Drafting & Design Technologist

I/O Design & Engineering Ltd.
Posted 23 days ago
$22-$30 per hour
Full Time

Job Description

Action and Reaction!
I/O Design & Engineering Ltd. wants to be that unbalanced force that propels you to making a meaningful career change that engages your mechanical design talents and accommodates your life passions. I/O Design’s has clients in multiple industries including hydroelectric, pulp and paper, smelting, mining, and marine port. We are driven to provide high quality detailed designs and fabrication ready drawings that exceed our client expectations.
Every I/O Design project is unique with new constraints, challenges, and opportunities to create one-off designs. We regularly use the best available design, 3D scanning and VR technology when developing solutions. Employing innovative individuals who enjoy collaborating and problem-solving ensures quality designs that meet our clients’ needs.

What powers us?
I/O Design’s power comes from our employees. We ensure employees are not left to twist in the wind by setting clear goals, providing support through mentorship, and empowering employees to grow professionally and personally. We are a small consulting firm located in the beautiful and rural West Kootenays. The lifestyle attracts a diversity of people who thrive in vibrant small towns and enjoy outdoor activities year-round.
Hooked on the idea of a flexible work schedule?
As a drafter you understand that layouts need to be adapted for client and application needs; just as we understand accommodating employees’ schedules supports life as it happens. The health and wellness of our employees is key to our success. We offer extended benefits program, company events and most importantly, flexible work schedules. Need to work around childcare commitments, want to take a powder day, or looking for a hybrid schedule? We will work with you to find the balance you need.
Parameters and constraints.

Your contribution to this team will include collaborating with project coordinators, engineers, designers, drafters, and clients to develop detailed drawings as well as assist in 3D mechanical and structural steel modelling.

Individuals with 0-5 years of experience and the following skills will be strong candidates for the position:
• completion of a 2- to 3-year drafting or CAD design technology program
• experience working with AutoCAD and/ or Autodesk Inventor software
• knowledge about detailing for fabrication
• industry experience in mechanical design and/or structural steel and steel fabrication
• ability to develop conceptual sketches and models
• careful attention to detail when creating drawings and in all other matters of work
• confidence to directly communicate with engineers, tradespeople, and operators through verbal and written methods
• ability to think independently and take initiative
• desire to relocate to the West Kootenay region and work out of the Trail, BC office

Applicants MUST submit a resume and cover letter to jobs@iodesign.ca.

The cover letter must address the following:
– Your strategies for both learning I/O Design’s processes and integrating into a small consulting company.
– The importance of detailed fabrication drawings.
– How you manage information to ensure accuracy, relevancy, and timely delivery throughout a project lifecycle.
– Why you are interested in living in the West Kootenay region.


Applicants MUST submit a resume and cover letter to jobs@iodesign.ca. Only applicants who provide the required documentation will be contacted.


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