Drafter/Detailer Engineering Support

Engineering Department

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POSITION SUMMARY

Under general supervision, is responsible for preparing detailed drawings and documentation of machinery and mechanical devices, including dimensions, fastening methods, manufacturing process routing, and other required information in a structural steel, plate, and sheet metal manufacturing environment.

ILLUSTRATED RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist with the drafting of drawings, diagrams, ideas, sketches, and specifications for mechanical machinery or control systems using computer-assisted drafting software
  • Draw 3D models of company products using SolidWorks CAD modeling software
  • Generate detailed drawings of parts, assemblies, tooling, etc., to include all necessary information required by production personnel
  • Work cooperatively with other engineering department personnel for the timely completion of projects
  • Use 3D models to illustrate parts and assembly reference diagrams for use in product manuals
  • Generate program files for CNC machinery using Hypertherm ProNest and Cincinnati Bend Simulation software packages
  • Maintain engineering drawings database with correct part numbers and design information
  • Generate manufacturing process routing instructions
  • Generate accurate bill of materials lists for component and material purchasing
  • Convert existing AutoCAD 2D drawings in to SolidWorks 3D models
  • Modify or revise designs to correct operating deficiencies, increase production efficiency, and improve functionality for current or new applications
  • Review and analyze drawings, ideas, sketches, specifications, and other data for related component designs
  • 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
  • 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 equipment, power tools and machinery will require normal vision and hearing accuracy or any deficiency correctable to within normal ranges.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Proficiency in the use of SolidWorks and AutoCAD LT modeling software
  • Ability to read and interpret engineered drawings
  • Accurately generate and illustrate detailed drawings or renderings
  • Use critical thinking to recognize and resolve encountered issues
  • Use logic and reasoning to identify the advantages and deficiencies of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches
  • Use Microsoft Office programs fluently
  • Use measuring tools or devices
  • Use various types of mathematics for issue resolution
  • Communicate information and ideas through oral and written expression so others will understand
  • Understand and carry out verbal and written instructions
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with associates
  • Prioritize, schedule, and complete projects in an efficient manner

MINIMUM EMPLOYMENT QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school diploma or equivalency
  • Associates Degree or equal from Vocational/Trade/Technical school in industrial or mechanical engineering design required
  • Previous mechanical drafting experience preferred
  • Knowledge of computer use and software systems including Microsoft Windows and Office, SolidWorks, and AutoCAD
  • Knowledge of Hypertherm ProNest, Cincinnati Bend Simulation, Adobe, Word Press, and Brady-ID labeling programs preferred
  • Willingness to work overtime as required.