Product Design Draft Person

At RØDE we are Passionate about Audio

Want to work for one of the fastest-growing, most innovative manufacturer-exporters in audio technology in the world today? We have a vacancy for a Product Design Draft Person to join the business. This role will is part of RØDE’s New Product Group.

About Us

Part of The Freedman Group, RØDE is a leading manufacturer of high-quality microphones and audio equipment, which can be found in studios, venues, on-location, and in the hands of creatives in every corner of the world. Our products are designed and primarily manufactured by our industry-leading team in Sydney and are exported to over 119 countries globally through more than 6000 dealers, including Amazon, Best Buy, Sweetwater, Guitar Center, Thomann and JB Hi-Fi. Our employees are passionate, hard working, talented and are pivotal to our success.

Your responsibilities will include:

·       Utilize CAD software to create precise technical drawings, schematics, and diagrams based on product design concepts.

·       Collaborate closely with product designers and engineers to understand design requirements and ensure feasibility.

·       Apply Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) principles to accurately define the geometry and tolerance of product features.

·       To understand and calculate stack-up analysis of systems and sub-systems generating appropriate tolerances.

·       Utilize probability and statistics to analyse data and make informed decisions during the design process.

·       Conduct thorough reviews and revisions of drafts to incorporate feedback and maintain accuracy.

·       To execute minor 3D CAD model updates.

·       Maintain organized documentation of design iterations, revisions, and specifications.

·       Collaborate with Quality Control (QC) and metrology teams to ensure that designs meet quality standards and specifications.

·       Support Cross-Functional teams throughout the product development lifecycle, from concept to production.

·       Stay updated on emerging technologies, tools, and trends in product design and drafting.

You will require the following qualifications and/or skills and experience to be successful:

·       Bachelor's degree, TAFE or equivalent in mechanical engineering, industrial design, or related field.

·       Extensive experience as a draftsperson, preferably in product design or a related field.

·       Good written skills and capable of writing technical reports.

·       Proficiency in CAD software such as AutoCAD, SolidWorks, OnShape, or similar tools.

·       Strong understanding of engineering principles, materials, and manufacturing processes.

·       Familiarity with Quality Control (QC) processes and metrology techniques.

·       Ability to prioritise tasks, manage time efficiently, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

·       A portfolio showcasing previous design drafts, projects, or relevant work samples is desirable.

·       Experience with BOM and PDM management.

·       Experience with metrology tools and measurement systems and techniques.

·       Experience with creating technical documentation including Inspection Reports.


Our campus is designed to create an atmosphere which reflects our love of cutting edge technology, collaboration, and our deep connection to music, film and all things audio. Our production facilities are cutting-edge and are constantly expanding as we increase our capability with new manufacturing technologies and processes.

RØDE’s investment in our in-house capability is aggressive, unmatched in the industry. Our plant boasts the finest technologies in metal engineering and production, Surface-Mount Technology electronics production, military grade finishing, plastic-injection mould manufacture, and a brand-new, best-practice toolmaking facility. 

If you are interested in pursuing a unique opportunity to work with one of the most exciting, forward-thinking companies in Australia, inspiring millions of people around the world to realise their creative vision, apply today. We want you!

RØDE values diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from people of all genders, ages and backgrounds.