TDIndustries, Inc

  • VDC Designer II - Sheet Metal

    Job Locations US-TX-Houston
    Req Number
    Regular Full-Time
  • Job Summary

    Prepares and maintains detailed design drawings, schematics or specifications typically using computer-aided design software. Works closely with design originators (e.g., engineers, designers) to resolve design details or discrepancies or to prepare drawings of unusual, complex or original designs which require a high degree of precision using computer-aided drafting (CAD) or computer-aided engineering, Navis Works, Blue Beam. Prefer someone that has experience with Revit.  Creates, modifies and controls detailed two- and three-dimensional parts and assembly drawings from engineers' and technicians' sketches, plans and written and verbal instructions. Develops and maintains drafting standards and procedures. Evaluates and recommends purchase of CAD related computer hardware and software.

    Company Overview

    Established in 1946, TDIndustries has developed into one of America's  premier Mechanical Construction and Facility Services companies serving clients through the full life-cycle of a facility, to include engineering, construction, operations and maintenance.  For 70 years, our employee-owned company has provided innovative services that optimize the performance of world-class mechanical and electrical systems that serve healthcare facilities, hotels, schools, sports arenas, mission critical facilities and industrial complexes and other essential institutions.


    Our employees, whom we call “Partners” are the heart of our success and what sets us apart from our competitors. FORTUNE Magazine recognized TDIndustries as one of the "100 Best Places to Work", "Top 50 Training Organizations" and "Top 30 Companies to Retire From" due to our solid commitment to the personal and professional development of each employee.

    Essential Duties

    • Generates construction and fabrication drawings for manufacturing using CADD and AutoCAD systems for a variety of large complex commercial and industrial construction projects.
    • Provides onsite support for field personnel, when needed, and interfaces with other team leaders, the group manager, process managers, project managers, the shop fabrication managers and field supervisors.
    • Reviews engineering and contractual documents and coordinates the architectural and structural documents with other members of the project team to ensure accuracy and completeness. Reviews equipment submittal documents for accuracy and completeness.
    • Coordinates draft construction drawings with other trades to ensure routings and clearances are understood and no obstructions exist.
    • Performs site surveys and field measurement work as needed to support the conceptual and design drawing efforts.
    • Makes final checks and reviews trade drawings prior to fabrication release. Provides completed and complex construction drawings to the shop for parts manufacturing and to job site management to use in the construction and installation of material and equipment.
    • Mentors less experienced coordinators within their respective trade to ensure that they understand how to go about the completion of the research and layout work necessary to complete fabrication or installation drawings.
    • Reviews contractual documents and construction drawings for apparent conflicts with architectural and structural documents and ensures compliance with local code requirements. Identifies each of the issues that surface during the review, and brings it to the attention of project management for clarification and resolution through the Request For Information (RFI) process.
    • Manages document control during the detailing process.

    Minimum Requirements

    Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Engineering, Civil Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Structural Engineering or related field is preferred.

    2 plus years of experience.

    Able to read structural and architectrual contract drawings.

    Experience with AutoCAD, Navis Works, Blue Beam.

    Prefer someone that has experience with Revit. 

    Should be knowledgeable in a mechanical trade.
    Should have basic understanding of current design software such as AutoDesk.
    Working knowledge of drawing production and standard construction techniques and principles.


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