Lead Designer/Drafter

Engineering Monrovia, California


Take your career to new heights. Come join us at MORI Associates and help us support the most exciting projects at The Jet Propulsion Laboratory. As a Lead Designer/Drafter you will be part of a dedicated team of diverse professionals creating and supporting cutting edge solutions for our client’s critical missions.  MORI is a mid-sized nationwide company founded in 1997 with the ideals that creating an agile organization full of innovative and passionate people will progress science and technology for all life on earth.  We focus on offering a complete range of services from strategic consulting to the development of Information Systems and providing advanced engineering solutions. Now, let’s see if this opportunity is the right challenge for you.

Position Summary:

The DSN drafting CAD operator shall be of service to a multi-discipline engineering organization. He or she shall possess an excellent knowledge of the use of AutoCAD software, manual drafting principles, methods and techniques and shall possess reasonable knowledge of mechanical, electrical and building design and construction principles. The operator shall be capable of preparing complete sets of drawings that include multiple plan, section, cross-sectional and elevation views, as well as detail construction and/or assembling details, charts and graphs as may be required. Assignments may require the use of mathematical formulas to draw land contours, compute weights, load capacities, dimensions, quantities of material, etc. In most cases the operator will work from hand-drawn or computer sketches, red-marked drawings or other models, design specifications and verbal information supplied by an engineer, and will work with the engineer or engineering team from concept to completion to create original drawings. The operator shall be able to modify existing drawings, as well as monitor work for compliance to applicable codes, accepted engineering practices and office standards established by the DSN.

The LDD shall also possess a working knowledge and familiarity with 120/ 240/ and 480V power distribution systems; development and preparation of single-line diagrams, and panel, wiring and lighting schedules; and possess the technical capability of selecting low and medium voltage power distribution equipment and components.

The operator is expected to independently resolve most of the problems encountered in the production of drawings by demonstrating skills in the use of the multiple sources of information from which data can be extracted to complete drawings, such as other computer programs, internet sites, manufacturers’ catalogs, technical handbooks, manuals and technical guides. Working knowledge of 3-D modeling, such as Solid Works is a plus.

The DSN CAD operator shall have a minimum of 10-years’ experience in the production of AutoCAD drawing packages and shall have working knowledge of the current AutoCAD software releases.


 Education: BA/BS degree in a technical or engineering field with 12 years of drafting experience with emphasis on design drawing of Mechanical/Electro-mechanical assemblies and subassemblies, electrical schematics and graphic design. 

 Experience: The DSN Lead Designer/Drafter shall have a minimum of 10-years’ experience in the production of AutoCAD drawing packages and shall have working knowledge of the current AutoCAD software releases.