Mechanical CAD Detailer II

Advanced Power Technologies (APT)

Position Purpose:

Currently, we are looking to recruit a Mechanical & Sheet Metal CAD Detailer II located at our Lafayette, Indiana facility to assist our engineers and manufacturing operations as our business continues to grow. The purpose of recruiting a Mechanical & Sheet Metal CAD Detailer II is to have an individual who is an integral part of the company in the creation and development of shop drawings for power distribution equipment. Candidates to be a Mechanical & Sheet Metal CAD Detailer II at APT can expect to be involved in:

  • Transforming initial concept product designs into working buildable shop drawings using computer-aided design (AutoCAD LT 2013 or newer)
  • Creation of mainly 2D and some 3D CAD drawings of mechanical designs to manufacture from sheet metal and sheet metal parts, portable modular structural equipment buildings & electrical enclosures including internal design of enclosures with component supports, cabling/busing, and component layout
  • Reviewing engineering drawings and designs to ensure adherence to established specifications and standards
  • Collaborating with design originators to resolve discrepancies between original drawings and final buildable CAD designs
  • Managing design/drawing requirements for sub-assemblies of a project
  • Establishing/modifying design Bill of Materials (BoM) for assemblies/projects as assigned
  • Investigating pertinent design factors such as ease of manufacture, availability of materials, interchangeability, strength-weight efficiency, contractual specification, and cost, then working with Mechanical/Manufacturing Engineering to ensure designs are optimized
  • Ensuring work is performed in a timely manner according to project schedule dates and commitments
  • Checking completed layouts and drawings for clarity, completeness, and conformity to standard procedures and practices
  • Clarifying specifications of selected components from suppliers and initiating requests for a quotation as necessary
  • Actively participating in design reviews
  • Assist in the setup and running of a sheet metal shop, as assigned or required

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Must be capable of reading customer mechanical plans
  • Drafting, design, & component detailing background, including taking measurements, etc.
  • Highly motivated and energetic about making quality designs, drawings, and paying strong attention to detail
  • Proficient in the use of Windows-based applications including but not limited to:
  • Autodesk AutoCAD
  • Microsoft Office Applications including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook
  • Adobe Reader
  • 2D/3D CAD training (preferably Autodesk AutoCAD) within the last 6 months, or continuous work experience with 2D/3D CAD
  • Proven record of initiative, problem-solving and the ability to recognize and implement improvements

Education & Qualifications:

  • Minimum of an Associate’s Degree in Drafting or equivalent work experience and skill development required

Additional Information:

  • Minimum Experience Required:
    • 3 years’ experience
  • Position Type:
    • Full Time
  • Job Function:
    • CAD Drafting, Power System Enclosures & Structures
  • Approximate Time Commitment:
    • 50 Hours Per Week
  • Travel Percentage:
    • Less than 10% travel
  • Compensation:
    • Commensurate with Experience & Skills
    • Health/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance

Click here to apply if you are interested in this position, and if you possess any of these qualities.