Todd & Sargent, Inc. Engineering Drafter in Ames, Iowa

Position Summary: A Drafter will work individually and as part of a team to develop and execute revisions from the VP-Engineering, Structural Engineer and the Drafting Leader.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Prepare full and accurate structural drawings.

  • Provide Bill of Materials to the Engineering Data Coordinator.

  • Coordinate and monitor the construction plan review process to ensure accurate drawings. Make modifications and changes as required.

  • Maintain and update drawings and files as required throughout the life-cycle of the construction project.

    Required Education:

  • A two-year degree in Architectural or Engineering Computer Aided Drafting or an equivalent combination of education and experience in the field. This position will also require a good working knowledge of the software listed below:

  • Autodesk: AutoCAD 2014 and DWF Compressor

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader

  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)

  • Computer, fax machine, telephone, calculator, printer, plotter, and copier

Work Expectations:

  1. Communication: The ability to take initiative to express oneself clearly in conversations and interactions with drafting leaders, engineers, designers, project managers, etc.

  2. Information Gathering: The ability to identify the information needed to clarify a situation, seek that information from appropriate sources, and use skillful questioning to draw out the information, when others are reluctant to disclose it.

  • Identifies the specific information needed to clarify a situation or to make a decision.

  • Gets more complete and accurate information by checking multiple sources

  • Probes skillfully to get at the facts, when others are reluctant to provide full, detailed information

  • Seeks out the appropriate people to discuss questions in person

  1. Initiative: Identifying what needs to be done and doing it before being asked or before the situation requires it.
  • Goes above and beyond without being asked

  • Does more than what is normally required in a situation

  • Takes independent action to change the direction of events

  1. Flexibility: Openness to different and new ways of doing things; willingness to modify one’s preferred way of doing things.
  • Is able to see the merits of perspectives other than his/her own

  • Demonstrates openness to new organizational structures, procedures, and technology

  • Switches to a different strategy when an initially selected one is unsuccessful

  • Demonstrates willingness to modify a strongly held position in the face of contrary evidence

  1. Technical Expertise: Demonstrates the required knowledge to effectively perform drawing tasks
  • Continues to educate oneself on drawing techniques and procedures
  1. Ability to meet deadlines: Completes work with urgency and dedication to meet established timelines
  • Demonstrates a commitment to completing drawings by set timelines

  • Balances quality with speed