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Drafter at Vactor Manufacturing in Streator, Illinois

Posted in Architecture 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time





Job Description:

Federal Signal Corporation (NYSE: FSS) provides products and services to protect people and our plant. Founded in 1901, Federal Signal is a leading global designer and manufacturer of products and total solutions that serve municipal, governmental, industrial and commercial customers. Headquartered in Oak Brook, IL, with manufacturing facilities worldwide, the Company operates two groups: Environmental Solutions and Safety and Security Systems. For more information on Federal Signal, visit : www.federalsignal.com.

The Company is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of, and will receive consideration for employment without regard to, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information, status as a protected veteran, or any other protected category, characteristic, or trait under applicable law. If you require reasonable accommodation in the application process, call Human Resources at 630-954-2000. All other applications must be submitted online.

Vactor Mfg. Inc. is a leading manufacturer of municipal combination catch basin/sewer cleaning vacuum trucks and industrial vacuum loaders that clean up industrial waste or recover and recycle valuable raw materials. Vactor is located in Streator, IL and is a subsidiary of Federal Signal Corporation.

Summary of Position

Details simple drawings, sketches, and profiles used in the planning or construction of various physical projects or products.  Works as directed to conceive of or create form and design variations.   

Performs entry-level routine design tasks under the guidance and supervision of a senior designer or engineer. 

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities


  • Develops simple layouts of engineering drawings from predetermined designs.

  • Draws preliminary sketches of proposed product or project.

  • Documents specifications for parts, assemblies and installations with guidance of Senior Designer or Engineer.

  • Develops moderately complex layouts of engineering drawings from predetermined designs.

  • Performs advanced detail drafting, occasionally provides first sketches.

  • Documents specifications for parts, assemblies and installations.

  • Occasionally creates new or modified designs for new or existing products.

  • May recommend modifications and changes for design improvement and/ or simplification.

  • Creates and release ECN's.

  • Develops bills of material and related information.

Position Requirements


  • Associates degree or equiv. experience preferred

  • High school diploma or equivalent required

  • 1 – 5 years of 3D CAD drafting experience

  • Creo experience preferred

  • Understands and can manipulate complete sets of routine drawings that include multiple views, cross sections, detail drawings and assembly drawings.

  • Uses standard drafting and CAD drawing techniques.

  • Drawings include design features requiring mid-high level drafting skills to visualize and draw.

  • Regularly requires the use of mathematical equations including elementary algebra and geometry.

  • Ability to kneel, bend, stoop, reach, and climb around shop equipment.

Benefits of Employment

In addition to excellent career growth opportunities, Federal Signal Corporation offers a wide array of benefits including: annual bonus potential, insurance (life, medical, dental, vision), paid holidays, paid vacation, 401(k) with matching contributions and tuition reimbursement. We provide our employees with a smoke-free, drug-free workplace.