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Mechanical Drafter II or III

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Location: Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Position Type: Unfixed Term
Job Function: Engineering

A family-owned company, bioMérieux has grown to become a world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics. For almost 60 years and across the world, we have imagined and developed innovative diagnostics solutions to improve public health. Today, our teams are spread across 44 countries and serve 160 countries with the support of a large distribution network. This includes our SLC site, formerly known as BioFire Diagnostics.


Description of Responsibilities

Job Summary

Participates in modeling and detailing projects of moderate complexity. Creates detailed drawings, intermediate 3D models, assemblies, and 2D drawings using 3D CAD Software tools (SolidWorks).

This drafter works within a project team—under the leadership of a more experienced individual (e.g. engineers, technicians and/or project managers).

This drafter is expected to work and communicate well with other team members and leadership as assigned in order to meet the goals of the project, the department and the company.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

The following duties and responsibilities are illustrative of the primary functions of this position and are not intended to be all inclusive. 

  1. Perform all work in compliance with company policy and within the guidelines of BioFire Diagnostics’ Quality System.
  2. Create accurate moderately-complex 3D models and assemblies according to project specific inputs and requirements using SolidWorks.
  3. Create manufacturing drawings of assemblies and models including GD&T and BOM information.
  4. Interpreting low complexity 2D drawings and layouts for migration into a 3D environment.
  5. Utilizes engineering concepts, company SOPs/WIDs, department SOPs/WIDs, and other sources, e.g. part catalogs, to find additional data to assist in a variety of technical tasks.
  6. Communicate with internal customers and team members regarding project scope, change requests and milestone completions.
  7. Works effectively in a cross-functional environment offering any assistance necessary to complete the end product.
  8. Produces a range of engineering, cable and harness, or mechanical drawings for mechanical equipment under the guidance of senior staff and management.
  9. Complete assignments on time and on schedule.
  10. Maintains sets of drawings, drawing changes, and reports for projects as assigned.
  11. Make decisions concerning personal time management and task prioritization to deliver quality service.
  12. Must be comfortable receiving feedback and making adjustments to projects in real time.
  13. Performs other duties as assigned.

Supplemental Data 

  1. Travel: minimal travel required.
  2. Team: Supports and works on a team with several engineers and a project manager.


Training and Education

  • Associate’s degree in Drafting or related technical field required.  


  • Minimum two years of drafting experience or drafting-related role, including performance consistent with said experience. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to identify problems and work effectively in a team environment to resolve them while considering the impact on the rest of the company.
  • Ability to respond in a flexible manner and to reprioritize work as the situation demands.
  • Must possess excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to create moderately complex technical drawings under the direction of Engineers and senior drafters.
  • Knowledge of the function and operation of SolidWorks.
  • Understanding of (GD&T) nomenclature and conventional symbols of structural, mechanical and engineering drawings and how to incorporate in drawings.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other drafters as well as other department personnel.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to effectively manage time and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to receive feedback and constructive criticism.

 Physical Requirements

  • Able to safely lift 50 lbs.



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BioMérieux Inc. and its affiliates are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Please be advised that the receipt of satisfactory responses to reference requests and the provision of satisfactory proof of an applicant’s identity and legal authorization to work in the United States are required of all new hires. Any misrepresentation, falsification, or material omission may result in the failure to receive an offer, the retraction of an offer, or if already hired, dismissal. If you are a qualified individual with a disability, you may request a reasonable accommodation in BioMérieux’s or its affiliates’ application process by contacting us via telephone at (385) 770-1132, by email at [email protected], or by dialing 711 for access to Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS).

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