Karma Automotive

Senior CAD Designer (Interiors)

Job ID
Interior Engineering
FLSA Status


Karma Automotive is passionate, responsible and uncompromising. 


We promise to deliver our customers beautiful cars with high-technology and clean propulsion, and a memorable customer experience.


If these commitments excite you, we would love to talk.  The  Sr. CATIA Designer (Interiors) responsible for developing design concepts in all the interior components & assemblies. A team player with a level head and superior communication skills.


  • Lead Design for Interior components and assemblies;
  • Support Engineering Supervisors and their teams by assessing with design section development and supplier development support;
  • Support development of targets for investment (engineering and tooling), piece price, timing, against functional performance specifications;
  • Support CAD best practices and processes to ensure design quality meets performance specifications;
  • Support CAD Supervisor to Mentor the CAD Team;
  • Support team by example in design with an emphasis on innovation and speed to market;
  • Support overall program timing plans and mitigation strategies as appropriate;
  • Support feasibility assessments;
  • Understand budget constraints as they pertain to depth of programs supported;
  • Support tradeoff proposals against feasibility and budgetary considerations;
  • Support criteria section development;
  • Design concepts, components and assemblies as pre direction with engineers;
  • Continuously improve quality and cost.


  • 10+ years vehicle Interior Design experience;
  • 10+ years in Interior/Exterior Component Development/Design;
  • Design School Certification required; Undergraduate Degree preferred;
  • CATIA V5 and SmarTeam Super Expert Knowledge/Skills Required;
  • Structured Problem Solving experience (preferably in mass production environment where problems are unusual and difficult) preferred. Familiarity with DFMEA, PFMEA, QFD, etc. preferred;
  • Previous OEM experience required; automotive experience preferred;
  • Previous assembly plant launch experience preferred;
  • Dimensional Management and Understanding of GD&T required;
  • Knowledge of various materials, alternative fixing and joining technologies and applying those into the designs as appropriate. DFM/DFA skills essential;
  • Experience in developing Criteria Development Section (Gap/Flush) required. Ability to support engineers in trade-off studies and provide alternative solutions for cross-functional committee consideration;
  • Proven ability and experience working with Studio required;
  • Experience with various manufacturing processes: plastic injection molding, metal stamping & casting, and various soft-trim hand-worked processes;
  • Some Familiarity with FMVSS, CMVSS and ECE Regulations pertaining to automotive interiors;
  • Some Familiarity with various CAE methods and results interpretation: Mold Flow, Stress-Strain, Dynamic.

Come and join the great Karma Team, where you can make a career! Karma Automotive offers a complete benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life, STD, LTD; paid vacation, holidays and personal days; and a 401K with matching contributions.  Relocation assistance is available.


NO 3rd Party Recruiters.  Principles Only, Please


Karma Automotive LLC is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of gender, color, race, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, national origin, age, religion, veteran status, genetic information, citizenship status or any other group protected by law. Karma Automotive LLC, complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act to ensure equal access to all qualified individuals with a disability. Valid driver’s license may be required based on essential duties.


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