CAD Technician

Job Location: EE Smith HQ - Leicester
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: £30,000-£40,000

Day to Day Duties

  • Produce manufacturing models and drawings from architectural and design intent drawings for approval and construction
  • Ensure all drawings and models are produced in line with EES manufacturing and drawing standards
  • Adhere to specific project standards such as naming conventions, numbering protocols and standard details
  • Ensure drawing check sheets are used before and during the drawing process
  • Produce drawings within allocated time frames and budgets
  • Report to Lead CAD Technician as and when required reporting any issues with design, costs or timeframes set
  • Ensure critical dimensions are on all drawings
  • Read and understand Architectural Specifications ensuring EES drawings adhere to the requirements, raising any deviations with Lead CAD Technician
  • Ensure all ironmongery and equipment is detailed accurately
  • Where relevant, use Internal and Architectural models to derive up to date drawing information
  • Where requested attend project design meetings and liaise with project team
  • Where relevant, output models in the required format for inclusion in the project model
  • Where relevant output models in the required format for CNC
  • When modelling joinery ensure cutting lists are populated with component lists, ID’s and panel sizes and that an ID tagged paper space has been produced
  • Where surveys are instructed by the CAD technicians to a 3rd party ie the site supervisor/foreman the CAD technician is to make reasonable steps to ensure the survey taken is accurate and concise.
  • The survey is to be checked by the CAD technician making sure it meets exactly the instruction of the CAD technician.
  • All survey instructions along with the actual surveys are to be kept on the server within the drawing job file.
  • Keep accurate time records/sheets up to date

Interdepartmental Duties

  • Liaise with factory regarding specific details and buildability
  • Liaise with buying for advice on any bought in items including but not exclusively; specialist metalworks, glass and fabrics
  • Liaise with all departments as and when required to fulfil aspects within the contractual works
  • Subcontractor Coordination
  • Liaise with when required specialist subcontractors
  • Ensure EES drawings are coordinated with subcontractors where there is a direct interface
  • Financial Responsibilities
  • Ensure cost sheets are reviewed with Lead CAD Technician prior to commencing drawing
  • Ensure feedback is given on any variation works so that this can be fed to the QS department for accurate cost recovery


  • Ensure all drawings are compliant with the NBS specification and current regulations relevant to the project (e.g. fire (spread of flame), BREEAM, DDA, CDM etc)
  • Work in a safe manner following Company Procedures, 14001 Environmental, 9001 Quality and Statutory H&S Regulations.


  • Ensure HUB is used for all sample references and drawing trackers

Ideal Candidate

  • Good knowledge of 2D AutoCAD or 3D Modelling CAD packages
  • Good understanding of joinery industry and joinery manufacturing processes
  • Joinery experience not crucial but would be beneficial.


Leicester LE2 (fully office based) preferably within a 30-mile radius. Occasional customer site visits.


Salary c£30,000 to £40,000 – dependent upon experience

Every Employee Supported through our dedicated Employee Assistant Programme

32 days annual leave (24 days exclusive of BH)

Cycle to Work Scheme

Note:  This job description is not exhaustive and will be subject to periodic review.  It may be amended to meet the changing needs of the business.  The post-holder will be expected to participate in this process, and we would aim to reach agreement on any changes. We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and we are determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or race, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justifiable.

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