Construction Drafter

Teichert, Inc.

Fresno, CA

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Position Description

Purpose
The purpose of this role is to provide efficient and effective technical and administrative support for the Estimating function. Specifically, this role provides accurate and timely quantity take-offs, calculations, material control, bid deliveries, and other technical and administrative duties as assigned.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Actively supports estimating goals and objectives through completing technical/ administrative projects on time and accurately, providing ongoing support, and proactively resolving challenges and issues.  
- Collaborates across department and supports consistent technical practices and administrative procedures.   Adheres to policies, procedures, and standards that protect the company’s interests.
- Promotes and protects Teichert Construction values including diversity, teamwork, fair work environment, and respect of others in order to maintain a “team” spirit within the business unit and on project teams; works and cooperates with other disciplines within business unit.
- Promotes and protects the community perception of Teichert.
- Provides essential assistance in the preparation of project proposals through: 
Interpreting construction project designs and drawings to calculate material quantity requirements (i.e. take-offs) for one or more disciplines (earthwork volumes, underground utilities, material, and topside improvements). 
Researching historical data used in estimating function and compiling relevant data for uses in bid proposal estimates.
- Contributes to the smooth operation of the Estimating function through day-to-day activities such as picking up plans, delivering bids, making copies, and archiving plans.
- Checks bid proposal forms for accuracy.
- Performing clerical duties such as setting up and maintaining department files for inclusion in bid proposals.   Maintain files of working documents for back-up to estimating figures.   
- Provides support and assistance, as needed and during peak times, such as helping with GPS modeling.
- Builds and maintains positive working relationships with internal and external customers.   Maintains a favorable impression of the company with external customers through professional and courteous interactions.
- Gathers feedback and continuously makes improvements to work processes, practices, and equipment.
- Assists in achieving a zero injury culture through supporting safety programs and actively participating in appropriate safety meetings and training sessions to maintain a safe, healthy work environment and meet corporate safety standards.
- Completes internal administrative organization and documentation, including project logs, files, records and reports pertaining to Engineering Services function.   
 
Qualifications and Requirements

Education:
- High School diploma or GED.   Trade school or technical AA degree a plus

Experience & Industry Expertise:
- On the job training
- Prior drafting and construction experience a plus

Specific Job Requirements:
- Successful completion of a pre-employment drug, alcohol, and background investigation
- Valid Driver’s License
- Ability to preserve confidential and proprietary information and successfully avoid conflicts-of-interest
- Current on all company required safety training
- Knowledge of drafting and ability to read and interpret blueprints preferred
- Knowledge of geometry and basic trigonometry
- Ability to utilize computer aided systems and equipment to calculate material quantity requirements
- Knowledge of company’s Standard Operating Policies and Procedures
- Ability to consistently appear for work on time
- Ability to work authorized overtime as required

Competencies:
- Relationship Management
- Business Acumen
- Communications
- Organization and Management
- People Development
- Technology:   Microsoft Office, AutoCAD, AGTEK  
- Technical competence in construction

 

Notices
Teichert is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers all applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other protected status.  Teichert is an E-Verify Company.   
 
Notice to Staffing Agencies 
Teichert, Inc. and its subsidiaries ("Teichert") will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to Teichert, including unsolicited resumes sent to a Teichert mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to Teichert employees, or to Teichert’s resume database will be considered Teichert property. Teichert will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume. Teichert will consider any candidate for whom an Agency has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Agency free of any charges or fees. Agencies must obtain advance written approval from Teichert’s recruiting function to submit resumes, and then only in conjunction with a valid fully-executed contract for service and in response to a specific job opening. Teichert will not pay a fee to any Agency that does not have such agreement in place. Agency agreements will only be valid if in writing and signed by Teichert’s Human Resources Representative or his/ her designee. No other Teichert employee is authorized to bind Teichert to any agreement regarding the placement of candidates by Agencies.