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Reference # : 17-04869 Title : CAD 3
Location : Spokane, WA
Position Type : Contract
Experience Level : Start Date / End Date : 12/04/2017 / 12/08/2018  
Description
NOTE: See Additional Position Information document (attached) for supplemental information regarding specific requirements for the advertised position.

Education, Experience, Job Training:
? Training and/or Associate Degree and additional years of experience as indicated.
? 7-9 years of experience

Summary: The contract worker shall provide onsite drawing support for the subject organization?s design packages. The contract worker will be expected to:
? Provide quality design, layout, and production of engineering, civil, architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical, electronic and/or fiber optic drawings.
? Perform necessary research using existing facility, standards, plan & profile, hardware, civil, and survey drawings.
? Assist in pre-engineering calculations and research in order to control product reliability and accuracy for engineering, technical, and commercial applications.

Typical Tasks may include but are not limited to:
? Produce drawings using computer-aided drafting equipment or conventional drafting stations, technical handbooks, tables, calculators, and traditional drafting tools, such as boards, pencils, protractors, and T-squares.
? Consult with engineering staff and other personnel to discuss and interpret design concepts, determine requirements of detailed working drawings and resolve problems.
? Review rough sketches, drawings, specifications, and other engineering data received from engineers to ensure that they conform to design concepts.
? Draft plans and detailed drawings for structures, installations, and construction projects, working drawings, wiring diagrams, charts, forms and records based on preliminary concepts, sketches, engineering calculations, specification sheets and other data.
? Draw master sketches to scale showing relation of proposed installations to existing facilities and exact specifications and dimensions.
? Coordinate structural, electrical and mechanical designs and determine a method of presentation to graphically represent construction plans.
? Measure factors that affect installation and arrangement of equipment, such as distances to be spanned by wire and cable.
? Assemble documentation packages and produce drawing sets which are checked by an engineer or an architect.
? Review completed construction drawings for accuracy and conformity to standards and regulations.
? Determine quantity of required materials, and enter figures on materials lists.
? Obtain and assemble data to complete designs, visiting job sites to compile measurements as necessary.
? Locate files relating to specified design project in database library, load program into computer, and record completed job data.
? Examine electronic schematics and supporting documents to develop, compute, and verify specifications for drafting data, such as configuration of parts, dimensions, and tolerances.

Specific Tasks may include, but are not limited to:
? Perform duties essential to the preparation of engineering design drawings for Civil, Line Design, Substation Design, Telecommunication Design, Fiber Optic Design, including details, assemblies, installations, minor layouts, and parts lists.
? Organize and analyze drawings prior to setup and discuss project complexity and time estimates with technical and supervisory personnel.
? Perform assignments requiring expertise in computer-aided drafting using MicroStation CAD Software, including 3D.
? Perform sub-system user file management within CAD systems, such as plotting, printing, storage and retrieving and returning drawings from ProjectWise.
? Complete special projects such as various installation diagrams, structure modifications, design drawings, standard hardware details and others as required.
? Assist with various administrative duties, such as engineering record maintenance which includes keeping switching files updated, obtaining new drawing numbers, inputting drawing information into the organization?s CAD database at the various stages of the CAD process, and completing necessary forms to submit final drawings to central records.
? Check all CAD and manually drafted drawings and other documents for drafting accuracy and completeness; making necessary corrections before review by engineers and technicians.
? Create designs from engineers? idea notes and rough sketches through use of electronic files, drawing stick files, and central records vault.
? Maintain a thorough familiarity with industry and BPA standards as needed.
? May be assigned to maintain CAD Templates, including the Template database and associated SharePoint site.

Skills:
? Successful completion of AutoCAD Training. Additional MicroStation Training is highly desirable.

Typical Work Activities may include any of the following:
? Drafting, Laying Out, and Specifying Technical Devices, Parts, and Equipment ? Providing documentation, detailed instructions, drawings, or specifications to tell others about how devices, parts, equipment, or structures are to be fabricated, constructed, assembled, modified, maintained, or used.
? Interacting With Computers ? Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to set up functions, enter data, or process information.
? Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards ? Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
? Communicating with Management, Peers, or Co-workers ? Providing information to management, co-workers, and peers by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
? Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge ? Keeping up-to-date technically & applying new knowledge to your job.
? Thinking Creatively ? Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
? Getting Information ? Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
? Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships ? Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
? Processing Information ? Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
? Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work ? Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish work.

Knowledge ? The specific position may require any or all of the following:
? Design ? Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
? Engineering and Technology ? Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science & technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
? Computers and Electronics ? Knowledge of electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
? Mathematics ? Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

Skills ? The specific position may require any or all of the following:
? Active Listening ? Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate.
? Time Management ? Managing one's own time and the time of others
? Active Learning ? Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
? Reading Comprehension ? Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
? Critical Thinking ? Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
? Mathematics ? Using mathematics to solve problems.
? Judgment and Decision Making ? Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
? Coordination ? Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
? Complex Problem Solving ? Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

Abilities ? The specific position may require any or all of the following:
? Oral Expression ? Ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
? Oral Comprehension ? Ability to read, listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences or in writing.
? Written Expression ? Ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
? Information Ordering ? Ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
? Problem Sensitivity ? Ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
? Deductive Reasoning ? Ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
? Inductive Reasoning ? Ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

Work Styles
? Integrity/Initiative ? Being honest and ethical; a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
? Attention to Detail ? Being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
? Cooperation/Concern for Others ? Being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude; being sensitive to others' needs & feelings, being understanding & helpful on the job.
? Dependability ? Being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.

SCA Crosswalk: Drafter/CAD Operator III