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Senior SolidWorks Designer - Orlando

At Roush, we fuse technology and engineering to provide product development solutions to customers in a diverse range of industries. Widely recognized for providing engineering, testing, prototype, and manufacturing services to the transportation industry, Roush also provides significant support to the aerospace, defense and theme park industries.  With over 4,000 employees in facilities throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and South America, our unique combination of creativity and tenacity activates big ideas on a global stage.  We want motivated, ambitious people who put the needs of our customers first, bring creativity to their work and will do whatever it takes to achieve success.  If you share our passion for providing innovative solutions to complex challenges, we want you on our team.  

Are you interested in working on ground-up projects in a creative environment?  We have an immediate need for a Solidworks Designer to join our Engineering team to help support all aspects of the design, optimization, creation of drawing packages for ride systems, show action equipment, and animated figures for the themed entertainment industry.  As a Solidworks Designer, you will have the opportunity to work with our elite customer base to make the impossible, possible. You will do this by utilizing cutting-edge software and technology to bring stories to life. Now is your chance to join our talented team that delivers unparalleled creations to audiences around the world.

The ideal candidate will understand design, drafting, manufacturing and assembly of complex mechanical systems which will include composite structures and weldments. The Solidworks Designer will be responsible for assisting mechanical engineers by developing designs of mechanical solutions, so a strong mechanical aptitude is highly desired. We are a rapidly growing department supporting domestic and global expansion of the theme park industry.   A self-starter who loves hands-on work will make the most of this opportunity, located at our facility in Orlando, FL.


  • Design, development and delivery of sub-systems and components from initial concept to production release
  • Maintain clean, organized 3D models and assemblies that can be utilized to create accurate bills of material
  • Create complete and accurate 2D drawings for designed parts and assemblies
  • Support and participate in customer design review meetings
  • Provide timely, clear, concise communication to internal and external stakeholders about work status and impacts to project
  • Perform clearance, collision and range of motion checks on designed assemblies (dynamic equipment considerations)
  • Manage and maintain file metadata such as model properties and vendor information
  • Adhere to customer requirements, specifications and Roush best practices for design
  • Collaborate daily within the design team, specifically with fellow engineers/designers to obtain the best final product/design


  • Minimum 5 years’ professional experience designing and detailing mechanical systems using SolidWorks
  • Ability to work on “clean sheet” design and develop innovative solutions that meet or exceed project requirements
  • Apply knowledge and skills in mechanical design to resolve issues and develop feasible solutions using prior experience
  • Must be self-starting, detailed oriented, and able to work with minimal guidance to meet tight deadlines
  • Provide a proven track record of development of innovative solutions, problem solving, proactive skills
  • Ability to work efficiently & effectively in a team environment
  • Ability to follow and meet design standards and methodologies imposed by customers and Roush
  • Ability to communicate technical concepts in writing and verbally
  • Exhibits strong organizational skills and the ability to handle several assignments simultaneously
  • Mastery-level understanding of Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Able to demonstrate advanced drafting skills via a set of software proficiency tests

Preferred Skills 

  • Certified Solidworks User is highly desirable (CSWA, CSWP or CSWE)
  • Experience within the Themed Entertainment Industry
  • Experience with dynamic motion/envelope modeling
  • Experience with animated figure or ride system development
  • Knowledge, understanding and application of GD&T, ISO Fit and descriptive geometry
  • Knowledge, understanding and application of design for manufacturing (DFM)
  • Knowledge, understanding and application of other PDM Systems or other CAD software
  • Knowledge, understanding and application of Maya, 3ds Max, Rhino, CATIA, Inventor, Blender and/or Zbrush

 To apply, please visit the Roush careers page by clicking on this link:

Our Full-Time benefits include: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, earned sick time, STD, LTD, 401K, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation, and paid holidays.

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