Drafter II

    • Job Tracking ID: KDRSS-341639
    • Job Location: Birmingham, AL
    • Job Level: Mid Career
    • Level of Education: 2 year degree
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 05/10/2022
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Travel Requirement: Domestic
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Job Description

General Summary

Drafter II position is responsible for preparing clear, complete and accurate plans and detail drawings from rough or detailed sketches, notes, or pre-made 3-D models for engineering and material tracking purposes. 3-D models will be generated by the drafter that require a low level of assembly tolerances, moderate level of part tracking and details. This operator prepares various drawings of such units as construction projects, parts and assemblies. These drawings include various views, sectional profiles, irregular or reverse curves, hidden lines, and small or intricate details. Work requires use of most of the conventional drafting and CAD techniques and a working knowledge of the terms and procedures of the occupation. The Drafter makes calculations using standard formulas or software. Typical work is assigned with little or general guidance. This common work may only include verbal explanations of desired results. Occasionally complex assignments will be undertaken with coordination between supervisor and engineering. This complex work will be produced from sketches, computer models or specifications that clearly depict the desired product.

Key Responsibilities

Others may be added

  • Prepare design drawings to assist in developing ideas generated by engineers.
  • Analyze engineering drawings and related data to create the necessary parts required for designs.
  • Utilize knowledge of drawings and 3d models to complete production drawings.
  • Interface with the machine shop to implement the machining of hardware and related specimen items.
  • Measure, then produce drawings of existing test facilities.
  • Support material tracking efforts through application and knowledge of material cutting plans
  • Provide CAD support for related tasks such as proposals, presentations, and conceptual ideas.
  • Use On-Base software to manage all aspects of ECO, including tracking all records.
  • Share knowledge of PDM with engineering and other team members of the drafting group.

Position Specific

  • Maintain a balance of project work, IRAD, assemblies and proposals as directed by supervisor.
  • Continue to develop knowledge of GD & T, ASME standards, document management and drafting software.
  • Manage multiple projects with minimum guidance while meeting time requirements.
  • Learn to coordinate and self-start large assigned projects.
  • Create multiple assemblies throughout the year for existing equipment in the shop.
  • May participate in the design of prototype equipment or special modifications to existing instrumentation or machinery.
  • Handle moderately complex issues and problems, and refer more complex issues to supervisor/manager.
  • May provide coaching and mentoring to other drafters.

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 plus 2 to 4 years relevant work experience
  • Demonstrated moderate knowledge/experience with SolidWorks
  • Working knowledge of document management software PDM
  • Capable of independently managing workload and job functions when proficiency has been achieved
  • Good communication skills

 Preferred Qualifications

  • SolidWorks PDM Administration training
  • GD&T Training

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; understands the role & interrelationships of each organizational function.  Possess skill in managing across functional and organizational lines.
  • 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 plans a course 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 an office and laboratory environment and could require the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) including:

  • Safety glasses
  • Hearing protection (varies based on tasks)
  • 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.

Travel

Moderate domestic travel may be required.

 

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.

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
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.