Fairbanks Scales
  • Meridian, MS, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time


Utilize established techniques, standards, and tools like computer-aided drafting software to provide routine drafting support and prepare designs and technical drawings to specifications. Coordinate and consult with engineers to complete projects.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Prepare designs and drawings and ensure design drawings adhere to provided specifications with employee, customer, and end-user safety as the basis for all projects.
  • Modify existing designs for custom applications. Generate drawings for manufacturing, foundation construction, and installation using CAD.
  • Maintain and update product designs through product revisions and Engineering Change Orders.
  • Perform development testing and evaluation of designs in preparation for production as well as regulatory submittals.
  • Provide design recommendations to quote non-standard products.
  • Contribute to the development of sales literature, service manuals, and 3D models for demonstration purposes.
  • Provide engineering technical support to manufacturing, quality assurance, and vendors to obtain components.
  • Support compliance with all regulatory requirements and company policy.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications - Required qualifications to effectively perform the job. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered. (Additional requirements may be designated by position.)

  • This position requires a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering or;
  • An associate's degree in a related field with 1-3 years of related experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities - May be representative, but not all-inclusive, of those knowledge, skills and abilities commonly associated with this position

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products - specifically Excel, Word, and Outlook.
  • Working knowledge of 2D and 3D CAD and drafting.
  • Proficient in reading and producing engineering drawings using CAD.
  • Familiarity with AutoCAD 2D and Inventor (2012 or better) is preferred.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Critical thinker with exceptional attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to effectively organize and prioritize work as well as concentrate on multiple tasks simultaneously.

Work Environment - Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job.

  • General office conditions, exposed to moderate noise levels.
  • Must be able to don PPE including hearing protection, safety boots, or glasses where required in the on-site manufacturing areas, exposure to loud noises, outdoor conditions, emissions, and dust.
  • Job site visits requiring air/overnight travel may rarely be necessary.

Physical Abilities - Activities that are commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job. The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Required to use close vision and be able to focus.
  • Regularly required to talk and hear; frequently required to sit, stand and bend at the knee and waist, and walk.
  • Must be able to have repetitive wrist, hand and/or finger movement to type and work on computer.
  • Must have finger dexterity and hand-eye coordination to work on computer, telephone, and related office equipment.
  • Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function.


For more than 185 years, Fairbanks has manufactured and provided top-quality industrial weighing equipment and dependable service through a network of Fairbanks sales and service representatives and authorized distributors. Fairbanks continues to break new ground in scale design, setting the new standard in weighing equipment and systems engineering while meeting the special needs of our customers.

Fairbanks Scales provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment. EEO/M/F/D/V

Additional Information -- Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, disability, 401(k) with Company match and more.

Fairbanks Scales Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Vets


Fairbanks Scales Inc. may obtain information about you from a third-party consumer reporting agency for employment purposes. Thus, you may be the subject of a "consumer report" and/or "investigative consumer report" which may include information about your character, general reputation, personal characteristics, and/or mode of living, and which can involve personal interviews with sources such as neighbors, friends, or associates, The reports may contain information regarding your credit history, criminal history, social security verification, motor vehicle records ("driving records"), verification of your education or employment history, or other background checks. Credit history will only be requested where such information is substantially related to the duties and responsibilities of the position for which you are applying.


Fairbanks Scales Inc. performs post-offer, pre-employment drug testing for all roles prior to being hired into any role as part of our Drug Free Workplace Policy. In addition, Fairbanks Scales Inc. performs post-offer, pre-employment drug testing under the authority of the U.S. Department of Transportation prior to being hired for any role or transferred into a safety-sensitive role.

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