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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.


  • 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.


  • 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.



  • 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.


  • 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.