Electronic CAD Documentation Specialist

5 months ago
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Draper is an independent, nonprofit research and development company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. The 1,600 employees of Draper tackle important national challenges with a promise of delivering successful and usable solutions. From military defense and space exploration to biomedical engineering, lives often depend on the solutions we provide. Our multidisciplinary teams of engineers and scientists work in a collaborative environment that inspires the cross-fertilization of ideas necessary for true innovation. For more information about Draper, visit www.draper.com.


Our work is very important to us, but so is our life outside of work. Draper supports many programs to improve work-life balance including workplace flexibility, employee clubs ranging from photography to yoga, health and finance workshops, off site social events and discounts to local museums and cultural activities. If this specific job opportunity and the chance to work at a nationally renowned R&D innovation company appeals to you, apply now www.draper.com/careers.



Equal Employment Opportunity

Draper is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.   We understand the value of diversity and its impact on a high-performance culture.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information.   


Draper is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, please contact hr@draper.com.




Create supporting drawings for electronic printed circuit designs using inputs from ECAD designers and engineers.  Detail drawings using appropriate technical notes and geometric dimensioning/tolerances. 


  • Demonstrates proficiency with AutoCAD and SOLIDWORKS.  May be asked to assist others with tool usage. 
  • Creates 2D AutoCAD fabrication drawings for printed circuit designs with inputs from electronic CAD designers and Design for Manufacturing engineers.
  • Creates 2D AutoCAD assembly drawings for printed circuit designs with inputs from electronic CAD designers.
  • Create and modify PDF’s of technical drawings using Adobe Pro.
  • Executes drawing revisions as specified by engineering change requests.
  • Reviews revised drawings to ensure engineering change requests are correctly implemented prior to release.
  • Works with moderate to minimal oversight from senior technical personnel and is able to identify design issues and bring these issues to their attention.
  • Ability to create and modify work processes and instructions as appropriate to improve workflow and communication. 
  • Ability to follow established work processes and instructions and to adapt to new processes and work instructions quickly.  Regularly provides feedback on the effectiveness of processes and work instructions to management.
  • Effectively communicates project status and issues to management and members of the project team in oral or written form as requested for the project.
  • Responsible for other assignments at the discretion of the supervisor.


Associates degree or certificate from a two year technical school in an applicable discipline or demonstrated equivalent knowledge and skills.  Formal education in electronics or electrical circuit theory is a significant benefit.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills. Demonstrated ability to collect, organize and capture design details in a fast paced environment. 
  • Demonstrated exceptional attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with industry standards: IPC-7351, JEDEC-JP95, MIL-STD-1835.
  • 3+ years of experience in the field of technical drafting with specific tools knowledge.
  • AutoCAD (2D), version 2010 or later. 
  • Adobe Pro, version X or later. 
  • SOLIDWORKS including CircuitWorks.
  • Working knowledge of Mentor Graphics DxDesigner and Expedition design tools desirable (version 7.9.4, or later). 



This position will require the ability to obtain a US Security Clearance.  Main requirement for a security clearance is US Citizenship.



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