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Director of Technical Design
at Architectural Graphics, Inc.
Virginia Beach, VA

Director of Technical Design
at Architectural Graphics, Inc.
Virginia Beach, VA

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Job Description

Job Summary:

Work cross functionally leading the drafting/design team to produce detailed drawings & models for use in the manufacture of architectural branding products.

This role plays a critical part in the successful design of architectural and commercial branding products.  By adapting and applying their individual team building and technical skills, the successful candidate will be able to work efficiently in developing and mentoring the Design/Drafting team in AGI best practices and cost efficient designs. In addition this role has the unique position to help guide and define engineering drawing practices/standards as we continue to improve engineering work flow efficiency.  This role is highly technical in nature with the added responsibility of leading a team to accomplish engineering deliverables.

 Primary Duties:

Lead Design/Drafting team by working closely with Project Engineering and Engineering Services Manager to develop final models/drawings for release to Operations

o    Support concept development

o    Mentor team regarding drawings and design practices

o    Support documentation of AGI best practices and ensure adherence to common AGI standard.

·         Work cross functionally with Engineering/Operations/ Project Management/Sales and Estimating teams

·         Provide technical support as required to shop personnel and project management to facilitate production.

·         Apply principles of logical thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. 

·         Interpret an extensive variety of technical details related to sign design and manufacture (LED layouts, Steel & Aluminum Frame Construction, Basic Wiring, Sheet goods cutting and forming).

Secondary Duties:

·         Understanding of basic construction and mechanical concepts.

·         Ability to mentor team to prepare clear, detailed, and efficient engineering drawings.

·         Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with other employees/teams.

·         Develop / implement drawing and modeling standards when required leveraging Solidworks PDM where applicable.

·         Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

·         Ability to correctly decipher architectural and civil blue prints from clients.

·         Experience with ASCE, IBC, AISC, ACI, NEC, UL, ASME Y14.5

·         Experience completing engineering drawings and models using Solidworks / AutoCAD / Corel Draw


Supervision:Designer/Drafter Team (~20 individuals)

Job Specifications:

Minimum Education Requirement – 4 year engineering degree or equivalent
Experience –5 to 7 years + demonstrated success in leading teams

Computer Skills – Proficient in MS Office, Solidworks / Solidworks PDM / AutoCAD / Corel Draw / Adobe Illustrator

Company Description

Great company that is growing! One of the top sign companies in the country.

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