Drafter/CAD Operator III in Chesapeake, VA at General Dynamics Information Technology

Date Posted: 6/29/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

General Responsibilities

  • Prepares complete drawings of structures, systems, parts or equipment from sketches.
  • Selects appropriate drawing sheet templates based upon contract deliverable requirements.
  • Thoroughly knowledgeable with all tools of the trade (CAD program, rulers, compass, divider, calculator etc.) and completely knowledge of drafting standards.
  • Revises the original drawings of Electrical, Electronic, Structural or Mechanical system drawings based on As-Installed data.
  • Selects required information from precedence, manufacturers catalogs, and technical guides.
  • Ability to select material or components required for specific electrical, mechanical or structural drawing.
  • Independently resolves most problems encountered.
  • Ability to prepare a complete drawing package with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to independently Site Visit vessels and shore sites to gather technical data for drawing development.
  • Calculates Weight and Moments changes as a result of drawing.
  • Calculates electrical loads or heat loads for specific drawing and provide proper breakers, cable or heat exchanger for requirements.
  • Selects proper material for structural members.
  • Works with Electrical/Mechanical engineers for stress/electrical/mechanical calculations.
  • Revises drawings to reflect As-Installed Conditions.
  • Thorough knowledge of Model Space/Paper Space techniques.
  • Complete understanding of Weight Group assignments for Ships Systems and manual for BSCI/ESWBS grouping.
  • Ability to utilize World Wide Web for research.
  • Ability to research existing conditions and where to find that information.
  • Skilled in assisting with training of junior drafters.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Knowledge of all Government and Commercial Design and Drafting requirements.
  • Computer literacy, including use of word-processing, spreadsheet, database software.
  • Intimately knowledgeable with Designing and Drafting Software.
  • Seasoned oral and written communication skills.
  • Capacity to sustain keen attention to detail.
  • 4+ years experience in the Drafting and Design field.


Associate's Degree or the equivalent combination of education; professional training; or work/military experience.

3+ years of experience.

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.