Chief Agri Engineering Kearney, Nebraska


Chief Agri is seeking a Drafter to join the Chief team in our Kearney, NE office. This position uses CAD and SolidWorks to create 3-D models and 2-D drawings of parts and assemblies for Chief Agri products to communicate engineering specifications to production departments and/or customers. Will also create and maintain bills of materials and assist in the evaluation of product design. 

Job Responsibilities:  

  • Create and revise 2 and 3 dimensional models and drawings using SolidWorks and AutoCAD generally based on existing related data, verbal communication, or sketches.
  • Manage and maintain CAD files and related engineering documents within SolidWorks PDM Professional environment.
  • Will work with others within the engineering department and throughout the organization to explore ways to maintain the highest quality products at the lowest cost in the marketplace.
  • Composes accurate bills-of-material based on number of parts needed to make up the product on the drawings to relieve inventory and to ship product. Will maintain data in the MRP system.
  • Creates and revises operator and erection manuals, answers questions from dealers or erectors. May occasionally visit customer sites to evaluate applications and issues.

Qualifications and Skill Requirements: 

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Associates degree from two-year college or technical school required.
  • Knowledge of proper drafting techniques to communicate details required for manufacturing and erection of products in the field including experience with 3-D parametric design software (SolidWorks preferred).
  • Basic understanding of manufacturing processes and hands on mechanical and/or agricultural experience is a plus.

The Company: 

Putting the needs of customers first has taken Chief Industries, Inc. from a small construction company in 1954, to a highly diverse company with a reputation for manufacturing quality products and offering unparalleled customer service. Through its many divisions and subsidiaries, Chief Industries employs over 1,200 skilled and dedicated employees who produce a wide variety of products, many of which are used around the world. 

A division of Chief Industries, Chief Agri originated in 1961 and offers a full line of aeration and material handling products to help grain producers minimize storage costs and maximize the selling price of their commodities. Manufactured to exacting standards using heavy-duty materials and innovative designs, Chief grain conditioning, handling, and storage systems are sold throughout the world and have a reputation for providing many long years of dependable service. 

Our Benefits: 

This full-time position is eligible for full company benefits, including 

  • Paid vacation and PTO policies
  • Paid holidays
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life Insurance
  • Wellness program
  • 401(k) retirement with company match
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • And much more.


**Chief Industries Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. We are committed to the basis of equal employment opportunity for all and to providing employees and applicants with a work atmosphere free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on professional demand, job requirements and qualifications, without regard to color, race, family status, religion or belief, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the settings in which work is being completed. Chief Industries Inc. will not tolerate any discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Chief Industries Inc. encourages all to apply for any available jobs. If you need additional assistance with the application process, please call 308-389-7200.**