Mechanical Designer III

Zodiac Pool Systems LLC - Vista, CA4.0


Zodiac, a leading global manufacturer of pool and spa products, strives to create the perfect pool experience to increase comfort, enjoyment and peace of mind. We design and develop some of the world's most innovative solutions for technologically-advanced, energy-efficient and clean swimming pools and spas. Through our best-in-class products, Zodiac is the provider of choice for millions of people worldwide and is an industry leader in pool automation and web-enabling pool products.

Our focus on team development creates an environment of honesty and trust, leading to a shared passion for results. Our company culture is unlike any other innovative, energetic and ambitious. In addition, internal growth is quite common at Zodiac. We take a great amount of pride in developing our employees and preparing them for the exciting career that lies ahead. We dont want this to be just another job were in it for the long run.


We currently have a full time opening for a Mechanical Designer III in our Vista, California headquarters.

The ideal candidate will be a Mechanical Designer/Drafter with strong drafting skills utilizing SolidWorks. This position will work within the Engineering Department to create and modify drawings and is primarily responsible for the mechanical design of products within the Product Development team. Most of the project work will be on new products with a smaller amount focused on updating and modifying existing products. Additionally, you will:
Creation of 2D drawings from 3D models or parts in SolidWorks using common drafting standards.
Update and modify 2D drawings based on changes required by engineering team.
Properly maintain drawing system integrity in product data management system.
Work well independently to complete groups of drawing projects with good documentation and organization.
Coordinate/collaborate with engineers to create new and/or modify existing technical drawings that communicate engineering ideas, designs, and information in support of engineering functions.
Ability to work effectively independently or in a team environment with moderate to complexity projects.
Strong communication skills both verbal and written.
Must be able to generate complex surfaces, detail and assembly drawings in SolidWorks.
Verify information provided is accurately represented and all industry standard drafting standards are met.
Candidate may have to supervise other drafters and engineers on large drawing projects to ensure consistency and cohesiveness throughout all engineering packages.
Must be a creative problem solver able to demonstrate a history of personal initiative, and have the ability to work in early stage cross-functional teams.
The successful candidate for this position must have a high degree of personal motivation, initiative, intellectual curiosity, and solid communication skills.
Should be detail oriented and well organized. Must be comfortable working in a fast growth environment.
Capable of making and checking detail and layout drawings.
6+ years working design/drafting experience with consumer-based products, with respect to injection molded components, sheet metal design
6+ years experience with drafting standards including ANSI Y14.5 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancin

High School Diploma or equivalent

High School Diploma + Vocational Training in CAD
6+ years of mechanical design and drafting experience with SolidWorks
6+ years drafting experience with SolidWorks, currently using 2017

An exciting opportunity to dive in and begin your career with a company that offers a competitive total rewards package that includes:

Alternate work week schedule (EVERY OTHER FRIDAY OFF!)

Full range of health benefits including medical, dental & vision, short & long-term disability

401(K) matching (100% of first 3% contributed, 50% of the next 2%)

Health and wellness programs / gym reimbursement

Educational assistance up to $7,000 per year

On-site self-service café / free gourmet coffee stations

Company sponsored FUN events!

Generous product discounts

In the pursuit of product excellence, Zodiac takes its corporate values to heart. We implement these guiding principles in everything we do: passion for results, honesty & trust, user-driven & customer focused, team work, lean thinking, innovate & pursue excellence.

For a deeper dive in to our corporate culture, click here.

Zodiac is headquartered in Vista, CA, which is also home to its largest manufacturing plant and distribution facility. The businesss other facilities are in Salt Lake City, UT (Cover-Pools®), Ra