CAD Playground Designer


Join Our Movement

BCI Burke is a growing company that designs and manufactures equipment for playgrounds, recreation, outdoor fitness and classrooms! Using research-based design, that help everyone find the best of themselves through play and movement. Founded in 1920 in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, our passion, mission and business is to bring Play That Moves You ® to the communities we serve. With hundreds of dedicated employees, BCI Burke is a leader in the recreation industry and continues the more than 100-year dedication to being a partner to parks and recreation, schools, churches, Homeowner’s Associations, childcares, Landscape Architects, and anyone who is looking to bring play and outdoor recreation to their community. Joining Our Movement as a CAD Playground Designer will give you the opportunity to be part of something bigger and grow your career with Burke!

What Moves You?

We’re not going to lie; this is an amazing opportunity. It requires hard work, a lot of creativity, enthusiasm and, of course, an abundance of Purple Passion (def. a love of play, bringing play to communities and specific love of Burke and those you work with)!

The Role – What You’ll Do!

  • Creative Design

Create playground designs that inspire movement, growth, development and FUN! Using our proprietary design software, prepare playground layout drawings, site plans and footing drawings that meet current playground safety guidelines.

  • Collaborative Design

The Design Department is one of the ways we differentiate ourselves and we are looking for someone to help us continue our design leadership. You’ll be collaborating with our internal team and with our customers to achieve our mission of bringing play that moves you to communities around the world.

Qualifications That Move Us!

  • A minimum of an Associate’s degree required in a related field; or related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • High self-initiative, excellent communication skills and presentation skills.
  • Ability to demonstrate creative style and communicate designs to a variety of stakeholders.
  • Command of AutoCAD, Sketchup and willingness to learn the Burke internal system.
  • Strong organizational and follow up skills, ability to multi-task and strong attention to detail.


We have an awesome team at Burke and the right individual for this role will fit well within our culture of teamwork, straightforward and open communication. Oh, and you need to have a passion for people and play!



Comprehensive medical including optional dental and vision insurance and health savings or flexible spending accounts

401(k) with match

Employee assistance program

Life insurance

Disability insurance

Work-Life Balance:

Flexible schedule

Paid time off

Employee Appreciation:

Summer food truck parties every week

New fitness center


Referral program

Burke is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. Military veterans are encouraged to apply.


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