Drafting Apprentice

Chief Buildings Engineering Grand Island, Nebraska Fort Dodge, Iowa Lincoln, Nebraska


Chief Buildings is currently seeking Drafting Apprentices. The Drafting Apprentice prepares documents and drawings for plant fabrication and builder erection of materials, based on the order documents, design package, and drafting procedures. Complexity of work will increase based on the Drafting Apprentice’s skills and abilities.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop computer literacy in AutoCAD, MBS, IFS, and other tools/systems available.
  • Develop complete familiarity with Chief’s products and procedures
  • Prepare erection drawings with accurate part identification, quantities, and complete sections and details for proper installation of materials.
  • Prepare legible and easy to comprehend fabrication documents.
  • Keep good established communication with all project management, engineering, and drafting department personnel.
  • Develop and maintain high productivity rate with low errors and ensure that all projects are completed on or before the scheduled due date.

Qualifications and Skill Requirements:

  • Associate’s Degree in Drafting or related coursework preferred but not required
  • AutoCAD Coursework
  • Time Management
  • Attention to Detail
  • Mathematical Aptitude – Trigonometry coursework preferred

The Company:

Putting the needs of customers first has taken Chief Industries, Inc. from a small construction company in 1954, to a highly diverse company with a reputation for manufacturing quality products and offering unparalleled customer service. Through its many divisions and subsidiaries, Chief Industries employs over 1,400 skilled and dedicated employees who produce a wide variety of products, many of which are used around the world.

A division of Chief Industries, Chief Buildings has designed and manufactured a wide variety of construction solutions for customers located throughout the United State since 1966. Specific applications include manufacturing, commercial, community and agricultural buildings. Each structure is designed to meet the needs of the customer. Chief Buildings are sold by authorized builders throughout the United States, and are manufactured in Grand Island, Nebraska and Rensselaer, Indiana.