Draughtsman/woman (Basic CAD Detail)

Job Title:             Draughtsman/woman (Basic CAD Detail) – 2 Vacancies

Company:           Don Valley Engineering

Department:      Don Valley Materials Handling – Engineering

Reporting to:     Engineering Director

Salary:                 Competitive, based on skills and experience

Benefits:              Contributory pension, 33 days annual leave (incl. Bank holidays)

Base:                     Sandall Stones Road, Kirk Sandall, Doncaster DN3 1QR (Occasional off-site visits will be required)

About Don Valley Engineering

The Don Valley Group are a multi-disciplinary engineering company specialising in delivering bulk material handling projects across a range of industries. Customer satisfaction is our primary focus, and quality plays a critical role in our ability to achieve our relationships with clients during the course of the contract. A great opportunity has arrived to join a growing vibrant company as we are looking to appoint a high calibre individual to collaborate with our team of experienced professionals and engineers in a dynamic environment.  We are looking for two basic CAD detail Draughtsmen.

As an experienced basic CAD detail Draughtsman/woman, you will collaborate with the Design Engineers to build functional, secure, and well-designed products that meet client requirements.  You will be responsible for gathering drawings and specifications, calculating material and equipment requirements, and setting up production methods.

The successful candidates will need to display the desire, drive, and determination to perform as part of a team.  You will be given responsibility requiring you to organise your workload and be proactive.  This is an excellent opportunity to gain exceptional experience.

Main activities & responsibilities:

  • Liaise with Designers and engineers to gather product and structural requirements and designs
  • Calculate dimensions, weight limitations and requirements in materials
  • Describe production methods step-by-step (including equipment and software types to be used)
  • Create detailed drawings with computer-aided design (CAD) software
  • Prepare and review rough sketches and review them along with the engineering team
  • Identify potential operational issues and redesign products to improve functionality
  • Ensure final designs comply with regulations and quality standards



  • Approximately 5 – 10 years’ draughtsman/woman experience
  • Experience of producing manufacturing detail drawings for belt conveyors and the associated support steelwork is essential
  • Experience of producing manufacturing detail drawings for materials handling schemes for Ports, Power Stations, Mines & Quarries
  • Experience of producing manufacturing detail drawings of plant and equipment to process, handle and store
    • Grain , Quarry products, Fertiliser, Coal, Iron Ore, Animal Feed etc.
  • IT knowledge, including Microsoft 365 Suite: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Projects, AutoCAD/SolidWorks, and industry-specific software
  • Excellent communication skills and time management skills
  • Takes pride in their work and adopts a positive attitude to work
  • Ability to work in a small, cross-functional team in a fast-paced environment

Note: This job description is not exhaustive and will be subject to periodic review. It may be amended to meet the changing needs of the business. The post-holder will be expected to participate in this process, and we will aim to reach an agreement on any changes.

All applicants must be eligible to work in the UK with indefinite leave to remain as we do not hold a sponsorship licence.

We would politely request no agencies please.

Job Category: Draughtsman/woman
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Doncaster Office and Various Project Sites

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