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Design Engineer/Draftsperson (Interior Casework and Joinery)

Featherlite Coaches
Suffolk, VA
June 05, 2024


Featherlite Coaches manufactures America’s premier line of luxury motorcoaches in our modern 50,000 sf facility in Suffolk, VA. Our Team shares a Commitment to Excellence, and a tradition of delivering yacht-quality fit & finish and offshore reliability through innovative engineering, advanced manufacturing techniques, and timeless craftsmanship. This is where the best-designed and best-built luxury motorcoaches in America are born.

Position highlights include:

Creativity – We are focused on innovation & quality and empower our people to be creative in designing and building the finest luxury motorcoaches.

Growth – We are growing and are one of the premier luxury coach builders in the world. New products and market share gains are driving consistent annual growth.

Visibility – Work directly with Featherlite Coaches’ senior management and executive team on product development.

Responsibility – Collaborate with Team members and customers, independently produce quality work and meet deadlines, without being micromanaged.

Opportunity - We offer competitive compensation, and great benefits, including: employer-paid health insurance, employer-paid life insurance, 401k with employer match, paid vacation, quarterly bonus program, and profit sharing.


- Utilize AutoCAD and Inventor software to design and create detailed and accurate 3D models and 2D manufacturing drawings for interior casework and joinery to be installed in motor coaches.

- Develop and improve motor coach floor plans for Sales organization.

- Generate Xialog code in Alpha Cam and transfer files to in-house CNC router.

- Work with wood shop to ensure accuracy and quality of parts and assemblies, and actively participate in continuous improvement processes.

- Read and understand specification documents, including the ability to determine the scope of joinery / casework requirements.

- Draft and layout joinery designs, using AutoCAD computer software, generate plot files and release production drawings to the shop in a timely manner.

- Perform field measurements and collaborate with production and service to estimate materials, labor time, and design time requirements.

- Procurement of drawer boxes, hardware and other components, and maintenance of material lists.

- Convey important design ideas and instructions to both clients and shop personnel to get projects done in a timely manner.

- Trade coordination for space allocation for mechanical, electrical, HVAC, and audio components within tight space constraints.

- Perform as-built drawing revisions.


- 3+ years of prior design / engineering experience with projects that extend into fabrication and installation support.

- 1+ years of prior woodworking or millwork experience strongly preferred.

- Bachelor’s degree in design or engineering preferred, minimum 2 years of experience with an associate’s degree/certificate of completion in design, engineering technology, or drafting.

- Experience with AutoCAD (2D and 3D) and Inventor required

- Experience in boat / yacht building, luxury RV, or high end residential / commercial design & construction a plus.

- Sharp and creative eye for details, along with the ability to take a verbal request and transpose it graphically and visually.

- Understanding of standard building construction methods.

- Ability to work in a team environment and collaborate effectively with shop personnel, sales personnel, and customers.

- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (especially Microsoft Excel).