Architectural Draftsman Job Description

Architectural Draftsman Job Description

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Architectural draftsman provides general oversight of architecture group technical practices, standards and documentation; abilities include a complete understanding of building materials and systems, methods of construction and the integration of building envelope, core, structure and services.

Architectural Draftsman Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Check dimensions of materials to be used and assign numbers to lists of materials
First and foremost, bring your integrity and customer service every day
Draft complex custom millwork and metal fixture details
Our professional environment requires a high level of verbal and written communication skills
Merge consultant CAD plans into N.M
Prepare Construction Document Details for New Commercial Construction, Additions & Renovations
Create visual guidelines for construction purposes
Explain concepts to construction workers
Draw rough and detailed scale plans for foundations, buildings and structures, based on preliminary concepts, sketches, engineering calculations, specification sheets and other data
Prepare cost estimates, contracts, bidding documents and technical reports for specific projects

Architectural Draftsman Qualifications

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

Education for Architectural Draftsman

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the architectural draftsman job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Associate and Collage Degree in Associates, Drafting, Architecture, Education, Technical, Communications, Fine Arts

Skills for Architectural Draftsman

Desired skills for architectural draftsman include:

Architectural and structural components of buildings
AutoCAD and experience in drafting site plans
Building plans and elevations
Commercial hardware
Construction materials and methods of installation
Design techniques
Drawings and models
Methods and tools involved in the construction

Desired experience for architectural draftsman includes:

Manage residential projects
Making construction analysis
Making technical drawings
Prepare building plans together with the customer and tailor them to delivery plans
Updating knowledge by studying new product descriptions
Making Flat roof slope drawings and calculations

Architectural Draftsman Examples


Architectural Draftsman Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for an architectural draftsman. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for architectural draftsman
  • Participating in key specifier trainings to help share effective/new solutions to the specifiers’ community and provide product education and advice
  • Verify and model existing conditions
  • Work with Design Managers to create schematic design, design development, and construction drawings
  • Provide drawing support for minor design requests
  • Assist scheduling the development of projects
  • Be aware of projects as they are planned, developed, and constructed
  • Coordinate drawings with outside consultants
  • Serving on the Revit/BIM Committee
  • Remain informed on industry trends and related new technologies that could benefit the department
  • Establish and maintain drafting and modeling best practices for the department
Qualifications for architectural draftsman
  • 4-6 years of experience working in a professional office
  • Self-motivated, organized, professional, and able to handle multiple work assignments
  • Committed to the success of project teams
  • Associates degree or certification
  • Associates Degree in CAD Drafting or related field
  • Certification as a Construction Document Technologist (CDT) from the Construction Specifications Institute(CSI) or equivalent A/E certification

Architectural Draftsman Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for an architectural draftsman. 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 draftsman
  • Follow-up on progress for various projects and tasks to ensure overall objectives and timelines are met
  • Adhere to the Quality Management System and its processes to meet FDA 21 CFR 820, ISO 13485, and other applicable regulatory requirements
  • Researching initial zoning requirements for properties
  • Research and analyze zoning ordinances
  • Attend pre-application meetings with various municipalities
  • Prepare site plans
  • Check to see if projects to bid general contractors via CMAR/CM
Qualifications for architectural draftsman
  • Certification in Autodesk Revit is preferred
  • Proficiency with Autodesk Revit is required
  • Construction background is preferred
  • Occasional travel may be required to other locations, as necessary
  • Degree in Architecture, Planning, Communications, Education or related field
  • Knowledge or experience in reading and evaluating zoning ordinances, building codes, applying for variances, rezoning permits

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