Supervisor, Drafting


East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, United States

For more than 140 years, Patterson-Kelley has proudly served the commercial heating industry with the most respected heating solutions in the field. Our commercial boilers and hot water heaters are designed and built in the USA and distributed throughout North America. Even more, our products are backed by the highest level of technical and application support. Each piece of equipment we build is the direct result of knowledge cultivated from generations of experience, expertise, and customer input.


How you will make an Impact (Job Summary)


SPX is a diverse team of unique individuals who all make an impact. As the Drafting Supervisor and PLM Manager at Patterson-Kelley, you will lead a team of talented drafters while overseeing our Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) processes. You will work closely with multiple cross-functional groups to support the quality, safety, and timely delivery of all Patterson-Kelley products.  You will be responsible for ensuring that our design and drafting teams produce high-quality, innovative, and efficient designs, and that our PLM system is optimized for seamless product development and lifecycle management.


What you can expect in this role (Job Responsibilities)


While each day brings new opportunities at SPX, your core responsibilities will be:


  1. Supervisory Leadership
  • Lead a team of drafters
  • Provide leadership and guidance to team, ensuring productivity, collaboration, and a positive working environment 
  • Coach and lead performance discussions with employees
  • Organize the workflow of department by setting objectives, preparing schedules, and communicating objectives and progress to team 


  1. Technical Support


  • Review and manage 2D draft production prints of conceptual/prototype 3D models from engineering group from initial prototype release through to production release
  • Manage technical documentation in PLM system
  • Facilitate and manage the ECR/ECN process
  • Maintain product structure/bill of materials (BOM) in PLM and ERP systems
  • Manage PLM and CAD licensing structure and users
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot issues that arise in the PLM system
  • Coordinate PLM updates, patches, and testing with IT group​​​​​​​


3.  Projects & Continuous Improvement


  • Create new and improve existing standard work procedures.
  • Be an enthusiastic change agent for implementing new policies, procedures, and technologies
  • Provide periodic status updates on projects to the Engineering Manager
  • Offer innovative solutions to technically complex problems
  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned


What we are looking for (Experience, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education)


We each bring something to the table, and we are looking for someone who has:


Required Experience


  • 3+ years 3D CAD modeling experience and 2D CAD drafting experience
  • 3+ years experience using a PLM and ERP system
  • 3+ years experience creating and maintaining BOM’s
  • 2+ years in a supporting supervisor role




  • Associates Degree in one of the following: Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Drafting and Design Technology or related field
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred


Preferred Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


  • Demonstrate strong computer skills: Creo, Solidworks, Windchill PLM, JD Edwards, Microsoft Office applications
  • Work collaboratively within, and external to, the Engineering Department and several different departments daily.
  • Commitment to full product lifecycle management.
  • Ability to incorporate and manage multiple formats into the complete product definition
    • Vendor manuals, vendor data sheets, vendor specifications, specifications, 2D drawings, 3D models, etc.
  • Highly motivated to provide project deliverables on time and be able to establish priorities when multiple deliverables coincide.
  • Ability to communicate project status updates in a team environment.
  • Comfortable working in a manufacturing environment and working with manufacturing personnel to address issues and implement design improvements.
  • Interest and ability to contribute to evolving work processes.
  • Demonstrates strong mathematical and analytical skills
  • Ability to direct, mentor and train team
  • Understanding of the process of engineering revisions, engineering change notices, engineering deviations and the corresponding impact on manufacturing
  • Understanding of inventory control techniques and knowledge of implications of BOM accuracy, inventory accuracy, and material transactions/movement within the factory
  • Exhibits a strong ability to handle multiple demands with a sense of urgency, drive and energy required


Travel & Working Environment


  • The ability to use a computer to communicate, create, and access information
  • Manufacturing Environment frequently require use of foot and eye protection when in production areas


Thank you for your interest in our company.    




SPX is a diversified, global supplier of infrastructure equipment with scalable growth platforms in heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), detection and measurement, and engineered solutions. With operations in 17 countries and approximately $1.4 billion in annual revenue, we offer a wide array of highly engineered products with strong brands.


At SPX , what’s in it for our employees transcends market-competitive compensation and benefits.  Our Total Rewards program also includes opportunities for employees’ personal development, career growth, and recognition. These programs focus on alignment and assessment of organizational, team, and individual efforts toward achieving business results. Our development and career growth programs empower our employees to enhance their skills, develop new competencies, and pursue career goals. SPX benefits package provides choices designed to help employees manage their well-being. Our compensation programs are performance-based to recognize and reward employees who work hard, display the values and leadership practices we embrace, and deliver exceptional results.


  • Integrity
  • Accountability
  • Excellence
  • Teamwork
  • Results

At SPX, our values are at the heart of everything we do. We use our values every day to help us make the right decisions. We embrace a common purpose and strive for improvement. We respect and value each other as individuals and recognize that only by working together, as a team, can we reach our full potential. We take responsibility for our actions, build strong relationships with each other and our customers, and always act ethically. Our values inspire us to achieve the high standards of quality, safety, and performance that our customers expect and deserve.


Our work environment is established on a work-life philosophy supported by policies, programs, and practices that help employees achieve success within and outside the workplace. We believe in creating an inclusive work environment where employees strive to realize their fullest potential.  We are an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer committed to making selection decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected basis.