Mechanical CAD Designer in Warren, MA at CIRCOR

Date Posted: 1/4/2022

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Job Description

Mechanical Designer

CIRCOR International (NYSE: CIR) is one of the world’s leading providers of mission critical flow control products and services for the Industrial and Aerospace & Defense markets. The Company has a product portfolio of market-leading brands serving its customers’ most demanding applications. CIRCOR markets its solutions directly and through various sales partners to more than 14,000 customers in approximately 100 countries. The Company has a global presence with approximately 3,200 employees and is headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts. For more information, visit the Company’s investor relations website at 

About CIRCOR Aerospace & Defense 

CIRCOR Aerospace & Defense is focused on the design, development, and manufacture of specialty fluid and motion control products for demanding aerospace and defense applications. CIRCOR products are flying on most commercial and military aircraft, including single and twin aisle air transport, business and regional jets, military transports and fighters, and commercial and military rotorcraft. Other markets include unmanned aircraft, shipboard applications, and military ground vehicles.

Business units are in Corona, California; Warren, Massachusetts; Hauppauge, New York; Paris, France; Uxbridge, UK; and Tangier, Morocco. Parent company CIRCOR International is headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts and CIRCOR Aerospace & Defense is headquartered in Corona, California. 

CIRCOR Aerospace & Defense, Warren, MA 

CIRCOR Naval Solutions started in 1897 under Warren Pumps®, following a legacy of pump builders in whose origin span over 200 years in the town of Warren. Under CIRCOR Naval Solutions this division is best known for serving the U.S. Navy’s submarine and surface ship programs. The highly engineered and custom-built pumps are made of a wide variety of exotic materials and span an envious range of both centrifugal and positive displacement technologies. Every submarine and aircraft carrier in the U.S. fleet as well as many other U.S. naval vessels depends on the pumps manufactured at Warren.

CIRCOR Portland Valve was organized in 1973, originating in Portland Maine and moved its operations to Warren, Massachusetts at the end of 2011. CIRCOR Portland Valve is a major valve supplier on the Submarine & Destroyer programs. The company’s products include a broad range of specialized valves for various shipboard services.

CIRCOR offers a comprehensive, highly competitive benefits package most of which are effective Day 1 of employment. These include medical, dental, vision, FSA/HSA, 401k with company match, paid vacation, and paid holidays.


BUSINESS: Portland Valve, LLC


DIRECT REPORTING: Director, Engineer



Position Summary

The main goal of this position is to transfer design intent from customer’s designs and drawings to a manufacturable state that ensures proper flow down of all the customer’s requirements to both manufacturing and quality, through 3D solids models, drawings, assembly sheets, and the ERP system.


This position will benefit the organization by improving the speed at which Portland Valve engineering can process contracts. Also, Portland Valve Engineering’s ability to respond to urgent requests from Manufacturing & vendors will improve. The position will play a critical role in the ORP & Virginia Block V programs.  This position will act as a CAD designer which entails drafting & assisting technical contract processing. 


Principal Activities

  • Produce solid model and drawings that reproduce design intent from customer drawings.
  • Create ERP information that flows down both design intent and quality notes to the manufacturing environment.
  • Perform GD&T and stack-up analyses
  • Work with manufacturing to ensure product quality and performances is achieved.
  • Ability to create 3D models and dimensional drawings
  • The ability to understand customer requirements and created viable solutions
  • Ensure accurate drawings are created for ORP & Virginia Block V.
  • Ensure accurate solid models are created for CAM programming.
  • Ensure engineering revisions are created & released in a timely manner.
  • Work with Defense Team to create manage and/or create engineering processes.
  • Ensure a strong communication path is created with manufacturing.
  • Completes drawing checks and tolerance stack-ups, and champions the use and application of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing.


Job Requirements


Knowledge Skills & Abilities

  • Must have 3D Cad experience. Preferred Solid Edge or Creo.
  • Must have a working understanding of GD&T dimensioning.
  • Ability to comprehend technical information including drawings, specifications and quality requirements is required.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Knowledge of ERP systems required; Proficiency in MS Office/Word/Excel is required
  • Must be able to meet tight deadlines, be detail oriented and highly organized.
  • Knowledge of Defense Industry and prior experience with DOD Contractor a plus.
  • Knowledge of pumps, valves and ship systems a plus.
  • Must be a US Citizen to meet US Defense requirements, and must be able to obtain a DOD clearance.

Education & Experience

  • Associate’s Degree in Mechanical Design or Certificate in CAD/Mechanical Design and GED/H.S. diploma
  • 3-7 years’ experience as a CAD Designer in a manufacturing environment.

CIRCOR is an EEO Employer of Females / Minorities / Veterans / Individuals with Disabilities


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