Metro Consulting Associates (MCA), a Plymouth, Michigan based civil engineering, surveying and land planning consulting firm is seeking highly motivated and detail-oriented self-starters to join our staff as Survey CAD Technician throughout the Midwest.

Position Description

The CAD Technician is responsible for using AutoCAD software to provide support to engineers/surveyors by performing a variety of design/drafting activities, including routine layouts, detail drawings, sketches and diagrams.

Duties & Responsibilities 

  • Produce drawings using computer assisted design/drafting equipment and software
  • Analyze sketches, drawings, notes, and/or verbal information supplied by an engineer, surveyor, technician, or designer to determine the most appropriate views, detail drawings, and supplementary information needed to complete assignments
  • Work closely with engineers, surveyors, technicians, project coordinators, project managers, and support staff to produce drawings and layout data
  • Revise and/or modify drawings as necessary
  • Plot, organize and assemble project related documents
  • Utilize knowledge of various machines, engineering practices, mathematical formulas, and other physical sciences to complete drawings.
  • Adhere to Company standards and methodologies
  • Maintain exceptional internal and external client relations
  • Achieve performance objectives and financial metrics (see Key Performance Indicator document)
  • All other duties as assigned


  • Associates degree in drafting/design, or related field and/or equivalent combination of education & experience
  • Minimum six (6) months applicable experience
  • Must be proficient in AutoCAD and/or AutoCAD Civil3D
  • Working knowledge of MS Office
  • Proficient in Excel and able to integrate Excel with AutoCAD and/or GIS as needed
  • Strong understanding of how to coordinate drawings between disciplines and ability to identify drawing conflicts between the disciplines
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and be able to travel to the corporate office as well as local clients and project sites
  • Excellent concentration and proofreading skills with strong attention to detail
  • Exceptional written, presentation, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively in diverse teams including technical and non-technical personnel
  • Resourceful, action-oriented, creative, and analytical thinker
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively under tight deadlines as well as balance multiple projects by prioritizing effectively
  • Strong planning, organization, preparation, and execution capabilities
  • Open to new ideas, innovation, and change
  • Strong problem solving/analytical skills

Work Environment and Physical Demands

  • Office setting
  • Regularly required to sit
  • Frequently lifts or moves objects up to 20 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the associate for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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