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Associate Design Drafter - Engineering

Company: CareerLink
Location: Birmingham
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

4200 Jefferson Ave SW Birmingham Alabama 35221

Why Valmont

Welcome to Valmont, where a world of opportunity awaits. When you join our team, you become part of a passionate group dedicated to changing lives and conserving resources around the globe. We want problem solvers who roll up their sleeves to foster progress and innovation for all people. At Valmont, we provide infrastructure, irrigation, tubing and coatings to the world. We strengthen cities. We nourish croplands. We design, manufacture and coat. Our products and services make a difference. Join us, and BUILD YOUR WORLD.

A Brief Summary of This Position:
The engineering team supplies professional services for highway construction contractors across the United States and production drawings for Valmont metal fabrication plants. The company believes strongly in teamwork and cross-functional collaboration among all team members.

This is an individual contributor position in the Engineered Support Structures (ESS) division. This position requires very little travel or construction site visits. The incumbent reads and interprets customer order information. This position processes orders for production and customer submittal drawings, consistent with Valmont standard practices, in the moderate range of complexity. Limited customer contact may be required to aid the design/order process.

The Engineering Department is responsible for processing drawings for customers and the manufacturing facilities while maintaining the company objectives for quality and lead-time. This Individual Contributor role must interact with people in all departments in order to maintain good-natured and profitable relationships in inter-departmental communication.

The incumbent will, with required supervision, read and interpret customer specifications, plans and other order information to determine the format required to complete customer orders. He/she will be responsible for reporting any inconsistent, conflicting or missing customer information to the Drafting Manager.

The incumbent shall have knowledge of departmental and company goals, policies and procedures and the product lines represented. Deviations from these shall be minimal and only when beneficial to the department, division and company.

This position is important to the results of the department and the division. The incumbent is allowed to establish work routines and/or schedules, within company policies, in order to maintain efficient order flow. He/she may identify, recommend and help develop revisions to standard product designs, drafting procedures and systems to improve the department and the division.

Essential Functions:
Determine information from construction plans and field surveys
Create structure shop drawings for fabrication and field assembly
Determines changes, corrections and requirements to meet project demands
Makes sketches for use by other designers/drafters
Interpret specifications and standards and provide information to others so that customer requirements are met or improved
Check shop and field erection drawings for accuracy and completeness per project specifications
Coordinates with designers and project engineers daily to ensure drawings meet project requirements
Coordinates with key shop personnel to establish best practices on the shop drawings
Develop working knowledge of specifications: ASTM, AASHTO, AWS D1.1, AISC and various State DOT standards
Communicates with customers, both verbal and written, to resolve specification questions in preparation of drawings
Provides assistance a

Keywords: CareerLink, Birmingham , Associate Design Drafter - Engineering, Other , Birmingham, Alabama

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