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Sr. Drafter / CAD Operator - 2019/2000

Range Generation Next LLC
Lompoc, CA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Ready to launch your career? RGNext operates, maintains, and sustains mission-critical systems to provide safe and effective launch, testing, and tracking of Department of Defense, civil, commercial and international space lift vehicles. We support ballistic missile, guided weapon and aeronautical tests and evaluations as well as support space situational awareness operations and experiments to defend the United States to ensure our nation’s safety. Our employees serve on the forefront of global defense and space operations. We offer our team of experienced, professional employees an environment of challenging, stimulating and personally and professionally rewarding career opportunities.

This position is located at Vandenberg Space Force Base, California.

Salary is subject to current determination under Service Contract Act (SCA) guidelines.

Essential Functions

• Prepares complete set of complex drawings of systems and test equipment from layouts or sketches - several cross-sectional and subassembly drawings may be required. Describes dimensions, tolerances, fits, fabrication techniques, and standard parts from information supplied by the design originator and/or from technical handbooks and manuals.

• Prepares final floor or building layouts, rack elevations, and assemblies/ sub-assemblies from precedents, drafting standards, and established practices in 2D or 3D formats as required.

• Analyzes Engineering redlines for completeness and ability to execute for junior drafters.

• Creates and modifies parts, part structures and documents in Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) tool.

• Generates Engineering Change Notices (ECN) , implementation plans, and uploads/downloads data from PLM tool.

• Maintains ECN status in PLM tool.

• Creates Technical Data Packages (TDP’s) in PLM tool.

• Performs data searches for Engineering, Government, and other support organizations in PLM tool.

• Provides drawing package and data analysis and guidance to Engineering, Government, and other support organizations.

• Checks and verifies drawings for accuracy, completeness, and adherence to drafting standards as required by contract.

• Coordinates and supports Engineering and Project Management in Integrated Product Team (IPT) environment.

• Trains/mentors junior drafters.

• Performs other related duties as required.

Required Skills

• Ability to effectively work in a team environment; and, perform work and resolve problems with limited supervision.

• Ability to make arithmetic computations using standard formulas. Strong organizational skills with specific emphasis on attention to detail.

• Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Required Experience

• Associates Degree in CAD or related technical field; or equivalent combination of education and experience

• Minimum of five (5) years experience in a Sustaining or Development Engineering environment

• Professional knowledge of conventional electronic, electromechanical, mechanical, or architectural drafting techniques

• Proficiency with AutoCAD and standard MS Office (Word, Excel, etc.,) products

• Proficiency with CREO Elements or other solid modeling software preferred

• Working knowledge of PLM tools, e.g., Windchill or equivalent preferred

• Working knowledge of materials, components, assemblies, computer, and peripheral hardware designs/parts

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

• Must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Security Clearance, which includes U.S. citizenship or U.S. naturalization.

• Must be fully vaccinated from the COVID-19 virus, which means two weeks have passed since a single-shot vaccine or the second dose of a two-shot vaccine. Requests for medical or religious accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

• The flexibility to work occasional non-duty hours or on weekends to support specific project requirements.

• Valid U.S. Driver’s License required.

What We Offer

• Everyday Wellness: Access to on-base facilities which may include: fitness centers, pool, bowling alley, recreational facilities, beach access and restaurants.

• Financial Opportunities: 401k savings program with company match and vesting on day one, retail and merchant employee discount programs, life insurance, business travel insurance and more.

• Work/Life Balance: Tuition reimbursement programs and flexible schedules.

• Equal Opportunity: Commitment to diversity and strategic partnerships.

Note: This job description describes the general nature of the duties and requirements of the job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list or to limit the supervisor's ability to modify work assignments as appropriate.

RGNext is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status or any other protected class.

Range Generation Next LLC


Lompoc, CA
93437 USA



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