Drafting Technician

Location: Rapid City, SD

Department: South Dakota

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Entry Level

RFA Engineering (www.rfamec.com) is an engineering service provider dedicated to delivering our clients with timely and relevant support on an as-needed basis. RFA Engineering provides quality engineering services to over 200 companies. Our employees use state of the art computers with CAD and analysis software allowing us to work interactively with our clients and function as an extension of the client's engineering staff.

These are full time positions that are indefinite in duration with opportunity for professional growth, direct hire by our customer, and opportunities within our own organization. Our employees are offered competitive compensation and a generous benefit packages.

Drafting Technician Requirements

We are seeking several Drafting Technicians to work at our client's facility in Rapid City, SD. The selected candidates will support our clients with the documentation of off-highway equipment using Pro/E (CREO) software. The employee will support a design team and interact with other multi-functional teams including manufacturing, engine systems and hydraulics.

  • AAS degree in mechanical or architectural drafting.
  • Qualified candidates must have 2 years or more detailing experience.
  • Ability to provide a high attention to detail.
  • Strong understanding of GD&T
  • Should possess a strong customer focus with the ability to communicate effectively with team members and clients both verbally and written.
  • Previous experience with solid modeling software is required; experience with Pro/Engineer software a plus.

*Wage commensurate with experience level*

About RFA Engineering

RFA Engineering has provided machine design and engineering services to industry leading customers since 1943. Our primary focus is the engineering of off highway equipment including agricultural and construction equipment, engine and drive train development, consumer, recreational, industrial, and special machines.

RFA Engineering is domestically owned and operated exclusively by engineers who have spent their careers in the industry.  Our engineering staff is located both at our Engineering Center in Minneapolis, and at numerous customer sites throughout the U.S.

Why work for RFA Engineering in Rapid City?

RFA offers a stable work environment which is not subject to seasonal downturns or layoffs.  In addition to competitive compensation, RFA provides full time employees with a generous benefit package including:

  • Health Insurance – 80/20 plan with competitive deductible at an affordable rate.
  • Dental insurance – including 2 teeth cleanings per year.
  • Supplemental Vision insurance - $130 allowance for contacts or glasses
  • Life Insurance – $10,000 company paid
  • Long & Short Term Disability Insurances
  • Medical and Dependent Care Flex Spending Accounts
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays
  • 401k Retirement Savings Plan – with a quarterly company match
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Employee Assistance Programs – company paid

Candidates should compare the benefits we offer to the benefits offered by staffing agencies. 

Equal Opportunity Employer & Veteran Friendly


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