Mechanical Drafter Job Description

Mechanical Drafter Job Description

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Mechanical drafter provides accurate solid models and detailed drawing changes per ISO and ASME in Solidworks under the direction of the Engineering Change Council.

Mechanical Drafter Duties & Responsibilities

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Responsible for providing detailed drawings and assembly drawings 3D modeling
Creates 3-D SolidWorks/Pro-E models and 2-D drawings for multiple product lines
Makes any necessary changes to existing models or drawings
Acquire technical data via catalogs, the internet, vendors, to create models and drawings
Producing3D models and detailed design drawings using CAD and BIM technologies
Transforms initial rough product designs or sketches into working models and documents
Utilizes knowledge of various machines, engineering practices, mathematics, materials, and other physical sciences to complete drawings
Maintains relationships of models and drawing files in an organized fashion
Create and check assembly layouts and detail part drawings for legacy programs
Develops 2D and 3D drawings with guidance and oversight from senior team personnel

Mechanical Drafter Qualifications

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Licensing or Certifications for Mechanical Drafter

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Education for Mechanical Drafter

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Employers hiring for the mechanical drafter job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Associate and Bachelor's Degree in Drafting, Design, Technical, Associates, Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Technology, Education, Computer Aided Drafting, Drafting Technology

Skills for Mechanical Drafter

Desired skills for mechanical drafter include:

Design techniques
Practical application of engineering science and technology
Conventional engineering drawing practices per ASME Y14 standards
Principles involved in production of precision technical plans
3D modeling

Desired experience for mechanical drafter includes:

Cert IV, Associate Diploma or Diploma in Engineering Design – Mechanical or Structural (essential)
Knowledge and experience in AutoCAD (essential)
Must reside within a 50 mile radius of work location
Inventor 3D is an asset
Maintain the high attention to details
Ability to identify the process and design improvements and actively participate in solutions

Mechanical Drafter Examples


Mechanical Drafter Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of mechanical drafter. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for mechanical drafter
  • Produce standard, uncomplicated drawings from rough sketches, instructions, maps, charts, or diagrams from detailed sketches and in accordance with established practices and techniques
  • Prepare simple plans, and layouts for buildings, equipment, or locations from reference drawings or catalogues
  • Finalizing drawings from uncomplicated mechanical equipment diagrams
  • Maintaining a database of drawings and transmitted documents
  • This entry-level position will offer you the opportunity to utilize and expand your mechanical drafting skills, while working in a multi-disciplined team environment with other designers and/or engineers in the preparation of design drawings based on design input
  • Creates detailed drawings for various product line equipment
  • Creates 3D models of components and assemblies
  • Create production quality drawings of parts
  • Checks dimensions of parts, material types, component fit-ups, and assembly completeness
  • Works with engineering team to determine the root cause and resolution for component/product issues
Qualifications for mechanical drafter
  • French, English as asset
  • Associate’s Degree in CAD or related major
  • Experience in the oil & gas industry is desirable
  • Knowledge of CAD software – AutoCAD, AutoCAD Civil 3D, Microstation, CADWorx or others
  • 1 plus years of experience using Pro/Engineer Wildfire 4.0 and/or Solidworks
  • Must have at least 2 years of SolidWorks experience

Mechanical Drafter Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of mechanical drafter. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for mechanical drafter
  • Reviews engineering drawing and designs to ensure adherence to established drafting specifications and standards
  • Generates protocols and reports for testing in a lab environment, other engineering documentation
  • Processes and updates Engineering Change Requests in a timely manner
  • Creates or revises JDE Bills of Materials for new and existing products
  • Understands and practices the company quality procedures
  • The Mechanical Drafter (Drafter) will be responsible for drafting, CAD, PDM, ECO processing, and documentation control activity in support of sustaining engineering, derivative design, and new product design of various sensor products
  • Support customer and internal design reviews
  • Provide technical support to various personnel as needed
  • Perform stack-ups analysis and dimensional analysis
  • Performs basic drafting assignments in support of Project Management, Operations, PSM, and Integrity Management (Compliance)
Qualifications for mechanical drafter
  • Must have experience with PDMWorks
  • Thorough knowledge of drawing standards and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing
  • Working knowledge of configuration control
  • Experience in instrument design and design for ultra-high vacuum system environments
  • Experience with electronics packaging at the box/module level
  • SolidWorks certification

Mechanical Drafter Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of mechanical drafter. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for mechanical drafter
  • Prepare basic mechanical, assembly and electrical drawings
  • Work from rough sketches, schematics, verbal and written instructions to create simple to complex engineering drawings
  • Incorporate redline corrections to existing drawings, BOMs and documents
  • Create PDF files from existing drawings, BOMs and documents
  • Create PDF files of released drawings, BOMs and documents for installation packages
  • Create merged PDFs of released drawings, BOMS and documents for technical manuals
  • Assign part numbers for drawings, BOMs and documents
  • Must demonstrate commitment to compliance with applicable laws and regulations, the Company'sComplianceandCode of Ethics, and other Company policies and procedures, and take all required training courses
  • Maintain open communication with the designers/drafters
  • Meet all deadlines as required by project schedule
Qualifications for mechanical drafter
  • AS degree in Design Drafting or Engineering Drafting, or equivalent experience
  • Experience with passive thermal control design
  • Experience working in a large project R&D environment
  • Working in an office environment and occasionally working in the manufacturing plant
  • Office Hours – Monday thru Friday – 8am – 5pm
  • Knowledge of a variety of manufacturing processes

Mechanical Drafter Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a mechanical drafter. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for mechanical drafter
  • Responsible, in conjunction with Project Manager to ensure site specific drawings are completed in a timely manner
  • Drafter-Designer will generate 2D drawings conforming to ANSI Y 14.5 drawing standards for machined manufactured part fabrication
  • Preparing PFD, Hydraulic Profiles, P&IDs, civil outlines and details, long sections, civil outlines and details
  • Candidate will be responsible for the mechanical drawing of glass parts and assemblies
  • Interpret and implement design changes provided by the customer
  • Working with and supporting experienced drafters in a team environment
  • Meeting milestone dates and budgets on projects
  • Provides direct support to designers and engineers for pressure control assemblies and components
  • Manage fabrication suppliers through assembly process
  • Manage suppliers and fabrication for assembly of prototypes
Qualifications for mechanical drafter
  • Must be proficient with 3-D CAD software, preferably Solidworks
  • Experience using FEA, CFD and other simulation modules is a plus
  • Associates in Drafting (Or High School degree with equivalent work experience)
  • 1 to 2 years drafting experience with Solidworks and AutoCAD
  • Sets rapport with cross functional teams and peers
  • Ability to meet simultaneous project deadlines

Mechanical Drafter Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of mechanical drafter. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for mechanical drafter
  • Design equipment and layouts to achieve design parameters and function
  • Perform all drafting activities as required by the Engineering team and Shop personnel
  • Maintain drawing, project and part number databases
  • Assist in the research and development of new products and processes
  • Assist in design reviews and continuous improvement of equipment and processes
  • Prioritize activities, provide updates and schedule requirements on assigned project duties
  • Understand manufacturing processes and implement new designs with the most cost effective and efficient processes where feasible
  • Understand and apply appropriate materials and weld procedures to designs
  • Review and implement redline feedback to ensure improvements are captured
  • Support the other departments such as Sales, Part Sales, and Service as needed
Qualifications for mechanical drafter
  • Associates degree in drafting, design, industrial design, industrial engineering, electronics or technical illustration and 2 yrs drafting/design exp
  • Electrical schematic design experience
  • AutoCAD or other comparable software experience
  • Electrical component/panel layout using CAD
  • SOLIDWORKS experience or some combination of Pro-E, AutoDesk, CATIA or Unigraphics
  • Experience with Bill of Materials structures and databases

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