CAD Operator

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  • Mechanical Principal CAD Operator
  • Commensurate AutoCAD experience is also welcome, and we will expect some measure of training for the qualified candidate.
  • Applicants shall be able to work with minimal supervision to provide quality, accurate and timely CAD drafting support for complex mechanical piping designs.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Review assigned projects with engineering team
  • Provide project research, basic design layout and possible design options, as needed
  • Provide project labor estimates for drafting services and create CAD drafting project timelines
  • Interface with other design and engineering staff, as required
  • Prepare complex CAD mechanical piping drawings
  • Create project bill of materials, as necessary
  • Prepare final plan sets for delivery of:
- AFB (approved for bidding) drawings
- AFC (approved for construction) drawings
- Final As-Built Records
  • Attend meetings with design staff to report on status of project(s)
  • Provide on-site field measurements/investigation, unsupervised
  • Provide quality review for mechanical CAD drafting work, performed by others, internally and/or externally
  • Utilize CAD drafting standards, file management and drafting techniques, prepared by the gas transmission drafting group

General Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • High school diploma
  • Minimum of 5 years CAD experience (Microstation V8i/Descartes preferred, AutoCAD background will be considered)
  • Firm understanding of plan and section views
  • Firm understanding of Microsoft Word and Excel software programs
  • General understanding of Microsoft Access database programs
  • Must possess a valid Michigan driver's license and personal vehicle
  • Must be able to interpret and/or prepare field sketches and photographs
  • Must have excellent command of the use of reference files within CAD software
  • Must have excellent command of the use of raster images within CAD software
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be able to manage workload for multiple concurrent projects
Mechanical Qualifications:
  • Minimum of 5 years of mechanical piping experience including firm understanding of welded, flanged and threaded process piping assembly and installation
  • Firm understanding of P&ID's (Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams)
  • Complete understanding of isometric and schematic drawings
  • Ability to provide basic design layout for fabrication details