Quad/Graphics CAD Design Associate in Omaha, Nebraska

QuadPackaging is one of the country’s fastest growing packaging companies. Offering strategic thought leadership that positions our client’s brands and products through creative development of master packaging design solutions, we bring the brand's positioning to life in compelling creative ways. Our goal is to capture consumer attention and utilize efficient and effective adaptation of systematic design execution and production. All of this is executed at our world class pre-media and state-of-the- art manufacturing facilities, partnering with our clients in full end to end solutions for their branding and packaging needs.

Quad Packaging is seeking an experienced Design Associate for our Omaha, NE location. Ability to work overtime is required. The Design Associate is responsible for inputting into CAD customer supplied electronic file(s) or translate and input supplied feature specifications to create a prototype technical illustration of paperboard carton packaging ideas, and output a dimensional drawing sample for customer approval.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Confirm accuracy and completeness of job order, set-up of the plotting table(s) and the maintenance of the production process to ensure that the design will successfully and cost effectively meet the customer's job order.

  • Consult with the sales team on current and potential carton products and recommend the best ways to meet the packaging needs.

  • Protect client products and aid Quad/Graphics in securing and maintaining key industry certifications through consistent adherence to quality, satisfaction, and excellence standards represented by AIB International, cGMP, FSC Chain-of-custody, ISO, and SFI Chain-of-Custody certifications.

  • Enter design into CAD program per the specifications of the job order. Design output must include information such as; materials, processes, dimensions, and tolerances.

  • Provide technical support as needed. Collaborate with sales and CSR team to offer ideas that create a better product/design offering to our customers.

  • Manage and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously.


  • High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED)

  • Bachelor Degree in Structural Design preferred

  • Minumum of 3 years of CAD and ancillary systems or design related experience preferred.

  • Familiarity with Artios; Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and Design required.

  • Be able to perform work related functions requiring the ability preform simple math.

  • Understand input, output, raw material, waste, quality control, cost and techniques for maximizing the manufacture and distribution of goods process.

  • Knowledge of design techniques, principles, tools and instruments involved in the production and use of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

  • Ability to troubleshoot problems and determine root cause.

  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

  • Familiar with paperboard carton production and processing is a plus.

  • Ability to work scheduled hours and overtime required.

Additional Company Information

We offer excellent benefits to eligible employees, including 401(k), holidays, vacations and more.

Quad/Graphics is an equal employment opportunity employer. The Company’s policy is not to unlawfully discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, military or veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other consideration made unlawful by applicable federal, state, or local laws. The Company also prohibits harassment of applicants and employees based on any of these protected categories.

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