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Electrical CAD Technician, Jr. (CAD Drafter I), Airfield Lighting

Electrical CAD Technician, Jr. (CAD Drafter I), Airfield Lighting

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AVCON, INC. is a Florida-based full-service engineering and planning firm established in 1988 specializing in airports, transportation facilities, and site development projects. As a growing firm, we continually look for talented engineers in the civil, structural, electrical, and mechanical disciplines. We have a staff of over 80 professionals headquartered in Orlando, Florida with regional offices in Niceville, Florida and Charlotte, North Carolina.

Our projects range from facility master plans to pavement evaluation and design, power distribution, building lighting and electrical systems design, airfield lighting, navigational aids, hangar developments, security and low-voltage electrical projects, roadway designs and traffic assessments, utility and storm water improvements, residential and commercial site planning, HVAC design and plumbing, fire protection, and structural design.

AVCON is the second largest engineering firm headquartered in Orlando according to the Orlando Business Journal 2015 Book of Lists. The firm has ranked within the top 20 of the Orlando Sentinel’s Top 100 Companies for Working Families seven years in a row.

AVCON transforms today’s ideas into tomorrow’s reality.



As part of a design team, the Jr. CAD Technician transforms initial rough product designs into working documents; reviews engineering drawings and designs to ensure adherence to established specifications and standards; has knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field; relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job; works under immediate supervision.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (may include but are not limited to):

  • Support the engineering team with CAD knowledge.
  • Develop CAD drawings for assigned department.
  • Create plans under direction from senior staff.
  • Technical development of contract plans and marketing exhibits.
  • Maintain project drawing files.
  • Create maps, graphs, charts, overlays, base drawings, details and sketches.
  • Complete red line mark-ups and address design comments related to the site layout and details.
  • Organize and prepare a variety of complex layouts and drawings from written or verbal specifications or from rough or detailed sketches.
  • Follow CAD standards for the project established by the client, firm, and industry.
  • Use basic quantity and geometry calculations in creation of drawings.
  • Perform mathematical calculations and quantity takeoffs.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • 0-2 years’ experience.
  • Working knowledge with AutoCAD.
  • Proficiency with MS Outlook, MS Excel, and MS Word.


  • Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with all levels of employees, management, and clients.
  • Ability to organize work, set priorities, pay attention to detail, and follow-up on assignments with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to maintain confidentially and protect privileged client information and documents appropriately.
  • Ability to work calmly and effectively in a high-volume office environment under pressure of heavy deadlines.
  • Knowledge of correct English usage including spelling, grammar, punctuation, and vocabulary.


  • Valid drivers’ license and maintenance of satisfactory driving record.


There are no supervisory responsibilities associated with this position.



Due to the collaborative nature of this position and accessibility for in-house client meetings, it is important that this position physically work in the office.



While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit for long periods of time. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to ten (10) pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.



Not applicable.



Work usually takes place in a clean, pleasant, and comfortable office setting.



Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.



AVCON, INC. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, AVCON complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment at every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.


AVCON expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of AVCON’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.