Architectural and Construction
Architectural firm in search of a Project Architect(Preferably licensed) with 2-5+ years of experience.
General job description includes:
Nominal responsibilities • Space Planning of simple and/or small spaces • Design and Planning of simple structures • Development of Predesign information including programming, cost estimating and blocking diagrams • Coordination and clarification of scheduling and due dates relative to work underway and pending • Layout of floor plan drawings, elevations and sections from preliminaries • Research of Materials, Finishes, Precedents and Typologies • Layout of Systems Furnishings using nominal and actual dimensions • Development of outline specifications describing design intent • Completion of given tasks in a timely manner • Communication of completion of tasks to supervisor and peers • AutoCAD/Revit drafting of pre-drawn or sketched information
• Field verification of as-built conditions • Translation of field notes into CAD drawings • Printing and Photocopying • Site and building photography • Clerical Tasks such as maintaining technical and job binders and files • Basic product research and recommendation • Involvement in the preparation of Construction Documents through door, window, frame, finish and fixture schedule input Hatching, texturing, and finish up entourage on presentation drawings
Advanced responsibilities • Expected to learn fast and become productive within three to six months of hiring • Limited Client/User contact and dialog • Development of Project Manual and associated “front-end”, specifications and input by consultants
• Coordination Professional Consultant information with Design – S, M and E engineers, LA’s, Civil engineers, Cost Estimators, etc. Establish deadlines and take responsibility for thorough completion of project items by established deadline
Qualifications: • Working knowledge of Windows and/or Macintosh operating systems • Working Knowledge of Revit, AutoCAD, Adobe CS, Microsoft Office Suite; Sketchup required. General organizational skills and time management skills • Presentation preparation skills – printing, copying, cutting, paste-ups, hot gluing, spray gluing etc. Working understanding of building construction and design principles • Working understanding of IBC and State Building Code, including accessibility requirements • Hand sketching, Hand Rendering and Hand Drafting skills along with basic model building skills Knowledge of Design and Architectural History
MDS Staffing is seeking an experienced Architectural Drafter to fill a work from home position.
Our customer will provide the work station, software, etc. The ideal candidate will be seasoned, somewhere around 10+ years of experience, or equivalent aptitude. The candidate can be located anywhere, but someone NW of the cities is preferred, ideally in the Monticello to Brainerd to Alexandria triangle.
Our customer is an architectural drafting service based in southern Minnesota. They do drafting work for Architects and General Contractors, and, also some design work for private clients. They currently have around 10 employees, with 4 or 5 small office locations. The owner has family and often is visiting lake country, so he’d like to expand up NW of the cities…but this is not required. They used AutoCAD primarily, but would be interested in candidates proficient with Chief Architect for residential or Revit for commercial. This firm does a 50/50 split of residential and commercial construction, and also a 50/50 split of new construction and remodel or tenant improvement. Pay rate of $23-28/hr (paid as a salary) and six paid holidays. They currently have “unlimited” vacation, with a policy that you can take as much time off as you want…as long as you are getting the work done and are a productive employee. They currently do not offer health insurance.
Should business grow in the NW metro, there is potential for a small physical office to be established also. With that, aptitude or interest in leadership would be a plus. Self-motivation and good work ethic are a must.
Assembler- Architectural and Acoustical Products company in search of an assembler to assemble products according to specifications.
Previous assembly work preferred. Must be mechanically inclined. Must be reliable.
Drafter- Architectural and Acoustical Products company in search of an AutoCAD drafter.
The Drafting Specialist reports to the Shared Services Manager and is responsible for providing
technical resource support to all company drafting.
Drafting Specialist Job Purpose: The Drafting Specialist works closely with the Project Management,
Estimating, Quality Assurance, Research and Development, and Sales departments. The Drafting
Specialist is responsible for overseeing and coordinating drafting activities from beginning to end. The
Drafting Specialist understands full scope of company products from design to installation. This role maintains
and enforces drafting standards, and is a junior to senior position geared toward leadership.
1. Technical Support
Defines and maintains drafting and drawing practice standards
Develops CAD training content as required for support staff, as well as drafting
Develops and updates drafting libraries, including standard details
Researches new technologies to provide accurate and current CAD advice
Redlines drafting and review all developed drawings prior to submission to project manager
Sets up and develops new project drawings according to company drafting standards
Communicates with project management to coordinate efforts and optimize processes
Understands and know the project deliverable schedule
Supports set up of workstations for all drafting activities
Supports personnel in day to day CAD activities and concerns as required
Creates project panel schedules and coordinate with drawings prior to submittal
Develops and maintains templates for all companies, as demanded
Assesses drafting needs and verify completion of tasks and drawing requests
Designs and draft CAD solutions to project specific conditions and custom details
Attends phone conferences with project managers to assess project requirements
Identifies opportunities for BIM development within product lines
Collaborates with Marketing to expand the digital library of details and downloadables
Assists in upkeep of repository websites (Autodesk Seek, Arcat) to ensure content is current
and up to date, and identify needs trending in competition
Supports drafting load for projects as required
Communicates with repository websites (Seek, Arcat), to ensure content is current and up to
date, and identifies needs trending in competition
Creates training content for CAD/BIM applications and conducts inhouse training
Hosts daily Drafting Meeting with Project Management and Design and Engineering
Attends webinars, conferences, and other events to acquire latest knowledge in technology
Manages the daily load of Associate Drafting Engineers, Drafting Engineers, Sr. Drafting
Engineers, and Project Managers
Collaborates with Research and Development on new product design
Develops routines and macros for AutoCAD to increase productivity
Reviews and approves production drawings for Associate Drafting Engineers, Drafting
Engineers, Sr. Drafting Engineers, and Project Managers
Manages licensing information for all CAD/BIM software
Assesses, coordinates and delegates drafting load based on current departmental and
Trains all applicable personnel in the use and application of ASI drafting standards
Associates Degree in Architectural Drafting, Design and Drafting, or related field
Minimum of four years of AutoCAD experience (2010 and up)
Minimum of two years of professional experience in construction related field
Detail oriented with a strong sense of timeliness and customer service
Highly organized and able to work constructively with customers, peers, and vendors
Proficient in reading architectural/design and mechanical plans
Problem-solving, listening, conflict management, and time-management skills
Exceptional communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills
Creative, self-energized, self-starter, innovative, analytical, and team player
Fluent in Microsoft Excel, Outlook, Office 365, and Bluebeam
Able to communicate through hand-sketches
Working knowledge of metric system
Working knowledge of Sheet Set Manager (AutoCAD), Viewports, and Layer Management
Fluent in Autodesk Inventor and Autodesk Revit
Open to learning company’s processes, tools, and systems
Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, Mechanical Engineering, or related field
Proficient in SketchUp and other sound modeling software
Understanding of CNC programming and processing
Working Conditions and Conduct: Office environment, limited personal phone calls, appropriate and
professional language. Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. Travel
as needed. Job site and vendor visits are expected.
Industrial-Electrical Designer-National electrical design, build, and maintenance firm in search of an industrial-electrical designer for commercial power and lighting using Revit and Blue Beam.
Must have electrical background.