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Design Drafter

1st Shift, Clarence, NY, Full-Time, $22-28/hour (BOE)

Job Summary

Prepare detailed working diagrams for the manufacturing of internal or external products, including dimensions, fastening methods, and other engineering information.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform product development work as assigned by engineering manager.
  • Directly communicate with customers in the form of quotations, meetings, and presentations to understand and define their needs.
  • Understand and respond to customer requests, both verbal and written.
  • Create prints to meet all customer requirements.
  • Use computer assisted design/drafting equipment and MRP software.
  • Assists shop floor, manufacturing, quality, and planning as required.
  • Handle all changes and problems related to product assigned.
  • Work from rough sketches and specifications from customers.
  • Identify potential issues and redesign products to improve functionality.

Non-Essential Duties

  • Manage several projects at one time if needed.
  • Maintains safe and clean work environment; maintains compliance with all established company and OSHA safety policies and procedures. 
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviews professional publications; establishes personal networks; benchmarks state-of-the-art practices; may participate in professional societies.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of fabricated sheet metal manufacturing.
  • Experience with SolidWorks, Inventor, or other 3-D Software.
  • Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data; designs workflows and procedures.
  • Translates concepts and information into images; uses feedback to modify designs; applies design principles; demonstrates attention to detail.
  • Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; monitors own work to ensure quality.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Continued

  • Meets productivity standards; completes work in a timely manner.
  • Adapts to changes in the work environment; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Attendance/Punctuality – Is consistently at work and on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent.
  • Proven ability to work effectively within a small team environment is a must.

Experience and Education:

  • Associates degree in Computer Aided Design and Drafting or related degree; required.
  • Must have 2-4 years in a manufacturing setting with heavy design drafting experience.

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