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Mechanical Principal CAD Operator

Detroit, MichiganPEAK Technical Staffing USA


Provide quality production CAD drafting support for semi-complex to complex projects, utilizing Bentley Microstation V8i Select Series 3, as our primary CAD software, along with Bentley Descartes software for raster editing.

Typical Assignments:

  • Review proposed project scope with Designer.
  • Provide labor estimates of drafting services for assigned projects.
  • Provide on-site field measurements/investigation, unsupervised, as necessary.
  • Provide production drafting services to create new, or edit existing CAD drawings, adhering to CAD drafting standards, drafting techniques & file management practices.
  • Create or update project bill of materials, as necessary.
  • Provide self-check of updated Final As-Built Records prior to QA checks (performed by others).
  • Attend project meetings to report on status of CAD drafting involvement.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma.
  • Minimum of 5 years CAD experience (Microstation software experience is preferred, AutoCAD experience is also welcome and we will expect some measure of training for the qualified candidate).
  • Firm understanding of plan and section views.
  • Firm understanding of Microsoft Word and Excel software programs.
  • General understanding of Microsoft Access database programs.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license to operate a vehicle in the State of Michigan.
  • Must be able to interpret and/or prepare field sketches and photographs.
  • Must have excellent command of the use of reference files and raster images within CAD software.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
  • Must be able to manage workload for multiple concurrent projects.

Mechanical Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years of mechanical piping experience including firm understanding of welded, flanged and threaded process piping assembly and installation.
  • Firm understanding of Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs).
  • Complete understanding of isometric and schematic drawings.
  • Must have a basic understanding of electrical power and control wiring.

Job Specifics:

  • Contract length, expected to be 24 Months+.