AutoCad Drafter
California Institute of Technology - Pasadena, CA

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California Institute of Technology

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Job Summary
Under minimal supervision, will support the Caltech Facilities Operations & Maintenance Department by preparing As-Built drawings using AutoCAD. Will produce complex technical drawings using notes, symbols, blocks, legends, dimensioning and other standard engineering components.

Job Duties
Creates and updates electronic AutoCAD drawing files to provide "as-built" documentation of Caltech's facilities from project documents & drawings, sketches, shop drawings, and/or field verification.

Produces complex technical drawings of existing facilities systems (electrical, mechanical, piping, etc.) for use in ongoing facilities operations.

Facilitates field verification of utilities and equipment within Buildings, Central Plant, Laboratories, and Tunnel environments.

Coordinates drawings across multiple disciplines (e.g. electrical, mechanical, plumbing, architectural, etc.)

Manages development of drawings within Caltech's document management electronic database system.

Works closely with Caltech Designers, Drafters, Project Managers and Engineers to ensure design accuracy.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications
Must have an Associates degree or equivalent experience (equivalent experience is equal to a High School Diploma/GED plus 2 years of relevant experience)

Must have a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in AutoCAD within the facilities, electrical, mechanical and piping trades.

Must be able to read, understand, and interpret architectural/engineering design documents and drawings; including common notes and symbols, particularly within electrical, mechanical, and piping engineering trades.

Must be able to climb ladders up the heights of 10 feet, navigate confined underground tunnel spaces, and lift a minimum of 25 lbs.

Proficient in 2012 or later versions of AutoCAD with a strong understanding of AutoCAD standards.

Ability to visually compare design drawings, or other engineering documentation, to ascertain relevance, accuracy, and age for development of As-Built drawings.

Capacity to understand and apply computer and software operations, instructions, and procedures as well as create/annotate drawings with a very high degree of accuracy with high throughput and minimum supervision.

Must use problem solving and critical thinking skills to effectively create detailed documents/drawings with fragmented information.

Solid understanding of drafting techniques and engineering terminology including title blocks, symbols, legends, dimensioning, and other standard engineering components.

Have good working knowledge within AutoCAD related to layer management, blocks, paper space, model space, view ports, and x-refs, as well as usage of drawing scales as they relate to text, dimensions, lines, viewports, plotting, plot scales, pen tables, etc.

Must be proficient with Microsoft Office.

Preferred Qualifications
AutoCAD Certification (with verifiable credentials) preferred.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: jobs.caltech.edu

Caltech is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, Minorities, Veterans and Disabled Persons are encouraged to apply.

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