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CAD Operator - 1904 - INTERNAL ONLY

Arnold AFB, TN · Government/Military
Title: CAD Operator – 1904
Function: Engineering
Position Type: Regular, Full-Time                                           
Pay Type: Non-Exempt
Grade: TN DR1

US Citizenship Required

National Aerospace Solutions (NAS), LLC is the team selected by the U.S. Air Force (USAF) to conduct Test and Operations Sustainment activities at the Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC), Arnold Air Force Base, in Tullahoma, Tennessee. NAS is committed to partnering with the Air Force and the workforce at AEDC to drive the change necessary to ensure the long-term viability of the Complex while ensuring mission success: no impact to customers, no loss in data quality, and no reduction in productive test time – ultimately securing AEDC's long-term future and world-class superiority in aerospace and flight testing.

The Opportunity:
An exciting career opportunity exists for entry-level Computer-Aided Designers with primary responsibility for developing and maintaining:
  • Piping layout drawings and schematics for liquid and gaseous fluid systems
  • Single line drawings for low, medium, and high voltage power distribution systems
  • Facility and building layouts
  • Electrical drawings for process controls of facility & test systems
  • Machined Parts
CAD operators will apply their software skills with commercial drafting programs to work with engineers and create designs for new systems and facilities, as well as modifications and upgrades to existing systems and facilities.
This opportunity is being offered by National Aerospace Solutions, LLC the team selected by the U.S. Air Force to conduct Test and Operations Sustainment at the Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC), Arnold Air Force Base, Tennessee.  AEDC operates more than 55 aerodynamic and propulsion wind tunnels, rocket and turbine engine test cells, space environmental chambers, arc heaters, ballistic ranges and other specialized units located in six states. Many of the complex's test units have capabilities unmatched elsewhere in the United States; some are unique in the world. AEDC is one of three installations which are part of the Air Force Test Center (AFTC), one of six subordinate commands of the Air Force Materiel Command organization and an important national resource.
AEDC’s mission is to conduct developmental test and evaluation for the Nation through modeling, simulation, and ground & flight test.  Execution of the mission requires a large team of highly qualified and dedicated professionals from multiple technical disciplines to effectively accomplish the objectives of our test customers.
Job Duties:
Drafter – CAD Operator I
Under general supervision, and according to established standards and procedures, prepares simple to average complexity engineering drawings from rough sketches, marked-up prints, or from general engineering and design information. Supervisor provides detailed instructions on new assignments, gives guidance when questions arise, and reviews completed work for accuracy.
Typical assignments may include:
  • Prepare complete engineering drawings or diagrams delineating equipment, engineered systems, structures and plant arrangements with sufficient detail in drawings to guide manufacturers in developing shop drawings and to guide construction in their work.
  • Work under direction in the graphic preparation of conceptual drawings and plant layouts using Computer Aided Design (CAD).
  • Develop complete engineering drawings from information provided verbally, on sketches or in notes; plans related drawing sequence to convey complete engineering information.
  • Make basic mathematical calculations related to the group’s drawing responsibilities.
  • Prepare “as-built” drawings to reflect changes to designated work during construction, operations.
  • It is a condition of employment to wear company issued PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) in accordance with supervisory direction and company policy.
  • Perform other related duties as required.
Basic Qualifications:
Drafter – CAD Operator I
  • Vocational school drafting certification that comprises of at least two semesters in Drafting or CAD operations; or
  • 9 semester hours of college with courses relevant to drafting and/or design plus a minimum of one year of relevant drafting and drawing experience. (Transcripts and curriculum must be submitted demonstrating relevant competencies have been achieved).
    • Additional relevant education or vocational school training (e.g. participation in a high school drafting program, AA in CAD operations from an accredited college, etc.) can be substituted for experience.(Transcripts and curriculum for the applicable additional education must be submitted to support evaluation of skill.)
  • Current US citizenship required.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Basic computer skills such as use of Microsoft Office products, file naming, and computer folder structures.
  • Basic understanding of 2-D CAD drafting techniques for drawings based on information from others, engineering drawings, graphic arts, reading of drawings and reproduction methods used by the engineering group.
  • Experience with AEDC design practices
  • Experience with Autodesk software, particularly AutoCAD and Inventor
  • Experience with 3D modeling

Due to Air Force Security requirements, U.S. Citizenship is required for employment at AEDC.

NAS is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minority/Women/Veterans/Disabled (AA/EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Applicants with a physical or mental disability, who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, may e-mail their request to careers@nas-llc.us. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT RESUMES to this address as they will not be considered for employment opportunities.

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