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Entry Level CAD Drafter at Materion in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Job Description:


Work collaboratively to identify, design and implement improvements to achieve strategic objectives and help create systems, routines & behaviors for a culture of daily improvement.

Reports to : Continuous Improvement Leader

May work under the direction of : Production Manager or Area Supervisor (when acting as a production operator for the purpose of process analysis/development/training/learning). May also partner with Engineering personnel.


Other duties may be expected or assigned

All duties are in accordance with company policies, applicable laws, and federal, state & local regulations

Serve as Technical Resource for Solution Design & Implementation
  • Work directly with Operators to understand current practices
  • Operate equipment & run production processes to help identify risks/opportunities
  • Solicit input from production operators
  • Help conceptualize/design/build solutions
  • Research & connect with vendors for solution needs
  • Help establish "best operating practices"
  • Write /Submit GPCs, NCMRs, and Waivers
  • Audit / Author Work Instructions (SOPs) and Route Cards (SAP)
  • Train team members on new / updated processes
  • Utilize CAD to draft layouts and product design for Inside Sales

Build Improvement Culture
  • Integrate Continuous Improvement & Lean Manufacturing into daily activities
  • Practice Toyota Kata routines - Be a learner & a coach
  • Develop visual management at the process level
  • Build floor level awareness/engagement/contributions
  • Help develop standards for training and transferring knowledge
  • Assist in quantifying improvement gains - calculate & report productivity and spend savings

Enable Growth
  • Conduct process analyses - output, flow, pace, people
  • Free up floor space - optimize process flow, layout, storage, etc.
  • Measure & monitor equipment capacity - ID opportunities to create available capacity
  • Help identify & remove VS bottlenecks


  • Diversified experience including at least one year of industrial experience (preferably in a related field/position)
  • High school diploma or GED (additional higher education preferred)
  • Must be proficient in CAD
  • Lean Manufacturing / Problem solving background, and/or continuing education preferred
  • Ability to follow both written and verbal instructions
  • Ability to communicate with other employees, share information, and work collectively to solve problems
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide and convert in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Compute rate, ratio, percent and conversion of measurement units
  • The ability to operate a computer, and navigate various software programs required
  • Ability to use various tools and measuring devices such as micrometers, calipers, scales, and optical pyrometer