Drafter I

    • Job Tracking ID: KDRSS-341631
    • Job Location: Birmingham, AL
    • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 05/10/2022
    • Years of Experience: Less Than 1 Year
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Job Description

General Summary

Drafter I prepares drawings or 3d models of simple, easily visualized material, hardware, and specimens. These are prepared from detailed mark-ups, sketches, or premade 3d models.  Drawings and models fit familiar patterns and present few technical problems. Supervisor provides detailed instructions on new assignments, gives guidance when questions arise, and reviews completed work for accuracy.

Key Responsibilities

Others may be added

  • Revise original drawings of existing materials, specimens, and hardware.
  • Create simple drawings for billet cutting plans, test specimens and hardware. 
  • Produce or edit typical 3d models from mark-ups to reflect the requirements of the drawings.
  • Use On-Base software to track ECOs, generate drawing numbers and generate part numbers.
  • Store drawings and 3d models in PDM through checking files in/out.
  • Utilize PDM to track revisions and notify relevant people of approval processes.
  • Learn company drafting standards ANSI 14.5, drawing practices ASME 14.5 and SolidWorks templates.

Position Specific

  • Work with team members to clarify or resolve drafting requirement questions.
  • Primary participant in completing noncomplex ECOs with assistance as needed.
  • Print, file, and organize paper drawings or electronic copies.
  • Help maintain PDF library with guidance of supervisor.
  • Complete all safety training and ensure compliance.
  • Performs other duties as required by supervisor.

Experience and Skills

Minimum Qualifications

  • US Citizenship required
  • Must be able to obtain/maintain security clearance at a level equivalent to Department of Defense (DOD) SECRET
  • Associate Degree or Certification in CAD
  • SolidWorks software experience
  • Capable of managing workload and job functions with the assistance of EDG group members
  • Good communication skills

 Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated moderate level of knowledge/experience with SolidWorks.
  • SolidWorks PDM experience.

Job Specific Behaviors

  • Attention to Detail - Ensures details of assigned tasks are followed.
  • Builds Strategic Relationships -- Uses appropriate interpersonal styles to work effectively with others to meet mutual goals and objectives.
  • Communicates with Impact -- Expresses thoughts and ideas effectively in individual situations; adjusts language to the needs of the audience.
  • Operational / Technical Excellence -- Ensures that work product (whether service or process) enables the organization to deliver on customer’s expectations.
  • Planning and Organization - Systematically identifies issues to be addressed and coordinates with supervisor to develop a plan of action for self to ensure the accomplishment of specific objectives.
  • Technical Expertise - Applies functional knowledge, skills, experience and judgment to accomplish a result, serve customers better and contribute to the organization’s intellectual capital.

Work Environment & Conditions

This position involves work in a large bay and are required to operate a variety of different testing apparatus.  Could require the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) including:

  • Safety glasses
  • Hearing protection (varies based on tasks)
  • Protective Shoes/Shoe covers

Physical Demands

In performing the work for this position, the engineer must be able to:

  • Perform work utilizing a computer for extended periods of time.
  • Sit for extended periods of time without being able to leave the work area.
  • Climb ladders and stairs in performing the work.
  • Walk for reasonable distances in performing the work.

Travel

Limited domestic travel may be required.

Job Benefits

What We Can Offer You
Rest and Relaxation - Generous vacation to start plus company paid holidays.
Comprehensive Health Benefits –Medical (BCBS & Cigna), Dental, Vision, Health Savings Accounts, and Wellness
Prepare for the Future - 401(k) with generous company match
Professional Development - Tuition assistance program, Employee recognition program, and Leadership development program
Employee Resource Groups - Local and Enterprise employee-led volunteer groups to create community, awareness, impact, and to support a culture where everyone belongs.

Relocation:  - This position offers relocation based on candidate eligibility.

 

A Piece of the Company: 

Kratos offers an Employee Stock Purchase Program with 15% discount and look back feature.

 

Kratos Defense is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. EOE, Minorities, Females, Vet, Disabled, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity or any other protected class.
All qualified job seekers are encouraged to apply. Kratos Defense is committed to America's veterans by providing opportunities for them to continue contributing after service to our nation. We also work to provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities.
EEO Is The Law

Disability Accessibility Accommodation
If you require an accommodation to navigate or apply to our careers site, please send your request to HRAccessibility@kratosdefense.com or call 858-964-2916. Any inquires not related to requesting an accommodation will be discarded.

Pay Transparency
The company will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.

Job Applicant Privacy Notice
For applicants in the EU and California residents, please review our privacy notice.

  • 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
Kratos Defense is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. EOE, Minorities, Females, Vet, Disabled, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity or any other protected class.
All qualified job seekers are encouraged to apply. Kratos Defense is committed to America's veterans by providing opportunities for them to continue contributing after service to our nation. We also work to provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities.
EEO Is The Law

Disability Accessibility Accommodation
If you require an accommodation to navigate or apply to our careers site, please send your request to HRAccessibility@kratosdefense.com or call 858-964-2916. Any inquires not related to requesting an accommodation will be discarded.

Pay Transparency
The company will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.

Job Applicant Privacy Notice
For applicants in the EU and California residents, please review our privacy notice.