CAD Designer

    • Job Tracking ID: 85347-333766
    • Job Location: Dallastown, PA
    • Job Level: Mid Career
    • Level of Education: 2 year degree
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 04/01/2022
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Radford Job Code: 08121-08125
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Job Description


 Create cost effective design layouts, models and drawings that meet all customer requirements.


  •  Create layouts, models and drawings to support production. 
  • Provide support to Engineers for design of basic shelters and mechanical and electrical modifications including rack installations, ECU installations, entry panel installations, lighting, power distribution and other ancillary items. 
  • Attend job kick-off meetings and participate in design reviews with customers as required. 
  • Review and understand customer specifications and Statements of Work, including Technical Data Package requirements for the program.
  • Follow all CAD standards and procedures used by Gichner Shelter Systems.  
  • Meet CAD schedules and budgets. 
  • Provide support to CAD Operators. 
  • Review drawings for design. 
  • Follow configuration requirements for documentation control. 
  • Interface with other departments to support the project. 
  • Contribute to product improvement, standardization and department improvement projects. 
  • Assist in providing CAD estimates as required.

 Other Job Functions

  • Address problems that can be resolved by applying standard procedures or established practice.
  • Develop solutions to routine technical problems of limited scope.
  • Fact-finding and analysis is limited, as information is readily available.
  • Can interact with Gichner sources to address problems
  • Decisions have an impact primarily on quality, accuracy & usefulness of results
  • Acts according to assignments from manager
  • May participate in giving advice, guidance, and direction to CAD Operators as required.

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


  • 2 years technical training, or equivalent experience.
  • 0 to 1 year experience in CAD design
  • Basic machining skills.
  • Good mechanical skills.


  • Office 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 10 pounds
  • Ability to follow standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required

Job Benefits

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Tax Savings Accounts (HSA / FSA)
  • Life Insurance
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 401k
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • PTO
  • Education Assistance Program
  • Paid Holidays
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