Position Description

Mechanical Designer/Drafter (Temporary – FT)
Location Spokane Valley, Washington
# of openings 1
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This position is anticipated to be a 1 year assignment, with the option for Wagstaff to extend it based on business needs. This position is temporary, full time, and benefits eligible.

Job Summary

Apply mechanical design knowledge to the design development and production of Wagstaff casting equipment.

Primary Job Responsibilities

  • Create design documents necessary for equipment production according to documented design procedures and as directed by Mechanical Designers
  • Update and revise mechanical drawings per instructions from design reviews, redlines, NPR tags, etc.
  • Prepare and release design documents to Manufacturing
  • Become proficient at meeting goals with respect to planned hours and production schedule
  • Become proficient at interfacing with Purchasing, Demand Management and shop floor personnel as required to effectively design and support the manufacturer of equipment as required
  • Keep equipment and work area clean and orderly
  • Abide by company policies
  • In order to achieve business objectives, work weeks in excess of 40 hours may be required
  • Other duties as assigned


  • AA, AS, or BS Degree in Engineering Technological field or equivalent experience
  • 2+ years of experience as a drafter and/or designer preferred
  • Experience working with SolidWorks required
  • Ability to multitask and effectively manage changing priorities
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • General Characteristics:
    • Acquires basic knowledge and develops skills in a limited number of specific practice areas
    • Applies prescribed and/or standard techniques and procedures in accordance with established criteria to perform assigned tasks
    • Exercises limited judgment on details of work and in application of standard methods for conventional work
    • Works on products of standard complexity or portions of projects
    • Acquires an understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities
  • General Technical Responsibilities:
    • Acquires an understanding of standard business tools and their application to assigned tasks
    • Prepares complete project documents related to a limited number of specific products/areas
    • Exercise critical thinking in the design of standard equipment
  • Leadership Responsibilities:
    • Coordinates with other designers and members of other departments as necessary
  • Direction Received:
    • Receives specific direction on assigned tasks, and general review of all aspects of work
    • Receives specific direction with respect to day to day task priorities
  • Communication Skills:
    • Effective oral and written communication skills

Working Environment

While performing the duties of this job, work is performed primarily in an adequately lit, well ventilated, climate controlled general office environment.  Close computer work is regularly required.  The work usually involves minimal physical exertion.  The noise level in the general office environment is usually moderate.   

This job may require occasional or more frequent interaction with employees on the manufacturing shop floor.  While on the shop floor, the employee may be exposed to fumes, airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risks of moving equipment and parts, and other risks associated with a manufacturing environment.  Because of this environment and associated risks, coordination with shop floor managers/employees may be necessary before entering the shop floor, and use of job appropriate personal protective equipment and clothing is required on the shop floor.  The noise level on the shop floor is often loud.

Mental and Physical Requirements

The physical and mental requirements described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Key: Constant -71%+, Frequent-31-70%, Occasional- 11-30%, Seldom, 0-10%

  • Reading           Occasional                
  • Lift 10 lbs. or less Occasional
  • Writing   Occasional
  • Lift 10-25 lbs. Occasional
  • Speaking   Occasional
  • Lift 26-50 lbs. Occasional
  • Interpreting Date Occasional
  • Lift 51-100 lbs. Seldom                 
  • Planning   Seldom
  • Lift 101+ lbs. Seldom
  • Organizing Frequent
  • Carry 10 lbs. or less Occasional
  • Supervising N/A
  • Carry 10-25 lbs. Occasional
  • Problem Solving Frequent
  • Carry 26-50 lbs. Occasional
  • Attention to Detail Frequent
  • Carry 51-100 lbs. Seldom
  • Multi-Tasking Frequent
  • Carry 101+ lbs. Seldom
  • Sit   Frequent
  • Push/Pull, Slide/Transfer 10 lbs. or less Occasional
  • See   Constant
  • Push/Pull, Slide/Transfer 10-25 lbs. Occasional
  • Stand   Occasional
  • Push/Pull, Slide/Transfer 26-50 lbs. Occasional
  • Walk   Occasional
  • Push/Pull, Slide/Transfer 51-100 lbs. Seldom
  • Drive   Occasional
  • Push/Pull, Slide/Transfer 101+ lbs. Seldom
  • Hear   Frequent
  • Climb/Balance Seldom
  • Turn/Twist/Lean Occasional
  • Stoop/Kneel/Squat Occasional
  • Reach/Manual Dexterity Occasional
  • Crouch/Crawl Seldom
  • Bend   Occasional

Wagstaff, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request a reasonable accommodation for purposes of participating in the application/hiring process with Wagstaff, Inc. If you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access the wagstaff.com careers as a result of your disability,  you can request reasonable accommodations by calling Spokane, WA Jobs (509) 922-1404 ext. 3911 or Hebron, KY Jobs (859) 689-6261.  Thanks for your interest in Wagstaff, Inc.

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