A CATIA designer is usually responsible for designing, modeling, detailing, and assembling new product components by using the PRO-E or CATIA software. Therefore, excellent 3D modeling skills are a must for a CATIA designer.
An ideal CATIA designer for most companies would possess approximately two to four years of experience in using the PRO-E or CATIA software and have a strong background in engineering. A college degree in engineering or product design is a huge plus for a CATIA designer. Proficiency in AutoCAD is also an advantage.
As CATIA designers will need to constantly interact with the rest of the designing and production team, substantial verbal and written communication skills as well as strong interpersonal skills are a prerequisite. Also, fluency in more than one language would add to the profile of a CATIA designer.
Typically, CATIA designers earn $65,000 per annum; however, this can vary greatly with company, location, industry, experience, and benefits.