cad detailer/3D modeler

Vector is seeking to hire a full-time steel detailer to assist in creating fabrication drawings for our shop. Remote and onsite work will be required. Hourly compensation $18-24, commensurate with experience, plus health benefits, paid vacation, overtime and sick pay. Vector is an equal opportunity employer.


  • Read and interpret architectural/design drawings to identify scope of work and design intent

  • Determine appropriate solutions in conjunction with project manager and sales team

  • Learn and understand shop fabrication processes to provide optimal design communication and promote workflow

  • Model buildable design solutions and produce detailed 2D drawings for customer approval and shop fabrication 

  • Take accurate field measurements and adjust drawings as required 

  • Check drawings and materials lists for errors 

  • Produce material lists and drawings for purchasing as required 

  • Produce detailed bills of materials for accurate production and product delivery

  • Coordinate with supervisors, customers, engineers, architects, project managers, shop fabricators, and other trades and subcontractors to produce an excellent finished product, on time and under budget


  • Bachelor of Fine Arts degree preferred, but not required 

  • Associates Degree or Technical training in CAD drafting a plus

  • Minimum 3 years experience 3D modeling required. Proficiency in SolidWorks is preferred, but experience with Tekla, Advanced Steel, Rhino, Sketchup etc is appreciated 

  • Proficiency in 2D AutoCAD required

  • Strong communication skills, written and verbal, including email correspondence, record keeping, and hand sketches for use with team members, vendors and customers. 

  • Basic proficiency in Word, Excel, Acrobat

  • Strong attention to detail and ability to complete various tasks on multiple projects

  • Self-motivated problem solver, eager to learn new skills and put them to the test in a collaborative, fast paced environment

  • Strong interest in metal fabrication, especially sculpture and architectural metals

  • Experience in manufacturing processes, techniques and materials

  • Knowledge of hand and power tools and any fabricating experience greatly helpful 

To apply please send cover letter, resume, references and images of work you have personally completed, demonstrating both skill set and experience to