CAD Operator

    • Job Tracking ID: 85347-336753
    • Job Location: Dallastown, PA
    • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
    • Level of Education: 2 year degree
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 04/01/2022
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
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Job Description


Using design layouts, models and other information, create design drawings for use by manufacturing.


  • Support CAD Designers by creating working drawings for basic shelters and mechanical and electrical modifications including rack installations, ECU installations, entry panel installations, lighting, power distribution and other ancillary items. 
  • Understand customer Technical Data Package requirements for the program. 
  • Incorporate drawing changes. 
  • Follow all CAD standards and procedures used by Gichner Shelter Systems. 
  • Meet CAD schedules and budgets. 
  • Review drawings for completeness and accuracy. 
  • Follow configuration requirements for documentation control. 
  • Interface with other departments to support the project. 
  • Contribute to product improvement, standardization and department improvement projects.

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.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • 2 years technical training, or equivalent experience.
  • Proficient in 2D CAD.

Problem Solving         

  • Resolves some problems that are diversified and somewhat complex.
  • Requires judgment in the application or interpretation of standard practices to suit special or changing conditions. Fact finding and analysis is frequently required as information not always easily available.
  • Knows how to deal with most all issues that have been seen before within Gichner.
  • Can interact with Gichner sources throughout the company to address problems.

Decision Making/ Accountability

  • Requires judgment in coordinating analysis of diverse information, reviewing recommendations, making decisions in order to resolve problems.
  • Some tasks call for latitude and decision making requiring judgment in deviating from standard practice.


  • 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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