CAD Drafter/Estimator – West Palm Beach, FL

CAD Drafter/Estimator – it’s all in the details!

Do you go over and beyond to exceed your customer’s expectations?  Are you creative enough to prepare detailed drawings of architectural design?  If so, we want to hear from you!    Haifa Limestone, a leading supplier of superior limestone products quarried from all over the world, is seeking a talented Cad Drafter/Estimator to prepare detailed drawings of architectural designs and plans for buildings and structures according to specifications provided by our architect.

We are at the cutting edge of our field and every project presents new challenges as we explore possibilities for our clients.  It’s exciting and fast paced.  You will meet amazing clients and work side by side with some of the most skilled craftsmen in the world.  There is great potential for growth at Haifa!

If this describes you, and you can prove it, you could be a great fit for our team.

Why Haifa?

  • We are a solid company in business for 27 years with a company culture based on our core values
  • We are in control of the entire process, including importing, designing, fabrication, installation and service which enables us to be more successful in each project
  • We work with top designers and clients on the most incredible homes in the world
  • We live or die by the attention to details which has served our clients well
  • We don’t play games and are free of drama while having fun in the process
  • Our team is passionate about what we do


Snapshot of Key Accountabilities:

  • Ensure material and fabrication specifications meet customer requirements.
  • Program CNC router for custom fabrication project.
  • Draft accurate as-built field measurements in efficient manner
  • Coordinate details and specifications with other vendors.
  • Understand and utilize industry standards for line weights, dimensions, texts, and other basic drafting functions.
  • Prepare estimates used by management for purposes such as planning, organizing, and scheduling work.
  • Operate computer-aided drafting (AutoCAD 2014) equipment or conventional drafting station to produce designs, working drawings, charts, forms and records.
  • Produce accurate 2-D drawings and basic 3-D renderings
  • Analyze building codes, by-laws, space and site requirements, and other technical documents and reports to determine their effect on architectural designs.
  • Draw rough and detailed scale plans for foundations, buildings and structures, based on preliminary concepts, sketches, engineering calculations, specification sheets and other data.
  • Lay out and plan interior room arrangements for commercial buildings using computer-assisted drafting (CAD) equipment and software.
  • Obtain and assemble data to complete CAD designs, visiting job sites to compile measurements as necessary.
  • Check dimensions of materials to be used and assign numbers to lists of materials.
  • Analyze technical data of design concept to generate estimate for bidding purposes.
  • Prepare cost estimates, contracts, bidding documents and technical reports for specific projects under project manager supervision.
  • Prepare colored drawings of interior designs for presentation to client.
  • Create freehand drawings and lettering to accompany drawings
  • Consult with clients, vendors, personnel in other departments or construction foremen to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues.
  • Analyze blueprints and other documentation to prepare time, cost, materials, and labor estimates.
  • Confer with engineers, architects, owners, contractors and subcontractors on changes and adjustments to cost estimates.


Traits required for success:

  • Motivated, resourceful, and the ability to think outside of the box
  • Maintains high standards of quality and accuracy in all work product
  • Strong commitment to tasks completed on time with excellent follow-through
  • Takes work seriously with a strong sense of duty an discipline
  • Task oriented with a sincere, factual, and reserved communication style


Skills/Experience/Knowledge required:

Must haves:

  • 3-5 years of CAD experience
  • Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
  • Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings.
  • Proficient in AutoCad
  • Knowledge of OSHA safety requirements and the basics of Florida building codes.
  • 2-4 year degree in architectural design or a combination of training and experience

Of value:

  • High end stone and tile experience including setting, fabrication and restoration methods  is a plus
  • Experience with Revit and/or Sketchup will be considered a plus.
  • Conversant in Spanish
  • Knowledge of QuickBooks helpful
  • Architectural and design skill as the position will require some design work