General Atomics and Affiliated Companies AutoCad Design Drafter in San Diego, California

Job ID#: 21755BR

Company: General Atomics

Title: AutoCad Design Drafter

Job Category: Facilities

City: San Diego

State: California

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hourly

Travel Percentage Required: 0% - 25%

Clearance Required?: No

Job Summary:

General Atomics (GA), and its affiliated companies, is one of the world’s leading resources for high-technology systems development ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle to remotely piloted aircraft, airborne sensors, and advanced electric, electronic, wireless and laser technologies.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

We have an exciting opportunity for a CAD design drafter to work within our Facilities Department, located in Poway, CA.


  • Prepares conceptual and schematic drawings for presentation and approval.

  • Prepares new or revised drawings showing dimensions, in accordance with established procedures, practices, and standards.

  • Prepares as-built drawings from provided red-lines or through field verification and measurement.

  • Verifies own completed work by checking dimensions, field verifying, cross checking Occupancy database, and ensuring that the plans are reflected accurately in all documentation.

  • Incorporates changes to existing drawings including redrawing as appropriate and making rearrangements of views according to instructions.

  • Prepares layouts and options following all code compliance requirements for exiting, ADA, etc.

  • Uses standard CAD digitizing techniques and skills required to perform the required tasks. These may include but are not limited to creating and modifying drawings in AutoCAD, and creating and changing text, dimensions, or parts lists.

  • Maintains records, files, drawings and parts lists, specifications, standards, and other data essential to the completion of space planning layouts as required.

  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

Job Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a high school diploma or a certificate from a recognized organization certifying completion of a training program utilizing technical engineering software applications and three or more years of work experience. May substitute additional education in lieu of work experience.

  • Must have experience in advanced drafting techniques and be skilled using AutoCAD and knowledgeable of Sketchup & Revit.

  • Must be familiar with industry practice and standards.

  • Requires proficiency in use of math including algebra, plane and solid geometry, and trigonometry as might be acquired through high school and/or trade school studies.

  • Must have good oral and written communication skills to communicate ideas and for presenting results along with a good knowledge of computer operations and software relevant to drafting and design tasks.

  • Knowledge of computer operations and CAFM/IWMS software relevant to drafting and design tasks, highly desirable.

  • The ability to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information and the ability to work both independently and in a team environment is essential as is the ability to work extended hours as required.

General Atomics and affiliated companies is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.