Design & Drafting Technician – Solidworks

  • Location: Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #76885

Our DOD/Aerospace client is looking to fill a Design & Drafting Technician – Solidworks position that just opened in Canonsburg, PA. In this role you will perform detailed design and documentation of mechanical components or subsystems utilizing Solidworks. To be considered, you will have an Associate’s degree or equivalent plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience. You must also be a US Citizen.

Location: Canonsburg, PA
Position: Design & Drafting Technician – Solidworks
Contract: 12-24 months with possibility of going direct/permanent  

Pay: $46.43/hour
Schedule: Onsite

Duties and Tasks:

  • Design/drafting with SolidWorks
  • Performs detailed design and documentation of mechanical components or subsystems
  • Manages own design sub-tasks in support of the duties within the project assigned
  • Contributes to design and documentation of semi-complex mechanical components as active member of project team
  • Produces two-dimensional (2D) or three-dimensional (3D) CAD work product output for fabrication and assembly
  • Generates mechanical designs considering material requirements and functional characteristics
  • Generates and checks semi-complex to complex drawings
  • Performs tolerance analysis studies as required
  • Creates new and/or revises existing drawings using Computer Aided Design (CAD) software, and bills of material for our products
  • Determines scaling; inserts necessary reference planes, centering and dimension lines, hidden line interpolations, and sectioning; prepares specifications for parts, assemblies, and installations; prepares complete production detail drawings; contributes design modifications to improve quality of product or facilitate manufacturing operations
  • Checks drawings versus the project input for correctness and conformance to standard engineering drafting practices and standards
  • Works with engineers regarding model accuracy, design, drafting standards and ECN/ECR documentation
  • Creates Engineering Change Notices detailing the necessary changes to released designs, updates drawings/models/BOMs as needed, and routes change requests through the approval process
  • Creates and revises documentation detailing assembly and/or testing
  • May work with system management including file maintenance, backup and storage
  • Writes technical documents, test procedures, installation procedures, and process documents
  • Conducts research to make recommendations to management for new vendors, products or technical specifications
  • Consistently works on complex assignments requiring independent action and a high degree of initiative to resolve issues
  • Researches and interfaces with vendors on products that meet job design requirements
  • Uses the Engineering Change database to implement changes in a design document to cut costs where needed and record changes that are needed to improve on a product
  • Works as individual technical contributor or as part of development team
  • Provides work leadership to drafters / may manage small team of drafters
  • Open to new ideas and can serve as a champion for change and acts to support change when directed from management
  • Assists engineers in the design and development of complex and detailed layouts of printed circuit boards Participates in developing designs of new or modified high-density printed circuit boards
  • May define design standards and configurations
  • Works from preliminary schematics, part lists, and basic description of the board function, configuration, and arrangement as defined by engineering
  • Instructs drafter in the completion of drawings and specifications

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Proficient knowledge of material requirements, fabrication techniques, and manufacturability concepts
  • Proficient knowledge of design principles and techniques including computer aided design (CAD)
  • Trained/ experienced in the use of current strategic CAD tools (SolidWorks required)
  • Proficient knowledge of the strategic CAD and file management tools
  • Proficient knowledge of design documentation standards (e.g ASME Y14.5M, Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing)
  • Proficient knowledge of mechanical stress; structural, thermal and tolerance analysis
  • Possesses proficient problem solving and collaborative skills
  • Demonstrates initiative, applies personal talent to practical solutions
  • Works within the trade space defined (cost / schedule / technology)
  • Demonstrates the ability to weigh risks and make progress in the face of uncertainty
  • Willingly takes on problems and commits to solutions
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
  • Manages time to ensure an assignment’s completion

About our client:
Our client is a mission critical DOD – Aerospace defense contractor developing solutions that will lead, serve, and protect our country.  Our client develops strategic systems for defense, civil government, intelligence and cyber end users on a international basis.

About APR:
Since 1980 APR Consulting, Inc. has provided professional recruiting and contingent workforce solutions to a diverse mix of clients, industries, and skill sets nationwide.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity! If you feel your experience is a match for this position, please apply today and join our team. We look forward to working with you!


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About APR Consulting
APR Consulting, Inc., is one of the most trusted talent acquisition and workforce solutions providers in the United States. Known for exceptional responsiveness, agile strategies, and consistently high-level talent, the firm has become a go-to for organizations and managed services providers navigating complex change and urgent challenges. Since its founding in 1980, APR has transformed from a California IT-focused staffing firm to a full-service solutions provider filling a wide range of positions and serving over eight industries — including aerospace and defense, healthcare, IT, telecom, hospitality/gaming, sports/entertainment, government, and utilities –– in all 50 states, with a loyal roster of more than 850 specialized professionals.