Senior Designer



Aprilaire is an industry leading provider of healthy air solutions who is committed to our mission; everyone deserves healthy air. You will join a team of professionals who are passionate, customer focused, adaptable, and leading the way for new HVAC technologies and innovative thinking. We are proud to be in over 7 million homes and look forward to our continued success; give your career a breath of fresh air today and consider joining our team! 


We are adding to our Engineering team and are seeking a Senior Designer to join us! This role makes an impact on our Engineering team by developing design concepts within CAD and modeling parts and products. At the senior level, you'll have the opportunity to lead projects and support the CAD team with your specialist level skills. 


Your day will include:

  • Developing design concepts that address the specific needs of the product including:
    • Durability
    • Reliability
    • Conformance to standards
    • Performance
    • Manufacturability
    • Aesthetics
    • Design for assembly
  • Creating CAD modeling of parts, complex assemblies and injection molded products
  • Performing FEA analysis on key components
  • Maintaining documentation of designs, preparing layouts of systems and components, and detailed drawings 
  • Preparing Bills of Materials
  • Performing tolerance stack-up calculations
  • Partnering with vendors to develop specifications, obtain quotations, and prepare cost estimates
  • Collaborating with purchasing or vendor qualification and selection
  • Preparing prototype models for testing.
  • Preparing  demonstration units and presentations to Management
  • Performing  Engineering analysis to select the optimum design
  • Demonstrating adherence to Quality Management System


If the below says, "Me!" apply today:

  • Technical degree in related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum 7 years of experience in 2D CAD design and drafting
  • Minimum 7 years of solid modeling experience (preferably using SolidWorks)
  • Prior experience leading a project 
  • Background in Product Data or Lifecycle Management and MRP system
  • Understanding of a variety of manufacturing methods and processes including sheet metal fabrication and injection molded plastics
  • Understanding of prototyping and 3D printing process and techniques
  • Curious and innovative problem solver who possesses a positive mindset 

A GREAT PLACE TO WORK FOR ALL!  At Aprilaire, we know our employees are our most important resource. Below is just a snapshot of our benefits package: 


We care about your health by providing...

  • health insurance plan
  • dental and vision insurance
  • flexible spending account
  • progressive wellness programming for you and your family (including fitness programs and incentives)

We care about your wellbeing by providing...

  • vacation and holiday pay
  • employee discounts on Aprilaire products

We care when you need it most by providing...

  • company-sponsored short and long term disability plans
  • identity theft protection
  • bereavement pay

We care about your financial wellness by providing...

  • 401(k) with company match and generous profit sharing
  • life insurance coverage

We care about our community by...

  • giving back to local charities through fundraising, volunteering, and charitable events
  • sponsoring employees and immediate family members for their participation in charitable events


Applicants have rights under federal and state employment laws:

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)  En Español

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)  En Español

Wisconsin Family and Medical Leave Act (WFMLA)  En Español

Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA)  En Español


Aprilaire is an E-Verify company 


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