Mechanical Designer/Drafter

General Description:

The Mechanical Designer/Drafter creates designs primarily for wood-handling equipment, devices and structures for the Sawmill Industry. Designers work with Engineers and other professionals to create or improve manufacturing systems and/or processes.


  • Associate Degree including mechanical design principles, advanced mathematics and engineering technologies.
  • Minimum of two years’ experience designing for the wood-products industry.
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD 2014-15 design software and Inventor.
  • Able to develop 2D and 3D digital models of mechanical equipment designs, including system calculations and project budgets.
  • Able to review specifications and other data to develop mechanical layouts.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent technical communication skills with Engineers and manufacturing personnel.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities:

  • Create technical drawings, manufacturing schematics, and 2D and 3D digital models of mechanical equipment designs, using measurements, specifications and additional data from engineering team.
  • Collect initial drawings, calculations and design ideas from Engineers, and combine all relevant data into coherent and complete initial design models for review and modification.
  • Coordinate directly with Engineers and Project Managers to understand project requirements, verify design details and recommend modifications as needed according to company standards and best practices.
  • Annotate and verify all numerical designations and specifications in technical drawings and schematics, using both CAD programs and manual calculations as necessary.
  • Provide support to engineering team as needed by creating technical drawings and digital models within deadlines and utilizing multiple methods to ensure deliverables include all relevant design details.
  • Assist in ongoing project to standardize and unify design document standards by participating in meetings and preparing presentation materials as necessary.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to sit for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to type on a keyboard.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing;
  • Standing and walking on uneven surfaces 20 % of the time
  • Sitting 80 %
  • Lifting up to 10 lbs. frequently.
  • Lifting up to 50 lbs. occasionally.

WCIS is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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