ABBTECH Professional Resources, Inc. Drafter 3 in Joliet, Illinois

Drafter 3

Location: Joliet, IL


The main function of a drafter is to prepare detailed drawings of architectural and structural features of buildings or drawings and topographical relief maps used in civil engineering projects, such as highways, bridges, and public works. A typical drafter utilizes knowledge of building materials, engineering practices, and mathematics to complete drawings.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop detailed design drawings and specifications using computer-assisted drafting (CAD) equipment

  • Coordinate with and consult other workers to design, lay out, or detail components and systems and to resolve design or other problems.

  • Analyze technical implications of architect's design concept, calculating weights, volumes, and stress factors.

  • Build landscape, architectural and display models.

  • Coordinate structural, electrical and mechanical designs and determine a method of presentation to graphically represent building plans.

  • Draw rough and detailed scale plans for foundations, buildings and structures, based on preliminary concepts, sketches, engineering calculations, specification sheets and other data.

  • Obtain and assemble data to complete architectural designs, visiting job sites to compile measurements as necessary.

  • Calculate weights, volumes, and stress factors and their implications for technical aspects of designs.

  • Determine quality, cost, strength and quantity of required materials, and enter figures on materials lists.

  • Draft plans and detailed drawings for structures, installations, and construction projects such as highways, sewage disposal systems, and dikes, working from sketches or notes.


  • Creativity, verbal and written communication skills, analytical and problem solving ability.

  • Team player and detail oriented.

  • Basic mentoring skills necessary to provide support and constructive performance feedback.

  • Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

  • Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology.

  • Knowledge of relevant computer application, such as CADD (Computer Aided Design and Drafting).


High School diploma or equivalent and minimum 5 years of demonstrated professional experience OR, Associates degree in related curriculum and minimum 2+ years of professional experience.

ABBTECH is an EOE/Minorities/Women/Disabled Individuals/Veterans