CAD Drafter - Custom Cabinetry and Architectural Millwork

Anton Cabinetry Arlington, TX
This position is responsible for developing and modifying machine and product engineering drawings, layouts, sketches and diagrams for customized millwork product manufacturing and installation. This position is also responsible for discussing design concepts and requirements with Sales, Manufacturing and Project Managers, and modifying or refining designs to conform to client specifications, production limitations, functionality, cost effectiveness or changes in design trends. This position researches production specifications and alternative product materials, and itemizes production requirements. This position monitors output during millwork manufacturing for compliance with specifications, quality standards, safety and aesthetics. Proficiency in the use of drafting instruments and computer-aided design software, strong knowledge of millwork and/ or casework construction and production principles, techniques and materials, strong interpersonal, research and problem solving skills, and self-management, are required.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

* Discuss design concepts and requirements with Sales, Manufacturing and project managers; recommend design and material alternatives, and modify or refine designs to conform to client specifications, production limitations, functionality, cost effectiveness requirements or changes in design trends

* Research production specifications and alternative product materials and provide cost estimates

* Develop and modify machine and product engineering drawings, layouts, sketches and diagrams using drafting instruments, Company equipment and computer-aided design software. This process may include development of final drawings and instructions for manufacturing, specification of materials, and identification of part dimensions and the relation of various parts to the whole structure or project.

* Monitor output during millwork and/or casework manufacturing for compliance with specifications, quality standards, safety and aesthetics

* Maintain hard copies and CAD and database system files for drawings, per established Company and engineering standards

* Complete other duties as assigned

Essential Duties & Requirements:

This position requires the ability to multi-task and tolerate changes in priorities. The ability to use hands to operate office equipment, such as a computer and a telephone is also required. This position requires ability to think creatively, read, see, talk, and hear. Ability to research, evaluate and recommend alternatives is required. Ability to stand, sit, stoop and move from location to location is required. May be required to sit at a computer terminal for long periods. This position requires the ability to frequently lift and/or move items up to 25 pounds.

Desired Knowledge and Skills:

* Knowledge of computer-aided design software and principles

* Proficiency with AutoCAD software and Cabinet Vision Solid software

* Expertise with word processing, spreadsheet, database and graphic design applications

* Strong understanding of drafting and engineering principles, standards, and terminology

* Ability to read and develop blueprint-type drawings

* Knowledge of layout, shop drawing and construction drawing principles for customized commercial millwork and/or casework

* Ability to interact tactfully and effectively with a wide variety of individuals in person, via telephone and in writing

* Excellent organization skills and ability to work effectively, despite numerous interruptions and changing priorities

* Strong research, problem solving, decision-making and business reasoning skills, combined with attention to detail and accuracy

* Skill and accuracy with mathematical concepts and calculations

* 3 years or more experience with design, manufacture and construction of customized commercial and/or residential millwork and/or casework

* 3 years or more experience in drafting layouts, shop drawings and construction drawings for millwork and casework