Designer II

    • Job Tracking ID: 85347-324244
    • Job Location: Dallas , TX
      Fort Worth, TX
    • Job Level: Mid Career
    • Level of Education: High School/GED
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 05/28/2021
    • Years of Experience: 3+
    • Radford Job Code: 08122
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Job Description


Designs and drafts components, assemblies and tooling, commensurate with level of experience here at KUAS.




Designer ALL

The duties and responsibilities listed below apply to all levels of Designers.  Each level of Designer has additional duties and responsibilities listed.

  • Confers with design originator, appropriate engineering and other personnel in preparing and finalizing design concepts.
  • Prepares preliminary sketches, models, or diagrams reflecting basic design concept.
  • Using appropriate software, prepares sketches, models and/or complete detail and layout drawings from verbal or written instructions on products and/or equipment.
  • Recommends changes or modifications as appropriate.
  • Prepares and models final layout, detail and assembly drawings.
  • Prepares, revises and processes the generation of the graphical portion of Engineering Change Notices for jobs.
  • Works with engineering to identify problems with performance or tool life and recommends solutions or enhancements.
  • Follows safety precautions.
  • Ensures that the work area and equipment are kept clean.
  • Complies with established QMS procedures.

Designer II

  • Works under close to limited supervision.
  • Performs work of mid-level complexity.
  • Designs a wide variety of tools and aerospace structures consistent with standard tool configuration, including cutting and forming tools.
  • Provides support in identifying and documenting design objectives. Issues design project instructions and controls changes to designs in compliance with established design procedures.
  • Creates Reverse Engineering Models and Drawings.
  • Translates models from one CAD system into another.



Other Job Functions

Within Company
  • Inside immediate department; works closely with Engineers and will receive instructions from appropriate engineering staff.
  • Outside immediate department; occasional contact with production personnel as needed.


Outside of Company

  • Interface with customers and suppliers as needed in the course of project execution; occasional travel to support sales in new business development and customer maintenance as determined by the Engineer responsible for the project.





Experience and Skills


  • Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information as required by government standards

  • Ability to interact effectively with peers and supervisors

  • Ability to interact appropriately with the public when necessary

  • Ability to adhere to workplace rules



Each successive level of Designer builds on the identified typical qualifications listed for the previous level(s) Designer. 


Designer II

  • Minimum of 3 years related experience.
  • Mid-level knowledge of CATIA/SolidWorks
    • Drafting
    • Modeling
    • Surfacing
    • Composite Modeler and Drafter.
  • Able to translate data using IGES, Step, Model, or other appropriate method.
  • Mid-level knowledge of GD&T.
  • Proficient with measuring instruments.
  • Familiar with hydraulics, tube bending, wire harnesses, fuel systems.
  • Familiar with composite lay-up, assembly, and mill fixture tooling.
  • Familiar with PDM system (file management).
  • May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. security clearance at the appropriate level (requires U.S. Citizenship). 



  • Office and/or manufacturing  environment

  • Ability to stand and sit for long periods of time

  • Ability to perform repetitive motion (keyboarding, 10-key, phones)

  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds
  • May work extended hours or weekends



  • 0-15% May be required between KUAS locations