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AutoCAD Technician in Austin, TX at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 4/16/2019

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    Austin, TX
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Job Description

Job #:  958366

Position: AutoCAD Technician (Engineering Technician I)

Location: South Austin, TX

Rate: $22/hr

Length: 1 year contract

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Preferred candidates will have:
- Advanced skill in creating and updating CAD drawings
-Experience with document management systems (Meridian, EDMS, etc.)
-Proficiency with PDF creation and modification
-Proficiency with printers and scanners

Job Description:

At an entry level, performs drafting and/or engineering support duties.  This position develops competence by performing structured work assignments and receives instruction, guidance and direction from supervisor, manager and/or more experienced colleagues.  This position focuses on either drafting or engineering support duties, or performs a combination of the following duties. 

  • Reads and interprets engineering drawings, construction drawings and other technical information
  • Using computer-aided design software and equipment, prepares detailed engineering drawings, maps and graphs from provided materials such as previous drawings, layouts, detailed sketches and standard references. 
  • Clearly indicates revisions. 
  • Files drawings and drawing update documentation according to standard procedures.
  • Assists in drafting solicitation documents using established procedures, formats and templates to support procurement and contract activities. 
  • Assists with field and/or office research related to field measurements, historical engineering drawings, equipment databases, microfilm, inventory, electronic document management system (EDMS) records and other technical records to design equipment and layouts, as well as to produce equipment ratings and facility statistics. 
  • Field research may involve various physical activities.
  • Prepares basic specifications, materials and fixed capital unit (FCU) lists. 
  • Assists in setting up work orders and requisition entries. 
  • Performs data entry in the departmental engineering database.
  • Prepares basic reports related to projects, work plans, equipment, assets and budgets. 
  • Assists with preparing more complex reports.
  • Operates equipment, such as plotters, printers, copiers and scanners.
  • Gathers engineering information by traveling independently to various locations (substations, power plants, water systems, etc.) as necessary. 

This general overview only includes essential functions of the job and does not imply that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instruction and to perform any other job-related duties requested by supervisor or management.

Knowledge, skills and abilities: 

  • Knowledge of engineering principles
  • Knowledge of computer-aided drafting principles, standards and techniques
  • Knowledge of electronic document management systems (EDMS)
  • Knowledge of work management systems
  • Basic skill in computer-aided drafting
  • Basic skill in reading and interpreting diagrams and prints
  • Basic skill level in office productivity applications (such as email, word processing, spreadsheets, etc.)
  • Skill in reading and interpreting technical information
  • Skill in the use of test equipment and/or other specialized tools
  • Skill in analyzing and solving problems
  • Skill in verbal and written communication
  • Skill in operating plotters, printers, copiers and scanners
  • Ability to perform accurate data entry
  • Ability to work in a team environment

Minimum qualifications: 

One or more years of experience interpreting technical drawings/documents and performing technical analysis or drafting using computer-aided design software.  A degree in computer-aided design guidelines for certain years of experience. To use AutoCAD efficiently and with quality. To be able to multitask several project. To work well with engineers and team members. Understand computer hardware and printers

Desired Skills:

Good work ethic

Positive attitude

Ability to take initiative

Not afraid to ask questions

Experience with GIS software

Required certifications:

At least a 1 yr certificate in AutoCad;

Architectural, Civil, Mechanical, or Electrical









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