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Manufacturing Drafter

Date:  Jan 13, 2023

Fresno, CA, US, 93706

Requisition ID #:  1298

Trillium Flow Technologies, founded on a legacy of premier products and service, provides mission-critical valves, pumps, and aftermarket services in oil and gas, power generation, water and wastewater, and general industry, with an unparalleled focus on your specific industry needs. Our innovative approach will deliver the support you need through design, installation, and operation, providing continuity and confidence in your flow control. You can count on us for knowledgeable customer support, innovative engineering design, a global footprint, and supply chain, aftermarket parts and service, and unmatched responsiveness to meet your demanding schedules.

Business Need / Purpose of Role:

Under the direct supervision of the Manufacturing Technologist Supervisor, plan and lay-out a wide range of CNC Fixtures to accurately convey how parts are held, made and Tooling required in a shop environment to construct, alter and repair pump components.


Objectives & Measurement:

  • Use Solidworks to design 3D Fixture Models
  • Convert 2D drawings into 3D Solidworks Models
  • Design new Fixtures needed to meet Production needs
  • Provide detailed Solidwork Drawings
  • Revise existing Fixtures to match current Manufacturing practices
  • Interact with Programmers and Machinists on a daily basis to gather all of the correct information for each part to decrease future Setup times dramatically
  • Achieve weekly and monthly design goals
  • Familiarity and skill with interpreting technical drawings and blueprints
  • Interact with Machinists and Programmers daily to learn and document Production Fixture needs for accurate Machinability while decreasing Setup and Cycle Times
  • Model missing Fixtures based on Setup Sheets and/or 2D drawings for future manufacturing needs
  • Pull new Fixture Part Numbers and revise existing Fixtures based off Setup Sheets and current Machining practices
  • Maintain strict document control by archiving old revisions levels and keeping only the current revisions active for the Machinists to obtain
  • Communicate with supervisors, Programmers, and Machinists on proper fixturing, fixturing needs to improve Setup and Run Times, and Tooling requirements
  • Detect and report faulty operation, defective material and equipment, and other unusual conditions to the proper Supervisor or Leadman
  • Maintain the workplace in a neat and orderly condition
  • Complete time and production reports or enter the prescribed information into a designated data input terminal
  • Observe all safety and ISO 9001/14001 Requirements
  • Perform other related duties as assigned


Job Knowledge / Education and Qualifications:


  • Knowledge of CNC Machining preferred.
  • Knowledge of a wide variety of CNC Tooling as related to the machining of different Materials.
  • Ability to read and understand Engineering Drawings, Tolerances, and technical specifications.



Ability to read, write and communicate written instructions clearly. Bilingual in Spanish is preferred, but not required.

Mathematical Skills:

Basic math.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.  Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism

(formulas, scientific equations, graphs, musical notes, etc.) in its most difficult phases.  Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.

Computer Skills:

The incumbent should have knowledge of the following software: Solidworks, PDM and Microsoft Excel.

Physical Requirements:

The work may require considerable and strenuous physical exertion such as frequent lifting, pushing or pulling of heavy objects < 50 pounds.  The work involves moderate risks or discomforts requiring special safety precautions, e.g. working around moving parts, moving equipment (i.e. forklifts, overhead cranes), rotating equipment or machines.  Routine use of personal protective equipment is required and adherence to all safety precautions.

Work Environment:

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. In certain areas of the facility personal protective equipment (PPE) may be required, including safety glasses and steel-toed shoes, and ear plugs.

Leadership – N/A

Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions; displays orientation to profitability; demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; aligns work with strategic goals; knows the competition; is aware of how strategies and tactics work in the marketplace.

Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone's efforts to succeed.

Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; meets challenges with resourcefulness; generates suggestions for improving work; develops innovative approaches and ideas; presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.

Trillium Flow is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and it is our policy to provide equal opportunity to all people without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected category. Trillium Flow is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

Nearest Major Market: Fresno