CAD Drafter

Custom Alarm

job description


Prepare CAD drawings, riser diagrams, and as-builts for systems installed and serviced by Custom Alarm. These drawings are essential in providing submittals for permitting. Lead by example and support the Vision, Purpose, and Core Values of the company.

Essential Functions

  1. Prepare CAD drawings of floor plans, equipment layout, and riser diagrams as assigned. CAD drawings to be completed prior to salesperson submitting paperwork for job completion.

  2. Contact general contractors, architects & engineers, electrical contractors, or maintenance personnel to obtain blueprints or AutoCAD’s as needed.

  3. Prepare as-builts for all jobs completed.

  4. Print any necessary CAD drawings as requested.

  5. Maintain CAD software in a standardized format for all job drawings, bid drawings, bid specifications, and as built drawings with CAD team.

  6. Maintain plotter with CAD team.

  7. Attend training to continually refresh and update knowledge of fire alarm industry.

This description should not be construed to contain every function that may be required to be performed by an employee in this position. Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted, or changed at any time at the discretion of management, formally or informally, either verbally or in writing.

Position Evaluation Factors:


1.      High School Diploma or equivalent

2.      CAD Degree/Certificate or equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities

 Skills Knowledge

1.      Proficient in AutoCAD LT 2020

2.      Knowledge of Bluebeam preferred

3.      Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office

4.      Ability to read and understand blueprints and specifications

5.      Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

6.      Organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines

7.      Knowledge of security and fire alarm systems and schematics is beneficial but not required

Physical Activities/Demands

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This is a largely sedentary role; however, movements such as stooping, kneeling, crawling, and climbing may sometimes be necessary. Simultaneous and repetitive movements of hands, wrists, and fingers are required. Audio, visual, and verbal functions are vital aspects of performing this job. Excellent color vision is necessary for the purpose of color-coding.

Working Conditions

This job operates in a professional office environment. Some exposure to the outdoors may be necessary when visiting job sites. There may be some exposure to dust, insulation, noise, and heat or cold. After hours work and out-of-town trips may sometimes be necessary.

Other Requirements

Regular and reliable attendance is required. The ability to work independently and as a team is important. Due to the security nature of our business, an offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check and drug test.

contact information

business: Custom Alarm
contact: McKenzie Pedersen
address: 1661 Greenview Dr. SW
Rochester, MN 55902
phone: 507-288-5522 (Call Now)