough for you to make a difference. Wagner believes that people represent a company's most important asset. At Wagner, we strive to create an organization where everyone participates and efforts are focused toward continuous improvement. These improvements are driven by dedication, teamwork, and the innovation of the Wagner family.
Our company participates in the US government's E-Verify process. In addition, all offers of employment are contingent on a drug test and background check.

Our benefit package includes starting at 4 weeks PTO per year, 401(k) and a company match, medical, dental, life, disability, long term care insurance, as well as tuition reimbursement.
Title: CAD Designer
Reports to: Director of ENSY Operations

WAGNER is a well-established company with 75 years of operating experience. With over 2000 employees worldwide, the WAGNER Group is a world leading manufacturer and supplier of high technology surface finishing products and systems. Users of our efficient, reliable, and cost-effective solutions include final consumers, contractors, and industrial manufacturing companies. The company operates as two divisions, Decorative Finishing (DF) and Industrial Solutions (IS).

Position Objective 
The Industrial Solutions CAD Designer will support the Engineered Systems (ENSY) team and the sales team by developing and delivering system layout drawings and other engineering documentation to support ENSY projects and standard product offerings. Various CAD tools will be used depending on the specific work output required; direction will be provided primarily by the engineering team and project management. The correct applicant can see themselves aligning with Wagner’s core values of being Open, Customer Centric, Progressive, Accountable and Cooperative.



  • Generate 2D and 3D models, system layouts and detailed drawings as directed by engineers and project management, using appropriate tolerances for manufacturing and equipment placement per industry standards and established Wagner guidelines.
  • Supply the appropriate sketches, drawings or electronic databases for outside fabricated parts or model shop produced parts, in support of active projects, in-house projects, or lab activities.
  • Create and maintain assembly instructions for in-house manufactured products and support generation of standard product and project BOM’s as needed.
  • Follow all company’s procedures and protocols.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Relationship To Others
Frequently in contact with engineering and project management for project direction.  Occasional contact with other internal functions; purchasing, warehouse / assembly personnel, model shop, lab personnel and the service / install team.  Interaction with suppliers on new items being quoted and existing items that may require drawing updates to support continuous improvement.


Dimensions of Position
Accountable to ensure proper and accurate CAD designs and engineering documentation is completed for assigned tasks and projects.  Effectively work with internal and external resources to achieve project deliverables, providing cross-functional support to help assure timely completion of tasks.  Builds self-knowledge and company knowledge through experience, training, and development opportunities. 




Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma & Vocational Technical School or an Associate Degree in Drafting Design Technology, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience as determined by the hiring manager and Human Resources.
  • 2+ years of AutoCAD experience or other relevant CAD platforms (AutoDesk Inventor, CREO, etc.).


Preferred Qualifications

  • Working Knowledge of the manufacturing processes and tolerances in machining, sheet metal fabrication, plus electrical and mechanical assembly.
  • Solid modeling experience.
  • Valid driver’s license.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of MS Office 365 software (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and SharePoint is preferred.
  • Prior design and/or practical application experience with systems, HVAC or building construction is desirable.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy along with good understanding of tolerances, materials, and fits.


Working Conditions
Work is performed in the office, with some flexibility for remote work from home office. A job in this category may require walking or standing to a significant degree or may involve sitting with long periods of computer work.  Willing to be “Hands-On” in the Technical Center, warehouse, assembly area; may require lifting and carrying of materials and equipment and operating simple tools to all safety requirements. Ability to adapt to changing work priorities.


Wagner is an equal opportunity employer and believes in equal opportunity for all employees and applicants. Accordingly, all employment decisions are based on the principles of equal opportunity. These decisions include recruitment, selection, promotion, transfer, discipline, compensation, benefits, training and other personnel actions involving persons in all job titles and shall occur without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, genetic information, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and any other characteristic protected by state or local law. Our Company is committed to following any additional state requirements regarding this topic. No individual will be denied nor receive special employment opportunities based on membership status in any protected category. 

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