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CAD Technologist

Edmonton, Alberta

Xis Manufacturing is currently looking for an experienced CAD Technologist to join our fast paced, team driven, manufacturing division. If you like to be busy and are driven by tough deadlines, this is the position for you.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Xis Production Manager, the CAD Technologist is responsible for preparing cutting files, designing high temperature insulation and custom removable insulation blankets, and utilidor and self-framing buildings using CAD software.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Actively participates in, and complies with, the workplace safety program
  • Designs high temperature insulation and custom removable insulation
  • Prepares cutting files
  • Completes documentation packages and produces drawing sets
  • Communicates with field staff to integrate the field measurements by preparing clear, complete, and accurate design plans from rough or detailed sketches
  • Reviews designs to ensure they are error free
  • Ensures consistency between field drawings and blanket design for proper installation
  • Assists Sewing Machine Operators with queries regarding designs
  • Creates material tickets
  • Prepares drafting requirements
  • Manages and prepares standard guideline procedures in the CAD department from drafting procedures to designing insulated blankets
  • Supervises and trains other technologists, technicians and drafters
  • Safety is everyone’s responsibility and you are responsible to look out for yourself and those around you

Education & Experience

  • Minimum of 2 years experience in drafting is required
  • Experience in mechanical drafting is an asset
  • CAD operator certificate is an asset
  • Previous experience in operating PatternSmith or autoCAD software is an asset


  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to make decisions and problem solve in a complex environment
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to analyse, take initiative and be adaptable
  • Provide leadership within a team environment
  • Strong organizational time management skills
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize multiple demands

Physical & Other Requirements

  • Ability to lift a minimum of 20 lbs
  • Exposure to noise, dust and fibre
  • Exposure to industrial shop environment
  • Ability to sit for long periods and ensure proper ergonomics

Key Competencies

  • Manufacturing – Ability to effectively manage the manufacturing process and implement continuous improvement
  • Quality Assurance – Ensures all quality assurance processes have been followed and products/services meet quality standards
  • Safety – Ensures health and safety is a daily focus by acting in a safe manner at all times
  • Management of Assets – Ability to responsibly manage and maintain company equipment and assets

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