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Metropolitan Utilities District Computer Aided Drafting Tech I in United States


DATES POSTED: 09/17 - 10/29/2021

Job Title:

Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) Technician I

Entry Wage:



Engineering Design

Standard Wage:





Mon-Fri; 1st Shift

Reports To:

Supervisor, Drafting or Senior Design Engineer Compliance

Job Code:


General Position Responsibilities:

Under direct supervision, prepare CAD drawings for gas and water facility construction, enter record information into the Geographic Information System (GIS). The CAD Technician I must successfully complete all training and proficiencies prior to the end of a thirty-two (32) month training period, in order to be recommended for advancement to the position of CAD Technician II.

Minimum Requirements:

  • A certificate from a college or trade, vocational or technical school indicating completion of a computer-aided drafting and/or design course of study, or the equivalent. At least two (2) years of relevant MicroStation or AutoCAD work experience, as primary job duty, may offset the educational requirement.

  • At least one (1) year of cumulative MicroStation or AutoCAD work experience within the last two (2) years.

  • Proficiency with MicroStation or AutoCAD, attention to detail and ability to translate communicated information onto CAD drawings.

  • Geographic Information System (GIS) course work and/or work-related experience preferred.

  • Ability to learn new or upgraded computer software as required.

  • Ability to accept written and verbal instruction; revise and update CAD drawings in collaboration with engineers.

  • Efficiently and effectively speak, read, comprehend and write English.

  • Experience and skill in operating various specialized software and office equipment including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office, large format printers, plotters, copiers, scanners and phone systems.

  • Ability to communicate with and assist internal and external customers/co-workers professionally, regardless of provocation.

  • Ability to work overtime, including weekends as required.

  • Ability to work professionally and efficiently, with increasingly limited supervision for extended periods.

  • Work is primarily performed in an office setting amid normal conditions of dust, odors, fumes, office lighting and noises.

  • High school diploma or General Education Diploma (GED).

  • Employees in this position are covered under the Department of Transportation Drug and Alcohol testing provisions. This includes random testing.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Read and interpret maps and engineering drawings, especially as they pertain to gas and water facilities.

  • Prepare layouts and CAD drawings for gas and water main construction from instructions, marked prints and sketches, as requested.

  • Enter record information from proposed and as-built drawings, completion reports, service cards, and various other record sources into the District's GIS.

  • Learn the District's CAD and GIS standards, requirements and procedures to continually improve personal CAD and GIS skills.

  • Research District and other records to obtain relevant information to include, but not limited to, report discrepancies/variances found and facilitate changes as directed.

  • Clearly communicate gas and water facility record information (in various forms and by various means) to District personnel and outside agencies.

  • Copy and file various engineering records for various purposes.

  • Comply with and understand all pertinent District policies and procedures.

  • Train in the duties of, and advance toward progression to, CAD Technician II.

  • Perform various other duties as assigned.

An Equal Opportunity Employer “Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation"