Hanover, MN

Opening for a seasoned Tekla or SDS/2 Designer/Drafter at Astro Engineering and Manufacturing, a custom metal fabrication shoplocated in Hanover, MN. Must be proficient in either Tekla or SDS/2 for modeling and detailing of projects for miscellaneous metals in construction.

Responsibilities include (but are not limitedto):

  • Transform an initial product concept or workoff Architectural dwgs to create 3D models using Tekla.
  • Create manufacturing working drawings from3D models which include dimensions, isometric, and exploded views along withinformation required to manufacture.
  • Detailing Stairs, handrail, miscellaneousmetals & ornamental metals. Comply with all applicable codes and contractspecifications.
  • Create Approval, Fabrication, Erectiondrawings and Bill of Materials for misc. metal projects.
  • Modifies existing designs based on ProjectManager requirements.
  • Processes ECN’s (Engineering Change Notices)and update documentation.
  • Check/redline the work of other Steel Detailers.
  • Work within engineering team to prepare jobsfor shop release


Associate Degree in Drafting or a relatedfield of engineering.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be proficient in Tekla or SDS/2
  • Must be familiar with manufacturing processes related to machining, sheet metal, and welding.
  • Must be proficient in designing parts,weldments, and sheet metal parts.
  • Must have strong attention to detail, and organizational skills, working in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines.
  • Must have strong basic computer skills and acompetent level of experience in MS Word and Excel.
  • Must be able to manage multiple tasks andwork well in a team environment
  • Must have mechanical aptitude for how industrial / architectural products are assembled.
  • Good verbal and written communication skillsand must have strong interpersonal skills and positive attitude.
  • Read and interpret architectural drawings and specifications.
  • Work with project Engineers and Architectsto interpret/resolve design issues.
  • Work closely with Fabrication tointerpret/resolve layout and/or detail issues.
  • Perform field measurements to translate intocustom layouts and fabrication drawings, as required.

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