Job - Looking for Draftperson/Solidworks position.

Tight Lines

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Company is located in Aurora - Centa Corp

Great company, growing company with the need for a Solidworks operator/Draftsperson. Ideal would be to have 1-2 years experience with SW and mechanical design. PM me and I can give you a email where you can send your resume.


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CENTA Corporation

Position Title: Draftsperson​​Date: 03/13/14

Company: CENTA Corporation​​​Department: Sales ​

Reports to: VP – Engineered Projects & QA
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Positions You Supervise Directly: None


This position functions primarily within CENTA Corporation’s Aurora office involving communication with CENTA Corporation employees and management, vendors as well as CENTA Haan associates. The Draftsperson is responsible for providing Customer Driven Focus by creating, modifying and maintaining 2D and 3D models and drawings for new designs and quotations, drawings for both customer approval and in-house manufacturing purposes.

The Draftsperson works in conjunction with the Inside Sales Manufacturing Coordinator (ISMC) to ensure that assigned part numbers and descriptions, bills of materials, material specifications, work orders and drawings are correct and completed in a timely fashion. In addition, it is important to ensure that customers’ specifications, inspection and QA requirements are properly captured and noted on CENTA drawings and related communications.

The Draftsperson performs this function in line with CENTA Corporation’s Mission, Vision, Purpose and Values (MVPV) by promoting exceptional customer service and employee excellence.


Core duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

• With the primary focus on customer service and exceeding the customer’s needs, the Draftsperson will provide a high level of drafting expertise and technical support in a prompt and timely fashion to support the sale and delivery of CENTA products and services.
• The Draftsperson will work closely with the Inside Sales Manufacturing Coordinator (ISMC), as well as members of the customer service group, and is therefore responsible for clear and effective communication with the ISMC and other internal staff members in a team environment.
• In addition, some communication may be necessary with customers, 3D SolidWorks vendors or consultants and external sales team members as required or directed by their supervisor.
• The Draftsperson will be responsible for creating, modifying and maintaining 2D and 3D models and drawings for new customer quotations (outline drawings), customer approval for orders and drawings for in-house manufacturing purposes.
• The Draftsperson will be responsible for applying and utilizing correct and appropriate specifications and standards in the creation of all models and drawings. A particular responsibility of the Draftsperson is to develop and maintain our in-house drawing capability and database of component parts and sub-assemblies.
• The Draftsperson identifies and effectively resolves problems in a timely fashion, both individually and with others, by skillfully gathering data, objectively analyzing information and developing creative alternative solutions
• Some travel may be necessary, primarily for training and educational purposes.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

• Customer Service - Possesses a Customer Driven Focus; views external requests and requirements as opportunities; responds promptly to internal customers to meet external customer needs; meets commitments; professionally manages difficult or emotional customer situations.
• Technical Ability – Approaches tasks and challenges objectively and methodically, applying accepted engineering principles and practices.
• Teamwork - Balances Team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to the views of others; gives and welcomes constructive feedback; contributes to building a positive Team spirit; puts success of the Team above own interests; promotes morale and group commitments to Company goals and objectives; supports the Team's efforts to succeed.
• Strategic Thinking and Business Insight – Applies and understands organizational goals; focuses on maximizing opportunities while minimizing risk; offers proactive and positive suggestions and ideas in an appropriate forum that can improve the Company.
• Judgment and Reasoning – Makes timely and appropriate decisions based on factual information and experience; informs and consults with managers and stakeholders at appropriate points.
• Time Management - Effectively utilizes time management tools to maintain focus on High Payoff Activities (HPA’s); stays abreast of daily tasks; meets or beats project deadlines; manages competing demands effectively.
• Dependability – Relied upon to support organizational goals; completes commitments per scheduled milestones; accepts responsibilities as directed by managers; applies established processes and procedures; proactively escalates troublesome issues to managers with proposed solutions.
• Professionalism – Maintains a calm and professional demeanor when under pressure; conducts interactions with others with tact, courtesy, respect and consideration; accepts responsibility and consequences for own actions.
• Communication – Speaks and writes clearly, professionally, and persuasively; uses factual information to convey messages; listens attentively and solicits clarification; receptive to questions and provides clear and concise responses.
• Self Motivation – Challenges self by setting and achieving goals in line with department and corporate objectives; demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; measures self against standards of operational excellence; receptive to training and professional education.
• Adaptability – Ability to proactively respond to unexpected changes and/or delays in projects and processes; effectively changes tactics or methods as required.
• Analytical – Able to evaluate and understand complex or diverse information; collects and researches data as necessary; uses knowledge and experience to interpret data and information.


Education in a mechanical drafting discipline and a general understanding of manufacturing processes is required. Must possess a good mechanical aptitude. Ability to read and interpret technical drawings and documentation is essential. Computer skills should include experience using Solidworks (certification preferred), AutoCAD, Microsoft Office, Adobe, and enterprise resource planning software (ERP).


See Matrix 042-01-01
Form 042-01-01
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