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Location: Fowler, CA
Education: High School plus CAD training, or equivalent experience
Contract type: Permanent At-Will
The Drafter – Detailer will be responsible for AutoCAD drafting of approval and permit drawings of steel building system projects as designed by company engineering staff. During the structural design phase, the Drafter – Detailer will be responsible for the creation of structural steel drawings and (if applicable) foundation plans for the project, coordinating engineering staff’s structural design with company standard procedures, details and fabrication capabilities, and resolving any special detail conditions specific to the project. The Drafter Detailer will also be responsible for detailing of steel building systems after the project has been released for fabrication, including creation of cut lists and shop drawings for welding, as well as bill of materials for sheet metal production. Throughout the process, the Drafter – Detailer must understand customer requirements by reviewing contract and other supporting documentation, as well as the cost of meeting those requirements within company capabilities. Responsibilities and Duties include, but are not limited to:
General and Administrative
Communicate effectively with the President, the Project Manager, and the Engineering Team, informing and updating them regularly to guarantee that company and customer objectives are met.
Comply with all OSHA and other safety requirements.
Follow systems and procedures outlined in company manuals.
Participate as a key team player by supporting operations as needed.
Sales and Marketing
Ensure overall performance is aligned with customer demands by continuous communication of potential issues with Project Manager and Engineering Team.
Support strategic sales plan and marketing strategies outlined by the sales team by assisting in the promotion of cost-effective customer-oriented solutions.
Diligently process drafting and detailing tasks with respect to customer requirements, scheduling and priorities.
Review contract and supporting documentation to ensure compliance with company and customer requirements.
Notify Project Manager of any necessary Request For Information (RFI) in a timely manner. Timely processing of all drafting and detailing tasks in close connection with Engineering Team.
Prepare all structural documentation for engineer’s seal, customer approval and/or production.
Review approved project drawings for customer changes prior to detailing.
Notify Project Manager of buyouts and special needs in a timely manner.
Fiscal Responsibility and purchasing
Develop knowledge of best practices, both internally and on job-site.
Research and recommend cost savings potential to management.
The Drafter – Detailer should have a minimum of High School diploma combined with applicable training general CAD operation, more specifically AutoCAD, or have equivalent experience. The Drafter – Detailer needs to have experience from the steel construction industry and be knowledgeable in engineering and drafting/detailing methods. Furthermore, the Drafter – Detailer must have good mathematical skills, pay strong attention to detail, be diligent in preventing errors, must be computer literate and current on new technology, hard working, a self-starter and a problem solver with proven time management skills and multi-tasking abilities. The person must be authorized to work in the United States without any restrictions.
The Drafter – Detailer is in an internal position of the company, with limited direct contact with the customer, but the position is critical in technical communication to the customer by means of structural drawings. The Drafter – Detailer also has frequent contact with our production department to find the most practical solution to a given problem from a fabrication and erection standpoint. The Drafter Detailer is in a strong position to influence customer satisfaction and our company prosperity ensuring that all company goals are met:
Guarantee satisfaction and value for our customers.
Contribute to a work environment that fosters pride in being part of a winning team and promotes personal growth.
Maintain personal productivity and quality standards that make possible attractive financial returns so that the company may continue to provide excellent service to our customers and ensure job security and career growth to our staff.
Appearance at all times must represent the company image. Work area may have fluorescent lighting and air conditioning and the daily work will include extended computer work involving use of keyboard and mouse. Occasional overtime may be necessary. The environment is fast-paced and subject to numerous schedule and priority changes and short notice activity.
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed. You will be expected to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties as requested by your supervisor.