Designer IV

    • Job Tracking ID: 85347-324246
    • Job Location: Dallas , TX
    • Job Level: Mid Career
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 05/27/2021
    • Years of Experience: 6+
    • Radford Job Code: 08124
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Job Description

GENERAL JOB SUMMARY:

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

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

 

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 IV

  • Works under minimal supervision.
  • Performs work of advanced complexity.
  • Has frequent outside contacts as liaison with engineering, suppliers, and customers.
  • Responsible for day to day configuration control.
  • Sets up and maintains an Intranet Web Site.
  • Ensures that others’ design skills are up to date and provides training on CAD, CAD standards, and GD&T.
  • Provides technical guidance to less skilled Designers and design support personnel as required.

 

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.

  

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:  

None

Experience and Skills

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • 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

     

     

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

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

 

Designer IV

  • Requires a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering or Aerospace Engineering, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of 6 years related experience.
  • Advanced knowledge of CATIA/SolidWorks
    • Drafting
    • Modeling
    • Surfacing
    • Composite Modeler and Drafter
  • Advanced knowledge of GD&T.
  • Proficient with AutoCAD.
  • Proficient with wire harnesses, fuel systems, aircraft control systems, powerplants, communications and avionics equipment.
  • Proficient with composite manufacturing and plastic compression mold tooling.
  • Proficient with composite assembly tooling.
  • Proficient with MS Project and Access.
  • May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. security clearance at the appropriate level (requires U.S. Citizenship). 

 

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT / PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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

 

 

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:

  • 0-15% May be required between KUAS locations