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Drafter Print |
Employer: Spartan Emergency Response
Location: Brandon, SD 57005
Employment Type: Full Time

The Drafter is responsible for supporting Engineers and Designers by producing engineering documents that are used by production to manufacture custom fire apparatus. Piece part, assembly, and weldment drawings are created from a 3D model of the apparatus as well as frame rail layouts, BOM’s, and cut lists. Assistance with processing change orders, package printing/releasing, and other misc. support functions will be required. 3D modeling of some cab add-on components such as medical cabinets and front bumper hose wells is also required. Solid understanding of proper mechanical drafting techniques/practices and familiarity with engineering terminology is important. A strong mechanical aptitude, with ability to complete basic mathematical calculations, is required.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The following reflect the essential functions for this position but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned based upon changing business conditions.

  • Generate piece part, assembly and weldment drawings from the 3D model created by Engineers/Designers

  • Assist in processing change orders as needed

  • Print and release engineering documentation to manufacturing

  • 3D model cab add-on components

  • Assist Engineers/Designers as needed with misc. design projects

  • Supply necessary engineering information to production, aiding in the manufacture of Spartan ER products


Associates Degree or equivalent two year college or technical school; or one year related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
CAD experience using 3D solid modeling CAD software as well as 2D drawings experience; experience with SolidWorks and AutoCad software required
Skilled in PC usage and associated software including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, and Powerpoint)
Demonstrated proficiency in both oral and written communication
Proven ability to read and interpret engineering drawings
Demonstrated knowledge of metal fabrication, welding, and assembly practices
Knowledge of GD&T Schemes and AWS Welding Symbols
Detail oriented with strong problem solving skills
Self-motivated, needing little supervision

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the individual is regularly required to sit for extended periods while operating various computer equipment. The individual will frequently be required to walk, climb ladders, climb on top of and beneath incomplete and complete fire apparatus. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and distance vision.

Contact Information

Spartan Emergency Response
Salena Woodman
907 7th Ave North
Brandon, SD 57005

Other Information

Category(s): Engineering, Design, Manufacturing
Industry: Automotive
Experience Req.: Yes
Degree Req.: Yes
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