POSITION TITLE: CAD Drafter/Designer (Mechanical)


REPORTING TO: Principal Design Engineer


LOCATION:  Livermore, CA 94551


OUR CLIENT: Thermal Press International 

Website: https://www.thermalpress.com/


Thermal Press International is a 30+ year old industrial automation equipment manufacturing company. We manufacture precision “turn-key” heat staking machines, heat sealing machines, custom and automation systems, as well as complete custom tooling packages used in the medical, automotive, consumer products, electronics, and aerospace industries, and our machines are used around the world.


We are the leader in heat staking machines, equipment and processes, and we offer a wide variety of equipment and options to solve plastic, film, foil, and heat seal connector assembly applications.


Our engineering staff assists companies for all of their heat sealing, heat staking, film & port welding, hot bar, thermal insertion, heat seal connector or any other plastic assembly applications. Our machines are shipped to our customers ready to install on their factory floors.


For more information on Heat Staking: https://www.thermalpress.com/heat-staking-applications/.


Due to our continued growth, Thermal Press seeks an experienced and motivated mechanical CAD Drafter/Designer to create assembly models and fabrication drawings for machined parts, using Solidworks.


This is a salaried, full time position with benefits.


The position is posted here: http://www.lockeandkey.com/jobs/JobOpenings/job_opening_216.php



Position Overview:

The primary mission of this role will be the generation of new layouts, assemblies and part models, using Solidworks.


Create detailed fabrication and assembly drawings for manufacturing and assembly of the finished products.


This is a mid-level CAD design position, supporting our Senior Designer on various projects. We have an in-house CNC machine shop, and you will support the fabrication of equipment parts and custom tooling. You will join an existing team of designers.


Additional duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintain part drawing database.
  • Integrate part drawings with product schematics, create new and update existing operating instructions.
  • Review/check design work produced by co-workers, subcontractors and clients.
  • The primary area of expertise shall be the updating of drawings, creating parts lists, detailing of new components including machined parts for rotating mechanisms, and packaging of electro-mechanical, electrical components. 
  • Prepare specifications for parts, assemblies, and installations; prepare complete production detail drawings; contribute design modifications to improve quality of product or facilitate manufacturing operations.



The company realizes that every interested candidate might not have all of the desired experience, and some training will be provided, but here is what they are looking for in terms of experience and skills… the more you have, the better!


  • Minimum of five years of experience in a professional setting.
  • Minimum five years of CAD experience.
  • Strong Solidworks skills.
  • Automation and tooling experience is a plus.
  • Good comprehension of metric to standard conversions.
  • Must have working knowledge of fits and tolerances, material and hardware sizes related to loads.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, general PC knowledge.



Must have excellent work habits, including a willingness to pitch in to get the job done.

Polite, ability to work well with others.

Professional attitude and stellar work ethic. TPI has a supportive and communicative work environment.

Motivated; interested in continuous learning.

Mechanically inclined.

Detail oriented and organized. Ability to read/interpret complex drawings.



Formal CAD drafting education is required.

AS or BS in Mechanical Engineering is a plus.



Opportunities for advancement.

Opportunity to work on equipment used in worldwide branded products such as Delphi, Flextronics, Google, GE, Medtronic, Johnson & Johnson.

Competitive compensation.

Medical benefits, including dental and vision.

Vacation, holiday, sick pay.
IRA retirement account.

Work hours: 8.00am to 5:00 Mon-Fri.

Air-conditioned office in a nice office park setting, near bike trails, and open space.

Compensation is negotiable, ideal range is $80k-90k/year.



Please email your resume and cover letter with “CAD” in the subject line.

Local candidates only.

Qualified resumes with cover letter will receive notification of receipt.

Please do not send your resume to Thermal Press directly.


Lisa K. Locke

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