CAD Technician I


Duluth, MN, US, 55802 Omaha, NE, US, 68114 Minneapolis, MN, US, 55431

Join an entrepreneurial team of dedicated engineering and technical services consultants that work to improve and strengthen America’s critical infrastructures. At Lake Superior Consulting (LSC), a Shawcor company, we are committed to safeguarding the well-being of people and the environment without compromise in a fast-paced, high energy environment.  LSC supports client projects ranging from Front-End Engineering through Commissioning, allowing our teams to gain a breadth of in-depth experience while making a positive impact in several industries.  With our primary focus being the Energy industry, we also support other industries including Power & Utilities, Water & Wastewater, Mining, Commercial and Municipalities.  Our employees are driven by diverse and challenging projects while being able to make meaningful contributions to essential industries.

Lake Superior Consulting is currently seeking a CAD Technician to join our growing drafting and design team! This role will be based in Duluth, MN; Minneapolis, MN, or Omaha, NE.   


The CAD Technician will assist the drafting and design team with creating and modifying a CAD drawing. This will include creating, modifying, receiving a basic red-lined drawing, and making the associated changes to the drawing. These drawings are then used to create bidding and construction documents for the client.


The CAD Technician is an entry-level position. This individual’s work will be closely supervised and will follow routine or standard procedures.


Specific responsibilities: 

  • Perform a wide range of drafting tasks.
  • Prepare plans, layouts, assembly drawings, detail drawings, and sketches as directed by engineers.
  • Be responsible for the knowledge of building codes, federal transportation regulations, development of details, and the organization of construction documents.
  • Revise existing drawings as required and correct “As-Built” drawings.
  • Conceptualize and design in a CAD Technician role and communicate successfully in CAD using current industry standards.
  • Responsible for maintaining accurate design and drawing archives and revision history.
  • Communicate effectively while working in a team environment.
  • Compute basic calculations.



  • A.S. Degree in drafting and design, engineering, a related field, or equivalent experience
  • No experience necessary
  • Have a moderate understanding of AutoCAD
  • Knowledge of Civil 3D, Plant 3D, or CADWorx, preferred
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and some database knowledge.
  • Must have good mathematical background to handle common calculations.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Willing to learn new skills and work as a team to meet deadlines.
  • Be able to pass an Autodesk products skills test


Physical Requirements and Demands:

  • The job requires the ability to sit for extended periods at a computer workstation.  Routinely use standard office equipment such as but not limited to: computers, phones, copiers, and filing cabinets. The employee is frequently required to stand, talk, and hear.
  • Frequent periods of standing for extended periods.
  • Occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds.
  • Exposure to weather including hot and cold climates.
  • Ability to work long hours when projects demand.
  • Ability to productively work from a remote working environment as needed.



Our Growth is Your Opportunity:

Our growth creates an environment for our current employees to gain new skills and take advantage of promotional opportunities. We have opportunities for all levels of people from recent graduates and professionals to technicians, empowering you to grow personally and professionally.  We value our employees’ contributions and award those who step up through promotional opportunities. Molding your own career path is a common theme amongst our team members.

Make an immediate impact:

New employees can expect to be given responsibility and are expected to bring new ideas to the table almost immediately. Your ideas and contributions will be listened to, welcomed and appreciated!

Work with industry leaders:

We are in the consulting business. Therefore, it is our knowledge that is “sold” to our clients and our employees truly are our most valuable asset.  That said, we hire passionate people who are focused on continuous learning and development. Our employees work alongside many subject matter experts and have the opportunity to learn and grow their own knowledge base by working with other high achievers.

Gain diverse well-rounded experiences:

Our engineering teams have the ability to work on diverse projects that are never the same. This means continuous learning and development of skills and increased knowledge base.

Entrepreneurial Culture:

We have a culture that supports playing to our peoples’ strengths and empowering them to make decisions. Our leadership values an entrepreneurial approach to achieving success, solving problems and supporting our clients.

Competitive Salary and Benefits including:

Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance

Flexible work options

401K/Profit Sharing (6% company match)

Company paid life, AD&D, and short/long term disability

Paid time off (PTO)

Paid holidays (twelve per year)

Tuition reimbursement

EEO Statement

Lake Superior Consulting, LLC (LSC) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. LSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

Nearest Major Market: Duluth MN
Nearest Secondary Market: Superior WI