Architectural Drafter Job Description

Architectural Drafter Job Description

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Architectural drafter provides support to construction supervision team and oversees landscape and other architectural construction services.

Architectural Drafter Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Prepares and modifies architectural documents, elevations, sections, details, in AutoCAD Architecture and/or Revit, utilizing Building Information Modeling (BIM)
Accurately model components from cut sheet to Revit families with information
Develop a detail material schedules in Revit for estimating and procurement teams
Use third party plug-ins/software to converts files from Revit to CNC program files
Manipulate/translate various digital file formats in order to create useable CAD/Revit drawings
Working with client FTP sites to download CAD drawings and Revit models together with project deliverable uploads
Assist in Revit development of standards
Assist in clash detection of Revit models
Develops solutions to technical and design issues following established standards for the Regional Product Library
Manages and produces site-specific residential permit plans for submittals to various municipalities, ARB’s / HOA’s, and homeowners’ requests coordination with truss designers and structural and mechanical engineers

Architectural Drafter Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Education for Architectural Drafter

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the architectural drafter job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Associate and Bachelor's Degree in Drafting, Architecture, Associates, Construction, Technical, Design, Education, Environmental Design, Interior Design, Architectural Technologies

Skills for Architectural Drafter

Desired skills for architectural drafter include:

Architectural and structural components of buildings
Architectural and engineering practices and procedures
Residential plans and construction drawings
Residential construction drawings
Revit
ADA/ANSI accessibility codes
Construction materials and methods of installation
Residential building
Zoning
AutoCAD

Desired experience for architectural drafter includes:

Intuitive thinking required, in order to convert a sketch package into a thorough set of construction documents
Maintain South Region Plan Vault and file management, including regional base plan sets, divisional and municipality specific plan sets, the Regional Construction Detail Book
Assemble multi-family townhome buildings, elevations and slab plans, including step-downs, offsets, details, sections, national, divisional, and municipality codes
Work with division purchasing and construction teams to develop construction details, value engineering efforts, and Energy Star/Green design changes
Redline marketing brochures for accuracy
An entrepreneurial work environment that encourages creativity and innovative ideas from every level

Architectural Drafter Examples

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Architectural Drafter Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of architectural drafter. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for architectural drafter
  • Analyzing architectural plans, specifications, and design of appropriate product installations to insure structurally sound and water tight installations
  • Reviewing project requirements and work with architectural engineers regarding engineering analysis of Pella products
  • Communicating with all levels from product teams, engineers, and to customer service
  • Documenting to insure drawing quality control and accuracy
  • Supports the Manager – Aviation Planning and Sr
  • Maintain all databases associated with as-built drawings, gate layouts, and other planning documents
  • Create and update all standard documents needed to support the development of specific airport facilities required to support our customers
  • Prepare the technical drawings for aviation related projects in support of the Aviation planner, including gate layouts
  • Assist the airport affairs team with assessing new station space needs
  • Prepare architectural and engineering drawings, including schematic sketches, layout perspectives, and detail drawings on CADD systems
Qualifications for architectural drafter
  • Bachelor's or Associates degree in Architecture, Environmental Design, or a related field
  • Service-oriented mindset with a team player attitude
  • In process of obtaining Bachelor's or Master's degree in Civil Engineering, Aviation Planning, Design, or Architecture
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer without sponsorship now or in the future
  • Obtain measurements and assist in design calculations
  • Assist with project administration, program summaries and project reports
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Architectural Drafter Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for an architectural drafter. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for architectural drafter
  • Utilize both the manual and computer-based AutoCAD
  • Create 3-D drawings of each floor using Revit
  • Assist in preparation of specifications and perform other related work as required
  • Assist with the development & support of CADD standards
  • Assist with the training and orientation of intern and temporary drafters
  • Provide general and administrative support to the office operations
  • Provide the necessary updated plans per home contract for the permitting process
  • Facilitate changes required by state and county codes
  • Provide lot fits and pool fits when applicable
  • Order all field sets for construction
Qualifications for architectural drafter
  • Proficiency working with MS Office Software (Excel, Windows, PowerPoint)
  • Enrolled in N.C.A.R.B
  • Associates degree in Drafting or Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Engineering or Construction preferred
  • Knowledge of residential construction techniques, construction documents, building codes and CAD concepts is a plus
  • Software Skills – Word, Excel, and ACAD required
  • Purchasing and supply chain experience is a plus
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Architectural Drafter Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of architectural drafter. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for architectural drafter
  • Create marketing floor plans
  • Assist sales department with homeowner redraws
  • Work under the direction of Lead Engineer and Project Managers to develop construction document packages
  • Read architectural and MEP plans and Specifications
  • Create custom shop drawing for components that need to be fabricated
  • Create a complete production drawings of each product type for the shop floor
  • Works closely with all departments to ensure that the drawings convey the correct information and are error free
  • Check and make corrections to drawings and models from mark-ups
  • Will work closely with Project Manager and Lead Engineering Manager to review and meet project goals
  • Assist in create Visual Operating Procedures
Qualifications for architectural drafter
  • Experience with and knowledge of general home building construction practices is preferred
  • Knowledge of the use of a PC and Microsoft Office Suite programs
  • Degree in architecture or construction related fields
  • Experience in an M/E/P, Architectural
  • Multidisciplinary building systems experience a plus (Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing & Fire Protection)
  • AutoCAD Certified Professional certificate
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Architectural Drafter Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for an architectural drafter. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for architectural drafter
  • Experience with AutoCAD and Revit Software
  • Creating and updating CAD drawings of data centers, telecommunications spaces, industrial facilities, and other physical infrastructure installations
  • Properly maintaining the revision levels of drawings
  • Keeping drawing templates up-to-date
  • Meets with other departments to determine requirements of projects
  • Find discrepancies & coordinate between CSAMEP drawings
  • Daily drafting of sold and “spec” single-family-detached homes - produce permit-ready, full architectural plan sets to internal standards
  • Incorporate community specific elevation and architectural features as chosen by the buyer
  • Incorporate selected structural and design package options into the lot - specific plans
  • Incorporate any approved Custom Option items to the plan set
Qualifications for architectural drafter
  • Knowledge of residential plans and construction drawings preferred
  • Revit Certified Professional certificate
  • Excellent Revit and CAD drafting skills and drawing aesthetics
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills essential for team-based working
  • Must have good follow through and self-implemented Quality Control measures
  • Able to utilize MS Office, Adobe and Bluebeam package software would be useful
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Architectural Drafter Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of architectural drafter. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for architectural drafter
  • Using provided lot topography information, show appropriate stair configurations both internal and external to the dwelling
  • Submit final drawings to the Structural Engineer and incorporate relevant structural design information into the final plan set
  • Incorporate changes from City plan reviews as needed and resubmit
  • Create lot-specific details as needed
  • Create Plot Plans showing house and driveway siting compliant with City setback and other plot conditions and/or restrictions
  • Communicate with field Superintendents regarding plan questions or suggestions for improvement/clarity
  • Responsible for drawing Pella product elevations and installation details
  • Carrollton, TX (Dallas, TX)
  • Execute meeting with clients to meet their needs of their purchase
  • Visits sites to ensure quality of work and accuracy in plans
Qualifications for architectural drafter
  • Expert level of 2016-2017 AutoCAD
  • 2+ years production experience in AutoCAD Architecture required
  • Proficiency in using and in designing in AutoCAD
  • Knowledge of 3D CAD applications (Inventor, Solidworks, Unigraphics, ProEngineer, Revit)
  • Knowledge of telecommunication equipment, connectivity, and operations
  • Understanding of the AIA Standards

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