Calspan Corporation

Facilities Designer

Job Locations US-MN-St. Paul
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Calspan ASE is the world’s number one supplier of ground-based testing solutions and expertise for the aerospace industry. Our customers get a single, experienced partner to help them efficiently validate engine and airframe performance across development, production and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO). We are looking for a motivated Structural Designer to be responsible for efficient production of drawings from engineering inputs for test cells, wind tunnels, and other aerospace ground test facilities. This includes concept drawings for facilities and detailed fabrication and installation drawings for the special test equipment that populates the facility.



  • Budget and Schedule Management –Prioritize tasks and minimize rework to ensure projects stay within labor budgets and schedule. Coordinate with project team to ensure cohesiveness while remaining accountable on drawing release commitments. 
  • Drawing/Drafting – Generate concept/schematic building drawings that will be handed off to local A&E firm.  Generate detailed fabrication and installation equipment CAD drawings.
  • Design – Collaborate with engineering on equipment and building designs.  Develop new designs referencing existing designs and engineering sketches.  Provide quality drawings by checking work and picking up engineering redlines.
  • BOM & Releases – Manage the drawing and BOM (Bill of Material) release process. Initiate the release workflow found in PDM (Product Data Management) and ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning). Communicate to stakeholders (sub-contracts, procurement, assembly, & installation) when drawings or BOMs are released.
  • Support and Closeout – Keep drawings accurate and in synch with markups from the field.  Perform baselining and drawing finalization as part of project closure in a timely fashion. 


Preferred Education / Experience:

  • Associates degree in Architectural Drafting, Engineering Drafting or related discipline
  • 3+ years of related experience or;
  • A combination of education and experience equivalent to above

Preferred Knowledge / Ability:

  • Proficient with 2D and 3D CAD systems – AutoCAD, Revit, and SolidWorks preferred
  • Experience with PDM and ERP systems
  • Experience in construction and/or installation and fabrication
  • Experience in the following disciplines – Structural, Architectural, Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing
  • Experience with industrial plants/facilities
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and positive attitude
  • Must be a self-starter, able to balance priorities between multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work effectively and productively as an individual contributor and collaborate as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • 5% international and/or domestic travel
  • US Person

Benefits Package: Our goal is to provide Calspan employees and their families with a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. Our benefits include: Health Insurance, Health Savings Accounts, Flexible Spending Accounts, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance/Accidental Death & Dismemberment, Short-Term/Long-Term Disability, 401(k) company match on first 4%, Critical Illness Insurance, Accident Insurance, Hospital Indemnity Insurance, Universal Life Insurance Policy, Paid-Time Off, Company-paid Holidays, Bereavement Leave, Jury Duty, Military Leave, Employee Assistance Program and Educational Assistance Reimbursement.


Calspan is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. Calspan supports safe and drug free workplace through pre-employment background checks and drug testing.


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