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PBWS Architects in Pasadena, CA is seeking to hire a full-time or part-time CAD/BIM Drafter. Your skills, experience, and qualifications Unlicensed professional with minimum years of experience for desired qualifications. Technical training required (Associates in Arts degree in architecture, drafting, or related field). Architectural degree desired (Bachelor of Architecture or Bachelor of Arts in a related field). Good command of the English language including spelling, grammar, sentence structure, and verbal skills. Basic ability to write clear and concise communications. Basic ability to readily grasp and follow instructions, with minimal supervision. Good basic problem-solving skills and a proactive approach to solving problems. Good basic math skills, including algebra, geometry & trigonometry. Good rapport with coworkers and ability and willingness to work in a team environment. Ability to check quality of work and perform work with a minimum of errors. Ability to learn from mistakes and not repeat them. Basic ability to perform work efficiently and within expected time limits. Able to keep appointments and time commitments. Good command of AutoCAD (required) and Revit (desired). Knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Bluebeam, and Sketchup is desired. What you will do Assist project managers in the execution of projects including drafting and other tasks as assigned by the PM. Perform work within the reasonable time constraints established by the PM. Execute the work accurately and recheck the work performed before turning it over to the PM. Proactively seek advice from the PM or a Partner if there is a technical or project question, and avoid making assumptions about what the correct answer is. Compensation and Benefits Hourly compensation between $15 - $30 per hour commensurate with experience. PBWS also provides the following benefits to full-time employees: 401(k) Plan Medical Insurance Disability Insurance Paid time off and holidays Who we are Collaboration is at the heart of our office. We are a diverse group that enjoys working together and often spends time together outside of the office. Several of us are in a hiking group. Some of us are foodies. We celebrate each other’s growing families. Many of us have been with the firm for over 10 years. At PBWS, our lives are not defined by architecture, but architecture is a big part of our lives. We know that growth in individual areas of interest makes our practice richer, so we take a balanced approach to our profession. We put in long hours at times when we have crucial deadlines, but regularly working 50 or 60 isn't our expectation. We offer an excellent work environment overlooking Colorado Boulevard in the heart of Pasadena -- one block from the restaurants, shops, and nightlife of Old Town and a short walk from the Memorial Park Metro Gold Line station. Our work right now is primarily in K-12, community college, and university projects. Our biggest project at the moment is about 150,000 sq. ft. in 7 new buildings on an LAUSD campus. We have some small housing projects, some institutional projects (churches, child & family services organizations, etc.), and some government projects (library, county facilities, etc.). We are still growing into using Revit, but are moving to make it our primary drafting platform. We also use SketchUp for early design phases and AutoCAD for many of our smaller remodel projects. We also use Bluebeam Studio more and more for coordination with our clients and construction administration. How to apply Please submit a cover letter, resume, and portfolio of work samples (optional) to Greg Sun at Applications will be accepted until November 15, 2019 or until the position is filled, whichever comes first.


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