About the Position

Spalding DeDecker, an employee owned surveying and civil engineering firm, is celebrating 66 years in business – because of our employees. We look to hire skilled, professional, and innovative individuals who will add expertise and integrity to our team, and we provide an exemplary place to work. We are a dynamic organization that believes in rewarding strong performance; each member of our team can grow as far each of their abilities will take them! This position requires an experienced surveying or engineering CAD technician who can draft detailed construction drawings, topographical profiles, and related maps and specifications used in planning and construction of civil engineering and surveying projects.  Overtime hours may be required.


Experience: 1 year minimum of professional full-time CAD experience in similar industry; Level of position classification (I,II,or III) commensurate with years of experience.
Experience with AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015, MicroStation V8, or GeoPAK desirable.

Education: High school graduate required OR a minimum of five years of civil engineering/surveying computer aided drafting experience. Associates degree preferred.

Minimum 40 hours of additional field experience is preferred.
Understanding of metric system and ability to convert between metric and English

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization. Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to problem-solve using the tools and skills typical for this position.

Typical Duties

Important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Perform basic mathematic calculations. (example: pipe slopes, areas, volumes, etc.)
  • Detailing and development of construction plans. Process raw information from Designer for project design.
  • Read and follow CAD Standards and Operating Procedures, including standards, conventions, and guidelines, implementing them in daily assignments to maintain uniformity in work products.
  • Review and check plans for accuracy.
  • Able to use station offset methods to set points.
  • Estimate manhours required to complete CAD projects.
  • Process various engineering calculations using second party software with minimal supervision (example: creating existing and proposed surfaces, creating alignments and profiles).
  • Produce site plan and utility layout with minimal supervision from Designer.
  • Process existing and proposed profiles (example: grade, utilities).
  • Plot legal descriptions for parcels, easements, and right of ways.
  • Import survey data into Civil 3D
  • Produce boundary, topographical, ALTA, and As-built surveys
  • Generate stake-out coordinates and plot information for field crew
  • Use AutoCAD or MicroStation proficiently in daily assignments.

Work Environment / Physical Demands

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. CAD work is typically performed in an office environment.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

Two Ways To Apply

Qualified candidates should forward resumes via the form below or send via US mail

Please – NO telephone calls. Thank you.

Spalding DeDeckerATTN: Human Resources

905 South Boulevard East
Rochester Hills, MI 48307

Spalding DeDecker is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage minority applicants to ensure a diverse and well-balanced workforce.

Spalding DeDecker is a drug-free workplace. All employees participate in pre-employment, annual, and random screening for illicit drugs and alcohol.

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