Mechanical CAD Designer/Drafter II - Ability to Obtain a Secret Clearance
Norwich, CT 
Posted 9 days ago
Job Description
Job Title / Level
Mechanical CAD Designer/Drafter II - Ability to Obtain a Secret Clearance
Clearance Required?
Norwich, CT 06360 US (Primary)
% Travel
0 - 10%
Job Description

Are you looking to continue your designing and drafting career and wanting to support the United States Navy? If so, we have the perfect opportunity in our Norwich, CT office!

As a Mechanical CAD Designer/Drafter IIyou will:

  • Work in a dynamic environment with amazing learning and growth potential.
  • Provide insight to the ins and outs of drafting and designing in a professional environment.
  • Obtain and maintain a DOD secret clearance to work on United States Nuclear Submarine Non-Propulsion Electronic System (NPES) projects.
  • Receive robust benefits package that includes
  • Be a part of an empowered accountability culture where each employee-owner has a meaningful stake in the future success and growth of the company.

A week in the life of a Mechanical CAD Designer/Drafter II:

  • Conduct ship checks on SSN 688/688I Class, SEAWOLF Class, VIRGINIA Class and OHIO Class (SSBN/SSGN) Class submarines.
  • Conduct research of submarine construction drawings using the Advanced Technical Information Support (ATIS) System.
  • Create 3D solid models to optimize mechanical designs.
  • Develop 2D Installation & Arrangement drawings:
  • Utilize Standard Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) practice as defined by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME Y14.5).
  • Develop Lists of Material (LOM).
  • Interpret Government Furnished Information (GFI) to meet design requirements.
  • Supervise/aid/mentor Designer/Drafter Icoworkers.


Founded in 1975, AMERICAN SYSTEMS is one of the largest employee-owned companies in the United States. We are a government services contractor focused on delivering Strategic Solutions to complex national priority programs with 100+ locations worldwide. Our employee-owners are encouraged to make a difference, implement new ideas in a collaborative environment, and focus on mission critical success. Through our focus on quality, strong cultural beliefs and innovation we deliver excellence every day. Join us!

Company Awards:

  • Forbes National Best Midsize Companies 2021
  • Energage National Best Workplaces, National 2021
  • Washington Post Best Workplaces, 2021

Veteran Hiring Awards

  • U.S. Department of Labor Hire Vets Medallion
  • BEST FOR VETS by Military Times

AMERICAN SYSTEMS is committed to pay transparency for our applicants and employee-owners. The salary range for this position is $21-28/hr. Actual compensation will be determined based on several factors permitted by law. AMERICAN SYSTEMS provides for the welfare of its employees and their dependents through a comprehensive benefits program by offering healthcare benefits, paid leave, retirement plans (including ESOP and 401k), insurance programs, and education and training assistance.


Job Requirements
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOD Secret Clearance.
  • High School Diploma or GED and:
    • Technical School CAD Certificate or
    • A.S. / B.S. Degree in Drafting / CAD Design or Engineering discipline
  • Physically capable to conduct ship checks on United States Nuclear Submarines:
  • Be comfortable in relatively confined spaces.
  • Able to climb vertical ladders (20' - 25') within the submarine.

Three (3) to four (4) years business experience in:

  • Creating 2D drawings using Computer-Aided Design (CAD) drafting software application
    • Autodesk AutoCAD desired but not required
  • Creating 3D drawings using solid modeling design software
    • Autodesk Inventor desired but not required:
      • SOLIDWORKS experience acceptable
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint software applications
  • Adobe PDF tools
EOE Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation or EEO M/W/D/V/GI/SO

EOE M/F/Disability/Veterans


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
3 to 4 years
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