Design - Drafter

Engineering Department

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POSITION SUMMARY

Under general supervision, is responsible for the design and development of ideas and concepts into technical diagrams or drawings for the manufacturing of machinery and mechanical devices and the installation of components and systems onto mobile vehicles, including dimensions, fastening methods, and processes of operation with the use of computer-assisted design software.

ILLUSTRATED RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create robust 3D models of complex sheet metal and structural steel components with information from customers and senior management utilizing SolidWorks software.  Should be familiar with advanced sheet metal and weldments modeling tools.
  • Generate, maintain, and/or modify layouts, drawings, bills of materials, part models, part assemblies, and specifications for manufacturing and production personnel.
  • Produce CNC program files using Hypertherm ProNest and Cincinnati Bend Simulation software packages. (CAD/CAM software)
  • Generate and update manufacturing work order and job documentation and instructions for production and customers.
  • Design and illustrate basic electrical wiring harnesses and hydraulic schematics for use in product manuals.
  • Generate and print operational information and/or warning labels for company manufactured products.
  • Compute mathematical formulas relative to detailed drawings or specifications for components, machinery, or systems.
  • Assist and direct production workers in the application of designs and processes.
  • Use relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with applicable laws, regulations, or standards.
  • Create reference manuals or technical publications to describe operation and maintenance of products or systems.
  • Organize and perform work in a timely manner at a pace that ensures production schedules are satisfied.
  • Comply with directives, methods, policies, procedures, or protocols established by Company management.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Fast paced and project focused environment with ongoing primary projects and short-term task interruptions.
  • Shop environment will expose the employee to dirt, dust, grease, chemicals, sparks, heat and loud noises.
  • Sporadic outside work will expose the employee to adverse weather conditions which may require the ability to tolerate extremes in temperature and weather conditions.
  • Use of hands and arms for the handling, positioning, moving and manipulating of objects.
  • Working within close proximity of computers, equipment, power tools and machinery will require normal vision and hearing accuracy or any deficiency correctable to within normal ranges.

NECESSARY KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Proficient with the use of SolidWorks and AutoCAD/DraftSight modeling software
  • Familiarity with mechanical manufacturing processes and equipment
  • Preferred knowledge of 12-volt electrical and fluid-controlled systems
  • Ability to read and interpret engineered drawings, documents, and specifications
  • Capability to develop and design detailed drawings using computer-assisted software
  • Skill using various types of mathematical methods or formulas for design or problem resolution
  • Ability to analyze and design technical solutions that satisfy customer and/or company goals.
  • Ability to develop final design detailed drawings using computer-assisted software.
  • Proficient with the use of Microsoft Office 365 software suite
  • Ability to use calipers, tape measures, micrometers, protractors, and angle finders
  • Ability to communicate information and ideas through oral and written expression so others will understand designs, concepts, and ideas.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with associates.
  • Capability to coordinate the activities of multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize, schedule, and accomplish projects efficiently
  • Ability to lead, influence, and inspire others by personal example
  • Employee may be required to perform the duties of a different classification

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Requires Associates Degree or equivalent in mechanical engineering or relevant engineering field (Bachelors preferred)
  • Requires minimum of three years mechanical engineering and product design
  • Preferred three years of mechanical design and layouts including implementing product changes
  • Proficient with computer-assisted design CAD software i.e., SolidWorks, Auto CAD/DraftSight, etc.
  • Proficient with Office Suite software
  • Preferred knowledge of Hypertherm ProNest, Cincinnati Bend Simulation, and Brady-ID labeling software