HVAC Drafter

Location: Owatonna, MN

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Position Summary: 

Develop computerized drawings of product assemblies, subassemblies and needed components in support of the fabrication and assembly of product as part of the CDI order fulfillment process.

This is a full-time position. Hours are Monday - Friday, 8am - 4:30pm.  

Position Responsibilities:

  • Create drawings and BOMs for basic pre-designed parts following established CDI Design Standards and Best Practices.  
  • Design and draw computerized HVAC Unit Layout Drawings and components.
  • Enter and modify information in CDI’s part management system (M2M).
  • Maintain “ownership” for the design of the unit while it is being manufactured, until it is shipped, and after it is delivered to the customer.    
  • Occasionally participate in Design Review Team meetings and Pre-Production meetings on unique jobs.
  • Help the Engineering Manager develop Drafting Standards and proceduresthat improve the delivery of a high quality Drafting Product on time.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Shows initiative in solving problem.
  • Takes initiative for maintaining high standards of quality and workmanship in all areas.
  • Works well with team members and with other teams; resolves conflicts appropriately.
  • Able to communicate non-technical and technical information in both verbal and written formats.
  • Demonstrated abilities in print reading, and interpretation and application of dimensioning and tolerancing. (required)
  • Ability in interpreting and applying geometric dimensioning and tolerancing. (beneficial)
  • Ability to coordinate multiple tasks. Mechanical ability and aptitude sufficient to be able to visualize and conceptualize units from drawings.
  • Ability to work with manufacturing by understanding potential Fab/Assembly issues in support of improved manufacturability of CDI product.
  • Attention to detail in tasks such as reviewing documents and preparing drawings.  Attention to detail as demonstrated in documentation and design accuracy.
  • A desire to achieve team results and continuous improvement.
  • A desire to learn and grow professionally.

Education and Experience:

  • A minimum of 1 year post secondary training in mechanical or architectural drafting, using Solidworks.
  • Computer experience with Microsoft Windows.
  • Previous use of Solidworks is required.
  • One year of experience working with sheet metal in manufacturing operations or designing for sheet metal assemblies.  This is preferred but not required. 
  • Previous HVAC experience, preferred but not required.


Why Join the CDI Team?

  • Local Family Owned Company
  • Performance and wage review after 90 days of employment
  • Paid Holidays right away
  • Start accruing PTO on Day 1
  • Option to carry over up to 120 PTO hours each year
  • Safety shoe and safety glasses reimbursement with no waiting period upon hire, then annual payments going forward
  • Year-end cash bonuses available
  • Profit sharing and 401K contributions
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, Short/Long Term Disability, and so much more!
  • Overtime Available
  • Free Popcorn!

    Thank you for your interest in a position at Climate by Design International located in sunny, southern Minnesota!