CAD Drafter
Proos Mfg. - Grand Rapids, MI

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Proos Manufacturing Company

Job Description for CAD/Drafter

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Purpose: Produce CAD models to support further manufacturing of sheet metal products; working closely with engineering and production.


  • Create CAD models and detailed drawings from customer supplied prints or direction from Sr. Engineers.
  • Support changes to programs based on feedback from the customer, engineering team and requests from the production floor.
  • Maintain safe operations by adhering to established company safety procedures.
  • Interpret engineering blueprints and designs to produce flat pattern layouts of parts.
  • Work with engineering to reverse engineer parts for manufacturing.
  • Make changes in the database to support internal CAD change requests as directed by the engineering and production team.


  • Attention to Detail - Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
  • Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production & interpretation of blueprints, drawings, and models, specifically for sheet metal fabrication.
  • Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials used in sheet metal fabrication, production processes, bend deductions, laser applications, press brake forming, quality control, costs.
  • Time Management – Ability to organize tasks in order of importance and use time most effectively in order to complete all work in a timely manner.
  • Dependability - Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
  • Engineering – Engineering experience/background with strong mechanical aptitude.


  • 2-5 years of experience using Autodesk Inventor Software.
  • Must be able to read and interpret blueprints
  • Must have good mathematical skills
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Functional and Technical Skills
  • Attention to Detail

Reports to: Engineering Manager
Hours: 40 hours per week