Drafter - 27166 in Alexandria, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 10/23/2018

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Job Description



Prepares complex sketches, drawings and models on design projects.  Works independently  on the development of original designs or adaptations requiring very specialized experience.  May  plan, conduct and direct projects or major phases of significant projects working with or taking direction from the technical staff.

Primarilly designing steel structure for ship and boat construction, but composite and other non-traditional materials design is conducted as well.

Draws structural, mechanical, or electrical features of related structures and equipment. 

Reviews literature, standards and current practices relevant to the solution of assigned projects.

Prepares sketches or complete detail and layout drawings from verbal or written instructions on the most complex projects. 

Calculates and lays out dimensions, angles, curvature of parts, materials to be used, and relationship of various parts to the entire structure. 

Creates preliminary and/or final drawings and models using standard drafting techniques using computer assisted design.

Confers with design originator, appropriate engineering and other personnel in finalizing design concepts.

May review completion and implementation of systems additions and/or enhancements and recommends corrections in technical application and analysis to management.

May supervise other Senior Designers, Designers or Drafters on some phase of design.

Performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Education / Required Experience:

Bachelor's degree in a related discipline and 0 to 2 years related experience.  In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 4 years applicable work experience. Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience for positions involving new technology or labor market shortages as reflected by market survey data.

A security clearance of an appropriate level may be required after employment.

Related experience interpreting design requirements and preparing design alternatives with minimal engineering supervision.

Proficient in Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and/or traditional drafting methods.

3-D CAD experience required.  Primary software used is AutoCAD.

Direct experience with Marine Engineering is  required.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Diversity Statement

Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.  Alion will provide a reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans who need assistance to apply.  Please visit the Alion Careers site for more information

U.S. Citizenship Required.

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