Computer aided design and drafting (CADD) & geographic information systems (GIS) technicians perform a variety of drafting duties for their organizations, such as preparing mapping exhibits for use by project staff and interfacing with consultants to understand their progress. They also create, maintain, and produce GIS map products for internal and external use and assist in advancing projects using electronic mapping tools.
CADD/GIS technicians are required to edit and maintain files, as well as scan data in paper documents, and must be able to perform standard adjustments and manipulations to CADD and GIS files. Higher-level technicians may also be required to support and train other users of CADD/GIS systems within the organization.
CADD/GIS technicians may be hired by companies or local city governments, so tasks can vary in these positions, but may include preparing preliminary drafts of construction projects, preparing permit applications, performing inspections, and maintaining accurate and detailed records of engineering data. They must also maintain active communication with contractors, engineers, surveyors, government agencies, and even the general public regarding job-related issues, such as in engineering, surveying, and construction.
Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) & Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician Tasks
- Create, maintain and produce GIS map products for internal and external use.
- Assist in advancing project's efficiency in use of electronic mapping tools for daily field work.
- Prepare mapping exhibits for use by project staff.
- Interface with consultants for exchange of information related to Consultants scope of work.