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Design Engineer/Draftsperson (Interior Casework and Joinery)

Company:
Featherlite Coaches
Location:
Suffolk, VA
Posted:
June 05, 2024
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Description:

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.

Responsibilities:

- 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.

Qualifications:

- 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).

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