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Drafter CAD Operator III

Job ID: 2019407
Location: BEDFORD, IN, United States
Date Posted: Dec 15, 2020
Category: Wage Determination (SCA)
Subcategory: Service Contract Act
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description


SAIC is looking for a Drafter/CAD Operator III to support the F3016 contract creating and updating Technical Data Packages in Bedford, IN.

  • The Drafter/CAD Operator performs drafting work manually or using a computer, requiring knowledge and skill in drafting methods, procedures, and techniques, prepares drawings of structures, facilities, land profiles, water systems, mechanical and electrical equipment, pipelines, duck systems, and similar equipment, systems, and assemblies.

  • Drawings are used to communicate engineering ideas, design, and information.

  • This operator uses recognized systems of symbols, legends, shadings, and lines having specific meanings in drawings. Excluded are: a. Designers using technical knowledge and judgment to conceive, plan, or modify designs; b. Illustrators or graphic artists using artistic ability to prepare illustrations; c. Office drafters preparing charts, diagrams, and room arrangements to depict statistical and administrative data; d. Cartographers preparing maps and charts primarily using a technical knowledge of cartography; e. Positions below level I; workers in these trainee positions either trace or copy finished drawings under close supervision or, receive instruction in the elementary methods and techniques of drafting; and f. Supervisors.

  • Positions are classified into levels based on the following definitions. The Drafter/CAD Operator prepares drawings or computer models of simple, easily visualized structures, systems, parts or equipment from sketches or marked-up prints, selects appropriate templates/computer programs or uses a compass and other equipment needed to complete assignments.

  • 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.

  • Typical assignments include: a. Revisions to the original drawings of a plumbing system by increasing pipe diameters.b. Drawing from sketches, the building floor plans, determining size, spacing and arrangement of freehand lettering according to scale. c. Drawing simple land profiles from predetermined structural dimensions and reduced survey notes. d. Tracing river basin maps and enters symbols to denote stream sampling locations, municipal and industrial waste discharges, and water supplies. e. Preparing a computer model of a room, building, structure from data, prints, photos. 

  • Creates and modifies detailed models and drawings using SolidWorks and SolidEdge.
  • Works closely with the customer and engineers, senior technicians, and drafters to capture design.
  • Assigns parts, subassemblies and/or assemblies to drafters and works independently as well as in a collective team effort to effect changes to design and/or documentation.
  • Performs a variety of moderate and complex tasks and uses tools to include calipers, gauge tools, tape measures and other mechanical devices to aid in design development and verification/validation of first article pieces.



  • High School diploma and 4 years’ experience or Associates degree and 2 years relevant experience (desired).

  • Experience with SolidWorks, SolidEdge, and Autocad (desired).

  • Hands-on mechanical/electro-mechanical knowledge and aptitude with understanding of currently accepted manufacturing processes and ISO procedures required.

  • Must be detail oriented and able to communicate complex ideas in a production floor environment.

  • Ability to quickly complete tasking independently and as a team member, with detailed or general instruction.

  • Knowledge of ASME standards, Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing, Technical Data Packages, and military drawing standards (desired).

  • Candidate must be a US Citizen.
  • Ability to obtain a Full DOD Secret Security Clearance.


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. For information, visit or Working at SAIC for benefits details. 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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