3D CAD Designer/Drafter - Altus Spine, West Chester, PA

  • Job Tracking ID: 85315-288133
  • Job Location: West Chester, PA
  • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
  • Level of Education: BA/BS
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: June 14, 2019
  • Years of Experience: 5+
  • Starting Date: March 11, 2019

Job Description:


Altus Spine, major supplier of medical devices and analytical devices for operating rooms, dedicated to delivering inventive solutions with unprecedented quality to our surgeons and patients. Visit us at www.AltusSpine.com.

Altus Spine means the latest in design and engineering, the best in quality, and the most dedicated, passionate and brightest in their field. If that is you we want to hear from you! Please read on!

Excellent Benefits:

  • Industry competitive compensation
  • Performance-based bonus program
  • Medical, dental, vision & life Insurance
  • 401k plan
  • PTO & paid holidays
  • Opportunity for Advancement

The 3D CAD Designer/Drafter will work with a team of engineers to assist with development, design, 3D modeling, print creation, and the verification and validation of surgical instrumentation and implants used for all segments of spinal surgery.


  • Creates mechanical designs for orthopedic products with guidance from senior design engineers and management.
  • Analyzes engineering prints, specifications, and related data and drawings to determine design factors such as size, shape, and arrangement of parts
  • Sketches rough layouts and computes angles, weights, surface areas, dimensions, radii, clearances, tolerances, leverages, and location of holes.
  • Participates in the design of surgical instrumentation and implants.
  • 3D models and 2D print creation and dimensioning using Creo Parametric.
  • Uses GD&T tolerancing to create prints with a focus on fit, form, and function.
  • Completes independent evaluations of design changes and specifications for drawing release.
  • Work from company drawings, vendor drawings or other specifications.
  • Use corporate drawing standards and SOPs as guidelines.
  • Update existing drawings to current specifications.
  • Continually promote the Vision and Corporate Vision of Altus Spine.
  • Maintain a clean work environment and desk, dress professionally

Experience and Skills:



  • Minimum of five (5) years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Proficiency with parametric (computer aided design) modeling, (Creo).
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to multi-task.
  • Able to work with minimal supervision, both alone and in teams.
  • Must be a motivated individual that is able to work in a fast paced environment.



  • Associate’s degree in CAD, Mechanical Design, or Mechanical Engineering
  • Understanding and proven use of GD&T
  • Five (5) years of design experience, preferably in the medical device industry


It is the policy of Altus Spine not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or because he or she is a protected veteran. It is also the policy of Acero Precision to take affirmative action to employ and to advance in employment, all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status, and to base all employment decisions only on valid job requirements. This policy shall apply to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, upgrading, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, recall, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation and selection for training, including apprenticeship, at all levels of employment.


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Recruiting Team

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