Engineering Technician (CAD)

Des Plaines, IL

Engineering Technician

Riddell is seeking an Engineering Technician with a passion for football and a passion for product development. As an Engineering Technician, you will support Riddell Product Engineers in designing and developing world class protective products. We are looking for a detail-oriented, results-driven individual who is eager to help wherever needed. The position is on-site at our Corporate office Des Plaines, IL.

As an Engineering Technician, you will…

• Prepare and modify 2D drawings from existing 3D part and assembly models.

• Manipulate and modify existing 3D models with general verbal direction.

• Create 3D part and assembly models from existing 2D drawings or physical parts.

• Create and maintain design documentation such as engineering test procedures, material specifications, and bill of materials.

• Create rapid prototypes using in-house resources such as 3D printing and CNC machining.

• Assemble and prepare prototype samples for lab testing.

• Assist with various lab tests such as NOCSAE drop testing or tensile/compression testing.

• Organize and document lab test results. 


• Associate degree in drafting or engineering from two-year college preferred

• 0-3 years of working experience

• Experience with SolidWorks, PTC Creo, or equivalent 2D/3D parametric modeling software

• Experience with Rhinoceros 3D

• Familiarity with FDM 3D printing 

• Familiarity with CNC/CAM programming

• Experience with testing physical products using standard lab equipment following established testing protocols

• Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook

• Proven ability to work in a cross-functional team environment and balance multiple projects at a given time 

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

• Strong organizational skills and acute attention to detail