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job posting - Solidworks Designer/Drafter (Tonawanda, NY)

Question asked by Alan Kruzicki on Dec 3, 2018

Solidworks Designer/Drafter


Tonawanda, NY 14150

Date Posted on Web: 11/30/2018



Duration: 3 - 6 Months


Date Needed: Immediately


Job Description:

Acara Solutions is hiring a Designer/Drafter for our customer in Tonawanda, NY. This is a 3+ month contract opportunity to assist with covering a leave of absence. You will be responsible for providing drafting and/or design support to produce custom heat transfer equipment from concept to detailed fabrication drawings utilizing CAD software and to troubleshoot and/or resolve problems in manufacturing and with vendors due to drawing issues. This position requires proficiency in the utilization of software for CAD (i.e. SolidWorks and/or AutoCAD) and Microsoft Office.


Additional details:

  • Utilize CAD systems to prepare and/or modify drawings in a timely fashion in accordance with company standards. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of drafting standards, purchasing and manufacturing specifications for preparation, release, and revision of drawings.
  • Prepare bills of material utilizing software.
  • Review project specifications and requirements to assure conformance of design and fabrication of product. 
  • Recommends courses of action to supervision for establishing and maintaining schedules.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and use of codes or standards for design applications and conformance with related to job.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of manufacturing processes such as tooling limitations as defined by drafting manual and/or design standards.
  • Provides input to supervision for process and/or design improvements.
  • Troubleshooting drawing issues that occur and consistently learn from previous experiences to reduce errors.


Job Requirements:

Required Skills / Qualifications:

  • Engineering/Technical Degree and or at least 3 years of experience producing accurate General Arrangement, P&ID and fabrication drawings
  •   3 years of hands on experience in the use of Solidworks

Preferred Skills / Qualifications:

  • Solidworks PDM is a plus
  • Certified SolidWorks Professional or Associate is a plus.
  • Experience with fabrication and sheet metal design concepts
  • Pressure vessel, heat exchanger or petrochemical system design experience strongly preferred
  • Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Attributes Desired in Candidate:

–       Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

–       High energy with high level of self-initiative and strong sense of urgency.

–       Strong computer skills (i.e. SolidWorks, AutoCAD, Microsoft Office).

–       Strong analytical and mechanical aptitude with demonstrated working knowledge of parts movement and interaction.



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