Mechanical Engineering Drafter

Immediate opening for a DRAFTER position at Hornady Manufacturing in Grand Island, NE. This position part of the Hornady Engineering Department and will work directly with engineers, production management and operators to prepare detailed, working drawings and simulations to aid the engineering of new products and product/process improvement projects at Hornady Manufacturing.

Essential Functions (perform or aid with the following):

  • Provide CAD drafting (specifically SolidWorks) utilizing specifications, layouts, blueprints, and sketches
  • Coordinate and consult with engineers to assist with completion of projects
  • Transform initial rough product designs into working documents using CAD software
  • Review engineering drawings and designs to ensure adherence to established specifications and standards
  • Resolve identified discrepancies between original drawings and final CAD designs
  • Utilize document control and storage software for projects
  • Work with manufacturing personnel to adequately become familiar with project at hand
  • Provide written and verbal communication to engineers, management, and manufacturing personnel regarding projects
  • This position will report engineering management.

Ideal candidates will have an associate degree in Drafting or 2+ years of related experience. Must possess strong analytical and verbal/written communication skills, mechanical aptitude to understand machine parts and systems, and be detail oriented. Understanding and experience with the following is essential: 3D CAD (SolidWorks); drafting standards, GDT&T, prints; measuring tools (caliper and micrometer); Microsoft Office Suite (Work and Excel). Full-time position with comprehensive benefits package available.


Qualified candidates should submit a current resume and cover letter to Angela Simdorn by Friday, May 27th at


Founded in 1949, Hornady® Manufacturing Company is a family-owned business headquartered in Grand Island, Nebraska. Proudly manufacturing products that are made in the USA, Hornady® Manufacturing is a world leader in bullet, ammunition, reloading tool, security and accessory design and manufacture. EOE.