CAD Designer

Founded in 1898, Bullard is a leading manufacturer of high-quality personal protective equipment and systems that are marketed worldwide. Product lines include hard hats, firefighter and rescue helmets, respiratory protection equipment, and thermal imagers. The Company’s products are available throughout the world from a network of distributors operating in most major country markets.  In 1919, the son of our founder invented and patented the world’s first commercially sold hard hat. The quality of our work helps determine whether a worker in a hazardous work environment goes home safely to his or her family each day. We do important work, and we do it in a team-oriented environment. Bullard is fifth-generation family-owned, so we have the luxury of thinking and planning beyond the next quarter’s results. One of our competitive advantages is speed, and the pace of our work is therefore fast, challenging, and rewarding. Bullard maintains sales offices in Europe and Asia-Pacific in addition to its headquarters in Kentucky.  Bullard’s headquarters and manufacturing facility are located in the small community of Cynthiana, near Lexington and Georgetown, Kentucky. We offer a competitive salary plus profit sharing, benefits including 401(k) with company match, Tuition Reimbursement, and great colleagues.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Translate engineering data into drawings and models for new and sustaining personal protective equipment products and other life-saving devices
  • Provide technical documentation and SolidWorks design and administration support to the Product Development team
  • Detail 3D models, prepare and archive final drawing packages for vendors
  • Produce new 3D models and refine existing models using SolidWorks
  • Collaborate with industrial designers, engineers, mold designers, and suppliers to create/modify models based from 3D CAD, 2D drawings, or direct input
  • Properly document, archive, and release drawings per Bullard policy
  • Train other SolidWorks users in our facility
  • Help manage internal 3D printing machines by packaging and queuing models
  • Participate in the creation and implementation of departmental standards
  • Support the design and development of tools, fixtures, and other equipment to support Manufacturing and Testing
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Associate Degree in Design and/or Drafting, or other relevant degree
  • Certified SolidWorks Associate level certification (Certified SolidWorks Professional preferred)
  • 2+ years of experience in a related field; however, recent graduates with advanced surface and solid modeling skills may be considered
  • Ability to produce high-quality, organized 3D models within SolidWorks
  • Excellent time management and prioritization skills with attention to detail while not losing sight of the big picture and meeting deadlines
  • Must be team-oriented, possess a positive attitude, and work respectfully with others in a collaborative and fast-paced environment
  • Flexibility in the face of shifting priorities; ability to independently prioritize work and respond to a fluctuating workload while meeting deadlines and maintaining accuracy and attention to detail
  • Desire to adapt to changing technologies and learn on the job
  • Effective communication skills with the ability to explain complex ideas to less technical people
  • Detail-oriented, highly organized, and motivated problem solver who is proactive in identifying, owning, and solving problems
  • Proficient in Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
  • Understanding of Bills of Material structuring
  • Ability to produce high quality drawings from 3D models or assemblies
  • Experience working within a vault environment for SolidWorks
  • Understanding of product development processes and experienced in manufacturing processes preferred
  • Knowledge of materials, technology, and manufacturing processes preferred
  • Demonstrated portfolio a plus

Bullard is proud to be a Tobacco-free property.

Bullard is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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