Job Title: CAD /Tech Detail Field Support/Administrative
Reports To: Senior Project Manager
Chicago construction firm 80+ years. This job goes beyond generating simple CAD drawings, including building lasting relationships.
Uses CAD equipment to provide support to Project Managers by preparing routine layouts, detail drawings, assembly drawings, sketches & diagrams. Details to include all views and dimensions necessary for construction. Make copies of drawings and maintains information regarding changes to database. Makes simple decisions but refers most questions/problems to Engineers or Supervisor. Solid understanding of drafting techniques and familiarity with Engineering terminology. Mechanical aptitude with ability to complete basic mathematical calculations. Familiarity of CAD/BIM equipment and relationship of CAD to BIM.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Uses computer assisted design/drafting (CAD) equipment and software to develop designs.
Create and revise construction drawings (detail and system drawings).
Makes final sketch of proposed drawing, checking dimension of parts, materials to be used, relation of one part to another, and relation of various parts to whole structure or project.
Utilizes knowledge of various, engineering practices, mathematics, building materials, and other physical sciences to complete drawings.
Drafts detailed multiview drawings of construction details.
Draws finished designs from sketches.
Responsible for maintaining an organized file system per our current set up.
Collate submittals for projects and send out to appropriate clients.
Communicate with QA, Engineering, and Manufacturing regarding new and revised prints.
Work closely with all project managers, estimators, supervisors and foreman on projects.
Correspond clearly and timely with clients and vendors on questions regarding drawings and/or other issues. Must be able to articulate clearly via emails, phone and on site meetings.
Learning and understanding roofing and waterproofing product lines.
Maintain warranty paperwork/documents on projects.
Understanding and being able to answer/resolve technical issues. Take action to resolve operational problems and minimize delays.
Distill relevant information from architectural, structural and landscaping drawing sets.
Develop original details which demonstrate a clear understanding of the archirect’s design intent while simultaneously communicating our own design intent.
Communicate how roofing/waterproofing systems are installed with respect to surrounding trades. This includes: phasing, chemical compatability, protection, repair, and all manner of good practices.
Submit RFI’s to reduce liability and prevent gaps in scope.
Paperwork for all warranties and closeout documentation.
Must have a car to get to jobsites.
Ability to make site visits to projects for field verification, project meetings on site. Ability to climb stairs or ladder.
Other administrative duties as needed.
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s preferred with 2-4 years relatable experience. Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school with minimum 3-4 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
College degree in Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) and math., and/or equivalent experience and training on CAD.
• Proficiency in AutoCAD
• Proficiency Sketchup
• BIM experience not required but helpful
Construction background and Project Engineer a plus.
Experience in construction, roofing/waterproofing drawings and understanding of materials a plus.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports, operating instructions and correspondence using proper grammar. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers, general contractors, architects or employees of organization.
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
High skill level in CAD software. Skilled in PC usage and associated software including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, and Powerpoint. Ability to learn new graphic software to compliment the presentation of new SolidWorks designs. Field verify whether our installations meet standards set in our drawings. Provide technical support throughout design and installation phases.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee frequently is required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.
Ability to make site visits to projects. Climb stairs or ladder.
WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
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