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JO – 4004 Drafter

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.
Principal Accountabilities:
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
2. Specialization
 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
company needs
 Trains all applicable personnel in the use and application of ASI drafting standards

Required Qualifications:
 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

Desired Qualifications:
 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.

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