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CAD Designer

| Greater Boston Area

Piaggio Fast Forward is hiring an experienced CAD Designer to join our Mechanical team. The CAD Designer is primarily responsible for creating and maintaining CAD files for new and current products utilizing Fusion 360 and Autodesk Inventor CAD software. This flexible opportunity has room to grow based on the candidate's capabilities.


  • Create, detail, and assemble parts into CAD assemblies based on whiteboard sketches and verbal communication.
  • Modify and add parametric features to surface models.
  • Update and maintain current CAD files on existing designs.
  • Update and maintain a BOM for all models generated.
  • Work with production on prototype designs and confirming designs.
  • Work closely with fabrication shops on drawing and part issues.
  • This position will also involve design tasks based upon candidate skill level.
  • This position may also involve fabrication tasks based upon candidate skill level.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • 3+ years of relevant experience OR relevant Associate Degree 
  • Must have a thorough knowledge of and the ability to demonstrate knowledge in a CAD software program.
  • Autodesk Inventor and Fusion 360 knowledge is preferred but not required.
  • Familiarity with CAD file exchange platform and shared assemblies.
  • Working knowledge of basic machine and fabrication shop techniques.
  • Must be capable of taking direction from project engineers.
  • Must have a strong mechanical aptitude.
  • Working knowledge of measurement instruments.
  • Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to follow directions, yet work with limited supervision.
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We are a short walk from Sullivan Square T Station! You can easily access both Assembly Row and Union Square from our office.

An Insider's view of Piaggio Fast Forward

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

In order to keep everything running smoothly here at PFF, proper inter-team communication is essential. Slack is our bread and butter, and we use it for everything. Personally though, I tend to prefer a face-to-face conversation with someone in front of a whiteboard, especially when complex abstract concepts are the topic of discussion.


Software Engineer

What makes someone successful on your team?

Team members who are self-motivated and ambitious, with a team player mentality -- who are excited to work with, learn from and share knowledge with others. The nature of our work requires a creative sense, ingenuity, impeccable attention to detail, a flexible mindset, and a strong desire to learn and to tackle work outside of your comfort zone.


Lead of Smart Behaviors

What is your vision for the company?

My vision is of a world in which vehicles like Piaggio Fast Forward’s gita® enable people of all ages and abilities to move further, faster, and more enjoyably. In the present era of AI, autonomy and ubiquitous networks, vehicles that promote walkability, human interaction and off-screen exploration will be fundamental to our sense of well-being.


Chief Vision Officer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I've had the opportunity to grow with gita®. Early on, I applied my knowledge of design for manufacturing to facilitate the transition from concept to consumer product. By instilling manufacturability from an early stage I have worked to setup the foundation for a successful product. Now as the Lead Manufacturing Engineer I oversee production.


Lead Manufacturing Engineer

What are Piaggio Fast Forward Perks + Benefits

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Piaggio Fast Forward offers a 3% 401(k) contribution.
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Pet Friendly
We have multiple office dogs including, but not limited to, Howie, the original office dog, Cooper, Sky, and Mosley!
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
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