Engineering CAD Designer

Job description

The focus of this role is to learn and contribute to the engineering team. This role focuses on security systems, and technology and has the opportunity to gain fire and safety system knowledge.

This opportunity is intended to give you hands-on experience and exposure to our environments. We aim to enhance your overall learning experience, help build your network, and accelerate your opportunity to make an impact. This opportunity has the potential to move into a permanent position as a full-time System Design Engineer. Once training is complete this opportunity has the flexibility of working a hybrid schedule with time in and out of our Grand Rapids office.

Why Join Us?

SecurAlarm is a family business focused on supporting our team, building leaders, and promoting creative thinking to get things done. We invest in talent and create an environment for people to grow. Our entrepreneurial spirit is the energy that drives us to be a leader in integrated security solutions in West Michigan. Our dedication to engineering, installing, and servicing the highest quality systems available has earned SecurAlarm a reputation of excellence within the security industry

This is how you stand out

  • You over-communicate, keeping lines of communication free for collaboration
  • You are a reliable and dependable team member
  • You thrive on experiencing new challenges each day, having each day be a little different than the last
  • You are hungry to learn all types of security systems, and technology and hope to become an expert in estimating the items in our Product Portfolio.
  • You take initiative to get certifications in systems used by the company
  • You are action-oriented – Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm
  • You are resourceful, and you enjoy coming up with creative solutions to solve problems for clients.
  • You multitask from one task to another with efficiency and prioritize with an appropriate sense of urgency for self and others
  • You take pride and are meticulous with your work

What You Can Expect To Learn And Do

  • Logistics Design – Calculating and simulating for efficient designs
  • Project Estimating – Estimating bill of material for clients
  • System Solutions – Designing and building solutions for clients
  • System Expert- Become knowledgeable and experienced in multiple security systems including fire and life safety systems
  • Optimizes Work Processes – Knowing the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement
  • You will learn how to work with the following softwares; Revit, 3D Max, Brics, including  AUTOCAD
  • You will learn how to Change building material, and designs, and support the field team
  • Maintain an open line of communication with sales teams and Supporting and collaborating with other team members to develop solutions.
  • Look at the big picture and the little details; choose products and solutions that meet client expectations and uphold SecurAlarm standards and philosophies.


  • Position will require you to be located by our Grand Rapids, MI office for in-person training.
  • Must be able to come into the office part-time or Full Time  (two-three times a week) Heavy office presence for training
  • Some Experience with low-voltage electricity
  • Experience in understanding blueprints/Wiring diagrams
  • Experience with Microsoft Office suite (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)
  • You are currently attending a university, Community college, or trade school and have completed at least your junior year toward your undergraduate degree, or higher or are in a field related to the following Computer Science, Computer Engineering, engineering field, cyber security, physical security, law enforcement, video game developer, coding or Web design
  • Strong technical and mechanical aptitudes and the ability to work independently on multiple issues with very strong written and verbal communication skills

SecurAlarm Systems is fully committed to Equal Employment opportunities and to attracting, retaining, developing, and promoting the most qualified team member without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by state or local law. We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, and where team members are treated with respect and dignity.