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Design Technician

Reference Number: JNILDT135

Design Technician
experience  Not Disclosed
location  Decatur, IL
duration  24.0 Months
salary  Not Disclosed
jobtype  Not Disclosed
Industry  Manufacturing
Job Description



The main function of a design technicain is to prepare detailed drawings of architectural and structural features of buildings or drawings and topographical relief maps used in civil engineering projects, such as highways, bridges, and public works.
A typical design technician utilizes knowledge of building materials, engineering practices, and mathematics to complete drawings.

Job Responsibilities:

Develop detailed design drawings and specifications using computer-assisted drafting (CAD) equipment.
Coordinate with and consult other workers to design, lay out, or detail components and systems and to resolve design or other problems.
Analyze technical implications of architect's design concept, calculating weights, volumes, and stress factors.
Build landscape, architectural and display models.
Coordinate structural, electrical and mechanical designs and determine a method of presentation to graphically represent building plans.
Draw rough and detailed scale plans for foundations, buildings and structures, based on preliminary concepts, sketches, engineering calculations, specification sheets and other data.
Obtain and assemble data to complete architectural designs, visiting job sites to compile measurements as necessary.
Calculate weights, volumes, and stress factors and their implications for technical aspects of designs.
Determine quality, cost, strength and quantity of required materials, and enter figures on materials lists.
Draft plans and detailed drawings for structures, installations, and construction projects such as highways, sewage disposal systems, and dikes, working from sketches or notes.


Creativity, verbal and written communication skills, analytical and problem solving ability.
Team player and detail oriented.
Strong leadership and mentoring skills necessary to provide support and constructive performance feedback.
Strong knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
Strong knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology.
Strong knowledge of relevant computer application, such as CADD (Computer Aided Design and Drafting).


High school diploma or GED required. 8-10 years experience required.

Candidate Responsibilities

This position is responsible for providing detailing, checking and releasing services for complex engineering CAD models, drawings and notices.
This position assures that the engineering changes and releases of piece parts, assemblies, groups and arrangement level components are reviewed for completeness of information, accuracy and conformance to the client Corporate Product and Process Standards and Specifications.
This position assures that newly designed parts will function properly when assembled, checks the accuracy and placement of dimensions and assures the proper use of tolerances.
This position is responsible for providing high-quality collaboration with engineering clients on opportunities identified for improvement or suggested changes regarding the contributor's review of the CAD models, drawings and notices.

Typical Day

The contributor receives a detailing, checking or releasing assignment through the client Global Engineering Change process to review for completeness of information, accuracy and conformance to the client Corporate Product and Process Standards and Specifications.
The contributor will detail and check to assure that the part, assembly, group or arrangement is graphically represented with adequate dimensions, tolerances, views, material and heat treat specification applications accordingly. The contributor will check the corresponding engineering change notice for accuracy and completeness to the client Corporate Product and Process Standards.
The contributor will provide detailed mark-ups of their review and will provide high-quality collaboration with the engineering client of the improvement opportunities or suggested changes.
The contributor will perform the Engineering Release services after a thorough review is complete and deems the package is ready for publication to downstream engineering and manufacturing process partners.
The contributor will perform tasks in Creo, Teamcenter Engineering, Engineering Data System (EDS), PRWB, World Source and User and other additional engineering related tools/software.
Education Requirement required: BA Mechanical or Industrial Engineering Degree, willing to take 2 year degree with more experience, internships not counted towards experience,

Technical Skills Required


CAD Modeling/Drafting skills preferably in CREO, Wild fire

desired: team center engineering, knowledge of the client Corporate Product and Process Standards,
desired: manufacturing, assembly and inspection process knowledge and strong GD&T knowledge and application skills.

Soft Skills Required

The contributor will require strong collaboration and communication skills.
The contributor needs to be self-motivating and be able to perform work in a timely manner.
The contributor will need to be able to review current workload and anticipate the need for additional tasks for work continuity.
VIVA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants have an equal opportunity for placement, and all employees have an equal opportunity to develop on the job. This means that VIVA will not discriminate against any employee or qualified applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status

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