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Mechanical Drafter

Tacoma, WA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

What can I expect in this role?

The responsibilities of AST's Mechanical Drafter include providing detail part/assembly drawings and redline updates utilizing 2D and 3D CAD. Our Mechanical Drafter is expected to meet position responsibilities and project requirements with moderate oversight.

What will I be doing?

  • Work independently with Engineering, Operations, Sales teams, and senior level Drafters on various projects.
  • Produce detailed fabrication and assembly drawings from Designer/Engineer 3D models and layouts.
  • Self-check and correct all work prior to submitting to the project engineers/designers for approval.
  • Ensure drafting style consistency between drawings per company Drafting Standards.
  • Prioritize and manage Drafting tasks to support the budgeted hours and scheduled due dates for projects.
  • Utilize CAD tools to verify the nominal fits of all parts as they are detailed from an overall layout.
  • Translate electronic documents between various formats from/to vendors and customers (DWG, DXF, STP, PDF, ZIP, etc.)
  • Update historical drawings to current company Drafting Standards.
  • Estimate the number of hours required to accomplish Drafting tasks in support of Project Manager scheduling.
  • Assist with ERP data entry tasks as needed.
  • Embrace AST’s Process of Continuous Improvement across the organization

What experience is AST looking for?

  • AAS Degree in Computer Aided Drafting or Certificate of Completion of a Computer Aided Drafting curriculum.
  • Working knowledge of ASME Y14.5 standards
  • Working knowledge of GD&T.
  • Proficient in Autodesk AutoCAD, Inventor, Vault, or other CAD software.
  • Working Knowledge in MS Office 365 products.
  • Strong Mechanical aptitude.
  • Working knowledge of fabrication/assembly processes.
  • Self-motivated, energetic, and disciplined, with a keen attention to detail.
  • Exceptionally high level of commitment to the success of projects and the collective team.
  • Character that complements AST’s long-standing culture of high integrity throughout all areas of internal and external business activity.


  • Competitive pay & bonus potential
  • Health insurance
    • Medical PPO and HSA health plan options available
    • Employer HSA contribution
    • Employer paid vision and dental
  • Employer paid long/short term disability
  • Continuing education assistance
  • Competitive 401(K) employer match (traditional and Roth options)
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) and Paid Holiday time available

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.
  • Must be willing to take and successfully pass a drug test.

AST is proud of our team. Providing challenging and rewarding work, with opportunities for personal/professional development is our key to this longevity. AST is an equal opportunity employer.

This is a full-time position based in Tacoma.

*All benefits listed in this post are subject to change.

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Tacoma, WA
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