Structural Designer I

Company: Austal USA, LLC ( Learn More )

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Job Description REPORTS TO: Department Engineer III or Designer III, IV

SUPERVISES: Draftspersons

  • Responsible for drawing development as assigned by Department Engineer III or Designer III, IV
  • May be responsible for checking drawings done by Draftspersons

  • General:
  • 3 years of shipyard design or construction experience or equivalent experience.
  • Experience or training in 3D AutoCAD or ShipConstructor with the ability to pass an Austal knowledge test
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Understanding of scheduling and an ability to adhere to strict deadlines
  • Experienced in interacting with Production, multiple design teams from several companies, customer representatives and equipment manufacturers.
  • Computer literate and familiar with AutoCAD, Microsoft Office products, ShipConstructor or other 3D modeling software
  • Possess a good understanding of design, in any or all of the following areas: structure, HVAC, mechanical systems, wire ways or fitout
  • AA Degree in CAD preferred

  • TOOLS: Computer - MS Office, AutoCAD 2008 or later, ShipConstructor 08

  • May lead the work of Draftspersons
  • May determine technical adequacy of drawings

  • DISCRETION EXERCISED: May provide input to evaluations of Draftspersons

    LIAISES WITH: Engineers, Production Personnel, Customer, Program Management and Equipment Suppliers

  • General:
  • Experience in the construction of high speed aluminum vessels is advantageous but not a requirement
  • Knowledge of modular construction methods is advantageous but not a requirement.
  • Knowledge in design and construction of US Navy vessels is advantageous but not a requirement.
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a DoD clearance may be required if deemed necessary in the scope of your position responsibilities.
  • Candidates must meet the following employment eligibility guidelines to be considered for employment with Austal USA:
  • 18 years of age or older at time of application.
  • Able to provide proof of US Person Status
  • No felony convictions of Theft/Deception or Violent crimes within seven years from disposition date
  • No felony convictions of Drug crimes within three years from disposition date
  • Willing to submit to a drug screen
  • Willing to submit to a background check
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