Mechanical Engineering Design Drafter
Job Type

 KEB America, Inc. has an open opportunity to join our Engineering dept. as  Mechanical Engineering Design Drafter.

This position is responsible for creating and maintaining engineering CAD models,  assemblies, drawings, and data within the company ERP system. 

The Engineering Design Drafter will be challenged through diverse work on a wide range of products. Product configuration management will also play an important role in support of the engineering team. 

There will be opportunities for:

1)  Design work pertaining to product validation and production of the devices 

2)  Detail-oriented work with an eye for accuracy, and good organizational skills. 

3) Being self-motivated to look for solutions and improvements in the product configuration and design process. 

4)  Working closely along with the engineering team as well as other departments to complete tasks involving change 

     management, product manufacturing, and labeling of devices. 

5) Act as a trainer for Solidworks in the department.  


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  

Creates, manages, and maintains CAD models, assemblies and drawings  

Creates and manages new materials within the company ERP system  

Manages and maintains bills of materials and material statuses  

Defines, analyzes, and implements changes for change management  

Designs validation fixtures, assemblies, and models for production 

Supports manufacturing of devices by having an in depth understanding of how they go together.  

Supports engineering in labeling of devices to support standards. 

 Trains fellow colleagues in Solidworks 


The following points describe the general characteristics of the job and the expected areas of growth the employee  should expect.  Applies detail oriented, accurate, organizational skills to manage and maintain engineering CAD  documents and data within the company ERP system  

 Follows engineering processes and assists in the creation and maintenance of existing and new  processes  

Develops an understanding of the design specifications and design standards (DIN. SAE. ANSI etc.)  

Acquires detailed knowledge of the products that are produced by the company  

Supports new products with an in-depth understanding of how they are built and provides help to other  departments.  



The requirements listed below are representative of the education, certifications, knowledge, skills, and/or abilities  required.     

Education / Experience 

High school diploma or equivalent  

2 Year technical or associates degree with emphasis on technical drawing or drafting  

Experience with production configuration management  

Previous work experience of 3+  years work related experience in a similar position preferred 

Licenses, Permits, and Certifications 

  Solidworks Certifications  Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 

 Advanced computer skills 

 Basic math skills

 Ability to follow instructions accurately 

 Ability to do accurate work at a rapid pace  

Possesses proficient oral and written English communication skills to effectively express one's point of  view  

 Ability to work well independently as well as with others  

Possesses attention to detail 

Ability to multi-task  

Ability to prioritize  

Ability to follow all safety rules  Specific Technical Skills, and Abilities* 

Advanced understanding of SAP ERP system  

Advanced knowledge of Redmine project management system  

Advanced knowledge and familiarity of Solidworks CAD  

Advanced knowledge of SAP Engineering Control Center (ECTR) 

 * Some of these skills will be acquired as a result of the training program at KEB  



KEB America, Inc. headquartered in Shakopee, Minnesota, is a subsidiary of KEB Automation KG, a global provider of complete automation system solutions. KEB develops mechanical and electronic solutions for drive and automation systems. KEB products can be found in the most demanding applications across the world and are used in a wide range of industries including elevator, medical, packaging, and plastics.  KEB offers full-time positions with competitive pay, flexible hours, and benefits.