Job Listing Description

CATIA KBA Automation Engineer

PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a CATIA KBA Automation Engineer, in Saline, MI. 

  • Basic CATIA Modeling
  • Basic understanding of common CATIA functions:
  • Plane, Line, Point, Pad, Extrude Surface, etc.
  • General drawing commands
  • Advanced CATIA Modelling

Understanding & proven ability to use advanced CATIA functions, ie:

  • FreeStyle, PowerCopy, Surface/Solid modelling techniques, etc.
  • Actual drawing creation experience
  • Basic Template Creation

Basic understanding of PowerCopy, UDF, Document Template, etc. ie:

  • "Basic geometry template" creation, modification, understanding
  • General understanding of parent/child relationships
  • Advanced Template Creation
  • Understanding & proven ability to create/modify/troubleshoot advanced templates, ie:
  • "Advanced functionallity template", including: adv. geometry, dynamic geometry creation, embedded check/rule/script.
  • Strong understanding of parent/child relationships
  • Proven ability to troubleshoot templates created by others.
  • Understanding of modular template building strategy.

Basic Knowledge:

  • Basic knowledge of the CATIA Knowledgeware workbench
  • Basic Rule/Formula/Check creation
  • Parameter creation & understanding of units

Advanced Knowledge:

  • Advanced knowledge of the CATIA Knowledgeware workbench
  • Advanced Rule/Formula/Check creation including dynamic geometry creation/modification/measurement/analysis
  • Understanding of Actions/Reactions and event processing (before update, instantiation, etc.)
  • Basic CATIA Prog. (VB, VBA, VBS, etc.)

Basic VB understanding (not involving CATIA) including:

  • Function & Subroutine creation
  • Public/Private keywords
  • Basic understanding of Objects, Methods,
  • Adv. CATIA Prog. (VB, VBA, VBS, etc.)

Extensive knowledge of VB 6.0 (VBA), VB.NET, vbs, CATVBS:

  • Extensive VB understanding (not involving CATIA) including:
  • Recursion
  • Classes, Types, dlls, References
  • Windows (and others) APIs

Extensive understanding of VB CATIA libraries:

  • Advanced geometry creation/modification/analysis
  • Proven ability to navigate/understand new/unknown objects, methods, functions via library documentation, Object Browser, etc.
  • Advanced drawing creation/modification

Design/Engineering Knowledge & Experience:

  • Design/engineering knowledge specific to automotive product (body/interior)
  • Manufacturing process understanding, ie.
  • Die draw, draft, springback, etc.
  • Understanding of static structural analysis
  • Beam analysis, manual FEA, support types, section analysis, etc.
  • General Math skills including: Basic trig, vector math, algebra
  • Innovation (proven examples)
  • Ability to "think outside of the box"
  • Can come up with solutions without direction and minimal instruction 

KBE Application Support:

  • Works well with end-users (customers) to troubleshoot issues
  • Good communication skills verbally & orally
  • Positive demeanor, patience, and professional attitude

  • 5
    10 years of Automotive Design Experience using CATIA
  • 3
    5 years of Parametric CAD modeling experience with CATIA V5 is required.
  • CATIA V5 experience should include Part Design, Generative Shape Design, Assembly Design, Drafting, Knowledge Advisor, Knowledge Expert, DMU Space Analysis, and DMU Navigator Workbenches.
  • Experience with creation & modification of PowerCopies/UDFs/Templates required.
  • Familiarity with DMU Kinematics & Fitting, Functional Tolerancing & Annotation, and Knowledge Expert workbenches is beneficial.
  • Visual Basic and/or C++ experience.
  • Experience programming for CATIA is beneficial.
  • BS in engineering/design or related field is beneficial.
  • Experience with html, css, php, etc. is beneficial.
  • Must be able to create documentation using MS PowerPoint, Word, and Excel.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate in English.
  • Kaizen: Pursue 'Continuous Improvement' through development of design/engineering applications using CATIA, KnowledgeWare, VBA.
  • Ability to create help/training documents for applications (created or inherited)
  • Good written skills

Job Number: 2110132247
Job Location: Saline, MI
Duration: 12 months
Input Date: 05/31/2021
Last Updated: 06/04/2021
Attention: Melissa Cuellar
City, State: IRVING, TX 75062
Phone: 214/647-9600
800 Phone: 800/270-4737
Fax Phone: 214/647-9630

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