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Structural CAD Drafter/Detailer

Essential duties:

Read structural and architectural drawings, details and schedules

Use CAD 3D and AutoCAD Detailing System to build an accurate three dimensional model to allow generation of necessary shop documentation

Modify generated plans, details and drawings to efficiently communicate to shop and job site personnel

Communicate with Clients and Project Managers regarding detailing status, or potential questions or issues, and prepare, submit and interpret Requests for Information

Prepare drawing submittals, and update detailing model and shop drawings according to comments received from others

Coordinate drawings with other trades, such as joists and deck, and MEPFP

Coordinate with other detailers as needed

Travel to job sites when necessary to VIF all required measurements and assess field conditions for each project including taking written notes and/or photos for adequate documentation

Occasionally design/problem solve customized steel applications from hand drawn sketches

Ensure compliance with OSHA regulations to include health, safety, and welfare as appropriate

Other duties as assigned by Company Management


Required Skills:


5 years’ experience of Windows operating systems. Must be able to generate 3-D layouts/models using AutoCAD design software

Intermediate understanding of the structural steel fabrication and construction industries and standard construction practices

Understanding of AISC, OSHA, IBC and AWS codes, and when and how to apply them

Ability to read and interpret architectural and structural design drawings and specifications

Must have the ability to handle multiple and changing priorities, including good time - management skills and the ability to meet deadlines in a complete manner

Work as a part of a team and collaborate with colleagues

Strong mathematical skills, including basic algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and the ability to calculate figures and amounts, such as proportions, percentages, area, and circumference

Strong management, organizational, analytical and problem solving skills, and the ability to visualize structural components and assemblies

Ability to work with computers, including typing, reading reports, emails and navigating the internet to find information

Must be able to communicate clearly through written or verbal means whether in person or via phone or email

Minimum Qualifications:

3-5 years' experience in Engineering, Design, Architecture, or a related field

Strong understanding of MS Office, including Word, Excel, and Outlook

Language Skills

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Foreign Language skills are a major plus (particularly Spanish), or at least comfort level in overseas environments.

Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Database software; Internet software; Word Processing software;. SharePoint.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers, hands or feet; reach with hands and arms and talk. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus. Assignment involves significant overnight travel.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The primary work environment is an office setting. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

American Bridge Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and employment selection is based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. American Bridge does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, Veteran status or any other characteristics.

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