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Drafting/Detailing Manager



Under the direction of the Director of Mezzanine Engineering, the Drafting/Detailing Manager coordinates creation of approval and installation level drawings and detailed fabrication drawings of parts for structures from receipt of order through shop submittal.



Waukesha, WI


Job Duties/Responsibilities (The “What”):

  • Plan, assign, direct and review work of Drafter/Detailers
  • Coordinate schedule with Director of Manufacturing and Director of Engineering
  • Complete drafting/detailing of orders for approval process or fabrication when workload dictates
  • Complete employee performance appraisals
  • Coordinate/Perform training of employees
  • Develop goals and determine production standards for drafting/detailing department.
  • Update detailing and product standards regularly based on internal and external requirements
  • Perform back check of all drawings before final release to customer for approval or release for detailing for fabrication
  • Perform periodic back checks of detailed orders for accuracy prior to release to fabrication
  • Coordinate and lead Continuous Improvement projects and directives
  • Work closely with fabrication shop staff to assure all drawing/file/NC file errors and omissions are resolved and documented on a priority basis
  • Anticipates and troubleshoots areas of concern; resolves engineering and data file issues prior to fabrication
  • Pro-actively identify issues and constraints within the process and work to resolve or minimize impact on the Company/Department
  • Other duties as assigned


Leadership (The “How”):

  • Lives and conducts business by a values-based “walking the talk”. Leads and maintains a high level of consistency between what is said, and what is done. Is committed to the “What” that needs to be done, and also the “How” — the manner in which it is accomplished.
  • Is committed to employee engagement and fostering two-way dialogue and active communication with employee owners on all shifts. Is committed to a visible presence with all teams.
  • Grasps the power of Employee Ownership, and can relate positively with Employee-Owners. Is able to coach, encourage, support, teach, counsel, correct, and hold accountable.
  • Ability to lead and influence. Leads by example and models exemplary behavior, including emotional balance and maturity. Ego is appropriately in check.
  • Supports the Guiding Behaviors (Accountability, Customer Focus, Teamwork, Engagement, Ethics, Shareholder Value, and Continuous Improvement) and understands their role in both the external competitive and internal employee-ownership arenas.
  • Holds people in high regard. Gains buy-in from team members, is transparent, credible, and trustworthy. Has the courage to tell the truth, and is able to resolve conflict. Encourages skill development and learning.
  • Believes that most people want to do a good job, want to be part of a successful company, and desire to make a contribution to that success in a meaningful way. These influence how the Leader interfaces with others and approaches business challenges.
  • Committed to Lean and process improvement. Has a bias for action, is committed to Lean practices and discipline, works effectively with teams, is comfortable with data and utilizing it to influence business decisions.



  • Minimum of an Associate degree in Engineering, Architecture, or similar with 10 years drafting/detailing experience.
  • Minimum of 2 years management/supervisory experience of 5 or more direct reports, which has included (but was not limited to): coaching, training, interviewing, and on/off boarding recommendations.
  • Working knowledge of drafting/detailing principals.
  • 5 years experience in detailing in AutoCAD, version 2012 or later, is required.
  • 5 years experience using Advance Steel 3D, Tekla, SDS/2 or equivalent 3D steel modeling software is required.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Experience with providing information for steel fabrication or manufacturing equipment utilizing CAD/CAM capabilities.
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing with Engineering,
  • Sales/Marketing and Fabrication personnel.



  • Minimum of an Associate degree in Engineering, Architecture, or similar with 10 years drafting/detailing experience.
  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% or more of the time.
  • Open cube office work environment. Noise level — moderate.
  • Ability to fluently communicate verbally and in writing in English.


Apply today by sending your resume to hr@wildeck.com


Wildeck, Inc.
PO. Box 89
Waukesha, WI 53187
Fax: (262) 549-1937
E-mail: hr@wildeck.com
Equal Opportunity Employer