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Drafting Technician

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This position requires the production, updating, and maintenance of construction plans, details, and brochures of the homes the company builds. The successful candidate is expected to have a good working knowledge of the currently used version of AutoCAD and a meticulous eye for detail. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, the ability to meet with customers, subcontractors, and other departments to review plans are also requirements for this position.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Produce detailed working drawings of all homes.
  • Change and modify existing plans as needed.
  • Produce brochure quality plans and elevations for the Sales Dept..
  • Work closely with the Purchasing Dept. to produce permit, bid, and construction sets of plans quickly and accurately.
  • Maintain accurate records of changes on plans for each customer.
  • Meet with customers, contractors, and other departments to review plans and implement changes and corrections.
  • Maintain status reports on a daily basis.
  • Produce subdivision maps and plot plans from digital files.
  • Send and receive digital files to printing and advertising companies as needed.
  • Ensure that plans meet with current standard features, specifications, and building codes.
  • Continuous and ongoing inter-departmental projects and cross-training.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Occasional site visits to homes under construction.
  • Meet with building officials and plan checkers when needed.
  • Design of changes, plans, and elevations.
  • Assist other staff members with special projects as requested.
  • Comply with the requirements of the Wallen Builders Quality Assurance System Manual.

 

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS

  • High School Diploma, or equivalent.
  • Completion of a Computer Aided Design Program, or 5 years recent AutoCAD experience.
  • Previous construction and/or architectural drafting experience.
  • Ability to read and understand architectural plans, truss engineering, and applicable building codes.
  • Computer applications: AutoCAD, MS Word, Excel, and Outlook.

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Must be able to work on computer, sitting the majority of the time.
  • Driving to model homes, homes under construction, and building dept. offices may be required.