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Drafting Quality Checker

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JOB TITLE:
Drafting Quality Checker
LOCATION:
Pittsfield, MA.
NEXT HIGHER MANAGER:
Construction Project Manager
Unistress Corporation (****specializes in the cost-effective, innovative design, manufacture and construction of precast concrete structures for buildings, parking garages and bridges. Foremost amongst its competitive differentiators is a highly-engaged, customer-centric workforce. The company is experiencing a period of rapid growth and change, characterized by its highly visible, successful, soon-to-be-concluded work on the New New York Bridge (****the replacement for the iconic Tappan Zee Bridge.
Unistress employs approximately 400 in Engineering, Drafting, Sales, Administration and Manufacturing/Construction. Most of the manufacturing and construction workforce is union- represented.
Unistress is headquartered in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, in the Berkshire Mountains however, this role will be based out of our expanding regional office location.
JOB FUNCTION / PURPOSE
The Checker will play an integral role as a member of the drafting team. Responsibilities include but are not limited to; verifying the accuracy of drawings, marking required corrections, returning drawings to the drafter for corrections. This position will also have responsibility for using dimensional analysis to ensure the accuracy and integrity of technical structural engineered drawings.
This role will also evolve into the use and application of 3-dimensional (3D) models for our projects from concept through construction for pre-cast, pre-stressed concrete buildings and structures using the current versions of available software.
REPORTING STRUCTURE AND KEY RELATIONSHIPS
The Checker interfaces with various internal/external partners to administer and monitor the performance of the drafting services.
Reports To:
Construction Project Manager
Direct Reports:
None
Key Internal Partners:
Drafters, other Checkers and engineers
Key External Partners:
Outside drafting firms.
PRINCIPLE ACTIVITIES / RESPONSIBILITIES CONTINUED
Conformance of shop drawings with contract documents and quantity takeoff.
Conformance with the engineer's calculations and company standards.
Dimensional accuracy of precast concrete elements and conformance with the erection drawings.
Accuracy of fit between panel geometry, reinforcement and hardware.
Accuracy of bill of materials.
Consistency of drawing presentation with production methods.
Tolerance considerations.
Ensures that all documents are electronically and physically filed in compliance with Company and contractual or regulatory policies and practice.
Other duties as needed and assigned.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND COMPETENCIES
Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) from four-year college or university with 3 years related precast concrete experience. Degree in Civil Engineering and AutoCAD experience would be a significant competitive advantage as would 3D modeling experience.
Advanced knowledge of Word, Excel, Power Point, and other applicable tools.
Problem Solving. Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions; probes all fruitful sources for answers; can see hidden problems; is excellent at analysis; looks beyond the obvious and doesn't' stop at the first answers.
Timely Decision Making. Makes decisions in a timely manner, sometimes with incomplete information and under tight deadlines and pressure; able to make a quick decision.
Ability to decide thoughtfully using data-driven decision making skills. Asks the right questions, and uses data, experience and good judgment. Able to analyze problems and suggest solutions in a timely manner. Solid analytical skills and solution-driven thinking; collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data. Makes good decisions based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience and judgment.
Action-oriented. Acts with a sense of urgency, and with the end result in mind. Prioritizes workload and projects, and eliminates roadblocks. Uses time effectively and can juggle multiple projects.
Takes personal accountability for areas of responsibility. Can be counted on to deliver results that are timely, and meet expectations for both quality and quantity.
Builds trust and respect. Places a high value on collaboration. Is easy to approach and talk to; is empathic and a good listener; relates well to all people throughout the organization. Is viewed as a team player.
Communicates and acts with honesty and transparency, even in difficult situations. Shares information appropriately. Embraces feedback and listens openly to it, and offers feedback in a constructive and positive manner.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. Additional duties and responsibilities may be required of the job holder based upon business needs and at the request of UNISTRESS Corporation management. We are a drug and alcohol free work place.
UNISTRESS participates in the E-Verify Program and is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.

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