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Architectural Drafter

Job Summary:

The Architectural Drafter will use an architects specifications to create detailed drawings for buildings and structures.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Oversees lower-level draftspersons and technicians and evaluates their work.


  • Uses computer-aided drafting (CAD) software to create full-scale and detailed designs of buildings and interiors from an architects rough drawings.
  • Studies building codes and regulations and determines how they will affect architectural designs.
  • Organizes structural, electrical, and mechanical designs.
  • Draws plans for foundations, buildings, and structures based on instructions provided by engineers and architects.
  • Visits jobsites to gather data needed to complete designs.
  • Determines the types of materials needed and calculates the quantity to be ordered.
  • Working with an architect, generates costs estimates, contracts, and other documents required for individual projects.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Extensive knowledge of CAD software and other architectural drafting tools.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Education and Experience:

  • Associates degree in Drafting required.
  • Three years of related experience required.

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to access and navigate all areas of construction sites.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.


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