Drafting/CAD Technician II

Job ID: BH105584

Category: CAD Technician

Industry: Manufacturing - Agriculture / Heavy Equipment

The Telecom CAD/GIS Technician will use computers to create and manipulate geolocated maps for optical fiber telecom network designs using CAD/GIS software and a combination of pre-existing GIS data and field survey data. These maps will be used by Design Technicians and Engineers to create detailed optical network designs and bills-of-material to assist internal and external customers in making vital decisions about major projects and drive deployment of projects.

The CAD/GIS Technician will use technology to generate base maps for complex projects. These will typically be 2D maps with extensive annotation. The CAD/GIS Technician must have strong computer skills and intermediate knowledge of design software including AutoCAD and GIS platforms such as ESRI or QGIS.

Communication is also an essential part of CAD/GIS design. Using the computer generated maps, The CAD/GIS Technician must work with Design Technicians and Engineers to assist in setting timelines, budgets, and in making decisions regarding materials that will be used to complete projects.

The CAD/GIS Technician must have the ability to quickly learn products, engineering standards, field practices, and the materials used to convert a plan into reality.

The CAD/GIS Technician may be required to assist in field survey work from time to time using GPS-based data collection equipment such as Trimble or IKE. Other survey equipment such as measuring wheels and range finders may also be used.

CAD/GIS Design Technician Responsibilities:

  • Use software to create maps to be used in complex projects.
  • Collaborate with others to assist in establishing timelines and budgets, as well as solve problems.
  • Ability to quickly gain knowledge of the industry, standards, and materials.
  • Ability to assess information to assist in developing creative solutions.
  • Ability to research and learn tools and procedures independently.

. CAD/GIS Design Technician Requirements:

  • Associate degree (strongly preferred) or equivalent experience.
  • Exposure to civil engineering a plus.
  • Sit for extended periods of time and use hands to operate computers.
  • Intermediate experience with AutoCAD (AutoCAD Civil 3D experience preferred).
  • Intermediate experience with a GIS platform such as ESRI or QGIS.
  • Ability to learn the use of electronic and mechanical field survey equipment.
  • Ability to make decisions independently.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to collaborate with others to solve problems.
  • Competent in mathematics and ability to learn industry information.
  • Some travel may be required. If travel is required will only be local.

The Planet Group of Companies is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.


Charlotte, NC