Built To Connect - Astec

Design Drafter I - Wilson Rd

Job Title
Design Drafter I - Wilson Rd
Job ID
Chattanooga,  TN
Other Location
Astec is a global, environmentally focused infrastructure and manufacturing company of asphalt road building and aggregate processing. Our mission is to design and build the most innovative products for the industries we serve. Leveraging innovative solutions and technologies, we serve customers all over the world.

Design and make necessary engineering drawings for projects assigned. Prepare engineering drawings and make engineering calculations through use of AUTO CAD and INVENTOR as instructed.
Key Deliverables
  • Provide accurate calculation of dimensions, weight limitations, and requirement materials.
  • Develop detailed designs with computer-aided design (CAD) software.
  • Identify operational issues and redesign products to improve functionality.
  • Ensure final designs comply with regulations.
  • Prepare references to illustrate workflow.

Key Activities & Responsibilities
  • Make basic and fundamental calculations for proper and economical selection of components incorporated in the design of the specific equipment or projects assigned.
  • Direct the efforts of any draftsman assigned to work with on the specific equipment or projects.
  • Do detail and assembly drawing work as well as general and overall layout work.
  • Write and release or supervise the writing and releasing of specifications and bills of material if required to cover the specific equipment or projects assigned.
  • Design new or special products and new developments or modifications on our product line in accordance with the theoretically established design specifications as to size, capacity, or other requirements.
  • Complete assignments on time as scheduled per Engineering release date.
  • All other duties as assigned.

To be successful in this role, your experience and competencies are:
  • Two-year Mechanical Drafting/Design Technology Degree preferred.
  • 0-2 years of Experience in heavy equipment and/or structural design as well as AutoCAD 2-D and INVENTOR 3-D CAD software experience (or something similar like SolidWorks or Pro-E) is preferred.
  • Ability to operate necessary office equipment and tools to perform drafting functions which include CAD and INVENTOR systems.
  • Ability to work well with others and demonstrate good oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to perform duties in environments which include heavy industrial setting, quarry/pit locations, and construction sites with associated air pollutants and noise levels.
  • Ability to climb on equipment to inspect and gather data.

Supervisor and Leadership Expectations
Our Culture and Values
Employees that become part of Astec embody the values below throughout their work.
  • Continuous devotion to meeting the needs of our customers
  • Honesty and integrity in all aspects of business
  • Respect for all individuals
  • Preserving entrepreneurial spirit and innovation
  • Safety, quality and productivity as means to ensure success

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to risk of injury in an office environment and occasionally a manufacturing shop plant environment.  Duties include a typical office setting including extensive computer work, sitting or standing. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Astec does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, gender (sex), sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, citizenship status, a person’s veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law or executive order.


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