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Design Drafter

Department: Engineering
Location: Minneapolis, MN


Position:                                                                   Design Drafter

Department:                                                              Engineering Department

Primary Objective of the Position:

The Design Drafter will create and maintain designs, layouts, drawings, and documentation required for product lines, which include motors, generators and magnetic drives. Design Drafters adhere to both internal and internationals standards, as well as applicable specifications in order to achieve satisfactory product performance. Product lines contain both standard and custom designs with high engineering content. Also support customer orders from the proposal phase thru the design, development, manufacturing, testing, and field service/aftermarket phases. The Design Drafter will be responsible for collaboration and sharing of best design practices within the WEG Company

Major Areas of Accountability:

  •  Must be an enthusiastic self starter, able to organize and pursue broad objectives, and have the ability to manage multiple, changing priorities.
  •  Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, on technical and issues. Demonstrated sense of urgency. 
  •  Computer literate, with knowledge of current operating systems and software.
  •  Determine project schedules to complete projects in required time.
  •  Incorporate manufacturability input provided by Manufacturing Engineering into designs.
  •  Perform other activities related to the ones above as required by the Leader, Manager of Engineering or Director of Engineering
  •  Provides support to Marketing on inquiries and new orders to assure technical and economic feasibility.
  •  Create and maintain standards, designs, drawings, and specifications for quotations, products, and aftermarket. Responsible for record keeping of same. Resolve production problems and render technical and process assistance to shop.

 Knowledge /Skills / Abilities:

  • 2 years technical college, 2 years college pre-engineering, Drafting Certificate or equivalent
  • 0 - 7 years experience building upon the Detail and Layout Drafter
  • Knowledge of documentation requirements of ISO 9001.
  • Knowledge and understanding of engineering operating systems within the department and understanding of how engineering interfaces with other departments.
  • Necessary present knowledge of current operating systems and software common to business applications (SolidWorks, AutoCAD, Microsoft Office Products including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project).
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing both internally & with customers
  • Physical ability to travel freely within manufacturing and office facilities. This requires climbing stairs and moving over, around, and about shop machinery. Have the Physical ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds. 
  • Must be able to travel worldwide on short notice 





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