CAD Drafter

Full Time
Chicago, Romeoville
Posted 2 years ago

Overview of Position:

Draft 2D drawings in AutoCAD on various projects that are used by the field electricians throughout the duration of the projects.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Self-motivated; requires little direct supervision.
  • Knowledgeable and proficiency of AutoCAD drafting software, including Trimble.
  • Ability to read electrical plans & specifications, and familiarity with a variety of electrical systems and terminology.
  • Ability to handle several projects at the same time.
  • Knowledge of building components and systems.
  • Draft electrical designs, primarily using computer-aided design (CAD).
  • Collect and synthesize all data necessary for drafts.
  • Prepare documents.
  • Review accuracy and ensure the quality of deliverables.
  • Meet deadlines.
  • Work closely with BIM Coordinator and Engineer throughout the construction process.

Specific Responsibilities & Tasks:

  • Assist Project Executive, Project Manager & BIM Manager in compiling as-built drawings for multiple projects.
  • Coordinate and communicate with Project Executive, Project Manager, BIM Manager and field Foreman to resolve issues.
  • Use AutoCAD software to compile electrical coordination drawings and sketches for the duration of a project.
  • Compile dimensioned project coordination drawings that include, but are not limited to the following: electrical power racks, lighting racks, special system racks, junction box locations, light fixture locations per architectural drawings, engineer drawings, switchgear locations, floor box locations, etc.
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD and related software applications.
  • Well-developed technical abilities.
  • Sense of urgency to meet deadlines.
  • Expertise in collaboration.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite including SharePoint & Teams.
  • Keen attention to detail.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in construction, business, or a related field, is preferred.
  • 3-5 years of experience as a CAD Drafter – preferably in electrical industry.
  • Proven ability to solve problems creatively.
  • Strong familiarity with electrical symbols.
  • Experience seeing projects through the full life cycle.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, problem solver and extremely resourceful.
  • Proven ability to complete projects on a timeline.

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