CAD Drafter

Job Description


Primarily responsible for reviewing sales orders and quotes to create drawings. These drawings include the development of simple site layouts, detailed fabrication drawings and assembly drawings of manufactured products as well as maintaining the supporting drawings and documents related to those items. Individuals in this position may also work from plant requests or other specifications.

CAD Designers can work independently but will be required to work as a part of a cross-functional team as needed. This position may include checking the work of designers, drafters, or engineers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Primarily produce 2D drawings using AutoCAD. 3D Inventor models may be required to be created at times.
  • Works with Sales to produce customer site drawings usually from sketches.
  • Creates and updates templates used for the creation of site and shop prints.
  • Reviews job file to ensure complete information is obtained to produce production drawings, including verification of quote to drawing.
  • Makes detailed prints for manufacturing ensuring correctness and completeness of dimensions and bills of material.
  • May work independently, or as part of a team to assess engineering design feasibility, cost effectiveness and manufacturability as required.
  • Responsible for maintaining drawings within vaulting system. May be required to work on Engineering Change Documents such as ECR’s and ECO’s, and ECN’s.
  • Exhibit positivity, flexibility, creativity, and a willingness to take on new responsibilities as requested or required.
  • Other responsibilities assigned by management may fall outside of the standard job description.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Education and/or Experience

associate degree with one to two years of related experience, or equivalent on the job engineering experience will also be considered.


  • Embrace the EOS process and integrate into all Department activities
  • Understand the roles of company leadership and team members, system resources and processes both intra and inter department positions and duties
  • Utilize the most effective form of communication with employees, managers, coworker’s, clients, and vendors
  • Understand that daily tasks through long term company vision are interwoven in the EOS. Prioritize and re-prioritize tasks in a dynamic fluid environment
  • Display a willingness to make decisions, exhibit sound and accurate judgement, support and explain the reason and measure in your decision-making process
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities at the same time while meeting deadlines

Knowledge, Skill and Abilities

The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Must have an above average knowledge of AutoDesk products such as; AutoCAD, Inventor and AutoDesk Vault. Knowledge of other drafting/modeling packages will be considered. Candidate must be familiar with Microsoft Office products. Above average verbal and written communication skills. Ability to read and interpret mechanical drawings/electrical schematics. Proficient in algebra and geometry and how to apply to solve engineering problems is a plus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Personal Protective Equipment A person performing this job function is required to wear safety glasses with a side shield.

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