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.
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.
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
Communication: The ability to take initiative to express oneself clearly in conversations and interactions with drafting leaders, engineers, designers, project managers, etc.
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
- 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
- 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
- Technical Expertise: Demonstrates the required knowledge to effectively perform drawing tasks
- Continues to educate oneself on drawing techniques and procedures
- 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