CAD Technician
MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions - Seattle, WA

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To provide the optimum value for our customers' investments while assuring the growth of our company and the people who contribute to its success.

Philosophy: It is a condition of employment for all MacDonald-Miller employees to understand, accept, and support the company business philosophy and operating guidelines.

BRIEF TASK DESCRIPTION

A CAD Technician is responsible for assisting detailing and field personnel in creating presentation drawings, design drawings or shop drawings. These drawings represent the concepts and details of several disciplines including HVAC, plumbing, piping and electrical controls. A CAD Technician works from sketches, models, and verbal information supplied by sales personnel, designers, engineers and/or detailers to determine the most appropriate views, detail drawings, and supplementary information needed to complete projects. Assignments regularly require the use of mathematical calculations and research involving precedents, manufacturers’ catalogs, and technical guides. A CAD Technician resolves most problems with moderate supervision. A supervisor or design originator may suggest methods of approach or provide advice on difficult problems. A CAD Technician runs copies and plots of working drawings as required. S/he also assists with other miscellaneous support tasks when assigned. The CAD Technician reports to the Detailing Manager.

The CAD Technician is accountable for the following:
  • Learn, practice, and use vocabularies related to each MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions discipline
  • Be aware of current building codes and current industry practices
  • Become proficient with computer hardware and software used by MacDonald-Miller
  • Establish and maintain a solid rapport with co-workers and other departments
  • Understand and utilize MacDonald-Miller

  • ’s duct and pipe routing practices Understand and follow general flow of information through MacDonald-Miller Become familiar with the operation and depiction of all types of mechanical systems Read and comprehend all trades’ drawings and documents
  • Constantly learn and improve CAD, BIM and IPD skills
  • Provide accurate estimated completion times for assigned work
  • Visit construction job sites to relate work on drawings to installed product
  • Exercise complete compliance with MacDonald-Miller’s CAD Standards
  • Understand, accept and support MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions’ Operating Guidelines, Operational Beliefs & Customer Commitment
  • Perform additional tasks as assigned
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

The candidate must possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
  • Competent understanding of AutoCAD 2012
  • Two-year degree in CAD or Drafting studies or minimum 4 years equivalent related work experience
  • Strong visual LISP programming skills
  • Ability to read a submittal and 3D model that submittal with 100% accuracy, including connectors and BIM information
  • Self-sufficient in Microsoft products such as Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Fluent in advanced 3D geometry creation and manipulation
  • Have strong mathematical, mechanical and conceptual aptitude
  • Possess strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-motivated and possesses objective-based work philosophy
  • Ability to consistently set goals and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently or in a team atmosphere
  • Ability to adapt to flexible responsibilities
  • History of good employment attendance

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

The candidate must possess and be adaptable to the following physical abilities and working conditions:
  • Coordinate the movement of your eyes, hands or fingers
  • Work skillfully with hands
  • Ability to see and hear well (either naturally or with correction; no color blindness)
  • Speak clearly
  • Ability to sit for long periods of time
  • Constant computer screen use
  • Must be capable of working extended hour days when job/business needs demand

EMPLOYEE BENEFIT PROGRAM

MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions presently provides employee coverage for:
  • Medical, dental, vision for employee {coverage available for dependents for shared premium}
  • 401k retirement plan including Company match
  • Holiday, vacation, and sick leave compensation
  • Disability income protection
  • Employee and Dependent Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (Childcare)
  • Employee Assistance Program

OTHER INFORMATION
  • Please read all pages of this job description. If you are interested and feel you are both qualified and capable of filling this position, please fax (206) 768-4199 or e-mail hr@macmiller.com your resume to Human Resources. Your resume or application is reviewed prior to setting up a personal interview, so please make sure your resume is up to date. If you do not have a resume, you may fill out an application at the address listed above.
  • MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a non-smoking facility. MacDonald-Miller is also a drug and alcohol free workplace and tests all new hires (subject to and in accordance with union bargaining agreements).
  • MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. This information is kept completely confidential, is obtained only after a candidate is hired, and will not be used to pre-screen any job applicant.
  • This job description is a general description of essential job functions. It is not intended as an employment contract nor is it intended to describe all duties someone in this position would perform. All employees of MacDonald-Miller are expected to perform tasks as assigned by MacDonald-Miller supervisory/management personnel regardless of job title or routine job duties.

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