Drafting Technician LEVEL II:
Required Skills: AutoCAD, Revit, Bluebeam, Microsoft Suites & Office 365
Years of Experience: 1-5 years with direct AutoCAD Experience
Salary Expectations: Rs. 35k – 100k (depending on experience)
Required Qualification: Engineering Graduate (electrical background will be preferred)
Job Timings: Evening Shift (4 pm – 12 am)
Job Type: Full-time
Reporting to the Engineer, this position provides the employee the opportunity to learn and apply drafting skills within the power systems area while working on actual projects. This position may report indirectly to a senior Draftsman.
- Will meet all the criteria of a Level I Draftsman and will have achieved proficiency in all of the areas of learning therein.
- Will have some understanding of AutoCAD, Revit, Bluebeam, and how to create, load, and modify custom menus and toolbars. Will be able to identify and work around basic computer and CAD problems to get the job done.
- Will share an increased responsibility for the accuracy of the shop drawings and markup including elevation tag lines, general notes, and the use of standard details.
- Will be responsible for learning the basics in the following areas: creating one-lines, wiring diagrams, and markups.
- Will be able to offer possible solutions to recognized problems and understand the use of the design questions log, sketches, and RFI’s (request for information) in resolving the problems.
- Will use their personal schedule to set daily and weekly priorities that allow them to meet the needs of their customer.
- Will have a good knowledge of the fileservers, WIKI, and intranet allowing them to store, track and retrieve information as well as research questions that arise.
- Will be aware of the Engineer’s Team role and what issues affect them and maintains a good line of communication with them.
- Will be able to represent their opinions honestly and clearly to all members of the group involved with the goal of reaching an economical and timely solution.
Goal: Delivering optimum drawings that are accurate, complete, error-free, and precise.
Drafting may be defined as a graphic means using lines and words to clearly and accurately convey how to construct the project. It is a process for preparing drawings to communicate ideas and instructions for others to follow. Therefore, accuracy and clarity are of paramount importance. Neither accuracy nor clarity should be sacrificed for the sake of expediency. Drafting involves a comprehensive knowledge of basic mathematics, ratio and proportion, and the ability of visualization.
Never UNDERRATE the importance of “Good Appearance” of a drawing.
Drawings are made primarily for our Clients. They are subject to review by people outside the office and we are eager to create a favorable impression with the Clients. Take care in producing correct drawings, check them thoroughly.
The quality of work can be strongly influenced by certain conditions:
- Frame of mind – good attitude
- Focus on the task at hand
- Organization of documents and folders
- Cleanliness of work area
- Respect for others, including team members
- Work to do:
- Obtain an assigned job number from Engineer or Office Manager and create a job folder per master job folder format.
- Sent set of drawings from Client copied to job folder.
- Plot out the site plan for the Engineer/Designer.
- Engineer/Designer will markup design, including Excel spreadsheet for linking.
- Draftsperson generates a set of drawings for review to Engineer/Designer (should be proofread, date, title, scale, and title block checked before submission) along with markups.
- Final review by Engineer/Designer.
- Make drawing revisions, plot, and send out to Client with transmittal.
- When drawings are ready to send out to Clients:
- Before sending drawings to clients, always prepare a transmittal with the appropriate date and job number and file in the job folder electronically and hard copy.
- Organize the working drawers into chronological sequence and file them in the appropriate flat file drawer (where applicable).
- Smaller working papers are to be placed in the job folder in accordance with Paragraph B.
- Changes per mark-ups provided by Owner/Contractor only. Add to all sheets the As-Built block.
- When the job is fully completed including construction:
- Clean and organize electronic files on the server.
- Old marked-up drawings shall be discarded.