Designer Drafter, Layout in Tualatin, OR at ITW

Date Posted: 7/8/2019

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    Tualatin, OR
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Job Description

Our Layout Drafting Department has an immediate opening for a motivated, Layout Drafter to join their team. 

Gaylord is a great company with outstanding benefits! Do you have AutoCAD experience? If so, please do apply! This hourly role is Monday through Friday with occasional overtime and the starting pay is +/- $25/hour and will commensurate with experience. Candidates that have recently graduated (or are close to graduating) from a technical school/community college with a focus in AutoCAD are encouraged to apply!

Create and design equipment, mechanisms, and optional features for new and existing product, providing drawings and flat pattern layouts reflecting concern for function, costs, manufacturability, and quality.  This position reports to the Plant Manager of the business unit and is responsible for working from 2D and 3D models or blueprints to generate flat pattern sheet metal parts for the Laser cutting and press brake machines.  Position will have frequent contact with persons in manufacturing, the mechanical design team, sales, and management personnel.


  • Use AutoCAD software to generate flat pattern sheet metal parts
  • Program parts for the Lasers using Optimization Nesting Software
  • Solicit feedback from production personnel; trouble shoot production problems relating to part design criteria
  • Research limitations and restrictions due to UL, NSF, UMC, NFPA, and any other governing entity dictating design requirements
  • Maintain and update product design criteria as necessary
  • Provide feedback to sales and submittal departments regarding design criteria
  • Provide technical support to Sales, Submittals, and Manufacturing as required
  • Research new and improved construction methods for continued product improvement
  • Train personnel in product designs, as required
  • Assist in standardizing selection criteria for parts
  • Properly maintain drawing system integrity in product data management system
  • Work independently to complete groups of drawing projects with good documentation and organization.

Job Requirements

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of 2D and 3D engineering standards
  • 3D Mechanical/Design drafting experience
  • Experience working in a production environment
  • Experience in sheet metal manufacturing

Required Skills

  • Proficient in AutoCAD 2014 and above.
  • Proficient in flat pattern development
  • Proficient PC skills and be able to learn new software applications
  • Strong attention to detail with capability of self-checking work for accuracy
  • Strong mechanical aptitude, good reasoning and problem-solving skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to manage time, flex with work flow demands and prioritize work
  • Ability to read and interpret manufacturing blue prints and specs
  • Ability to recognize and identify all of the different types of sheet metal used within the plant

Required Education

  • Associates Degree - prefer Drafting Technology or Mechanical Engineering, OR
  • High School Diploma/GED + Vocational Training in CAD

Required Experience

  • Minimum 2 years of relevant mechanical drafting experience

Other Details

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Frequently required to sit, talk and hear use hands and fingers to feel, handle.
  • Occasionally required to walk or operate office equipment and reach with hands and arms.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include: vision and ability to adjust and focus, in order to read floor plans, kitchen layouts, mechanical blueprints and specifications.
  • Sit at a desk and work on a computer for several hours per day.
  • Occasionally lift and carry up to 20 lbs.
  • Office environment
  • Heavy PC use
  • No travel required
  • This description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.
  • Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time

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