Drafter/Estimator - Knight Wall Systems

Drafter/Estimator

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Job Summary:

To be successful in this position, a person must perform the job as a representative of the company and its products to all customers. In addition, they must learn to perform the job duties and responsibilities listed below while maintaining a positive working relationship with coworkers, customers and outside sales reps. This individual will ultimately work as part of a cellular team where the team’s objective is to provide extensive customer service that includes estimating, drafting and order management duties. The position requires a person with strong organizational and time management skills, along with the ability to clearly, thoroughly and efficiently communicate information to a variety of professionals, such as Architects, Engineers, Contractors, Salesmen and support staff. He or she must be comfortable making commitments and meeting commitments with often changing deadlines, using a positive solutions oriented attitude.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Drafting

  • Read, understand and interpret Construction Drawings and Specifications, in a variety of formats.
  • Learn and demonstrate an understanding of Division 7 commercial construction.
  • Learn and represent technical data of KWS along with industry related products.
  • Search, acquire and perform project documentation downloads.
  • Create and file electronic documents.
  • Prepare CAD drawings for projects from standard templates, blocks and models, based on input from the Project Manager.
  • Address reviewer comments on submittal documentation as applicable to drawings.

Estimating

  • Prepare electronic quantity take offs for the appropriate product from supplied drawings and specifications.
  • Prepare detailed Estimates for projects using estimating software (Epicor) and configurator.
  • Determine the proper system application for a given building project, often with minimal information or fully developed Construction Documents.
  • Document and clearly communicate any assumptions to the sales team and customers.
  • Assist Project Manager with administrative tasks.
  • Demonstrate confident, friendly and interpersonal communication via phone and email.
  • Demonstrate prompt follow-up on current/pending quotations and report status.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • An Associate’s Degree in Architectural Technology, Construction Management or similar field, or 2 years’ experience in Construction Estimating or Management.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook.
  • Experience with using AutoCAD and SolidWorks or Inventor.
  • Ability to read and interpret construction drawings and specifications required.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and math skills.
  • Good typing skills.
  • Must be goal and task oriented with a strong desire to meet or exceed customer expectations.
  • These foundational skills and background are key to learn and perform company specific tasks outlined above.

All applicants who live outside the state of Washington, please call us at 1.855.KWS.WALL or email your resume to hr@knightwallsystems.com.