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Mechanical Drafter/Patent Drafter

Job Type: Full time
Location: Austin, TX
Date posted: 11/17/10
Salary: Salary dependent on experience
Job Description:
Join the LegalZoom team and grow your career with one of the hottest companies inAustin. is changing the way Americans handle common legal matters.By delivering affordable and effective legal solutions online, we’re making the benefits of the law available to everyone.

While our culture is relaxed and fun, we are a performance-driven organization with great opportunities for career building, training and advancement.We offer a competitive salary, full health and dental benefits, stock options, and an employer-matched 401(k). If you enjoy working in a dynamic environment that rewards talent and dedication, then please submit a cover letter and resume to .

Mechanical Drafter/Patent Drafter

We are currently seeking a highly motivated candidate to join our growing Intellectual Property team. The Patent Illustrator will use their mechanical and drafting knowledge/skills to prepare patent invention illustrations using CAD software for submission to the United States Patent Office.

Principal Responsibilities:

· Responsible for creating Patent drawings using various computer programs (including CADRA) that meet the expectations and standards of the USPTO.

· Responsible for accurately depicting desired designs and product characteristics by producing a variety of assembly drawings, detailed drawings, and artwork.

· The job requires the use of knowledge and artistic abilities for different style drawings ranging from simple Flow charts to complicated Exploded Isometric Views.

· Accurate drawings are to be completed in a timely manner.

Basic Qualifications:

· 2-3+ years drafting and mechanical experience.

· Experience with CAD programs (CAD experience is required but we will train on the in-house CAD program [Cadra])

· Knowledge of orthographic views and construction.

· Familiar with principles of isometric projection and construction.

· Mechanical/technical illustration experience.

· Must be deadline-oriented, artistic, and mechanically-inclined.

· Strong attention to detail and good visualization skills.

· Ability to thrive in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment with highly motivated team members.

· Ability to perform in a self-managed environment -- must be a self-starter.

· Proven focus on teamwork.

· Experience with MS Office.

Preferred Qualifications:

· Prior patent illustration experience.

· Knowledge of CADRA, CADAM, MICROCADAM, CATIA and/or Adobe Acrobat. was founded by a team of top attorneys, including celebrity attorney Robert Shapiro. As a young and fast-growing company, we offer tremendous opportunities for personal advancement in a casual but fast-paced environment. Our offices are located in Hollywood, California and Austin, Texas

LegalZoom is an Equal Opportunity Employer, dedicated to diversity.

Necessary Experience: N/A
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