Mechanical Designer/Drafter

Job Description

ATA is seeking an experienced mechanical designer/drafter to assist a group of engineers with all aspects of CAD design and drawings, maintaining/updating parts lists, BOMs, assembly/test documents, etc. Projects would vary from technology development programs to complete drawing packages for custom space flight hardware, and may include mechanical drawings, basic wiring/cable drawings, optical drawings, etc. The candidate is expected to have a thorough understanding of SolidWorks, mechanical drawing standards, tolerance analysis, and GD&T. The candidate would be expected to work within a multi-disciplinary engineering team supporting several projects simultaneously. The candidate would also be expected to manage designs/drawings within SolidWorks PDM, and to manage the PDM users/groups.

The ability to perform hands-on work including basic machining, assembly/alignment of optical systems, 3D printing, etc. is highly desirable and will allow the candidate to be involved in projects from beginning to end rather than just in the design/drafting phase. Familiarity or the desire to learn the operation of environmental test equipment including thermal and thermal vacuum chambers, vibration tables, etc. is also highly desirable.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual with demonstrated self-starter characteristics, and someone who is capable of working both individually and as part of a small team. The candidate must be able to adapt between technology development projects and the formalisms (configuration management processes and procedures) associated with building space-qualified or production hardware.


  • - Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering with at least 2 to 3 years of experience
      (Equivalent experience substituted for B.S. degree is acceptable.)

  • - Proficiency with SolidWorks CAD software and PDM (CSWP certification highly desirable
      but not necessary.)

  • - Proficiency with drafting standards, tolerance analysis, and GD&T

  • - Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite

  • - Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Department of Defense Secret Security
      Clearance (Note: A clearance will not be required initially.)


  • - Experience with space flight hardware

  • - Experience with machining, precision mechanism assembly, optical alignment, etc.

  • - Experience with 3D printing and/or additive manufacturing

Location: Albuquerque, NM

Travel: Yes, estimate less than 10% of the time

Relocation Available: Yes

ATA is an EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability employer. Please send all resumes, including cover letters, to Human Resources at Applied Technology Associates, 1300 Britt Street SE, Albuquerque, NM 87123.  You may also fax them to (505) 998-2397, or e-mail them to  PLEASE REFER TO DOCKET No. ATA20180810.

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