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PSG Design Drafter at Cross Technologies in Knoxville, Tennessee

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


Reports To: Lead Design Engineer
The Electrical Control Panel Drafter position consists of the development of technical hardware design, Bill Of Materials, and AutoCAD drafting efforts to support project-related deliverables or preliminary activities to support proposal generation for Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Power generation, Nuclear, and Food & Beverage industries.

  1. Ability to handle multiple industrial control system hardware designs and drafting requests to support our in-house integration methods.

  2. Interacts with our customers, project managers, and/or engineers to meet the hardware drafting and design needs of the project, service call, or proposal.

  3. Interacts with our sales staff and provides accurate Bill Of Material, and/or electrical design requirements.

  4. Ability to interact with customers during project or service calls to support active and post-project/service electrical and mechanical drafting tasks.

  5. Ability to work as a functioning team member to support large projects.


  1. Sales:

    1. Occasionally supports the sales staff by developing a Bill Of Materials to support sales proposals prior to a presentation to the customer.

    2. Occasionally supports the sales staff by acting as the technical consultant for potential projects.

  2. Engineering:

    1. Acting as a team member supporting the electrical/mechanical drafting needs for larger projects.

    2. Independently work to specify materials/devices to meet the functional design requirements and draft the electrical/mechanical solution.

  3. Administrative

    1. Completes the associated Quality Assurance paperwork requirements to support projects and service calls on a weekly basis

    2. Enters time and expenses on a weekly basis into the database by the defined deadlines.


  1. A two-year technology/engineering degree or equivalent related experience is required.

  2. Must have industrial drafting experience and knowledge of the National Electrical Code (NEC)

  3. Must be familiar with basic electrical principles and working knowledge of industry standards (National Electrical Code, National Fire Protection Agency, UL508a)

  4. Base understanding of control system hardware such as Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) and Distributed Control Systems (DCS).


Knowledge Required

  1. Drafting experience for process control panel applications utilizing AutoCAD Electrical.

  2. Ability to understand hardware specifications for the following manufacturers:

  • Siemens

  • Rockwell

  • Emerson

  • Phoenix Contact

  • Cisco

  • Dell

  1. Experience reading technical specifications and design documents

  2. F luent mathematical skills and problem-solving expertise are needed.

  3. Fluent PC/Computer skills including Internet-based tools, Outlook, MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

  4. Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  5. Demonstrated ability to draft technical solutions tailored to a specific project.

Specific Attributes

  1. Customer Focus - Excellent interpersonal skills at all levels of customer contact.

  2. Instills Trust - High level of integrity and understanding of business ethics.

  3. Communicates Effectively - Excellent listening skills.

  4. Action Oriented - Self-motivated; able to work independently with minimal supervision.

  5. Plans and Aligns - Good organizational skills.

  6. Resourcefulness - Innovative, open-minded, resourceful.

  7. Collaborates - Functions cooperatively in a team environment.

  8. Nimble Learning - Integrates new information quickly.


  1. The work environment varies from a typical office environment to a plant site environment.

  2. Travel typically is <10>

  3. Individuals may need to sit or stand as needed. Requires walking primarily on a level surface for varying periods throughout the day in the plant site area. Could involve long periods of Computer work.

  4. Able to lift or carry up to 30 lbs.

  5. Physical effort is required, and continuous mental and visual attention is required.

  6. While working in the office environment will be supporting 5 days a week but may require working more than 40 hours to support the work efforts.

  7. The performance of this position can include exposure to the manufacturing areas where certain areas require the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) such as Safety Glasses with Side Shields and Hearing Protection. Primary environment: ambient room temperatures, lighting, and traditional office equipment as found in a typical office environment.


The job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise; employment in this job is an "at will" employment relationship.

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