Designer III, Active Security Clearance Required (Roseville)

  • Kratos Defense
  • Roseville, CA, USA
  • Jan 14, 2019
Full time Aviation

Job Description

Job Description:


  • Requires an active U.S. security clearance at the appropriate level, and able to maintain.
  • Requires U.S. Citizenship.


Designs and drafts components, assemblies and tooling, commensurate with level of experience. 


Designer ALL

The duties and responsibilities listed below apply to all levels of Designers.  Each level of Designer has additional duties and responsibilities listed.

  • Confers with design originator, appropriate engineering and other personnel in preparing and finalizing design concepts.
  • Prepares preliminary sketches, models, or diagrams reflecting basic design concept.
  • Using appropriate software, prepares sketches, models and/or complete detail and layout drawings from verbal or written instructions on products and/or equipment.
  • Recommends changes or modifications as appropriate.
  • Prepares and models final layout, detail and assembly drawings.
  • Prepares, revises and processes the generation of the graphical portion of Engineering Change Notices for jobs.
  • Works with engineering to identify problems with performance or tool life and recommends solutions or enhancements.
  • Follows safety precautions.
  • Ensures that the work area and equipment are kept clean.
  • Complies with established QMS procedures. 

Designer III

  • Works under limited supervision.
  • Performs work of proficient complexity.
  • Conducts stress analysis using basic calculations.
  • Ensures that assigned design efforts achieve project objectives for scheduling, engineering output, and quality.
  • May act liaison with engineering, suppliers, and customers.
  • Creates methods to monitor and control key variables or characteristics on specific design projects and reports progress periodically.
  • Supports business development efforts by preparing graphics for quotes and proposals.
  • May lead and direct the work of others.


Designer IV

  • Works under minimal supervision.
  • Performs work of advanced complexity.
  • Conducts advanced stress analysis using Cosmos.
  • Has frequent outside contacts as liaison with engineering, suppliers, and customers.
  • Responsible for day to day configuration control.
  • Sets up and maintains an Intranet Web Site.
  • Ensures that others design skills are up to date and provides training on CAD, CAD standards, and GD&T.
  • Provides technical guidance to less skilled Designers and design support personnel as required.


Other Job Functions

Within Company
  • Inside immediate department; works closely with Engineers and will receive instructions from appropriate engineering staff.
  • Outside immediate department; occasional contact with production personnel as needed.


Outside of Company

  • Interface with customers and suppliers as needed in the course of project execution; occasional travel to support sales in new business development and customer maintenance as determined by the Engineer responsible for the project.


Financial ResponsibilitiesTracks time spent on jobs and enters it electronically.



No direct reports.


Supervision Received

  • Results are reviewed as needed by manager based on function performed


  • Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information as required by government standards
  • Ability to interact effectively with peers and supervisors
  • Ability to interact appropriately with the public when necessary
  • Ability to adhere to workplace rules
Experience and Skills:



Each successive level of Designer builds on the identified typical qualifications listed for the previous level(s) Designer. 

Designer III

  • Requires a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering or Aerospace Engineering, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Proficient knowledge of CATIA/SolidWorks
    • Drafting
    • Modeling
    • Surfacing
    • Composite Modeler and Drafter.
  • 4-6 years related experience.
  • Proficient knowledge of GD&T.
  • Familiar with AutoCAD.
  • Able to set up basic CAD standards.
  • Proficient with hydraulics and tube bending.
  • Familiar with aircraft control systems, and powerplants.
  • Proficient MS Project.
  • May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. security clearance at the appropriate level (requires U.S. Citizenship). 


Designer IV

  • 6+ years related experience.
  • Advanced knowledge of CATIA/SolidWorks
    • Drafting
    • Modeling
    • Surfacing
    • Composite Modeler and Drafter
  • Advanced knowledge of GD&T.
  • Proficient with AutoCAD.
  • Proficient with wire harnesses, fuel systems, aircraft control systems, powerplants, communications and avionics equipment.
  • Proficient with composite manufacturing and plastic compression mold tooling.
  • Proficient with composite assembly tooling.
  • Proficient with MS Project and Access.
  • Requires an active U.S. security clearance at the appropriate level, and able to maintain.
  • Requires U.S. Citizenship.


  • Office environment.  May work extended hours or weekends.





Craig Hannon