Drafter Engineer gea

$20.00+ experience
1st 8:00-4:30
Madison, WI

Drafter Engineer gea


· Take designs, concepts, sample layouts, and create engineering drawings.

· Use computer software to generate new drawings.

· Figure out size and fit arrangement of consumer products.

· Evaluate design ideas to work with in house manufacturing based on aesthetics, human factors, usability, functionality, durability, and cost.

· Decide manufacturing processes and materials.

· Participate in the quoting process by providing product specifications and manufacturing process.

· Review quotes for accuracy.

· Manage proto-typing with “hands-on” approach until product is ready for manufacturing.

· Support questions that may arise in manufacturing.

· Work closely with other departments (purchasing, manufacturing, and customer service) and suppliers to reduce cost and improve quality and lead times.

· Effectively communicate on a technical and non-technical level with members of other departments, suppliers and/or customers.

· Create material takeoffs according to sketches or engineering specifications.

· Research and specify materials to be used on products.

· Interact with Design and Engineering to ensure bill of materials are accurate and up to date. Review and audit BOM’s to ensure they reflect the latest manufacturing practices.

· Review and analyze specifications, sketches, drawings, ideas, and related data affecting engineering and manufacturing procedures.

· Assist in maintaining document control and produce bill of materials using Excel.

· Create manufacturing instructions.

· Modify and revise engineering to manufacturing processes to reduce production challenges.

· Analyze information and evaluate to choose the best solutions and solve challenges.

· Observe, receive, and otherwise obtain information from all relevant sources.

· Create documents.

· Engineering of product.


· A bachelor’s degree in drafting, graphic design, engineering, or related field; equivalent work experience will be considered.

· 1-3 years of experience in product design and engineering.

· Developed skills in AutoCAD and SolidWorks.

· Sustains ongoing development of skills within computer graphics and design programs.

· Advanced computer competency required in Microsoft Office and for ability to work within company software programs.

· Experience in furniture and/or cabinet design, retail design, or merchandising preferred.

· Experience in manufacturing environment preferred.

· Excellent oral and written communication skills.

· Extremely detail oriented.

· Critical thinking and troubleshooting skills used in completing tasks.

· Handles a fast-paced environment and deadline pressures well, planning and carrying out responsibilities with minimal direction.

· A positive, proactive demeanor resulting in superior teamwork and collaboration with team members while demonstrating a commitment to excellence.

· Ability to read, write and speak English fluently to communicate effectively with team members within and external to department.


· Must be able to work in an office environment with other team members and moderate noise levels up to 8 hours a day.

· Must be able to sit at a desk up to 8 hours per day.

· Must be able to use hands and fingers for daily work on computer and department tasks.

· Must be able to use vision to review department work, including close vision on a computer screen.

· Must be able to communicate by using and hearing a telephone.

· Must be able to occasionally stand and walk to interact with production team in manufacturing environment which could include lifting, twisting, bending, reaching, and gripping.

· Must be able to occasionally work in a manufacturing setting for department tasks that may include environmental factors of noise, dust, chemical fumes, hot weather, and cold weather.

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