Looking for an Entry level CAD guy can come in, in Fort Worth to allow one of the existing CAD Techs can get a degree and become a designer. As long as they know 1 of the CAD platforms, heavy MicroStation. We can work with AutoCAD. Looking for personality fit. I don’t know what entry level looks like, 2-year degree and 2 years of experience.
Perfect candidate: Has MicroStation, and at least a year in producing plans, worked for another engineering company. They know how to product the written set of documents were looking for. I like when a CAD guy has the desire to be a designer/engineer. Loves the drive. Genpact – design platform, basic knowledge would be a plus. Adding notes, arrows to the plans as we got them up to speed. 3 months in we would get them involved in the Civil side of the world, doing the automated piece of Genpact. 3 to 4-year guy, would be interested.
Personality fit: Need to be able to handle that they’re may be some re-work to do and changes. He’s always positive and flexible in what he’s asked to do. Willingness to work after hours/able to meet deadlines.
Communication is important, I need a guy that will speak up if he doesn’t understand what the engineer is saying.
Learning the plotters/the computer network we have. They will get a lot of very specific markups, then engineer will give the CAD Technician exactly what they want through text comments.
Current Team: 2 guys in Fort Worth, 2 guys in Dallas, 1 guy in Fort Worth.
Most guys on the team have 15+ years of experience.
Interview Process: Team interview, Chris and a project manager will do an interview (1 ½ hours), I’ll show them around the office. Then they will go out to lunch with a CAD Tech (most likely Eric) and an EIT (young engineer) to see if they’re a team fit. Soft skills are huge.