CAD Drafter 

LOCATION: Nixa / Missouri (US-MO), United States | BRAND: New York Air Brake | REQUISITION ID: 3267 | JOB GRADE: 13 


Since 1890, New York Air Brake has been an innovative leader in the heavy-haul railroad industry. As a member company of Knorr-Bremse –the world’s leading manufacturer of braking systems for rail and commercial vehicles--New York Air Brake is recognized worldwide as a Center of Competence for heavy-haul freight railroad control systems. From multiple locations, we serve customers across the United States, Canada, and Mexico—reaching clear across the globe to South America, Africa, the Middle East, China, and Australia. Our talented, diverse, and dedicated teams develop innovative solutions to the challenges facing our customers. Join us in our next steps.



CAD Drafter


Reports to

Engineering Manager




Prepares and maintains detailed design drawings, schematics or specifications typically using Computer Aided Design (CAD) software.



Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Prepares and maintains detailed design drawings, schematics or specifications typically using Computer Aided Design (CAD).
  2. Works closely with design originators (e.g., engineers, designers) to resolve design details or discrepancies or to prepare drawings of unusually, complex, or original designs, which require a high degree of precision using CAD or Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) equipment.                                                                       
  3. Creates, modifies and controls detailed two-and-three-dimensional parts and assembly drawings.                                   
  4. Adheres to drafting standards and procedures.
  5. Generates and maintains Bill of Materials (BOM) of components.                                       
  6. Must understand and support all Quality, Product Safety, and Health/Safety/Environmental/Energy policies.
  7. Must understand and adhere to all relevant statutory or regulatory compliance obligations.
  8. Must understand, support and adhere to the Integrated Management System policies, procedures and instructions.
  9. Must understand and support relevant key performance indicators (KPIs), as defined in the goal tree.



Skills and Competencies


  1. Knowledge of computer-aided drafting and basic drafting standards and procedures.       
  2. Understands ANSI and company drafting standards.           
  3. Strong mathematical skills.                
  4. Mechanical aptitude.  
  5. Strong attention to detail.                              
  6. Possess advanced working knowledge of CAD (e.g., Autodesk Inventor, AutoCAD, Creo, and/or NX)
  7. Working knowledge of product data management (PDM) tools and process.         
  8. Basic Mechanical Design Skills
  9. Familiar with geometric dimensioning and tolerancing. 
  10. Understands imperial and metric units of measure.
  11. Communication Skills - Comprises the ability to speak, present, write, listen, develop good working relationships with co-workers,  and distribute information effectively and create an environment for open communication.
  12. Analytical Thinking - Refers to collecting, analyzing and structuring information using a wide perspective in order to identify key issues and patterns as well as to drawing conclusions.
  13. Teamwork - Means the ability to work with others and build a positive climate and trusting relationships within teams.
  14. Adaptability & Flexibility - Includes the ability to build networks, work successfully in various, complex, changing and challenging environments and with diverse people.

Creativity & Innovation - Includes creating an atmosphere of openness and curiosity for innovations, providing, and implementing inventive ideas that add value.



Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.


Work Environment

The employee will be required to perform duties on a computer terminal. The employee may be exposed to shop floor conditions, i.e. noise, heat, cold, dust/dirt etc. 


Physical Demands

The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of an office work environment position.


Required Education and Experience

  1. Associate degree required: prefered major in a  relevant technical field (drafting, mechanical or electrical Design, or similar)
  2. 0-2 Years of relevant experience



Additional Eligibility Qualifications


  • All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.
  • This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.
  • This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” employment relationship.


From Engineering to Test Laboratory; Manufacturing & Skilled Machine Operation to Sales and Marketing; Field Service to Customer Service; Quality to HR to Finance to Software Development, our team-based approach is built on inclusion, opportunity, development, social responsibility and rewards. You are afforded the chance to grow personally and professionally through challenging assignments, commitment to continuing education, exposure to a variety of projects, and international travel. Our benefits are cutting edge as we offer student loan repayment assistance, lucrative 401k program, company assisted stock purchase plan, tuition reimbursement, wellness program, onsite workout facilities & classes along with competitive salary and incentive compensation, generous paid time off programs and a full array of medical, dental and vision options. We’ve got the right stuff, do you? Let’s find out together.


Then join us! We look forward to receiving your online application!




Nearest Major Market: Springfield