CAD Technician

Location: Lancaster, Lancashire 
Salary:  £25,000 plus benefits

Are you an AutoCAD professional with a decent grasp of welding and engineering symbols? Could you thrive as a CAD Technician with a highly skilled manufacturer operating within a niche sector? If so, read on.

About us:

With over 120,000 members in 140 countries, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) has been at the heart of the mechanical engineering profession since 1847.

We strive to improve the world through engineering by developing engineers, promoting engineering, informing opinion and encouraging innovation.

In 2013, we acquired Sonaspection UK, an expert in creating intentionally flawed products for the non-destructive and evaluation industry. Produced through high quality workmanship, flawed products are used to improve quality and reliability and are a vital element of engineering testing.

Sonaspection are now seeking a CAD Technician to join their team in Lancaster and play a key role in the development of their product capabilities.

Your Rewards:
  • Salary of £25,000
  • A range of value-adding benefits
  • Plenty of variety
  • The chance to up-skill and gain insight into quality processes

Joining this technologically advanced organisation, you will discover incredible depth of expertise within the leadership team and all the advantages of working within a smaller, highly-skilled company coupled with the benefits of being part of a nationally known Institution.

With vast experience within the company, the team at Sonaspection are ambitious, talented and able to handle any challenge thrown at them. You will join this incredible team and support design and quality assurance activities to enhance the products that are produced and the services provided to customers.

Your role:

As a CAD Technician, you will be tasked with supporting the QA/QC Manager in the development of an accurate audit trail during a product’s manufacturing run.

Specifically, you will produce and maintain accurate drawings, ensure compliance and take part in inspections. You will ensure the overall quality of flawed test specimens that are produced by Sonaspection UK.

Your role will also include:

  • Producing drawing documentation to customers’ specifications
  • Liaising with customers regarding drawing and inspection matters
  • Contributing to drawing quality system improvements
  • Inspecting products for conformity for technical drawings and recording any changes
  • Complying with Sonaspection’s quality assurance system which is certified to ISO 9001:2015
  • Maintaining accurate data records

About you:

To be considered as a CAD Technician, you will need:

  • Experience of 2D and 3D AutoCAD software packages
  • An understanding of welding and engineering symbols
  • Experience of working with quality management systems
  • Experience of checking and compiling reports

Knowledge of the application of relevant quality systems and standards including European Standards and ISO would be beneficial to your application.

We are eager to hear from those who have held the role of CAD Technician, Design Assistant, CAD Assistant, Design Technician, AutoCAD Technician, CAD Illustrator, or Computer Aided Design Technician.

    If you are interested in applying, please email your CV and covering letter in confidence to

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