Mechanical Draftsperson

Hedweld is a proud family owned and world renowned regional Australian innovator and manufacturer. Hedweld has been producing world leading products for the mining sector globally for over 40 years, known for our Trilift range of component handling equipment and our Safe-Away range of access systems.

Hedweld are seeking a full time Mechanical Draftsperson for a permanent opportunity, based at our Mount Thorley site.

This position is responsible for preparation of clear, complete and accurate working plans and detailed drawings from rough or detailed sketches, specifications, models or verbal instructions. Involved in projects including, product development, R&D and internal projects.

Including but not limited to:

  • Preparation and maintenance of design documentation including scope and design risk assessments.
  • Analyses product or equipment specifications and performance requirements to determine designs which can be produced by existing manufacturing facilities and methods.
  • Uses computer assisted drafting (CAD) equipment and software to design proposed drawing, checking dimension of parts, materials to be used, relation of one part to another, and relation of various parts to whole structure or project.
  • Utilises knowledge of various products, machines, engineering practices, mathematics, building materials, and other physical sciences to complete drawings.
  • Liaises with customers and suppliers
  • Attends end user site when required to confirm measurements and / or verify designs
  • Prepares product and/or system layout and detailed drawings and schematics
  • Prepares and maintains bills of materials and associated manufacturing information 
  • Checks engineering drawings and ensures they are of appropriate quality and conform to engineering principles, drawing standards, customer requirements and related specifications before being released for approval and construction
  • Research and development projects

Successful Applicant must have:

  • Trade and or Qualification in Drafting
  • Microsoft Office Suite Advanced
  • Specific software capabilities for Drafting Auto Cad, Auto Desk Inventor, etc.
  • 3-5 years experience in drafting/engineering
  • Current Drivers License
  • Ability to work in both a Team environment and autonomously
  • Demonstrate excellent people management and communication skills

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience in producing and cataloguing procedures and technical support documentation ideally within a heavy mechanical environment
  • Well-developed IT and associated software experience would be a given.

Hedweld value our team for their expertise & high level of output. The successful applicant can expect;

  • Competitive above award rates
  • State of the art manufacturing facility
  • Use of our fully equipped gym
  • Opportunity to expand your knowledge & gain experience in the manufacturing industry
  • Opportunities for career advancement

As part of the recruitment process suitable applicants will be required to attend a pre-employment medical including drug and alcohol testing.

Applications close 20 November 2020.



09/11/2020 $0 Newcastle, Maitland & Hunter 1 Engineering
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