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Position Summary: A Drafter will work individually and as part of a team to develop and execute revisions from the VP-Engineering, Structural Engineer and the Drafting Leader. 

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Prepare full and accurate structural drawings.
  • Provide Bill of Materials to the Engineering Data Coordinator.
  • Coordinate and monitor the construction plan review process to ensure accurate drawings.  Make modifications and changes as required.
  • Maintain and update drawings and files as required throughout the life-cycle of the construction project.

 Required Education:

  • A two-year degree in Architectural or Engineering Computer Aided Drafting or an equivalent combination of education and experience in the field. This position will also require a good working knowledge of the software listed below:
    • Autodesk: AutoCAD 2014 and DWF Compressor
    • Adobe Acrobat Reader
    • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
    • Computer, fax machine, telephone, calculator, printer, plotter, and copier

Work Expectations:

1. Communication: The ability to take initiative to express oneself clearly in conversations and interactions with drafting leaders, engineers, designers, project managers, etc.

2. Information Gathering: The ability to identify the information needed to clarify a situation, seek that information from appropriate sources, and use skillful questioning to draw out the information, when others are reluctant to disclose it.

  • Identifies the specific information needed to clarify a situation or to make a decision.
  • Gets more complete and accurate information by checking multiple sources
  • Probes skillfully to get at the facts, when others are reluctant to provide full, detailed information
  • Seeks out the appropriate people to discuss questions in person

3. Initiative: Identifying what needs to be done and doing it before being asked or before the situation requires it.

  • Goes above and beyond without being asked
  • Does more than what is normally required in a situation
  • Takes independent action to change the direction of events

4. Flexibility: Openness to different and new ways of doing things; willingness to modify one’s preferred way of doing things.

  • Is able to see the merits of perspectives other than his/her own
  • Demonstrates openness to new organizational structures, procedures, and technology
  • Switches to a different strategy when an initially selected one is unsuccessful
  • Demonstrates willingness to modify a strongly held position in the face of contrary evidence

5. Technical Expertise: Demonstrates the required knowledge to effectively perform drawing tasks

  • Continues to educate oneself on drawing techniques and procedures

6. Ability to meet deadlines: Completes work with urgency and dedication to meet established timelines

  • Demonstrates a commitment to completing drawings by set timelines
  • Balances quality with speed