Drafter/CAD Operator
Norfolk, VA 
Posted 2 days ago
Job Description
Position: Drafter/CAD Operator
Location: Norfolk, VA
Job Id: 2024-12
# of Openings: 9
Koam Engineering Systems, Inc. (KES Inc.) is an employee-owned small business specializing in technology innovation and systems integration by combining innovative products and reliable engineering services. Headquartered in San Diego, California and with offices in Gig Harbor, WA and Chesapeake, VA. KES provides services globally in systems engineering & technical assistance, requirements analysis, software design & development, systems integration & testing, independent verification & validation, and operational & logistic support.
Position Summary:
KES, Inc. is seeking Drafters/CAD Operators with knowledge and experience in supporting engineering and design efforts for US Navy Ships and Combatant Craft. In this role, the Drafter/CAD Operator will join the Combatant Craft Engineering and Design Services Division covering the functional areas of project management, research and development (R&D), science and technology (S&T) development, planning, acquisition engineering, integrated logistics support (ILS), in-service engineering, testing and evaluation, boat inventory management (BIM), and life cycle management for watercraft
The Drafter/CAD Operator may assist engineering and design personnel with ship/site checks to collect necessary data to support development of Hull, Mechanical and Electrical (HM&E) installation and modification drawings for the US Navy Combatant Craft Division. The Drafter/CAD Operator shall develop 2D/3D HM&E drawings utilizing AutoCAD and/or SolidWorks under the guidance and supervision of Engineering and Design personnel.
Candidate would be responsible for performing the following:
  • Develop 2D/3D AutoCAD removal, modification, installation and arrangement drawings IAW applicable standards and specifications for various HM&E systems for the US Navy Combatant Craft.
  • Review ship as built and/or modification drawings to determine impact of proposed ship upgrades.
  • Coordinate drawing development work with other engineering and design disciplines.
  • May be requested to work at Government Site located at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek/Ft Story (JEBLCFTS).
  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Existing U.S. Government granted personnel security clearance or eligibility at the SECRET level preferred
  • High School Diploma or GED with specialized studies in Algebra, Geometry, Drafting/AutoCAD.
  • Must be willing and able to travel CONUS/OCONUS for ship checks as required.
AutoCAD Certification desirable
Knowledge/experience with SolidWorks
  • Senior Drafter/CAD Operator 10+ years of electrical/electronic engineering and design experience which includes 2D CAD drawing development.
  • Junior Drafter/CAD Operator 0-5 years of electrical/electronic engineering and design experience which includes 2D CAD drawing development.
  • Must have strong computer skills and be proficient with 2D/3D AutoCAD, SolidWorks and Microsoft Office products.
Desired Specialized Experience:
  • Knowledge and experience working with Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Detachment, Code 83 Combatant Craft Group.
Since 1995, KES has continued to foster the entrepreneurial spirit of a growing small business that focuses on the needs of its customers and employees and serves to provide a rewarding and challenging career. KES offers a competitive salary and full range of benefits. KES, Inc. is an EEO/AA Employer committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce.

Pay Range: $21.09 - $28.93 per hour
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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
10+ years
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