Hibbing, Minnesota
Jun 30, 2021
Aug 08, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time


This position is responsible for designing and revising engineering drawings/models, bills of materials or layouts that comply with drafting design standards and meet the requirements outlined in Drawing Requests or Engineering Change Orders. The ideal candidate will be self-driven, focused, detail oriented, and enjoy working in an active department.  Our Engineering Department values teamwork and are driven by innovation and creative designs that our designers make.

Job Summary: Using SolidWorks software, produce and revise engineering drawings/models, bill of materials or layouts that comply with drafting design standards and meet the requirements detailed in Drawing Requests or Engineering Change Orders.

Essential Job Functions

  • Review drawing requests and ECOs and associated information, analyze, design and retrieve information to complete drawings/models, layout or design.
  • Coordinate with requester to discuss project scope and time schedule or receive and discuss project with supervisor.
  • Be familiar with drafting standards and review design for compliance.
  • Use SolidWorks/SmarTeam software to develop layouts, models/drawings and designs that meet engineering specifications.
  • Prepare preliminary drawings and work with requester for approval and/or modifications.
  • Utilize alpha search, SmarTeam, and Epicor to find existing drawings or examples.
  • Prepare buyout material lists when required by Drawing Request.
  • Prepare detailed scale drawing upon approval of preliminary drawings.
  • Complete data input forms for each product as required and check to ensure accuracy of other drafter’s forms.
  • Sketch and identify cooling products from customers or units in the field.
  • Calculate dimensions, weights, capacities, or qualities using SolidWorks capabilities.
  • Assist with customer service, research, and documentation as directed by supervisor.
  • Report equipment problems to supervisor.
  • Inventory supplies and materials and forwards requests to the drafting clerk.
  • Assist with plotting/filing and other Drafting tasks when necessary or to fill in during absences.
  • Work occasional overtime or weekends to complete a project, if required.
  • Perform related work or other job duties as required by supervisor.
  • Perform work in a safe manner and follow all safety guidelines and procedure.
  • Domestic and international travel required and could include weekend travel, depending on the project.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required for Entry Level

  • Knowledge in engineering drafting principles, practices, methods and equipment required.
  • Skill in preparing and interpreting detailed drawings, graphs, charts and specifications.
  • Must be detail orientated, have mechanical aptitude and strong initiative.
  • Communicate, in English, effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Understand and interpret complex and technical information.
  • Demonstrate maturity, intelligence, cooperation, and discretion.
  • Work effectively with fellow employees and independently.
  • Dependability under both supervised and unsupervised conditions.
  • Experience using SolidWorks with 3-D design.
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Power Point, and Outlook.
  • Ability to pass a pre-employment physical, drug and background test.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 2-year degree in mechanical drafting
  • Experience with Auto Cad, SolidWorks, or similar software
  • Knowledge of engineering drafting principles, practices, methods, and equipment
  • Ability to prepare and interpret detailed and scaled drawings, sketches, graphs, charts, and product specifications
  • Detail orientated with mechanical aptitude
  • Clear and effective communication in English, by both written and verbal means
  • Ability to prepare and maintain a variety of related records, spreadsheets and reports using Microsoft Office Products
  • Work well in teams and independently
  • Dependability under both supervised and unsupervised conditions
  • Ability to pass a pre-employment physical, drug/alcohol, and background test

Preferred Qualifications

  • 2-year degree in design and computer aided drafting with 3-5 years of experience with detail drawings for sheet metal assemblies and weldments
  • Knowledge of Epicor or similar ERP system
  • Experience in Lean Manufacturing, 5S, or Six Sigma
  • SmarTeam or similar software


Skills Required:

Solid works Software


Education Required:

Associates or better in Design and Mechanical Systems.

Experience Required:

Entry-Level experience using SolidWorks

3-5 years: SolidWorks experience with detail drawings on sheet metal assemblies and weldments.

Licenses & Certifications Required:

Driver's License


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