Advanced Design Drafting Technician

Job Title: Advanced Design Drafting Technician
Location: McLeansville, North Carolina
Department: Engineering-Hardware
Job Description: Our client, a large defense contractor, has an immediate opening for an Advanced Design Drafting Technician to work from their McLeansville, North Carolina facility.


  • 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

  • Works within project plans

  • Produces, changes or checks simple to semi-complex mechanical drawings and assemblies

  • Researches, generates and checks drawing changes

  • 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 under minimal supervision

  • May provide work leadership to lower level drafters

  • Handles unexpected demands and adapts to new situations

  • 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

  • May perform the checking of design layouts and detailed drawings

  • Career level position

TCM is an EEO/Vets/Disabled Employer.

Qualifications: Associate's degree or equivalent is required plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience.

CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS: Department of Defense Secret security clearance is preferred at time of hire. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.


  • Considerable knowledge of design principles and techniques including computer aided design (CAD)

  • Trained/ experienced in the use of current strategic CAD tools (Pro-E/Creo or Solid Works preferred)

  • Considerable knowledge of design documentation standards (e.g ASME Y14.5M, Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing)

  • Considerable knowledge of simple mechanical stress; structural, thermal and tolerance analysis

  • Considerable knowledge of material requirements, fabrication techniques, and manufacturability

  • Possesses considerable problem solving and collaborative skills

  • Demonstrates initiative, applies personal talent to practical solutions

  • Works within the trade space defined (cost / schedule / technology)

  • Applies knowledge effectively in team environment

  • Able to accept and integrate constructive feedback

  • Demonstrates the ability to weigh risks and make progress in the face of uncertainty

  • Willingly takes on problems and commits to solutions

  • Considerable proficiency in Microsoft Office applications

  • Considerable written and verbal communications skills

  • Fulfills role as a reliable team member and understands own role within team

  • Manages time to ensure an assignment's completion

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