Drafter III in Chesapeake, VA at General Dynamics Information Technology

Date Posted: 8/12/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Prepares and maintains blueprints, maps, charts, graphs, and other technical drawings

General Responsibilities

  • Prepares drawings of structures, systems, parts or equipment from sketches or marked-up prints.
  • Selects appropriate drawing sheet templates based upon contract deliverable requirements.
  • Familiar with all tools of the trade (AutoCAD program, rulers, compass, divider, calculator etc.) and has a good knowledge of drafting standards.
  • From marked-up prints, revises the original drawings of Electrical, Electronic, Structural or Mechanical system drawings from known parameters.
  • From sketches, draws Electrical, Electronic Block Wiring Diagrams and Wire Connection Sheets, Space Arrangements, Foundation Details, Heating/Ventilation/Piping Details determining size and layout on drawing sheet.
  • Ability to prepare a complete drawing with minimal supervision.
  • Participates in Site Visits to gather technical data for drawing development.
  • Calculates Weight and Moments changes as a result of drawing.
  • Revises drawings to reflect As-Installed Conditions.
  • Knowledge of Model Space/Paper Space procedures.
  • Understanding of Weight Group assignments for Ships Systems.
  • Ability to utilize World Wide Web for research.
  • Ability to research existing conditions and where to find that information.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Knowledge of Government and Commercial Design and Drafting requirements.
  • Computer literacy, including use of word-processing, spreadsheet, database software.
  • Knowledgeable with Designing and Drafting Software.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Capacity to sustain keen attention to detail.
  • 2+ years experience in the Drafting and Design field.






For more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology has served as a trusted provider of information technology, systems engineering, training and professional services to customers across federal, state, and local governments, and in the commercial sector. Over 40,000 GDIT professionals deliver enterprise solutions, manage mission-critical IT programs and provide mission support services worldwide. GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action 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, or any other protected class.