CAD Operator

Job Description

The CAD Operator develops and creates CAD drawings as needed and directed by the CAD Manager.  Works with other departments to help ensure all jobs are completed timely and profitably.  Develops relationships both inside and outside of the company that promote TP Mechanical Contractors and the CAD Department in a professional manner.

Responsibilities for this position also include:

  • Creates mechanical systems drawings utilizing architect generated dimensions and structural backgrounds.  Identifies and resolves all elements affecting coordination and notes any outstanding issues.
  • Identifies systems that will be prefabricated, labeling all elements of these systems and prepares necessary reports and sketches.  Modifies coordination drawings so field superintendent can readily identify these systems.
  • Document and advise all parties of any discrepancies, unclear intent or missing information that will affect coordination.
  • Works closely with the field superintendent during coordination meeting, making notes of any changes made as a result of coordination.  Also, works with the superintendent to locate wall, slab and roof openings, especially those in poured walls.
  • Review submittals for size, quantity and design ensuring they meet engineer requirements, fit in available space, and are compatible with equipment purchased from other vendors.
  • Revises coordination drawings as needed, clouding and numbering any subsequent revisions and ensures all appropriate parties receive copies of the revisions.
  • Creates a key plan that shows how the building will be broken into ¼” scale drawings.  This plan will estimate how long it will take to coordinate each area or drawing.  Distributes an approximate schedule showing distribution dates of our work, sign off dates, etc.
  • Reviews architectural, structural and mechanical contract drawings as well as the mechanical specifications becoming familiar with the design and elements of the system.
  • Modify software databases to reflect requirements per plan specs.
  • Reviews all addenda making sure all drawings reflect changes.  Reconciles size and quantities of equipment before it is released.
  • Keeps in touch with the project manager and superintendent regarding issues affecting the job.

Job Snapshot

Employee Type:

Cincinnati, OH
Columbus, OH

Job Type:
CAD, Engineering

At least 1 year


Job Requirements

Experience/Qualifications Required:

  • Minimum 1 years CAD experience in plumbing and mechanicals

Job Skills:

  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints
  • AutoCAD and third party software training
  • Hydronic knowledge of all piping systems
  • Good math ability
  • Good basic computer skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


  • Minimum of High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • Training or classes in CAD is preferred

Physical Requirements:

  • Capable of climbing off/on equipment and ladders
  • Ability to walk job sites

For these desirable skills, TP Mechanical Contractors will offer a competitive salary along with a full benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, short term disability, long term disability, 401k with company match, paid vacations and holidays. This is an exceptional opportunity to make a real impact with a strong and growing organization that has been in business for over 60 years!

Interested candidates should submit their resume to hrdept@tpmechanical.com or fax to (513) 851-0612 Attn: HR/CAD.

TP Mechanical Contractors is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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