Job Description

Design Drafter- NX
Contract M-F 40 hours weekly 6-12+ months
Multiple Openings

As a Design Drafter, NX you will create or modify computer models and design layouts of new products; modifications or complete repackaging of existing or similar products using various manual and computer aided techniques. You are responsible for converting the layouts into working detail drawings independently or by utilizing Drafters, Detailers or other Designers. As such, you are part of a product design and development team which consists of Design, Manufacturing, Product, and Quality Engineering.
 
You will be responsible for…
  • Translation of requirements emanating from a variety of sources into computer models, layouts, detailed engineering drawings, and whenever possible using existing manufactured or purchased parts (Military, Industry Standard or commercial ) as defined and retrieved from data sources.

  • Often directs the efforts of other drafting personnel in the completion of their tasks. This effort includes direction and input based on familiarity with our clients Procedures, ECN Release System, and configuration control requirements.

  • Contribute to a cost-effective design and functional products by working closely with Design, Manufacturing and Product Engineering.

  • Check detail drawings for completeness and accuracy, insures the parts list/Bill of Materials (BOM) in WDS is accurate and agrees with all other documentation such as Assembly and Hydraulic/Electrical Schematic drawings.

  • Insures basic integrity of designs and layouts using correctness of proportionality, sizing, dimensional accuracy, correctness of tolerance limits, and conformance to geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) practices. In addition, the incumbent shall review surface finishes for impact on fits, design requirements, and effects on cost.

  • Assists in the selection of acceptable materials to conform to design requirements and is familiar with the raw material drawing system, their use and linkage to the manufactured part. Assists in the selection of acceptable processing procedures.

  • Acts as focal point for his/her projects as they progress from concept to release. This activity is performed by coordinating the efforts of drafting personnel, insuring continuity and consistency, maintaining information critical to progress reports, preparing estimates, attending project-oriented meetings and insuring completion of associated tasks on dates required.

  • Provides adequate support for PDR, CDR and proposal activities in a timeframe established by Design Engineering, Sales and/or customer requirements.

  • Ensures correct use of the CAD system as it relates to file management, file conversions, practices, library creation and sharing.

A successful candidate will have…

  • An Associates Degree in a mechanical technical major, with a minimum of eight (8) years Drafting/Design experience.

    NX Design experience with recent versions (Client is using vers 10.)
     

  • A well?rounded background derived from progression through most facets of Drafting.

  • Possess above average design skills, strong creative and investigative skills, and be well-structured and organized.

  • Possess comprehensive knowledge of good drafting practices and techniques, machine shop practices, part fabrication methods, mathematics through descriptive geometry, dimensioning techniques, and working knowledge of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T).

  • Familiarization of basic properties and strength of materials, as well as stress and thermal effects is also required.

  • In addition, a Mechanical Design Drafter should have a good understanding of mechanical hardware design for kinematic mechanisms and packaging them within customer defined envelopes. A basic understanding of electronic circuits, electronic parts, interaction of electronic components with a knowledge of electronic packaging and interconnection methodologies is also desired.


 

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