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Drafter CAD Designer

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Job ID: 2306612
Location: NORTH CHARLESTON, SC, United States
Date Posted: Aug 7, 2023
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: CAD/Design Engr
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Public Trust
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a Drafter/CAD Operator to support the US Navy in North Charleston, SC.  The ideal candidate will be responsible for providing design and drafting support to complete large complex assembly models and drawings. 


Candidate will be an integral part of the team creating/updating Technical Data Packages; being familiar with ASME standards, Technical Data Packages, and military drawing standards desired. The Drafter / CAD Operator will coordinate frequently with the drafting team lead for current assignments, as well as coordinating with the project engineer, to meet the customer demands. The candidate will be required to occasionally travel, locally, to the customer's facility where the vehicles are located to work with the engineers and technicians to develop prototype mounting solutions. Efforts will be focused toward GFE and custom fabrication integration for military C4ISR systems.


  • Provide drafting support to complete large complex parts, assemblies, and 2D drawings. Efforts will be focused toward GFE and custom metalwork/fabrication integration for military C4I systems.
  • Drafting and documentation of equipment racks, equipment mounting kits, and equipment subassemblies.
  • Working with project engineers and technicians to ensure all data is properly documented that is required to build the various assemblies and parts.
  • Create detailed drawings/designs using SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD software and AutoCAD 2D for Technical Data Packages (TDP).
  • Candidate will create/modify solid models and assemblies and maintain configuration management of engineering drawings.
  • Candidate must be able to understand and create drawings based on the Engineering Drawing Standards Guide (EDSG) as well as MIL-STD-31000.
  • Under general supervision, performs a variety of moderately complex tasks and uses tools to include calipers, gage tools, tape measures and other mechanical devices to aid in design, development, verification, and validation of the prototype fabrications.
  • Candidate will be utilizing an advanced Configuration Management (CM) tool called “Windchill PDMLink” by PTC for storage and workflows of tasking to maintain CM.




  • The ability to obtain and maintain a Position of Trust Clearance at a minimum.
  • Associates degree in related discipline and two (2) years related experience; or High school education or equivalent (GED) and four (4) years related experience.
  • Two (2) years minimum experience designing with SolidWorks, or similar 3D modeling software, and AutoCAD.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Word and Excel).
  • Candidate must have the ability to operate effectively in a team environment and able to take direction and constructive criticism.
  • Must be a US Citizen with the ability to obtain a Public Trust clearance.

Preferred Key Skills/Certifications:

  • Knowledge of MIL-STD-31000, Department of Defense (DoD) and industry documentation standards for Engineering and Design.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of technical drawing creation and review.
  • Strong technical, interpersonal, written, and verbal skills.


SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's modernization and readiness challenges. Our offerings across defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets include high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission outcomes. We integrate the best components from our portfolio with our partner's ecosystem to deliver innovative and effective solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, VA, SAIC has annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer empowering people no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status.  We strive to create a diverse, inclusive and respectful work culture that values all.

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