CAD Operator Job Description

CAD Operator Job Description

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CAD operator provides expertise and counsel in areas of engineering definition requirements, supporting procedures and Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Engineering Tools.

CAD Operator Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Prepare electrical systems drawings such as floor plan layouts, riser diagrams, electrical interconnections drawings and installation termination drawings
Receive project assignments from project engineers or operations manager
Maintain project drawing files, and associated records and documentation
Track and maintain as-built drawings
Prepare submittal documentation
Maintain project drawing files, associated records and documentation
Establishes and maintains an organized file system for As-Built Drawings
Converts existing construction drawings to computer-aided design/drafting software
Communicates with Project Management, Space Planning and Move Management for CAD needs
Manages and reports space allocation data, including business presence and archiving

CAD Operator Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for CAD Operator

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: NICET, CAD, OSHA

Education for CAD Operator

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the CAD operator job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Associate and Bachelor's Degree in Associates, Technical, Drafting, Education, Engineering, Design, Science, Drafting Technology, Arts, Computer

Skills for CAD Operator

Desired skills for CAD operator include:

Proper engineering layout techniques
Proper steel detailing
Structural components and design methods
Residential design and construction
Computer aided drafting system standards
Practices and techniques
Excel
Mathematics in the preparation of drawings
Word
Cartography

Desired experience for CAD operator includes:

Proactively monitors space allocation data and changes
Provides allocation data in accordance with client Space Allocation Process
5-8 years of experience of which at least 2 years within the Middle East
Familiar with project work flow concepts
Proficiency in Microstation an advantage
Projects are assigned by the CAD Department Manager

CAD Operator Examples

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CAD Operator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of CAD operator. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for CAD operator
  • CAD Department Manager, and Lead CAD Operators (CAD -4) will provide coaching and direction
  • Develop CAD deliverables and ensure that they are complete, and accurate
  • Read and interpret design drawings
  • Coordinate construction documents with client, when requested
  • Review constructability and feasibility of construction details
  • Review shop drawings for constructability and compliance with design documents
  • Generate material takeoffs from 2D and 3D CAD data
  • Someone out of school with some experience and trainable
  • Plan, layout and revise detailed mechanical parts, assemblies, and installation engineering drawings from basic layouts, established references, and standard data such as structures, devices, mechanics, electrical, or electronics
  • Utilize computer-aided design equipment and/or graphic tools such as, IDEAS and SOLIDWORKS, CAD, CAM or CATIA
Qualifications for CAD operator
  • Proficient computer skills in Windows based software and MS office 2000 or higher
  • Must have a fundamental understanding of low voltage systems
  • Would consider entry level CAD candidates IF they have other experience to offset, such as they are proficient in Microsoft Office or have a proven high level of experience with low voltage systems (such as they worked for a security contractor or even have a fundamental understanding of how low voltage works)
  • Complete details of major layout drawings prepared by others in accordance with standard engineering drafting practices
  • Determine scaling
  • Prepare specifications for parts lists, assemblies, and installations
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CAD Operator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of CAD operator. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for CAD operator
  • Contribute design modifications to improve quality of product or facilitate manufacturing operations
  • Follow all job specific safety rules department/company safety rules
  • Preparation of Drawings shall also include detailed Trackwork and its associated component drawings such as turnouts, Typical and detailed cross sections, track characteristics drawings
  • May prepare pattern generating or artwork tapes for mask fabrication and operates plotters to obtain circuit drawings
  • Responsible to remain current in CAD techniques, drawing principles, applicable state of the art engineering design software applications
  • Participates in determining specifications necessary for layouts and drawings
  • Individual shall possess a minimum of two (2) years of experience in AutoCAD
  • Understands reference/model file concept for preparation of facility construction drawing package
  • Able to manipulate multiple reference/model files to prepare specific discipline plan drawing and section/details
  • Able to work independently, with a minimum or no supervision from the engineer
Qualifications for CAD operator
  • Not satisfied with status quo
  • More along with electrical or mechanical construction, not electronic board layouts
  • Ability to learn ticket clerk job
  • Proficiency in Computer Aided Design – Auto CAD
  • Bachelor Degree from accredited college or university (Not mandatory)
  • Possess knowledge of project management techniques using AutoCAD, Microsoft Project Manager
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CAD Operator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of CAD operator. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for CAD operator
  • Proficient with MicroStation
  • Checks the validity of drawing contents prior to adding to the inventory
  • Ensures the proper filing of drawings
  • Provides copies of drawings upon request
  • Reformats drawings for electronic archiving
  • Accepts incoming drawing packages from Drafting Coordinator
  • Scans hardcopies to PDF to preserve the signatures
  • Uploads scanned files into ProjectWise software
  • Matches PDF files to their corresponding file
  • When no hardcopies are provided, creates PDF files from stored folder when directed the project is complete
Qualifications for CAD operator
  • Architectural Design Experience
  • 1+ year of experience with progressive responsibility in CAD and/or drafting with certificate or degree
  • They must be good at multi-tasking, as they handle several tasks related to techinical analysis at the same time
  • 6+ yrs experience of progressive responsibility in CAD and/or drafting with a related degree
  • Must be familiar with industry practice and standards
  • AA Degree in related discipline and two (2) years of related experience
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CAD Operator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a CAD operator. 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 CAD operator
  • Create Test Chamber CAD drawings prepared from building architectural drawings
  • Assist with CAD drawings related to engineering projects and new equipment designs
  • Prepare and revise test chamber drawings for mock-up tests as required using AutoCAD
  • Provide AutoCAD sketches as required for test reports and engineering reports
  • Work with CAD systems creating, modifying and releasing drawings
  • Observe test chamber construction and/or testing to gain knowledge and experience for chamber design purposes
  • Assist with tests per ASTM and AAMA test methods upon request
  • Respond quiclkly to equipment ot process issues
  • Perform every job on the line
  • Relieve everyone for breaks
Qualifications for CAD operator
  • Supervisor or design originator may suggest methods of approach or provide advice on unusually difficult problems
  • This worker may occasionally interpret general designs prepared by others to complete minor details, may provide advice and guidance to lower level drafters or serve as coordinator and planner for large and complex drafting projects
  • Must be computer savvy and a fast learner
  • 8 plus years of Computer Aided Drafting experience, knowledge of ProjectWise (a suite of software aimed at helping "manage, find, and share CAD and geospatial content, project data, and Office documents), and Microstation (a CAD software product for 2- and 3-dimensional design and drafting) are required
  • Good oral communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills, demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team, are prerequisites
  • Must be able to meet client security requirements
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CAD Operator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of CAD operator. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for CAD operator
  • Accepts incoming drawing packages from the Drafting Coordinator
  • May be tasked with maintaining files in the WSA regional databases, or elsewhere within the program
  • 5 plus years of Computer Aided Drafting experience, knowledge of ProjectWise (a suite of software aimed at helping "manage, find, and share CAD and geospatial content, project data, and Office documents), and Microstation (a CAD software product for 2-dimensional design and drafting) are required
  • Use Microstation and AutoCAD to produce 2D drawings and 3D models for documentation of civil engineering and infrastructure projects
  • Produce plans for site/land development, grading, drainage, street improvements, site utilities, and civil structures
  • Navigate and manage large number of reference files on large scale project
  • Follow CAD standards and applicable codes
  • The CAD/Revit Operator performs technical tasks in Revit and AutoCad software
  • A qualified candidate will be working with office and project staff to prepare BIM models of new and existing electrical systems within commercial buildings
  • These models are used to provide project coordination with other trades, dimensioned shop drawings for prefabrication and field installation, takeoffs using Revit Schedules, assist with preconstruction efforts, and as-built record drawings
Qualifications for CAD operator
  • CAD designer in electromechanical systems
  • Experience in interfaces with other systems, especially with civil workKnowledge of railway systems, available equipment and
  • High school diploma and 5 years of job-related experience or equivalent
  • Requires Drafting/CAD software experience
  • Assignments regularly require the use of mathematical formulas to draw land contours or to compute weights, center of gravity, load capacities, dimensions, quantities of material
  • Using CAD, Micro Station and Civil 3D draws and letter charts and diagrams for the presentation of various statistical data

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