Mechanical Designer/Drafter – Solidworks - Catia
DesignQuest, LLC - Laurens, SC

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DesignQuest, LLC is an independent mechanical design company specializing in Solidworks and Catia design services.
We design for a very diverse range of industries, including:
Automotive packaging and material handling, Conveyors, Food & beverage industry, Nuclear industry, Transportation industry, Energy Sector, and more.
We are very flexible and mobile in order to meet customer’s needs, whether onsite or offsite.


  • Must have a minimum of 2+ years of engineering drawing using Solidworks. Must be familiar with standard drawing practices.
  • Must have experience creating complex assemblies, drawings, sheet metal parts, weldments, and BOMs using Solidworks
  • Catia V5 experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of how models work and how to create model configurations, piece part drawings, assembly drawings, and bills of material.
  • Basic knowledge of algebra, geometry, trigonometry, drafting technology, and computer graphics
  • Must have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Must have high attention to detail.
  • Experience designing mechanical assemblies (preferred)
  • Associates Degree, or equivalent experience in drafting and design. BSME, PE a plus.
  • Experience in returnable packaging and material handling preferred
  • Good knowledge of general machining and fabrication practices preferred.
  • Good knowledge of standard materials for machining and fabrication
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Software (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint).
  • Occasional domestic travel may be required.
  • Must be familiar with and able to use standard measuring tools – tape measure, calipers, protractors, angle finders, etc.
  • Must be self-motivated, able to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to effectively manage other designers/drafters preferred


  • Create 3D models, 2D drawing packages, and BOMs using Solidworks and/or Catia V5
  • Conceptualize 3D designs based on customer requirements.
  • Create presentations in Powerpoint, MS Word, or Solidworks for customer review.
  • Onsite visits to customers for meetings, reverse engineering, design reviews, support, prototype deliveries, etc.
  • Support the manufacturing of products designed by DesignQuest
  • Reverse engineer existing products and generate 3D models and 2D drawings packages
  • Check designs/drawings done by other team members
  • Interface with customers in person, by phone, email, Skype, etc. Must be able to effectively communicate with customers and potential customers
  • Need local person who can go to customers on-site as needed
  • This position will also include other duties as needed

No relocation assistance available for this position