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SolidWorks Designer / Drafter Needed Northern, CA

Question asked by Chris Crosta on Aug 30, 2017

SolidWorks Designer / Drafter:

Full Time; 40 hours a week



This position will augment staff in the creation and release of product drawings and related engineering documentation.


Essential Functions

  • Prepares 3‐D models of complex parts and assemblies for associative drawings from basic engineering information.
  • Determine the design details, such as standard component selection, tolerance specifications, etc.
  • Develop Submittal drawings as required with help from the team; Engineering, Drafters, Sales.
  • Develop Import Packages as required.
  • Design machined, molded, and formed parts and assemblies as required.
  • Create or revise accurate, detailed SolidWorks CAD models, drawings, BOM’s, and other engineering documentation as required.
  • Participate in design and drawing reviews, prototype builds and verification testing and documentation.
  • Release drawings via Engineering Change Orders (ECOs) process.
  • May be required to work on design changes and customer orders.
  • Assists manufacturing on drawing/tolerance interpretation.
  • Generates flat patterns as required.



  • Recent experience (<1yrs) and proficiency with SolidWorks.
    • CSWA Certification a plus
    • College‐Level Drafting classes a plus
  • Experience creating detailed engineering/product drawings for manufactured and purchased components, including bill of materials generation.
  • Working knowledge of ASME Y14 dimensioning and tolerance standards.
  • Organizational and follow‐up skills.
  • Self‐starter.
  • Thoroughness / attention to detail.
  • Experience creating 3D solid models and assemblies, SolidWorks experience required.
  • Advanced mechanical aptitude ‐ involves parts, fit, form, and function.
  • Solid understanding of design work.
  • Demonstrated mechanical aptitude and strong writing skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Ability to express thoughts, perceptions, and ideas clearly and concisely.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a full‐time basis upon hire. We will not provide sponsorship for this position for candidates requiring sponsorship for employment visa status.


Work Environment

  • This job operates
  • in a professional office environment, routinely using standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
  • Works under general direction.
  • Manager approves/reviews work/final plans upon completion.
  • Tasks/Assignments are varied and complex and require considerable initiative and independent judgment.




  • Requires ability to visualize the whole design picture with limited input from others.
  • Proficient with conventional/complex drafting techniques, terms and procedures.
  • Responsible for understanding the design of complex products.




Physical Demands


  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.
  • The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.




Position Type and Expected Hours of Work


  • This is a full‐time position.
    • Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.



Other Duties




    • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.



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