Mechanical Drafter

Insta-Pro International is a global leader in the manufacture of extrusion and pressing equipment for processing oilseeds, grains, pet food and fish feed. Based in Grimes, IA, we have over 50 years of history in providing value-added, unique processing solutions for small to medium processing needs. Our entrepreneurial spirit and focus on growth offer an exciting work environment where our employees contribute directly to the success of our company.
The Mechanical Drafter position will be located at our Grimes, Iowa Headquarters and will report to the Design Engineer. The right candidate should be able to effectively work in a team and have strong communication skills.
-Develop detailed design drawings and specifications for equipment and parts
-Lay out and draw schematic, orthographic, or other views to depict functional relationships of components, assemblies, systems and machines
-Lay out and draw equipment support structures
-Coordinate with Engineering team to resolve design or other problems
-Review and analyze specifications, sketches, drawings, ideas, and related data to assess factors affecting component designs and the procedures and instructions to be followed
-Work with Design Engineer to modify and revise designs to correct operating deficiencies
-Reverse engineer existing parts & equipment as needed
-Lay out, draw, and reproduce illustrations for reference manuals and technical publications to describe operation and maintenance of mechanical systems
-Communicate directly with vendors regarding existing designs or discrepancies.
-Work with Engineering team to set priorities
-Associate’s Degree or Technical Degree in mechanical drafting design technology or related field
-Minimum of 2-4 years of related experience
-Proficient with Solidworks, AutoCad, and Microsoft Office preferred
-Familiar with PDM systems a plus
-Reverse Engineering experience a plus
-Experience with structural design of weldments, sheet metal, assembly and general fabrication preferred
-Experience drawing electrical schematics a plus
Insta-Pro provides a competitive salary package and bonus program as well as a strong benefits package with an excellent 401K program, health, dental, vision, life and disability coverage.
Please forward your Resume in confidence to
Joanne Nikles
VP, HR/Administration

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