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Aerotek Mechanical CAD Designer (Creo/Pro-E, Sheet Metal) in Columbia, Maryland


An experienced CAD Designer is required with ideally 10+ years of experiences in flexible structure layout such as airships, sails,

unfolding sheet metal assemblies or structural tents. The successful candidate will be working closely with Aerospace engineers to:


  • Design aerostats and airships specifically transforming 3-D shapes into 2-D flat patterns for manufacturing.

  • Experience in lofting and matching the intersection of complex surfaces a plus.

  • Develop the detail design and completion of all drawings.

  • The candidate will ideally be proficient with 3-D and 2-D CAD systems.

  • The candidate will ideally have experience producing drawings in accordance with military standards (MIL-STD-100 and MIL-STD-3100) and ANSI Y14.5M specifications and be familiar with Mil-Spec hardware.

The candidate will also perform the following duties:

  • Drafting, Laying Out, and Specifying Technical Devices, Parts, and Equipment — Providing documentation, detailed instructions, drawings, or specifications to tell others about how devices, parts, equipment, or structures are to be fabricated, constructed, assembled, modified, maintained, or used

  • Model and drafting of layout, parts and assemblies

  • Utilize CAD system to originate three dimensional geometric models and design layouts for complete new systems or portions of a complete system involving a large number of intricate and related parts and controls, complicated mechanical motions, complex structures with extreme stress requirements and close tolerances

  • Develop engineering ideas and experimental concepts into basic designs working from sketches, design specifications and/or very general directions from the Design Engineer

  • Travel may occasionally be required to client’s manufacturing facility in North Carolina, where it may be necessary to access crafts from high lift equipment, and to work in situations where some agility could be required.

  • Proficient knowledge of 2-D drafting with ME-10 (CREO Elements/Direct Drafting) and solid modeling such as SolidWorks and/or PTC/CREO is highly desired).

Ideal Educational Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent, in addition to some higher level technical schooling in the field of Computer Aided Design/Drafting or other related drafting experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties assigned.

  • Ideally have a thorough mathematical skills including algebra, plane and solid geometry, and trigonometry.

About Aerotek:

We know that a company's success starts with its employees. We also know that an individual's success starts with the right career opportunity. As a Best of Staffing® Client and Talent leader, Aerotek's people-focused approach yields competitive advantage for our clients and rewarding careers for our contract employees. Since 1983, Aerotek has grown to become a leader in recruiting and staffing services. With more than 250 non-franchised offices, Aerotek's 8,000 internal employees serve more than 300,000 contract employees and 18,000 clients every year. Aerotek is an Allegis Group company, the global leader in talent solutions. Learn more at

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.