Drafter / Designer - Canberra
AREVA - Meriden, CT

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AREVA supplies solutions for power generation with less carbon. Its expertise and unwavering insistence on safety, security, transparency and ethics are setting the standard, and its responsible development is anchored in a process of continuous improvement.

Ranked first in the global nuclear power industry, AREVA's unique integrated offering to utilities covers every stage of the fuel cycle, nuclear reactor design and construction, and related services. The group is also expanding in renewable energies - wind, solar, bioenergies, hydrogen and storage - to be one of the top three in this sector worldwide in 2012.

With these two major offerings, AREVA's 48,000 employees are helping to supply ever safer, cleaner and more economical energy to the greatest number of people.

The Nuclear Measurements Business Unit (BUNM):
The Nuclear Measurements Business Unit (BUNM) of AREVA is a trusted provider of world-class nuclear measurement solutions. It has been serving the nuclear community for over four decades. The company is the leading supplier of innovative and cost-effective measurement solutions and services, under the CANBERRA brand, used to maintain safety of personnel, assess the health of nuclear facilities and safeguard the public and the environment. The BUNM operates production and engineering facilities worldwide. Our 1100+ employees are all focused on bringing the very best nuclear measurements technology to our customers.

Job Description:
CANBERRA is seeking a Drafter / Designer for our facility in Meriden, CT.

Responsibilities and duties include:
Assists engineers in the development of complex designs and detailed mechanical and electrical drawings of components and assemblies.

Works from rough sketches and verbal instructions.

Creates new or modified designs for new or existing products. Work is subject to engineering approval.

Ability to apply advanced drafting techniques and knowledge of practical, mechanical and fabrication problems.

Mechanical design.

Sheet metal design.

Product packaging (design).

3D modeling and drawings using Autodesk Inventor 3D CAD software.

2D drafting and design using Autodesk AutoCAD 2D software.

Electrical interconnect drawings.

Integration/design of material handling equipment.

Use of materials including lead, tungsten, copper, steel, HDPE, and cadmium.

Verifies completed work, checking dimensions, materials to be used and quantities.

Coordinate with other internal departments affected by design development.

SAP Materials, ECM and BOM work.

Engineering Change Requests, Engineering Change Orders.

Mechanical process piping/tubing design.

Process instrumentation integration.

ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code knowledge/implementation.

Integration/design of material handling equipment.

Product packaging (design).


All candidates must meet the following minimum requirements in order to be considered for this opportunity. Candidates who exceed minimum qualifications may be considered for a higher level position.

A.S. degree in design/drafting or similar discipline; or High School Diploma and 3-4 years related work experience.

Understand theory of design / drafting and related processes.

Prior experience using Iventor 3D software

The following requirements are desired and will be used to differentiate all candidates who apply for this position.

6 years drafting; 2 years design. Previous experience with mechanical process piping/tubing design preferred.

Working knowledge of advanced drafting techniques, to be able tjo draft from rough sketches.

We offer competitive salaries, an excellent benefits package, and flexible work options, as well as a uniquely diverse and unified team of professionals. Our culture supports an environment where employees can continuously learn and gain professional growth through education, exciting projects and career mobility. AREVA/CANBERRA recognizes your achievements and excellent performance through various performance incentive, recognition and reward programs. Our commitment is to you, the employee.



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NORTH AMERICA-United States-Connecticut-Meriden


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