Precast Drafter (Concrete Division)

Moorhead|Champlin|Brainerd, Full time

Precast Drafter



Employment Type: Full-Time                                         Experience: 2+ Years

Job Type: Precast Drafter                                              Manages Others: No

Licensure: None                                                            Required Travel: < 5% for training purposes

Education: Associates Degree Preferred                                                


General Characteristics:

  • Designs and prepares production and small-scale erection drawings utilizing standard practices, engineering, and project-specific requirements.
  • Designs and prepares electronic working plans, charts, and/or scale drawings for complex projects from observation, measurements, sketches, and specifications.

  • Prepares layouts, charts, detailed scale drawings, and material and equipment requirements from sketches, specifications, and standard layouts provided by customers, consultants, and/or departmental contacts.  

  • Maintains project flow, following target dates as established by the Team Lead.

  • Maintains job files; ensuring documentation exists to protect SSE’s interests and ensure job success.

  • Utilizes, develops, and maintains departmental standards and practices.

  • Communicates effectively to facilitate a superior project outcome.

  • Studies and comprehends engineer notes, charts, and markups and correctly conveys them in shop drawings.

  • Coordinates with all members of drafting team to make sure schedules are met.

  • Develops and generates CAD drawings; verifying all designs meet structural quality and design standards.


Technical Responsibilities:

  • Reads and understands construction drawings, specifications, and shop drawings.

  • Understands and accepts changes that are implemented to become best in class.

  • Applies general geometry and trigonometry skills.

  • Possesses strong detail-oriented skills that are needed in the design and production of precast concrete. 


Managerial Responsibilities:

  • None. 

Direction/Supervision Received:

  • Receives close supervision from a Team Lead on all aspects of the project.


Communication Skills:

  •  Ability to communicate effectively and tactfully with discipline personnel and office staff; must possess strong verbal and written communication skills. 

  •  Interpersonal communication skills to work in a team setting, as well as in 1-on-1 environment.

  • Ability to speak and understand English language fluently.



  •   Experience: 2+ years.
    •  Minimum of 2 years of experience in structural precast drafting. 
    •  Minimum of 2 years' experience using AutoCAD
    •  One (1) year previous experience working in an Architectural/Structural drafting or design-build drafting environment preferred. 
  •  Education: 
    •  High School Diploma or GED
    •  Associates Degree in Design or Computer Aided Drafting degree preferred but not required. 

Other Requirements:

  • Must be physically able to conduct field inspections and testing as assigned.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and have a satisfactory driving record.



  • Competitive Wages.

  • Paid Time Off and Holidays (if eligible).

  • 401(k) with Matching Funds (if eligible).

  • Discretionary Bonuses (if eligible).

  • Medical/Dental/Life/Disability Insurances (if eligible).


Environmental Conditions:

Office environment; field environment; construction site environment; exposure to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, gases, heat, cold, and inclement weather conditions when conducting field inspections and investigations.


Physical Conditions:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Position may require extended periods of sitting, standing, bending, and/or walking. Must be able to frequently move about and position self appropriately to complete role responsibilities. Position may require frequently lifting and/or carrying up to 20 pounds with occasional lifting and/or carrying of up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


SSE is an EOE company. We require proof of eligibility to work in the United States, an acceptable driving record, willingness to travel and periodically adjust personal schedules to meet project needs. In addition to our focused work performance goals, SSE strives to provide intangible benefits including: a fun, friendly, and family-focused environment. We enjoy a humorous office, golf, sporting events, barbeques, and more. We feel that the success of the company is not solely based upon business, but also greatly on the value and quality of life that it provides to its employees.

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