CAD Designer / Drafter

Dixon Valve

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Chestertown, MD

Job Description

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Job Overview:


The Boss Division is seeking a CAD Designer/Drafter to join our engineering team at our Chestertown, Maryland facility.  In this role, you will apply mechanical engineering principles to design couplings, coupling assemblies, machines and their components.  You will work closely with the various engineering groups to turn rough designs and product concepts into usable models and drawings. Primary job functions may require a degree of creativity and latitude. This position typically reports to the CAD Supervisor or Product Engineering Manager. As a member of the Dixon team, you'll receive: competitive salary, paid vacation, bonus program, 401K plan, health benefits, & much more!

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  • Creates 3D models and detailed drawings using Solidworks.
  • Collaborates and communicates directly with engineers.
  • Creates assemblies and ensure mechanical fit of all components.
  • Assists design personnel in layout and content of drawings.
  • Coordinate proper creation of item type, manufacturability and bill of material.
  • Self-check completed assignments and cross check co-workers completed assignments.
  • Collaborates with manufacturing personnel to insure manufacturability of product.
  • Selects materials and calculates weights and volumes.
  • Generates new designs from concept, taking in consideration manufacturability and cost.
  • Support standard product and perform special customer project work.


  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents
  • Ability to write reports and speak in front of groups
  • Ability to apply mathematical concepts such as Algebra, Trigonometry, and Geometry
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables
  • Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems
  • Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, etc.)
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed in this position and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required and are subject to change. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. The Dixon Group is an equal opportunity employer. It is the Company's policy and practice to recruit, hire, train, and promote individuals, as well as to administer all personnel actions, compensation and benefits, without regard to race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry or national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, veteran status, military service, or any other factors protected by applicable law. This policy extends to all employees and applicants and to all aspects of the employment relationship.